which gas station in california has the best gas and what should i use for a 97 bmw 318i?

ChantalG
0

Asked by Jul 22, 2013 at 09:41 AM about the 1997 BMW 3 Series 318i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just wanna know if I should be using 91 octane and from what gas station.

3 Answers

Tom Demyan
200,935

BMW recommends 91 octane. Should you use it? It won't hurt to use 87. But I like to use what is recommended. Which is the best gas? Stick with national chains is your best bet.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Yes, Brand names, they have detergents and cheap gas does not and ALL gasoline sold in Calif is 10% Ethanol. Never ever use E85 If you live someplace like Needles, Blythe..or North say Tahoe area, whatever, if near State Line cross it and buy gas in Arizona or Nevada Oregon. They don't mandate Ethanol

RickELake
1,385

Major retailers in CA all use some kind of detergent in their gas; Chevron and Shell promote their cleaning ability a lot. Your car will run on 87 octane just fine - for awhile - but then you may start hearing some pinging.....generally it's wise to follow the manufacturer's recommendation and pony-up for the premium.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 38,845 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,850
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,380
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 1,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series"
665 Great Deals out of 18,759 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW M3"
77 Great Deals out of 1,783 listings starting at $5,988
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
743 Great Deals out of 29,876 listings starting at $1,495
Used Audi A4"
314 Great Deals out of 12,734 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang"
752 Great Deals out of 39,922 listings starting at $1,600
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
644 Great Deals out of 22,495 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord"
1,195 Great Deals out of 75,062 listings starting at $1,395
Used BMW 7 Series"
160 Great Deals out of 5,794 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
732 Great Deals out of 37,782 listings starting at $2,650

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
1,727 listings starting at $31,695
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
112 Great Deals out of 11,420 listings starting at $23,000
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 1,364 listings starting at $18,491
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 1,765 listings starting at $15,998
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
402 Great Deals out of 7,177 listings starting at $11,950