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#1 (permalink) Old 03-15-2005, 02:43 PM
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Does any body have any suggestions for what I should do to my car to help reduce the gas consumption? i.e. Fuel injection....

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What is your car?

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I have a 1997 528i

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I would think that car should get in the lower 20's (20-23?) on average. Is that what you're getting or is it worse?

The easiest thing would be to reduce your rolling resistance. I run 40/44 psi in my wagon.

Check the plugs, air filter, fuel filter.

What's the maintenance history of the car, mods, driving habits, etc. You're not exactly giving us a lot to work with.

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drive like a pussy.

also if you have over 80k on the car, change the o2 sensors, and try a K&N filter

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I would think that car should get in the lower 20's (20-23?) on average. Is that what you're getting or is it worse?

The easiest thing would be to reduce your rolling resistance. I run 40/44 psi in my wagon.

Check the plugs, air filter, fuel filter.

What's the maintenance history of the car, mods, driving habits, etc. You're not exactly giving us a lot to work with.
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I get about 20 mpg. Rolling resistance eh? Well its about 150 k on it. Its a pretty much stock bmw.

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I get 19mpg with 97 528iA. I run my tires at 40/44 and I have a modded exhaust and 103k on mycar. So it might be normal, although I drive pretty agressively
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I get about 20 mpg. Rolling resistance eh? Well its about 150 k on it. Its a pretty much stock bmw.

That actually doesn't sound too bad. A tuneup might help a little, and I've never thought try CiscoKid's idea about changing the o2 sensors. Maybe he's onto something.

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o2 sensors will def. show a differance if you are above 80k.

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