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    Thread: 2.5L Fuel economy thread.--UNOFFICIAL--

    1. Junior Member Zoolook_'s Avatar
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      03-17-2012 11:18 PM #51
      I've tracked mine with an app and on the EPA website. I've had 29mpg, 2011 Golf.

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      03-19-2012 09:34 AM #52
      Got 26.5MPG on my last fill


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      03-19-2012 09:49 AM #53
      170 miles to the first quart mark... so far, so good!

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      03-19-2012 10:03 AM #54
      Looks like I'll be around 330 miles/12.8 gallons again. I was feeling pretty good when I was at 215 at half a tank! That 2nd half really goes quick...

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      03-19-2012 10:19 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Looks like I'll be around 330 miles/12.8 gallons again. I was feeling pretty good when I was at 215 at half a tank! That 2nd half really goes quick...
      yup.. for me it usually is:
      125-150 first quart
      200-250 half
      270-310 3/4
      330-400 tank (~13 gallons)

      so 170 is actually good.

      the gas tank measurement is "innacurate" but it is consistent... so i dont mid.

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      03-19-2012 01:35 PM #56
      Last tank:
      93 oct
      85% highway (78-83mph)
      365 miles on 12.75 gallons
      28.6 mpg....

      Feel like I could have done better, A/C was on only part of the time but I did have a lot of weight in the car (people, suitcases, etc).

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      03-19-2012 02:03 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      yup.. for me it usually is:
      125-150 first quart
      200-250 half
      270-310 3/4
      330-400 tank (~13 gallons)

      so 170 is actually good.

      the gas tank measurement is "innacurate" but it is consistent... so i dont mid.
      Yeah, but it always gets my hopes up and then immediately destroys them

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      03-19-2012 02:13 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Yeah, but it always gets my hopes up and then immediately destroys them
      LMAO Same here....

      "Yeah, I got enough to get back from work tonight."

      Goes to work and shuts down. Get back in car ar 5PM

      "SH!T the gauge is an 1/8 lower than when I parked!"

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      03-19-2012 04:40 PM #59
      lol^
      true story, the gauge falls really quick after the 1/4 mark.

      i got about 325 my tank this morning and i drove it hard up to high rpm multiple times this week and mostly city traffic.
      ill take 325 miles to the tank anyday b/c even with a heavy foot that is better mileage than i had b4 the UM tune and driving slow af
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      03-21-2012 08:32 AM #60
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      89 Oct gas, 380miles to the tank will post pic
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      03-21-2012 08:41 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by black_plague_21 View Post
      Last tank:
      93 oct
      85% highway (78-83mph)
      365 miles on 12.75 gallons
      28.6 mpg....

      Feel like I could have done better, A/C was on only part of the time but I did have a lot of weight in the car (people, suitcases, etc).
      ... anything over 60mph starts to reduce mpg. 65mph feels like a crawl on long journeys, but I can get 36/37 mpg at that speed, but it drops by about 5 mpg for every 10 mph increase.

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      03-21-2012 08:53 AM #62
      my last 3 tanks:

      28.1 mpgs when i got the intake mani... 353 miles to the tank
      21 and 23 the next 2 tanks.. lol.. the mani is too much fun..!

      and currently, ~320 miles on the current tank. im driving like a citizen again...

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      03-21-2012 09:06 AM #63
      Back down to 24.8mpg

      Half way through the tank I did an oil change and put on my summer rollers. Also played with a VR for about 20 miles on the highway the other night. I am damn sure that didnt help

      Also with the conversion I am paying now about $5 a gallon


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      03-21-2012 07:13 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Zoolook_ View Post
      ... anything over 60mph starts to reduce mpg. 65mph feels like a crawl on long journeys, but I can get 36/37 mpg at that speed, but it drops by about 5 mpg for every 10 mph increase.
      Yeah, I figured going about 80 wasn't helping my cause too much.. But when the speed limit is 70, it's tough (for me) to set the cruise on anything below 78.

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      03-22-2012 09:23 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by black_plague_21 View Post
      Yeah, I figured going about 80 wasn't helping my cause too much.. But when the speed limit is 70, it's tough (for me) to set the cruise on anything below 78.
      I hear ya

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      03-22-2012 10:23 AM #66
      Finally reached $5/gal for 93oct here in Chicagoland. Filled up for ~$70.
      If one thing's for sure, gas sure isn't going down anytime soon.
      Quote Originally Posted by TrillyPop View Post
      The 2.5L forum is full of high hopes and huge disappointment.
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      03-22-2012 11:15 AM #67
      thats ridiculous
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      03-22-2012 12:58 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by H3LVTCA View Post
      Finally reached $5/gal for 93oct here in Chicagoland. Filled up for ~$70.
      If one thing's for sure, gas sure isn't going down anytime soon.
      i filled yesterday for 4.3... i cant imagine 5!!!

      glide a lot...! its the only thing that helps

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      03-24-2012 02:00 AM #69
      as i posted this morning on Facebook:
      "United motorsports... Because moar mpg, because better performance, better support and flat torque... What more can I ask for?"

      and i usually dont predict the future.. but i do.

      1/2 tank


      300 mile mark, well before 3/4 tank


      whole tank... 12.71 gallons..

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      03-24-2012 11:57 AM #70
      I obtained 306 miles from 10.8 gallons with 92 of those miles being at 72 mph on the turnpike. Curious to what I was getting straight from turnpike driving, I did a small sample of 92 miles and filled up again to 2.92 gallons. Just over 32 mpg hwy!

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      03-25-2012 12:16 PM #71
      I just drove from New York City to Asheville in North Carolina. At 72mph, the mpg peaked at 37mpg, but 90% of the time, hovered at 36.7mpg. According to my last fuelly fill up, I did 34.3mpg, which included my stops and some hill climbs coming across the Appalachians.

      That's a 2.5l with 5,000 miles on the clock. Tyres are at35psi cold.

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      03-26-2012 12:07 AM #72
      With the old 5th gear avg is around 29-30

      The TDI 5th gear .717 verified at the pump, it was 33.5 mpg (all highway) and torque called it between 35-36 mpg. It was a warm day 86F (30C)

      I am pleasantly surprised with the TDI 5th
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      03-26-2012 12:22 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Anile_eight View Post
      With the old 5th gear avg is around 29-30

      The TDI 5th gear .717 verified at the pump, it was 33.5 mpg (all highway) and torque called it between 35-36 mpg. It was a warm day 86F (30C)

      I am pleasantly surprised with the TDI 5th
      How difficult was the 5th gear swap?

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      03-26-2012 09:23 AM #74
      07 2.5L 5 speed manual 90k miles, BSH CIA. With my wife shooting around town, last tank averaged 21mpg on 87 octane. Filled up with 93 octane then drove 180 hwy miles @ 90mph and averaged 28.3mpg.
      I'd say the higher octane helped. Only issue is at idle the engine ticks way louder than before.

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      03-26-2012 10:31 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      How difficult was the 5th gear swap?
      I was lucky and I had the diff and 5th gear installed.

      A) I was definitely not going to install the diff myself. I have a friend who is very experienced and he says it sucks, especially if you don't have the tools or you haven't done it before.

      B) 5th gear swap isn't bad if you know what you are doing... there are a lot of small pieces and clips that are important and I didn't want to deal with that. From what i've heard the install isn't long if you take it to a shop which knows VW and their transmission... ~250 for the gear set (set two gears are needed the link below explains) and about $100-$200 for installation Look here:

      This site it awesome, a tonne of good info: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/m...ar-swap-VW.htm

      Here is a written on: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f...r-install-868/
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