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Using more fuel in cold

Goubo1 Nov 25, 2013

  1. Goubo1

    Goubo1 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone seen a increase in the fuel they use in the cold weather ?
     
  2. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member

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    not really, but Turbo`s/intercoolers like colder denser air so you may notice a bit more go than during the Summer when is hot.
     
  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yup, im down about 50 miles a tank.
     
  4. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    All cars do use a little more fuel as they take longer to warm up too so are on cold start for longer. I still drove to Paris and back (742 miles on 1 1/2 tanks) last week and that was pretty normal.
     
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  5. Goubo1

    Goubo1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it is pulling harder for sure :)
     
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  6. Goubo1

    Goubo1 Well-Known Member

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    wish I could get that kind of mileage for a tank and half
     
  7. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    I did the 200 miles from mine to folkstone for the channel tunnel and only used 1/4 tank lol. Also I am a really careful and laid back driver, I never drive it hard! Lol
     
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  8. jay22s3

    jay22s3 2nd gear sorts em out

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    I've used a tank and a 1/4 just to go down south and back and thats about a 500 mile round trip from preston so where he gets his 700 + miles from is a mystery to me but i don't drive slow :eyebrows:
     
  9. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    Colder air is denser and therefore will require more fuel. The MAF will recognise this and automatically correct fuelling in order to maintain AFR's... Fact
     
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  10. Matt412

    Matt412 New Member

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    definately pulling harder and using more juice in the process :)
     
  11. VAG-Slag

    VAG-Slag Well-Known Member

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    yea, and that :eyebrows:
     
  12. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    I'm usually in 6th at 40mph and rarely go above 3.5k. If I am doing shorter journeys then around 375-400 a tank.
     
  13. newbster

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    i put it to you, sir, that your 254 bhp is wasted on such a well behaved driver. I needs a good thrashing, bring it round my gaff and i'll soon empty that tank :)
     
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  14. newbster

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    for us soot chuckers, they change the diesel blend in the winter, so the mpg will drop without any other influnces.
     

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