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TDI excellence

mcconnot Feb 1, 2010

  1. mcconnot

    mcconnot Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Just drove home from work. Realised leaving work that i had hardly and fuel left in the tank. With no fuel stations on the way, i had to make it home the whole 36 mile trip (when i turned the car on the DIS showed 30 miles), so i was feathering the accelerator. But fair play to the 2.0 TDI engine. I managed to get it all the way to 68 mpg!! Most of the way it was hovering around 60 mpg doing about 60 mph!!!

    Question is:
    When the DIS gets to 0 miles of fuel left in the car, how many more miles can it go? Is the DIS literally measuring what is truely left or is there a fail-safe amount of fuel left for idiots like me who forget to fill up?

    I know the fuel meter usually has a few miles left after it hits the red, but what about the DIS?

    Cheers.:arco:
     
  2. Igdos

    Igdos Member

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    There is still a bit in there once it hits 0 miles on the DIS - I think I remember risking about 10 miles with it on 0 and there have been threads where people have managed to top this.

    The only thing that I've noticed is that the countdown from 20-15-10-5-0 seems to happen very quickly compared to when it's up in the hundreds.
     
  3. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    I find these threads about amazing diesel mileage tedious. We all know they don't like to drink.

    How's about a thread discussing WORST MPG? I averaged 8 mpg in a Dodge Viper.
     
  4. mcconnot

    mcconnot Member

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    Not everyone has the luxury of doing 8mpg!
     
  5. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    To be honest, the mpg in mine isn't great I usually average around 420miles per tank, the best ever being 500 miles when I went to Scotland - OH WELL
     
  6. pdv40

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    I've seen 1mpg out of a W12 A8
     
  7. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    In my old 140 i once got 800miles to tank driving to Leeds and back, was really impressed with that! Average speed of about 65mph

    But my new 170 drinks fuel compared to that :( get about 400-450 if im lucky
     
  8. mcconnot

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    When i got home last night, with 0 miles on the DIS, i put €50 euro's worth of fuel in (42 litres, not sure of the gallon conversion, but not a full tank). The clock went straight up to 820 miles with the hot engine!:icon_thumright:
     
  9. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Good work. I'm looking for averages over a day though, not just a motorway foot-to-floor moment.
     
  10. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    You have a fuel pump at home? Awesome!!!!
     
  11. mcconnot

    mcconnot Member

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    Home = the general area of my neighbourhood! Now that would be handy!
     
  12. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    And i bet you wouldn't charge yourself over 1 euro a litre :laugh:

    Pisses me off how much tax is on fuel
     
  13. mcconnot

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    Tell me about it! With the last budget hike here on fuel tax, for every €50 i am getting about 7 litres less!!!
     
  14. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    I pay nearly £1.20/litre for BP Ultimate Diesel :(
     
  15. smbAudi

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    any guys remember Clarkson driving the A8 the length of the country and back??

    think he got about 40-50 miles when the DIS hit 0 miles!! that was in a 4.2 V8 TDI!! of course it was relatively easy engine driving...even so best not to do this on a regular basis due to damage to the fuel filter from scraping the muck off the bottom of the tank... ;)
     
  16. mcconnot

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    Is it normal that lately (consistently) i have been doing my 36 mile trip at 70mph and doing 68-69mpg?
    I know the 2.0TDI doesnt like to drink, but thats a very high mpg average isnt it?
     
  17. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    I have got up to 700 miles out a full tank on my 2.0 TDI 140, was well impressed with that!
    i usually get an average of 50mpg with a mix of motorways and city driving, but when its pure motorway i can get up to 70mpg! i think thats bloody fantastic from a 5yr old car :)
     
  18. mcconnot

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    Yeah mine is 6 years old! Now if i can just sort that misfire out ill be laughing!:icon_thumright:
     
  19. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    4, from an old style S8 over a day trip to Alton Towers.
     

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