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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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View Poll Results: So, what grade of gas is it?
87 - Regular Unleaded 6 23.08%
89 - Plus 4 15.38%
91 - Premium 9 34.62%
94 - Super Premium 7 26.92%
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thought I'd put this one up, because I havent been here long and I'm curious to see what E30 drivers feed their Bimmers. These are all Canadian numbers, don't know if the grade numbers are different in the US of A.

For the record, I only discovered the existance of Super Premium this morning at our local Chevron. 94 octane? Sounded like the ticket. So I bought a tank, and yahoo, the car runs amazing. Especially when you step on it. Smooth as a turbine. It was a 1.08 a litre, which is painful, but ah well. Regular will get there eventually.

So you know how I voted.
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I use 87 octane in my n/a bmw's.
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Sunoco Ultra 94, only one Sunoco in town, only gas station I go to
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Sunoco Ultra 94, only one Sunoco in town, only gas station I go to
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chevron 92 for 5,000 km and then shell 92 for 1,000 and then its back to chevron.
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Can only get 91 in cali.....so thats what I use.
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Gas prices do suck. $1.08 for a litre of gasoline is highway robbery, even if it IS 94 octane. Kowalski, why go from Chevron to Shell and then back to Chevron? Chevron is the only gas I put in the 325e, and if you run it awhile with that gas, the ICV flutter and dead-cold power surges go away. Switch back to other gas, and the problems return.

Chevron with Techron 94. Rocket fuel in disguise.
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Gas prices do suck. $1.08 for a litre of gasoline is highway robbery, even if it IS 94 octane. Kowalski, why go from Chevron to Shell and then back to Chevron? Chevron is the only gas I put in the 325e, and if you run it awhile with that gas, the ICV flutter and dead-cold power surges go away. Switch back to other gas, and the problems return.

Chevron with Techron 94. Rocket fuel in disguise.
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after 5,000 the deposits build up and because the different companies have diff gases they eat away the other deposits after 5000 theres decent build up switch to shell for a grand to remove it all and then back to chevron. and yes i love chevron however i have problems with either gas i think its my plat. plugs im going to change them when i get off my ass, tomorrow im doing my tensioner and exhaust gaskets so maybe ill pick up some copper plugs
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89 cus im broke and my girlfriend lives 45 minutes away and thats doin 85 the whole way there
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Admittedly, the only reason I'm on here is because I more or less inherited an 84 318i this week... so I haven't had to put gas in it yet... but will most likely put 87 in it when I do. Anybody know what our cars are actually designed to run? If they're timed for 87 then running it on 94 would just leave you with unburned fuel and possibly additional buildup in your engine. The higher the octane the slower the fuel burns.
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I use super premium in my 1990 325i. If I try to use anything else the car runs like crap.
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91 in my car it seems to run alot better on it
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if an e30 runs better with high octane fuel on a stock engine, you have excessive carbon deposits in your engine(perhaps among other things). 87 is the only thing you should have to use, and if its well maintained, with a 8.8 c/r (just an example, as thats what the 325i has) you wouldn't notice an increase in hp.

keep buying that premium if you want, but its pissed money away. and whoever mentioned it that 91/94 burns slower is right, it can negatively effect a low c/r engine.
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