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    TDI excellence

    Hi Guys,
    Just drove home from work. Realised leaving work that i had hardly and fuel left in the tank. With no fuel stations on the way, i had to make it home the whole 36 mile trip (when i turned the car on the DIS showed 30 miles), so i was feathering the accelerator. But fair play to the 2.0 TDI engine. I managed to get it all the way to 68 mpg!! Most of the way it was hovering around 60 mpg doing about 60 mph!!!

    Question is:
    When the DIS gets to 0 miles of fuel left in the car, how many more miles can it go? Is the DIS literally measuring what is truely left or is there a fail-safe amount of fuel left for idiots like me who forget to fill up?

    I know the fuel meter usually has a few miles left after it hits the red, but what about the DIS?

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    There is still a bit in there once it hits 0 miles on the DIS - I think I remember risking about 10 miles with it on 0 and there have been threads where people have managed to top this.

    The only thing that I've noticed is that the countdown from 20-15-10-5-0 seems to happen very quickly compared to when it's up in the hundreds.
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    I find these threads about amazing diesel mileage tedious. We all know they don't like to drink.

    How's about a thread discussing WORST MPG? I averaged 8 mpg in a Dodge Viper.
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    Not everyone has the luxury of doing 8mpg!

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    To be honest, the mpg in mine isn't great I usually average around 420miles per tank, the best ever being 500 miles when I went to Scotland - OH WELL

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    I find these threads about amazing diesel mileage tedious. We all know they don't like to drink.

    How's about a thread discussing WORST MPG? I averaged 8 mpg in a Dodge Viper.
    I've seen 1mpg out of a W12 A8

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    In my old 140 i once got 800miles to tank driving to Leeds and back, was really impressed with that! Average speed of about 65mph

    But my new 170 drinks fuel compared to that get about 400-450 if im lucky
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    When i got home last night, with 0 miles on the DIS, i put 50 euro's worth of fuel in (42 litres, not sure of the gallon conversion, but not a full tank). The clock went straight up to 820 miles with the hot engine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdv40 View Post
    I've seen 1mpg out of a W12 A8
    Good work. I'm looking for averages over a day though, not just a motorway foot-to-floor moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcconnot View Post
    When i got home last night, with 0 miles on the DIS, i put €50 euro's worth of fuel in (42 litres, not sure of the gallon conversion, but not a full tank). The clock went straight up to 820 miles with the hot engine!
    You have a fuel pump at home? Awesome!!!!
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    Home = the general area of my neighbourhood! Now that would be handy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcconnot View Post
    Home = the general area of my neighbourhood! Now that would be handy!
    And i bet you wouldn't charge yourself over 1 euro a litre

    Pisses me off how much tax is on fuel
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    Tell me about it! With the last budget hike here on fuel tax, for every €50 i am getting about 7 litres less!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcconnot View Post
    Tell me about it! With the last budget hike here on fuel tax, for every €50 i am getting about 7 litres less!!!
    I pay nearly 1.20/litre for BP Ultimate Diesel
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    any guys remember Clarkson driving the A8 the length of the country and back??

    think he got about 40-50 miles when the DIS hit 0 miles!! that was in a 4.2 V8 TDI!! of course it was relatively easy engine driving...even so best not to do this on a regular basis due to damage to the fuel filter from scraping the muck off the bottom of the tank...
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    Is it normal that lately (consistently) i have been doing my 36 mile trip at 70mph and doing 68-69mpg?
    I know the 2.0TDI doesnt like to drink, but thats a very high mpg average isnt it?

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    I have got up to 700 miles out a full tank on my 2.0 TDI 140, was well impressed with that!
    i usually get an average of 50mpg with a mix of motorways and city driving, but when its pure motorway i can get up to 70mpg! i think thats bloody fantastic from a 5yr old car
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    Yeah mine is 6 years old! Now if i can just sort that misfire out ill be laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    Good work. I'm looking for averages over a day though, not just a motorway foot-to-floor moment.
    4, from an old style S8 over a day trip to Alton Towers.

 

 

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