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What's up with my BMW X3's fuel economy?

My 2004 BMW X3 has a serious problem of high fuel consumption; it uses one litre to drive a four-kilometre distance; what could be the cause?

Sinani Simba (Dar Es Salaam)

Mar 2019 Filed under: fuel economy and emissions

Expert answer

Hi Sinani,

That is indeed very poor fuel consumption. Lots of things could cause that, though one known issue in the early 2.5-litre petrol X3 is a cracked intake manifold. If that is your problem, then it will require replacement.

Best bet is to have the car looked at by a good mechanic.

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor

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