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Better mpg the faster I go !!

Shadowman Jul 10, 2013

  1. Shadowman

    Shadowman Active Member

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    As the title says, after fitting the tuning box on my 3.0tdi 245, the performance has markedly livened up and if I cruise at 70mph I get 45mpg, but when I cruise between 80/85 mph ( sorry officer ), I get 48mpg.....Talk about Win/Win !!
     
  2. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! I've never really noticed this because I don't do many decent length trips... Make sure you're not going from the DIS though as it can lie quite badly sometimes. Lol.
     
  3. Shadowman

    Shadowman Active Member

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    Calculated properly Dan over the last two weeks, so chuffed to bits....better pace than the old S3 and getting on for twice the mpg at those speeds. Like I say...win/win..:arco:
     
  4. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon TDi

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    Get the DIS altered via VCDS to be more accurate!
     
  5. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    That's great then! I'll have to take a note of what mine does the next time I do actually get out for a dual carriageway drive! :)
     
  6. viceroy

    viceroy Active Member

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    Hi,
    What tuning box did you get?
    Had it on the rollers? If not, power/torque estimates?

    Thanks
     
  7. Shadowman

    Shadowman Active Member

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    It's the DTUK box from Andy ( ABYSS ) on the forum....really straightforward to fit and as I say impressive results .

    I haven't had it measured, but I reckon from my 'seat of the pants' dyno it's probably got another 40/45 bhp and a chunk more torque, probably twice that gain.

    I've had a B8 S4 which was fabulous, but with the mileage I'm now doing it wasn't sensible so I got this and real world, it doesn't feel any slower.
     
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  8. safeqaz

    safeqaz New Member

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    I wouldnt rely on the DIS, ive had one of these boxes and is great for town runs. But on motorway is pants, normally when i have 60 miles left in the tank the reserve fuel light comes on but with this DTUK box only comes on when its at 40 miles! And it shows on DIS im getting better mpg but in fact its a drop of 5 mpg.
     
  9. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Well I took a decent run yesterday, about 50 miles each way on the dual carriageway and got a measured 46mpg going at 77mph on cruise. I think that's not bad for a big lump with four people and luggage in the car! :)
     

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