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Gumba
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Newby questions '97 G36 AMG

Post#1 » Thu May 21, 2020 5:55 am

We recently bought a '97 G36 AMG from a fellow board member, and have a few questions.
Is there an english version of the G36 owners manual. I downloaded the 320 manual.
What is the fuel tank capacity, this has the y52 additional 10 liters of fuel option.
Stock wheel & tire size, this came with AMG 18" wheels, Pirelli Scorpion 265/60/18's
Fuel choice, we in Santa Fe N,M. 7200 ft. Fuel with or without Ethanol. Options are Ethanol 89-91 (I think) or non ethanol 92.
Thanks in advance,
Harold

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Otiswesty
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Re: Newby questions '97 G36 AMG

Post#2 » Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 am

Hi Harold, nice truck you have there. The G36 manual is same as for G320. I got one for my 1995 G320 on eBay.de.
Back in the day, AMG was an aftermarket engine upfitter, the rest of the vehicle and electronics should be the same except for the stroked and bored out block. I like premium gas, but read the label on the fuel door, the G320 takes regular. Realize that Euro and US octane rating are different.

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Chris
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Re: Newby questions '97 G36 AMG

Post#3 » Fri May 22, 2020 12:50 pm

Amg 3.6 has higher compression than normal 3.2L (10:1 vs 9:1) so fuel choice should be highest quality available.
You may also consider fuel additives to help suppress pre-ignition.

Gumba
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Re: Newby questions '97 G36 AMG

Post#4 » Fri May 22, 2020 2:02 pm

Thanks for the replies. What kind of additives. My fuel choices at this altitude are 91 ethanol, or 92 non ethanol. I use 92 non ethanol on my older cars.

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