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un modded a3 1.8T r reg any ideas to improve MPG

Boggle May 17, 2010

  1. Boggle

    Boggle Member

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    any ideas on how to improve mpg i have just had a full service is there anything else
     
  2. cawsey20

    cawsey20 Member

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    rest your foot on the noise pedal :D:D . always helps lol .
     
  3. JD09

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

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    Buy a more economical car?
     
  4. Imteyaz

    Imteyaz 6th Gear

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    Never ever use your brakes either.:no:

    Start freewheeling downhill.:racer:

    Seriously speaking though, driving technique (staying 'off-boost' etc) and a healthy well looked after engine may well get you better returns, the majority of people on this forum would make MPG their last priority.
     
  5. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    service it. i found my car a little more economical since i fitted an Induction kit too. i also changed the maf which helped.
     
  6. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    clean maf
    clean & reset throttle body
    change fuel/air filter
    change spark plugs
    drive like a granny
     
  7. JD09

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

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    Or buy an economical car in the first place . . .
     
  8. lee111s

    lee111s Member

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    Buy a diesel
     
  9. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    keep below 2800 rpm



    or enjoy it after all you will probally only save a couple of hundred quid in fuel a year and be bored ridgid driving like miss daisy.
     
  10. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Sell it and get a segway :moa:
     
  11. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Tyre pressures and drive it off boost. Try and plan your driving...look early on islands etc, if you can go without stopping then do it...look for gaps and try not to come to a stop as that kills MPG.
     
  12. Boggle

    Boggle Member

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    cheers peeps just guess its me being cheap lol but i do like the boost so guess i will just have to start saving the pennys else were like food shoping and toilet roll lol
     
  13. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    My remapped A3 does about 30mpg on average so whilst its not that great...its not that bad considering.
     
  14. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    :readit:
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  15. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    so driving below 2.5k is good for mpg?
     
  16. landopanda

    landopanda Member

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    change if for a 1.9tdi :idea:
     
  17. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I'd rather wipe my arse on leaves than drive off boost everywhere...
     
  18. JD09

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

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    That makes two of us. Remember a mate talking about his Megane 225 when he first got it. Every facebook update was "on boost".

    Now I know why.
     
  19. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    Driving like a granny it is then, especially around London where you stop at every traffic light every 100meters
     
  20. JD09

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

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    The engine is most economical between 2k and 3k.
     
  21. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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  22. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    Fitting narrower wheels/tyres would also help but then thats the looks gone also lol
     
  23. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    look for boost and vac leaks

    gearbox oil

    dragging brakes
     
  24. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Blow the tyres up to the max load pressures, makes a noticable difference on my TQS on a run
     
  25. CraigHarrison

    CraigHarrison Member

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    get someone to tow you around...

    convert to LPG to save cash...
     
  26. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    save weight. throw out any seats you dont use. Spare wheel. Empty ur boot etc that can help
     
  27. Free

    Free Member

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    Possibly cut some holes in the bottom and use your feet to move it
     
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  28. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    lmao :lmfao:
     
  29. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Willlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllmmmaaaaaaaaaa!

    [​IMG]
     
  30. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    May car is by far most economical when it is turned off. Of that I have no doubt.....
     

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