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  1. Chris28

    Poor MPG 540i

    Ok I have an update. The leak turned out to be oil from the rocker covers. Although the main gasket had been recently changed, the little gaskets for the bolts weren’t. They where rock hard, I’ve now had the all gaskets changed properly. If this had caused a vacuum leak then hopefully this will improve the mpg! I filled the tank tonight from empty, so I will be able to work out the new mpg in a week or so. Fingers crossed it’s been improved! I will also get the car linked up to the INPA at some stage to see if the readings are now different. I’ll keep you all posted.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    Live monitoring, as in, rev it for a bit and see if they move? Is it strange that both of them are low? I was thinking that maybe the sensors are ok but something else is wrong and its causing those readings? As for the leak, it's booked into the mechanics tomorrow. I put a tray under the car today to see what landed on it. Its definitely oil. So hopefully just a rocker gasket or something.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    No I’ve never smelt fuel. It sometimes smells hot, if you know what I mean. Especially if I’ve just floored it. I thought the smell could of been oil leaking and burning on the manifold of something. The leak looks to be from right under the engine. So probably not the fuel filter.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    Ok thanks! So do you reckon it’s the sensors that are faulty or it’s something else causing them to read high? Also the leak could totally be fuel, that would explain why I seem to spot it whenever it’s wet. It simply evaporates too quickly when it’s dry and I don’t see it. So I’m guessing fuel filter?
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    Poor MPG 540i

    Okay so I’ve done a real mpg calculation. The results aren’t good. Averaged 15.7mpg. Looks like the trip computer is pretty accurate. I’ve noticed a small pool of oil under the car recently. So I’m thinking the 2 could be connected. I can’t see where the leak is coming from when I have a look under the hood. I also had my mechanic check for oil leaks but he said he couldn’t see anything either. But there was definitely oil leaking from it today, you could see it clearly as the ground was wet. I had the common manifold gasket changed a few months ago during its first service. Any other common oil leaks I should check?
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    Poor MPG 540i

    Ok I checked the temperature via INPA. Here’s what it said she’s sitting at, after I let the engine warm up for about 20 minutes.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    Yeah I will have to wait and see what figure I get whenever the tanks next empty. Though I’m still gonna do the vacuum leak test later today as the idle seemed a little rough when I started it earlier.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    I’ve been using the trip computer for the MPG. I rarely let the tank go to empty so I haven’t had the chance to check it the old fashioned way. Are the trip computers prone to being inaccurate? The thermostat is brand new so I’d like to think the cars getting up to temp but who knows. I do have INPA software though I’m new to it all. Can you point me into the right direction to check it’s getting up to temp? Thanks.
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    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    The Kenwood does Android as well. Its called Audio Advice. Their located in Northern Ireland.
  10. Chris28

    E39 Touch Screen Head Units

    Sorry, I didn't fit it myself. I had the professionals fit it for my so I'm not sure where they got the surround from.
  11. Chris28

    Poor MPG 540i

    Cool, so theres room for improvement then. Thanks for letting me know what your getting.
  12. Chris28

    Poor MPG 540i

    I’m not too sure about this one. What’s the secret menu? i did swap the thermostat a few weeks ago though because it was showing a fault with it. It had a rough idle back then and the new thermostat fixed it.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    I just double checked it on the way to work. It’s 2500 rpm at 70mph.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    Actually I've totally worked that out wrong. I googled it there. 1 US gallon is 0.83 imperial. So 16 MPG would be 18.72? I think I worked that out right? Either way, it’s not great.
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    Poor MPG 540i

    I’m going to do a vacuum test tonight. I watched a couple of videos online of people squirting brake cleaner at all the intake pipes and gaskets. If the idle changes when you squirt an area then there’s a leak there. Sounds a hill-billy but I’ll give it a go.
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