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Do you get out of your tank and how big is it? iv just managed to get around 560 miles out of my 2.5 v6 tdi tractor, with a few different driving conditions mixture of motorway, normal a roads, a few b roads and dual carriage ways and i dont hang about. ECLIPSe.gif

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Just over 300 miles from £35 of diesel.

Not the best, but hey, I didn't buy the car for its fuel economy!!

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Driving like a pensioner, i can get about 575 from £45

Normally id get 500 from that.

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520 miles from £50 Diesel.

Eeek!

70 lr tank, mainly B roads with some motorway driving.

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58 ltrs fill up, 614 miles on the last tank. Not as good as usual, as wifey been doing a lot of short trips.

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Isn't yours a 2.5 Sparky ?

I only used to get around 32mpg around town in mine, and 35-37mpg on a long motorway run.

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I think Gaunty used to get around 10,000 miles to the tankful in his A4 1.9Tdi, but he does drive like a granny <<wink>>

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520 miles from £50 Diesel.

Eeek!

70 lr tank, mainly B roads with some motorway driving.

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Seems a bit of a lot - thats about 56L of Diesel. I'd be getting about 600 plus..

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I think Gaunty used to get around 10,000 miles to the tankful in his A4 1.9Tdi, but he does drive like a granny <<wink>>

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That was while pulling his caravan too. 169144-ok.gif

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Isn't yours a 2.5 Sparky ?

I only used to get around 32mpg around town in mine, and 35-37mpg on a long motorway run.

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No, it's the 1.9 (130).

Where am I going wrong?! Or is it because its only done a few thousand miles??

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Mileage will improve as you get a few thousand miles on it. Remember, it's not going to be fully run in until you get 60,000 or so on it. Does it use any oil at all? They do have a tendency to lose some oil past the turbo seal if you don't drive it hard enough, so don't baby it too much or any fuel savings will be eaten up with expensive (506.01) oil topping up.

The last on I had did better with 28,000 on the clock than this one does at the moment with 8,000.

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Mine has done 32000 miles in 1 year, and has used approx 2Ltrs of oil outside of the services.

Being the quattro version I never expected too much economy, but I do hammer it everywhere!

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I had to top it up, although no oil warning light came on - it was just me thinking it could be higher.

I do push the car quite a bit so I knew I'd never see the 600miles per tank that some do, but 430 miles did seem somewhat low.

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500 or so if I thrash it or do loads of stupid short journeys.

600 average, including some steady pace motorway jaunts

700 if I drive reasonably and go light on the accelerator.

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Good. someone close to my average mileage then!

How true is it that you consume 30% more fuel the instant you go over 70mph?

Or is this crap to make you think about speeding on the motorways?!

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Good. someone close to my average mileage then!

How true is it that you consume 30% more fuel the instant you go over 70mph?

Or is this crap to make you think about speeding on the motorways?!

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I've added about 10% of my MPG by dropping 10mph off my average motorway crusing speed. sekret.gif

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Do you get out of your tank and how big is it? iv just managed to get around 560 miles out of my 2.5 v6 tdi tractor, with a few different driving conditions mixture of motorway, normal a roads, a few b roads and dual carriage ways and i dont hang about. ECLIPSe.gif

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Lucky to get 400 out of mine crazy.gif

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hmmm must be something wrong with my tractor.....

4 Litres of oil in 16k miles

get about 420miles out of a tank (50 litres)

maybe something wrong with my foot..... FIREdevil.gif

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Try changing your divers weighted boots for trainers!

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Best way I know to improve fuel economy is to sell that petrol engined Cab and come back to the soot farters! yelrotflmao.gif

Sorry. grin.gif

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I get around 450 miles before I re fill, always re fill just before the light comes on generally so I guess about 50 litres of diesel used for that milage.

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