johnny11

Scotland round trip again

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What car are we discussing?

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On a more serious note, how did you acheive that MPG?! I have a 1.6tdi VW and although used 90% on short trips I'm lucky to get 45mpg.

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On a more serious note, how did you acheive that MPG?! I have a 1.6tdi VW and although used 90% on short trips I'm lucky to get 45mpg.

 

Dodgy SA fuel.  :lol:

 

A very light foot when coasting/on a flat, just to keep the speed steady.  Looking ahead and only braking when needed, anything stopping ahead and you roll/coast up to it instead of braking at the last minute. 

Just stuff like that I suppose.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* - no air con, no heating, no radio, no lights, etc etc..  :roflmao:

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Dodgy SA fuel.  :lol:

 

Sadly there is some truth to that. The low RON of the fuel here combined with the high temperatures mean that the likes of the Audi S3 / VW Golf R are detuned by VW by around 35bhp and many of the high stressed diesel engines such as the BMW 25d's aren't sold. 

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Shall we start talking about MPG?  I rarely do, but am happy to make an exception. :grin:

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Did I mention I have an A1?

To be fair the 80mpg was a optimistic, as I was just tapping the go pedal. I worked out the real Mpg is more 60 going by I only used a tank of fuel, still not bad for 2.0tdi. But music loud, aircon on on to keep me awake, plus it was 5am so lights were on, oh and I was charging my online too.

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Shall we start talking about MPG? I rarely do, but am happy to make an exception. :grin:

Only if we combine it with tyre pressures and suspension...

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Did I mention I have an A1?

To be fair the 80mpg was a optimistic, as I was just tapping the go pedal. I worked out the real Mpg is more 60 going by I only used a tank of fuel, still not bad for 2.0tdi. But music loud, aircon on on to keep me awake, plus it was 5am so lights were on, oh and I was charging my online too.

 

You have just spoilt your copy book.

You could have had a job as EU 'official' MPG tester.

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oh and I was charging my online too.

Bloody iPhone predictive text, that should say "charging iPhone too"

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