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    un modded a3 1.8T r reg any ideas to improve MPG

    any ideas on how to improve mpg i have just had a full service is there anything else

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    rest your foot on the noise pedal :D:D . always helps lol .

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    Buy a more economical car?

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    Never ever use your brakes either.

    Start freewheeling downhill.

    Seriously speaking though, driving technique (staying 'off-boost' etc) and a healthy well looked after engine may well get you better returns, the majority of people on this forum would make MPG their last priority.
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    service it. i found my car a little more economical since i fitted an Induction kit too. i also changed the maf which helped.

    Now to many mods to list! Lots of power, torque and Leather!

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    clean maf
    clean & reset throttle body
    change fuel/air filter
    change spark plugs
    drive like a granny
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    Or buy an economical car in the first place . . .

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    Buy a diesel

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    keep below 2800 rpm



    or enjoy it after all you will probally only save a couple of hundred quid in fuel a year and be bored ridgid driving like miss daisy.
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    Sell it and get a segway

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    Tyre pressures and drive it off boost. Try and plan your driving...look early on islands etc, if you can go without stopping then do it...look for gaps and try not to come to a stop as that kills MPG.
    2000 Audi A3 1.8T Sport - Custom Code Phase 1 remap / Custom Stainless Catback Exhuast / MKII 18" RS4 Reps / Wietec Ultra GT40mm / KW ARB's / Forge TIP / Forge 007 / Green Panel Filter / EBC Greenstuff pads / 312mm S3 front brake upgrade / Aero Wipers / LED Interior Lights / LED Side Repeaters / Face Lift Rear Lights and covered in Dodo Juice

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    cheers peeps just guess its me being cheap lol but i do like the boost so guess i will just have to start saving the pennys else were like food shoping and toilet roll lol

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    My remapped A3 does about 30mpg on average so whilst its not that great...its not that bad considering.
    2000 Audi A3 1.8T Sport - Custom Code Phase 1 remap / Custom Stainless Catback Exhuast / MKII 18" RS4 Reps / Wietec Ultra GT40mm / KW ARB's / Forge TIP / Forge 007 / Green Panel Filter / EBC Greenstuff pads / 312mm S3 front brake upgrade / Aero Wipers / LED Interior Lights / LED Side Repeaters / Face Lift Rear Lights and covered in Dodo Juice

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    so driving below 2.5k is good for mpg?
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    change if for a 1.9tdi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggle View Post
    just have to start saving the pennys else were like food shoping and toilet roll lol
    I'd rather wipe my arse on leaves than drive off boost everywhere...
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    That makes two of us. Remember a mate talking about his Megane 225 when he first got it. Every facebook update was "on boost".

    Now I know why.

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    Driving like a granny it is then, especially around London where you stop at every traffic light every 100meters
    Ibiza Cupra TDI

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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    so driving below 2.5k is good for mpg?
    The engine is most economical between 2k and 3k.

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    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

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    Fitting narrower wheels/tyres would also help but then thats the looks gone also lol
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    look for boost and vac leaks

    gearbox oil

    dragging brakes

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    Blow the tyres up to the max load pressures, makes a noticable difference on my TQS on a run

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    get someone to tow you around...

    convert to LPG to save cash...

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    save weight. throw out any seats you dont use. Spare wheel. Empty ur boot etc that can help

    Audi A3 1.8T Sport (AGU) - 2000
    Engine: Carbonio CAI/Jetex JR Hybrid Induction, Forge 007p DV, Forge TIP, Longlife S/S Custom Exhaust system, R-Tech Stage 1 Remap, Creation Motorsport Boost Pipe Kit.
    Exterior and Chassis: 18" Cades Tyrus, Euro Wipers, low on JOM Coilovers, Eibach Front & Rear ARB's, Black Angel Eye Headlights, 6000K HID's, S3 Brakes.
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    Possibly cut some holes in the bottom and use your feet to move it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free View Post
    Possibly cut some holes in the bottom and use your feet to move it

    lmao

    Audi A3 1.8T Sport (AGU) - 2000
    Engine: Carbonio CAI/Jetex JR Hybrid Induction, Forge 007p DV, Forge TIP, Longlife S/S Custom Exhaust system, R-Tech Stage 1 Remap, Creation Motorsport Boost Pipe Kit.
    Exterior and Chassis: 18" Cades Tyrus, Euro Wipers, low on JOM Coilovers, Eibach Front & Rear ARB's, Black Angel Eye Headlights, 6000K HID's, S3 Brakes.
    For Sale PM ME - £2500 Mods Inc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free View Post
    Possibly cut some holes in the bottom and use your feet to move it
    Willlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllmmmaaaaaaaa aa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    The engine is most economical between 2k and 3k.
    May car is by far most economical when it is turned off. Of that I have no doubt.....
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