View Full Version : How To Disable ASC ?

04-02-2005, 03:45 PM
Hello I have a 01 325i

I was having a debate with a friend , he said that disabling traction control (ASC) will give me better gas mileage??
Is there any truth to his argument?

If its true, how can i disabling ASC everytime the car starts? I know you can turn it off by pressing the button. But is there a way to hold the button down for liek 10 seconds or something to disable it?

04-02-2005, 03:54 PM
Disabling the ASC won't improve your fuel economy.

As for having the car start with ASC off, I've seen a DIY procedure for an E36. Maybe there's one written up for an E46.

04-02-2005, 04:02 PM
I'm sure that someone can confirm, but I don't think you can permanently turn off ASC. You can do it with DSC by holding down the button for ten seconds, but not with ASC.

I thought that the 01+ had DCS..... you sure you don't have DSC?

btw- I find that turning off my ASC does increase my fuel economy......

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