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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by salb » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:20 pm

So at the end of this do you run the E89 on normal unleaded or premium unleaded.......

Is it all a myth and all the fuel is really the same .

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Post by Lazza » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:33 pm

In the handbook and on the label inside the fuel flap it says to use premium grade 95 RON. It adds that fuel as low as 91 can be used but no lower. Presumably the ecu can retard enough to cope with that but cannot cope with lower quality fuels. There is no mention of anything above 95 RON. I will use a tankful of super every now and then just for the cleaning additives but most of the time I’ll be using standard 95 RON as recommended.
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Post by mcbutler » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:21 am

I have a friend with a 3 series, he removed his front plate a year ago, no-one has ever stopped him or questioned it even though it is illegal!!

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Post by elevensies » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:44 am

oh come on guys, his choice to run those plates and m badge, regardless, were all here to be proud of our cars regardless :thumbsup:

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Post by elevensies » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:45 am

i run mine on super unleaded always, :D
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Post by Lazza » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:51 pm

elevensies wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:44 am
oh come on guys, his choice to run those plates and m badge, regardless, were all here to be proud of our cars regardless :thumbsup:
From the OPs opening post...
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Any opinions out there on this, or has anyone done this.
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Post by salb » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:02 pm

Honestly Lazza you can't please everyone, each to there own, i am very very very proud of both my cars and i like to be individual, and at the end of the day its my money and my choice and as for the M badge it has grown on me and staying there. As for the plates i have the full series S1, S2 and S3 and all on short plates and will stay like that .

I mean for example why would you want to advertise on the side of a car or even the back the size of an engine, what brainwave thought of that one.

I will carry on modding and probably posting on the forum and positive or negative i will just smile and carry on.

thanks everyone for commenting

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Post by Lazza » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:13 am

I haven’t commented on any of your mods so far. I think it looks great! My only comment was on the fuel. I was just pointing out to elevensies that you had invited opinions 👍
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Post by salb » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:55 am

Yes i agree and thanks Lazza :driving: :driving: :driving:
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Post by salb » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:15 am

Good day,

Modding continues today, Led lighting has arrived so all of bulbs will get replaced, and i got my self some led bow logo puddle lights,

hopefully other bits will arrive this morning.

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Post by 85genius » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:11 am

I like the front numberplate but on the rear I think short plates look a bit daft when you have a cutout specifically for the plate. Just looks like there is supposed to be something bigger in there (which of course there is)

I've always run short plate on the front full size at the rear, except on my current zed as I'm not sticking the short on until I get the holes from the big plate holder filled and painted over
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Post by DPG » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:33 am

I had short (cut down) plates on my 1 Series and was told it was illegal due to it not displaying the details of who supplied the plate or the BS number

Not sure if this was rubbish but I didn’t get pulled over or fail an MOT in the 12 months I had them on.
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Post by Busterboo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:35 am

Lazza wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:33 pm
In the handbook and on the label inside the fuel flap it says to use premium grade 95 RON. It adds that fuel as low as 91 can be used but no lower ...
... and as high as 98.
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Post by ronk » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:47 am

The which fuel topic comes around as often as the moon! :rofl:
There has never been a definitive answer as far as I know.
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Post by Raj_UK » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:34 pm

Nictrix wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:45 pm
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The front plate would be illegal anyway as there is not enough white between the letters and the edge of the plate. Im sure it should be 25mm at the edges.
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They must have changed the regulations on these as there used to be a different measurement for the top , bottom and sides of the plate.
There is a measurement for margins. Its 11mm. You can find the exact specifications on the government/DVLA site. Used to be larger for older plates.
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