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Old 04-07-2011, 05:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
Team m8
Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

The Bloodylingo - '05 Citroen Berlingo Multispace Desire
90 day: 39.77 mpg (US)

Shanner Scaab - '03 Saab 9-5 estate Vector
90 day: 26.19 mpg (US)

Clio 182 - '05 Renault Clio RS 182 182
90 day: 31.91 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by Red_Liner740 View Post
ah the 535.... i had the more advanced, faster replacement the E34 540i Touring....not very economical with 530i manual tranny which lacks the 6th gear...i also had a 633csi with a swapped 92 535i engine...basically your engine.

anywho...the 535i M30 engine is an antique...SOHC 8V with primitive "flapper door" fuel metering...

jank that out and drop in the 3.2L M3 engine out of an e36....
The m60 lump has too many valves and cylinders, and not as nice power delivery!

I wouldnt fit an s50 in an e34-better just to buy an m5..

aero84- you may be onto something- these old cars just keep tooling along, and I cna get 30+ UK mpg out it if I try.. but the real fun is in the grunt from 2000rpm- makes it "lively" in the twisties
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