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      12-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #23
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How do I do this? Would be worth a look.
http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/BC+hidden+menus

Option 20 is the one you want but you will need to perform the unlock step to get past 19. I would reduce your current setting by 20% as a starting point. In theory 1000 should produce accurate readings and 900 would be 10% optimistic and 1050 would be 5% pessimistic etc.

Hope it works for you.
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      12-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #24
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http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/BC+hidden+menus

Option 20 is the one you want but you will need to perform the unlock step to get past 19. I would reduce your current setting by 20% as a starting point. In theory 1000 should produce accurate readings and 900 would be 10% optimistic and 1050 would be 5% pessimistic etc.

Hope it works for you.

You were bang on !

Just checked the value and it's 1223 (+20% !). I set it to 1000 and i'll see how it goes.
Next question .. how or why would have been set to what it was ?!?!
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      12-27-2012, 04:26 PM   #25
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Have you checked the calibration on your fuel computer? The previous owner had set mine to 1040 for some reason so it was miles out. I set it to the default of 1000 and it was almost perfect. Fine tuning it to 990 and it is never more than 0.3 out.
Hmmmm, I didn't know you could do this, I will have to have a play with iDrive and sort this out!

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      12-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #26
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http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/BC+hidden+menus

Option 20 is the one you want but you will need to perform the unlock step to get past 19. I would reduce your current setting by 20% as a starting point. In theory 1000 should produce accurate readings and 900 would be 10% optimistic and 1050 would be 5% pessimistic etc.

Hope it works for you.
Superb link you've posted there, very useful!

I'm not with the car at the moment to try and get into these menu's but I will sit and have a play later.
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      12-27-2012, 04:34 PM   #27
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I never knew the 35d was quite this economical. Wow so performance and pretty damn good economy.

Changing the tyres was a good move, you will further be able to increase your mpg by smoothing out the front with some detailers tape. Bassically covering most of groves and generally smoothing everything down to increase airflow. Paying attention to wipers area. I reckon a good few MPG's to be found there.
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      12-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #28
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I was hoping this wouldnt become common knowledge. I was going to wait until after selling my 60mpg 3ltr.
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      12-28-2012, 04:12 AM   #29
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I was hoping this wouldnt become common knowledge. I was going to wait until after selling my 60mpg 3ltr.
Oh dear, so I'm guessing this is another reason you can justify getting a 335d....?

I mean 60mpg is very good from a 330d! So just think what you could get from a 335d?

Are you an advanced driver by any chance? The reason I ask is that to get that kind of mpg you have to work for it and use trick of the trade to keep your momentum.
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      12-29-2012, 01:16 PM   #30
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I was hoping this wouldnt become common knowledge. I was going to wait until after selling my 60mpg 3ltr.
If I was a BMW dealership (which I am not) I might use this method to set my demo cars to generally show that they were achieving the official Combined Figure for mpg. As nobody drives a demo car for long enough to do a proper measurement they would assume that the vehicle was more economical than it is likely to be in normal ownership.

If I was challenged on this practice, I would claim that demo vehicles by their nature return very poor mpg and this can mislead customers so I was just adjusting the figure to be more "realistic".

Sharp Practice or Customer Service? You decide.
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      01-01-2013, 07:25 AM   #31
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The point is you can make the computer read whatever you like. I guess my sense of humor is sometimes too dry.
The car actually does mid 30s so no road craft required and the only trick of the trade I use is the milage correction figures.
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The point is you can make the computer read whatever you like. I guess my sense of humor is sometimes too dry.
The car actually does mid 30s so no road craft required and the only trick of the trade I use is the milage correction figures.
I don't think its too dry, it was nice and moist.
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      01-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #33
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Damn iPhone. Mods delete this duff post.
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      01-01-2013, 07:08 PM   #34
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The point is you can make the computer read whatever you like. I guess my sense of humor is sometimes too dry.
The car actually does mid 30s so no road craft required and the only trick of the trade I use is the milage correction figures.
I think that could be open to debate, my computer is 95% bang on.

I hope yor not suggesting for a minute that Road Craft does nothing but give me my membership to the old and crusty IAM's First register To the tune of 35 that is wasted every year, well, for me it is

Actually, to get the best mpg all the time it does help, it's consistency and I like that, goes with my OCD lol

On a recent run of 450 miles that included spirited A&B roads plus about 150 miles of motorway driving at about 73mph (gps) I managed 38 mpg, I'm still very very impressed with this car!!
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      01-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #35
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JT I am sure your roadcraft is second to none and your computer is the most accurate ever seen. The point remains for those interested in mpg. Do not trust the computer as you can make it read pretty much whatever numbers you want. Dig into the dash and have a twiddle.
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      01-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #36
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JT I am sure your roadcraft is second to none and your computer is the most accurate ever seen. The point remains for those interested in mpg. Do not trust the computer as you can make it read pretty much whatever numbers you want. Dig into the dash and have a twiddle.
Well I've not been into the dash yet but the maths speak for themselves

478 miles to 54.30 litres and that was from a 200 miles trip to London and back, many A & B road blasts to the shops and many cold starts.

It gives a combined of 40.02mpg which is again very impressive!!!

It's not quite 60mpg as some other 335d's on this forum do

I'll try and get into the computer and check the values this week but upon filling it the car said 39. Something so I think she's bang on!!!
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It's not quite 60mpg as some other 335d's on this forum do
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Only get that when you do 80-90 mph mind
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      01-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #38
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Only get that when you do 80-90 mph mind
You wanna see the mpg at double that, I mean about 170-180mph, I can get about 120mpg, I mean so long as I don't brake or anything, oh, and it's a 200 mile straight flat and downhill too
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