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Fuel economy

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Banwell, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. Banwell
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    Banwell previously LeeS3

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    [Mar 1, 2003]
    I am sure this has been discussed loads, so excuse me for being lazy, but...

    What is everybody's opinion on optimal rev/gear change?

    Through town I am getting 24.5 mpg.

    On motorway I am getting 26 mpg.

    It doesn't seem to make any difference how I drive the car either. Generally I change up or down at 3000rpm. I sometimes go as far a 4000rpm through town, but nearly always on motorway.

    I'd appreciated opinions - didn't someone say they were getting 28mpg? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif

    Shell are really fleecing me at the minute, and petrol's about to get a lot more expensive. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

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    [Mar 1, 2003]
    My 1.8T Sport gets about 32mpg without thrashing around town and holding until about 3900rpm.

    If thrashing it get about 26mpg!
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    I get an average of about 33 mpg out of my S3. Don't know what I get on motorways, because the nearest one is 150 miles away!
    A steady run on A roads, averaging 60mph, normally gives me 36 - 38 mpg.
    Not too sure about town driving, probably get low 20s, don't exactly do much of it up here in the Highlands!
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    [Mar 3, 2003]
    My A3T now gets late twenties to early thirties consistently and I never drive on the motorway and am generally stuck in rush hour traffic /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif!. It only used to get early twenties until I had the dump valve replaced (old one started making hissing noise /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif) So it might be worth getting that checked. I also find I get better fuel consumtion using optimax? strange really /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goofy.gif
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    Banwell previously LeeS3

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    [Mar 3, 2003]
    I tried running the climate control on economy and it seems to have increased town figures to close to 27!

    Never though it'd make that much of a difference.

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    [Mar 3, 2003]
    Not sure what mpg I get in my S3 but record for a tank of gas is 375 miles
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