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ran the fuel a bit low today

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by karlabdool, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. karlabdool
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    the warning came on when it said i had 65km left.
    engine 1.8tfsi


    i took the first pic at the gas station just before i added 38 litres.
    the second pic is just after i filled the 38 litres.



    btw when i got the warning i switched to Efficient and i noticed when i take my foot off the gas it goes from e2,e3 or whatever gear you are in to just e and the car feels like it is coasting like the clutch is disengaged, i think i read something like that in the manual, so you kinda lose engine brake ing.

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    Assume you have S-tronic gearbox?

    In that situation I think does disengage the clutch and coast but I think that if you touch the brake pedal it re-engages the clutch for engine braking and keeps clutch engaged.

    I haven't got mine yet but a sure someone who has taken delivery already could confirm this.
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    Exactly as above, put it in efficiency and auto then it will coast when you come off the throttle. When you touch the brake you will then get engine braking back. I've found it really helps with fuel saving.
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    Great, thanks for the confirmation, will use E more and try to improve mpg
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    530km left with a full tank ? wow, this thing is thirsty !
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    It is a 1.8 petrol!
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    I added 38 litres when the last block was on red, even though the all blocks lit up after I think it could take more litres.
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    hi Dylock,

    Would be interested to hear what sort of MPG you're getting in the S3. I should hopefully be picking mine up in a few weeks (it's getting built next week), although mine's manual/sportback.

    thanks
    David
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    On a motorway run it gets 40mpg then around home varies a lot. If your being careful low 30s but if you like the right hand peddle and the sound of the exhaust rasp 18.
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    Now checked and confirmed: touching the brake pedal re-engages the clutch when coasting.

    However a better way is to briefly press the shift-down gear paddle. Found out by accident today.

    John.
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