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42 mpg from my 1.9TDI (not PD) - normal or not?

VAGMAN1 Dec 22, 2005

  1. VAGMAN1

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    it's a 2000 model/144K and coming up for a major service!
     
  2. The Slug

    The Slug Active Member

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    seems normal to me, try changing the air filter more regular might help a little.
     
  3. chrisb

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    I get about 48-50 out of my TDi 110. That's with a mix of urban driving (but not too heavy traffic) and motorway. Mines only done 66K miles though.
     
  4. VAGMAN1

    VAGMAN1 Member

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    diesels shouldn't get any less economical, even with high mileage - in fact I read that diesel engines actually get more economical after 100K!
     
  5. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I've got the same engined A4 Avant (TDi 130, 01, 125k miles) and get 46-48mpg mainly motorway (cruising at 85mph). Can get 60+ cruising at 70mph.
    I only use good diesel (Shell Plus or BP ultimate)
     
  6. chrisb

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    diesels shouldn't get any less economical, even with high mileage - in fact I read that diesel engines actually get more economical after 100K!

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    They cetainly get better after 15-20K.After *very* high mileage, you might begin to lose a bit of compression, and economy/performance will go down. Probably takes more than 160K though.
     
  7. chrisb

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    it's a 2000 model/144K and coming up for a major service!

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    The service will probably give you a couple of mpg more.
     
  8. Nessy

    Nessy VW + Audi mad

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    diesels shouldn't get any less economical, even with high mileage - in fact I read that diesel engines actually get more economical after 100K!

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    They cetainly get better after 15-20K.After *very* high mileage, you might begin to lose a bit of compression, and economy/performance will go down. Probably takes more than 160K though.

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    My recently-sold 80 TDi Avant (90 bhp 1Z engine) had 213K on the clock (engine all-original) and was still returning a solid 47-48 mpg during its daily 60 mile round trip on the motorway to / from work /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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