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Old 03-14-2007, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gasoline!!!!????

just wondering if i could put mid-grade gas in my 93 325i and not have any problems. i know this may be a stupid ?, but i live in so cal and premium gas is getting a tad PRICEY.... just wondering if it is good for the engine to run something a little less.....um.......good?
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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isnt the difference only $0.10 a gallon from mid-premium?

when i have very little cash..and very little gas...sometimes ill put in regular and drive it at lower RPMs

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HEY NOW......well yea sometimes, but it varies from place to place....thanks though
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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tell me about it i paid 3.15$ per gallon for mid grade today... dont seem to notice any pinging as of yet
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ive been running 87 since I bought my car 2 years ago and still runs great. The one time I did fill up with premium there was absolutely no difference.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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costs $3.50/gal for 91 here, stop your whining

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tell me about it i paid 3.15$ per gallon for mid grade today... dont seem to notice any pinging as of yet
it wont ping, its a BMW and the computer will adjust it accordingly, but you will lose power and gas mileage

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Ive been running 87 since I bought my car 2 years ago and still runs great. The one time I did fill up with premium there was absolutely no difference.
yes because the computer is designed to adjust the A/F ratio/timing to make up for the engine running improperly due to the wrong octane fuel...if you want it to run PROPERLY then put 91+ in there...
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Use 91. gotKRAUT covered it pretty well: the engine management system will compensate for the lower grade fuel, but you will lose power and FUEL EFFICIENCY. Seriously, it is not that much more for premium. Proper maintenance and use of yoru car will save you money in the long run.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use mid-grade religiously in my Infiniti as well as my Saab with no problems... just dont use regular lol.

Premium makes a difference, but mid should suffice just fine. My cousin has a 325i that he puts mid in and it runs amazingly.

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that sigs almost as big as my....

well its just big.
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There we go, sig is allllllll fixed
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by mid grade, do you mean 89? That's what I use and its fine for me, I dont have upgraded software or anything though.

Here it is 87>89>93

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lets put it this way... if your gonna drive a bimmer why not use all that it gives out and use premium?? in the long run you only spend a couple extra bucks... lets round off and say you have a 20 gallon tank (bimmers actually have a 17 gallon tank) the difference between regular and preminum is 20 cents... so thats 20 cents more to every gallon and you have a 20 gallon tank (just an example) then you are really only spending....

20 gallons * .20 is 4...

you are going to spend 4 more dollars by going to 91 then if yuo went regular... just drink one less coffee from starbucks everytime you fill up and your covered...

i dont see why soo many people complain about the difference...



ps. since we have 17 gallon tanks that means were only spending 3.40 more a tank...
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ps. since we have 17 gallon tanks that means were only spending 3.40 more a tank...
about the cost of 1 grande carmel latte at starbucks\

my problem isnt with the differences in price..i have a problem with ALL of the prices... still tho... its not THAT much.
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about the cost of 1 grande carmel latte at starbucks\

my problem isnt with the differences in price..i have a problem with ALL of the prices... still tho... its not THAT much.
touche, we have synthetic oil... why not synthetic gas?? and just make the government pay for all the gas... thats my phylosiphy lol
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