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Old 12-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #16
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Any suggestions on synthetic lub for the tranny and diff?
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:10 PM   #17
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I use Red Line for both. MTL in the transmission and the 75W90 in the diff. You can also use their ATF for the manual transmission if you like. The factory fill was ATF. I find that it shifts better with the MTL in it.

mohaughn, good call on the fuel. I forgot about that. You should be using mid-grade and it probably wouldn't hurt to change the filter if it's been a while or you don't know when it was done.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:00 AM   #18
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Today, on my way home from work the check engine light came on. Plugged her up and error code was given for maf.

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Old 12-16-2011, 12:11 AM   #19
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That could definitely be related to your problem.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:17 AM   #20
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check realoem.com to get a part number, then there's probably a sticky some where full of the best vendors for tis, but my personal favorites are bavauto, ecstuning, and turner motor sports.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:31 AM   #21
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I get 6 MPG
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:45 AM   #22
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Chip, or anyone else...any ideas of where I can get my hands on a MAF sensor for our rides? I checked a few sites here and there (yes, including eBay). Has anyone bought one? If yes, from where? I MUST have one

SSpeedracer's ride (550,000km ) does 31-32mpg highway. So unfair!
I bought mine used from a member here. Depending on the actual code, it could be a vacuum leak. Heck, mine was a code for adaptive fuel limit, not the actual maf code, but the maf was just a hair out of range and caused all kinds of hell.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:38 AM   #23
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Goosejuice, I can only assume you had a hell of a lot of fun when you were getting 6 MPG.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:12 AM   #24
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im getting 26 miles to gallon (UK) town driving ranging from stop start to the odd blast up to 60mph. doing 20 miles communte a day

running standard 15" wheels and tyres still
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:08 PM   #25
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I had the feeling my consumption was higher than it should be. From recollection, and this should be fairly accurate although I always fill up when I reach 1/4 tank, I get about 500-550km, mixture of city and highway, to a full tank or when the gas light would come on.

Two things to note though are my car is 323Ti and when I am on the highway, which is pretty much at some point everyday, I'm on the autobahn... and I won't pretend to be efficient when keeping with the flow often means travelling at 160km/hr.

That being said, I still seem to think my consumption should be better but I think I'll see a change in summer due to weather and tires ect. Also, my car has 125,000km.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:02 AM   #26
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Actually no, for 2+ years ive never actually driven my car. It broke when i bought it, pretty awesome first car huh?
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Right around 29 MPG avg
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:29 AM   #28
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25 City 35 Highway... Consistently... at ~70MPH

Running stock size highway radials.

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Old 01-11-2012, 12:27 AM   #29
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Trixie's averaging about 27 mpg. I've got a stock engine running stock rims with a 30 mile commute. I hit a lot of bumper-to-bumper traffic, so I guess that isn't too bad. On Christmas weekend I did a lot of highway driving and my mileage crept up to 30.5 mpg, but 26 to 28 mpg seems to be the usual range.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:30 AM   #30
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1998 with 172K on the clock. I have a 20-mile commute each way to work and I use back roads with very little other traffic, so no stop-and-go. With over a year's worth of gas purchase data on fueleconomy.gov, the 318ti is averaging just over 31-mpg. Considering the sporty nature of the car, I am very pleased with the fuel consumption.
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