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What octane fuel should i use for my e30 320i. It is an m20 engine with bosch motronic. Should i use 91 or 95 octane?
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Is there no label on the fuel door? The 325i 2.5 is supposed to run on regular; when they don't run right, it's due to glowing carbon deposits causing pre-ignition.

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there is no label on the fuel door.
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I ran super witch is usually 93 when I bought the car till now, I use regular and everything seems the same.


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is regular 91 octane?
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I own a E30 325i and use 95 octane. It runs smooth with it.

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I used 91 a few times. It was a waste of money. My car actually runs better on 87.

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where i live RON 91 is lowest grade RON 95 is premium and 98 is high octane.
I have been using 95, so considering you guys run on 87 i might try 91
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