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Old 08-17-2009, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Upgrading instrument clocks/cluster

Hi all
I have a 95 E36 compact 316i
i was just wondering is it possible to upgrade clocks to a 325 clock with the mpg counter?
everything seems the same other then the mpg on the 325 clock so is this possible?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wiring terminals at the back(the unseen part) are different. sorry, no go :-(
calibration of the meters might also be different.
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Ah right thanks.
do you think thered be any harm in trying?
the clocks range the same upto 140mph and 7K rpm
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And if the fuel tank of the 325 is different, you may get wrong fuel reading.
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true, i never gave that any thought.
is there anyway of installing a mpg counter lol
would be ideal for eco driving as i do alot of it.
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put a wooden block under your gas pedal. you're driving a 316 if your worried about gas mileage in that you should buy a bike.Lol
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im not really worried about gas mileage haha just wanted to put one in to see what i was actually doing since i get (calculated) 25 mpg...
the wooden block wont be necessary either with the mats that scrunch up under the pedals
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don't your mats have the hole for the clips on the floor to come thru? mine never move
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true, i never gave that any thought.
is there anyway of installing a mpg counter lol
would be ideal for eco driving as i do alot of it.
The mpg guage is actually a vacuum guage with a calibrated "mpg" face. In theory, If you hold the vacuum above 12Hg in or so, then that translates to "economical driving mode".Normal car vacuum at idle is 18-21 Hg in(depending on your altitude). Floor your pedal and u get near zero vacuum in the intake manifold, that means lotta gas wasted. :-)
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Ah i get you, dont think il bother
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don't your mats have the hole for the clips on the floor to come thru? mine never move
Nope no factory mats for me haha
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bummer, not a big fan of floor mats but these factory ones are a perfect fit and because of these clips never move
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i will invest in some as soon as my cars back on the road.
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