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TSN Audi 80 TDi mileage challenge of Joy!

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Those of you who know John_Carter and danksy will know there's been a bit of an MPG war on since they've both had Audi 80 TDi's. Up to now, danksy is steaming ahead with 722 miles to one tank of diesel..

This week I am in posession of an 80 TDi myself, and I'm going for gold jump.gif

The added twist is that the car I'm driving is actually John_Carter's and he can't get close to danksy.. so it will be interesting to see if I can squeeze any more out of it! grin.gif

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Err, how big is the tank on an Audi? 70 litres, is it?

The Bora's only 60, and look what I'm doing at the moment. (sorry about the pic, mobile phone camera)

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That's surely barely possible?! You do realise this is a performance car community don't you mate? yelrotflmao.gif

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Well, it gets a good rip right up to the redline everyday just to blow the cobwebs out (and show up a few hot hatches in the process) but generally just tripping along the motorway gives 60+ mpg. Everyday driving gives 55 or so.

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Well, it gets a good rip right up to the redline everyday just to blow the cobwebs out (and show up a few hot hatches in the process) but generally just tripping along the motorway gives 60+ mpg. Everyday driving gives 55 or so.

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That's still unbelievable Rusty,I really can't imagine how you can achieve that economy. bowdown.gif

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My Bora fuel tank had a much bigger top half than bottom half!

Even so, that's very impressive!

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Best tank so far has been over 900 miles. Ive had a good few over 800, and virtually every one in the last year has been 700+ (or would've been if I'd gone on to finish the tank and ended up nowhere near a fill up station).

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Best tank so far has been over 900 miles. Ive had a good few over 800, and virtually every one in the last year has been 700+ (or would've been if I'd gone on to finish the tank and ended up nowhere near a fill up station).

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Over 900 miles,Jeeez! shocked.gif

How big is the Bora tank compared to the Golf?

Treble the size? grin.gif

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.. virtually every one in the last year has been 700+ (or would've been if I'd gone on to finish the tank and ended up nowhere near a fill up station).

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Ah ha, well you see that's part of the challenge. Not bottling it!

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Ben,

Knowing you, I can see the post now!!

"Ran out of Diesel, Feckin Challenge!" yelrotflmao.gif

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Ben,

Knowing you, I can see the post now!!

"Ran out of Diesel, Feckin Challenge!" yelrotflmao.gif

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Not bottling it? Ha, tell me about it. The 900 mile tank finished up in Denmark. You any idea what it's like driving 100 miles with the low fuel light on in a foreign country looking for diesel? That makes your right foot very light indeed. blush.gif

Bora tank is same as the Golf tank btw.

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I did 169 miles in the A4 TDi with the light on! DIS beeped when I started up at home and I made it to just outside Ipswich before I realised and put some fuel in!

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Not bottling it? Ha, tell me about it. The 900 mile tank finished up in Denmark. You any idea what it's like driving 100 miles with the low fuel light on in a foreign country looking for diesel? That makes your right foot very light indeed.

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See,even your reserve tank holds more fuel than mine. grin.gif

[/ QUOTE ]Bora tank is same as the Golf tank btw.

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WTF,I think I managed 550 to a tank once. blush.gifbike.thumb.gif

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I only get 400 miles out of a 60 litre tank when doing town driving. Haven't really done a long trip in it yet to see how it fares with Motorway crusing speeds. sekret.gif

Does the Audi 80 have a self priming system on it Ben?

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Well I filled mine up today and have drove about 2 miles on it so I'll reset the Odometer tomorrow and join the challenge !!

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Neil - I reckon it does.. J_C has ran out of diesel in the past and managed to get it going. So I believe so.

Six - welcome to the challenge! May your right foot be light!

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Neil - I reckon it does.. J_C has ran out of diesel in the past and managed to get it going.

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And ran out and needed rescuing or pushing...... wink.gifcoffee.gifgrin.gif

Its weird this "how many miles can you get" - I have this inbuilt warning that when the DIS range says 45 left I MUST get fuel. MUST MUST MUST. smashfreakB.gifROLLEY~14.GIFgrin.gif

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I have regularly driven on 0miles 169144-ok.gif

The only time I ran out was when my TT said 15 miles on the DIS smashfreakB.gif

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Do you have to own an Audi 80 to qualify for the challenge or would a Passat do? UHOH7.GIF

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Neil - I reckon it does.. J_C has ran out of diesel in the past and managed to get it going. So I believe so.

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Yep that's right, fifteen seconds or so of turning over after refuelling and it burst into life. 'Relieved' is an understatement!

The fuel gauges are somewhat erratic on those old 80s. On that particular occasion the needle wasn't quite as low as it had been previously, without ever running out.

Good luck with the challenge. 691 is my PB SAUER0421.GIF

Durrsaku - of course! 169144-ok.gif

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