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S3 MPG advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Leeecs, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. S3RYE
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    mine is now stage 2+ and my AVG consumption has gone from a healthy 24mpg to a not so healthy 20.1 MPG :sadlike:
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    haha bets thats because your hoofing it everywhere mate ;)
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    well this is the thing, my clutch doesnt allow me to hoof it at the moment... its slipping in 2nd now!! im gonna have to really calm down for a couple weeks... need to make it last till the GB is done!
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    ah yea forgot your clutch was fubar! thing is as well once the new one is in, youve got to nurse it for 500 odd miles while it beds in, be worth using the SPS to turn everything down to 0 to stop the temptation!
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    exactly what ill be doing!! rather than 0-0-0 though ill be taking the map off for a bit... i can do 500 miles in a couple weeks!
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    yea thats what i did, tho its a bit easier as i can do it myself with my box
    haha gonna be doing some extra drives are we lol ;)
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    Mine averages nearly 30mpg,and can go as high as 35mpg on the crawl in to work,and as low as 21mpg driven reasonably hard.

    Not bad overall for an engine that turns out over 400bhp,as my Cosworths never got close to that sort of figure</p>
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    well i dont think i can afford to do much driving for the sake of it with 20mpg & £1.37 per litre V-Power :wacko:
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    Alex, how many miles you getting out of a tank?
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    dont blame you mate, its getting a bit silly now, but still worth it! youll clock up the miles before you know it tho!
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    They are effectively the same engine, but one has a bigger turbo on it and different map. Bearing in mind mine is a Quattro too. The normal 2.0T A3 dies have better fuel economy but this due to being two wheels drive...
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    I'd love to go out your S3 Alex :wub:
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    Hi there....as much as 370miles,or as little as 300.

    It usually doesn't vary much unless the traffic is awful or the roads are clear.
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    youve got to be the smoothest driver! i struggle to get 300 out of a tank!
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    Drive smoother...drive faster.

    You do find that with the chassis sorted out,you can carry a lot more speed into corners etc,and you don't need to be leaning so hard on the brakes.

    I learnt that particularly with the Escort,which could only ever manage about 15mpg,and would easily get down to 8-10mpg,so you learn to be smooth!
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    haha well i drive as fast as i can unfortunately a lot of it is on & off the brakes... really kills the mpg!

    am looking forward to when i can get coilovers & ARBs on the car and really tighten everything up, will make the country runs a bit more fun, hopefully i can get it sorted by the summer and my trip across the alps!

    8-10 mpg, god that would be a killer with the way petrol prices are now!
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    It really will make a difference....without those mods,the car moves around a lot more,and you find yourself needing to brake earlier and harder to keep it all in line,and then of course having to accelerate after.

    The Escort had been a GpN tarmac and gravel rally car before I bought it,so it was a pretty beastly car by any standards,and with ALS and it's other mods economy was never a possibility.
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    In normal driving MPG in an S3 and a 2.0T quattro are pretty similar but when on it the difference is quite a bit especially on a stage2 and stage 2+ car compared to a similarly tuned 2.0T, mine will be around 18 when reallyy caning it whereas stage 2 S3 can down to 14 no problem!
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    yea am sure, from what i remember the stock stuff was pretty soft, the H&R springs have improved things, but its still got a long way to go, will just have to do some proper research come upgrade time and decide if i need the flexibility of the V3's or will the V1's be set up well enough for what i need.

    ahh i see haha, economy would have been a loosing battle then! must have been a treat to let fly tho!
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    Im coming!!!!

    Wow! is it possible that cause your running a bigger turbo when you are cruising its more efficient? or am i being sstooopid saying that?
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    I don't know....certainly with any of the remaps you get a lot more torque,and even allowing for the bigger turbo's ineffciency at very low rpm,it isn't noticeably worse than the stock item.

    Being able to use that to avoid thrashing along at higher rpms as it was from the dealer does make a huge difference,and will make it more economical providing you don't use the power.
    In any case,at moderate throttle openings and motorway speeds,there is virtually no boost being supplied until you do open the throttle,so that also retains the economy of the original car.
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    haha got a full house this trip, but will sort another one for the drivers, up and over the alps and the road up to our place in italy is pretty good as well as its half way up a mountain ;) so daily drives! (youll need your BBK by then as youll have your stock ones fading way too soon!)

    i was thinking about the turbo as well as it doesnt spool up till higher up the rev range as well...
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