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Poor Fuel Consumption

Monzta Dec 12, 2019

  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member

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    If my 2.5tdi is anything to go by I get less than half the open road mpg when driving about town but the figures are probably only slightly less than this 1.9 and mines a lot heavier Quattro Avant.Perhaps the Tiptronic is less wasteful than the Multi box.Still think a proper CTS should help
     
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  3. Monzta

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    Yes, autos always tend to be a bit thirstier than manuals but the mpg I'm getting at the moment is definitely too bad to be just down to that. The more I think about it the more I think that it's the CTS that's at fault. My car tends to smell very fumey like it's over-fueling, it's been like it for months.

    As for the multitronic, the last time that I know that it had a fluid and filter change was by Audi in 2008. If it's had one since then I've got no record of it.

    Would love an RS4/S4 but would need to sell a kidney and a testicle first. :yes::yes::yes:
     
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  4. Monzta

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    Yes, the CTS has to be changed for a legit one. I'm sure it's the root of my mpg problems.
     
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    As a follow-up on this. Nothing I really tried made more than a negligible difference to my mpg. I've come to the conclusion that's it's the town driving that's really the problem. I do mainly short runs around town, stop/starting and never really get the engine up to operating temperature before I'm home again.

    I did another £20 worth of fuel recently but on top of my town driving I did a 70 mile run to take the wife shopping and that splash of diesel did 104 miles instead of the usual 65/70 miles. So it's not the car, it's the lack of proper use that seems to be the issue.
     
  6. Mike B

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    That's much the same as my V6.If I fill up after mostly town driving and then go for a steady long run the miles remaining goes up and up
     
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  7. Monzta

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    I probably bought the wrong car for my type of driving, I very seldom do long runs these days. I just fancied a diesel before they all disappeared. Maybe I'll buy a petrol A4 next time.
     

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