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      07-20-2012 02:00 AM #1
      i finally did it
      sorry for a wasteful thread but im just way to excited not to let the TCL know..
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      07-20-2012 02:05 AM #2
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      07-20-2012 02:08 AM #3
      i average 47MPG without restricting my driving mix city/hwy on my 2005 Jetta Wagon, 700miles a tank seems normal for a TDI imo
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      07-20-2012 02:10 AM #4
      Bah, I did over 900 with my 1997 Golf TDI once, 700 were the norm. Good cars.
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      07-20-2012 03:31 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Lupo TDI View Post
      Bah, I did over 900 with my 1997 Golf TDI once, 700 were the norm. Good cars.
      Aw, come on, guys. This is a much larger, heavier, safer, more powerful, and faster car. I think he deserves a cookie.

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      07-20-2012 04:43 AM #10
      I can do 800 km on a tank. Well technically it's two tanks and they hold 150 L total.

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      07-20-2012 06:49 AM #11
      Range alone never impresses me. How big is the tank in the tdi? 15 gallons? Mrs McBanagons Civic could go 500 miles with a 15 gallon tank.

      49mpg is the number that impresses me, and I'm impressed.
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      07-20-2012 07:04 AM #12
      Granted my tank is larger, but in my B4 Passat wagon TDI, I've had TWO 1250 mile tanks, that's just a hair over 2,000 KM's on one tank of fuel. My average was 52 mpg both times. I just replaced my injection pump seals, so I'll be interested to see if those numbers go up.

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      07-20-2012 07:11 AM #13
      shut up.

      I routinely get 1200kms out of a tank on my MkIII TDI.
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      07-20-2012 07:23 AM #14
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      07-20-2012 07:37 AM #15
      Nice.

      I can get 900 miles out of the Passat with normal highway driving...


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      07-20-2012 08:51 AM #16
      Best i did on my 15.9 gallons with ventectomy was 813 miles right after i bought the car . .It was a boring ride for 2 weeks for sure of doing the speed limit granny driving in the right lane . So now i enjoy my constant 700 miles on 15.8+/- gallons of hooning fun . . There are several "mile club" threads on tdiclub.com 700,800 and 900 miles on a tank. . .But again , congrats. .
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      07-20-2012 08:57 AM #17
      The gas light in my GTI comes on at about 420 every time, which is cooler than 700 miles.
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      07-20-2012 09:15 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by cerksies View Post
      Granted my tank is larger, but in my B4 Passat wagon TDI, I've had TWO 1250 mile tanks, that's just a hair over 2,000 KM's on one tank of fuel. My average was 52 mpg both times. I just replaced my injection pump seals, so I'll be interested to see if those numbers go up.
      The tank in your wagon is 24 gallons? Wow, that is expensive (~$100) to fill up, when you have to.

    19. 07-20-2012 09:53 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Range alone never impresses me. How big is the tank in the tdi? 15 gallons? Mrs McBanagons Civic could go 500 miles with a 15 gallon tank.

      49mpg is the number that impresses me, and I'm impressed.
      Yep. Capacity is really what determines how impressive it is. My wife got 525 miles on a tank in the Prius when the gas light came on. Topped it off with a whopping 9.5 gallons.

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      07-20-2012 10:16 AM #20
      It takes me 3 tanks of gas to get to 700 miles. What do I win?

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      07-20-2012 10:38 AM #21
      I get 700+ out of the touareg from time to time

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      07-20-2012 10:38 AM #22
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      07-20-2012 10:42 AM #23
      I'm lucky to get 250 miles out of my Mustang, lol.
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      07-20-2012 10:52 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      i finally did it
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      07-20-2012 10:55 AM #25
      I get 250 out of a tank in my GLI. Try beating that

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      07-20-2012 10:57 AM #26
      I get about 220 miles/tank in my S2000 and I wouldnt trade it for all the crappy diesels in the world.

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      07-20-2012 11:10 AM #27
      wow a day later and its still on page #1..... success
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      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Range alone never impresses me. How big is the tank in the tdi? 15 gallons? Mrs McBanagons Civic could go 500 miles with a 15 gallon tank.

      49mpg is the number that impresses me, and I'm impressed.
      14.5 gal tank, i filled up with 14.221 so by hand calculation it ended up 49.3MPG

      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Nice.

      I can get 900 miles out of the Passat with normal highway driving...


      but you dont really get 900 unless you did it on your first tank. its very easily doable but you gotta get over 900 mile to claim you can.. i've had 900 range show up on my GOLF after driving 60 miles (it was from loveland pass down to denver, but unless i actually drive the distance that range number tends to jump around a bit) but i hope you get it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Brendon1098 View Post
      I get 700+ out of the touareg from time to time

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      07-20-2012 11:13 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Nice.

      I can get 900 miles out of the Passat with normal highway driving...

      You dont actually believe this, do you? I thought you were smarter than that. Out of all of the VWs and Audis Ive had, that distance to empty estimate has always been way off.

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      07-20-2012 11:15 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
      but you dont really get 900 unless you did it on your first tank. its very easily doable but you gotta get over 900 mile to claim you can.. i've had 900 range show up on my GOLF after driving 60 miles (it was from loveland pass down to denver, but unless i actually drive the distance that range number tends to jump around a bit) but i hope you get it.

      I filled up early out of convenience. I took it to 700 miles, but still had 200+ remaining to empty. I could have done it.

      No downhill trickery either.

      The Passat tends to do a little better than the Golf/Jetta on the highway so it's no surprise.

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      07-20-2012 11:15 AM #30
      John and Helen Taylor got 1626 miles on one tank of their 2012 Passat TDI.

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      I think gallons per year is a better number to work on.

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      07-20-2012 11:19 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      You dont actually believe this, do you? I thought you were smarter than that. Out of all of the VWs and Audis Ive had, that distance to empty estimate has always been way off.
      Yeah, I actually do believe it. I took it to 700 miles on that tank with just under a quarter tank remaining. No pic, sorry. I do have a pic of 508 miles on the tank and 330 remaining - and it wasn't just highway driving.

      The calculated MPG and distance to empty tends to be really close on the diesels. I haven't had a tank off by more than 1 mpg.

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      07-20-2012 11:23 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by kilimats View Post
      i average 47MPG without restricting my driving mix city/hwy on my 2005 Jetta Wagon, 700miles a tank seems normal for a TDI imo
      as TDI's got more complex and newer... the mileage per tank starts to go down.

      i have done over 800/tank a number of times in both of my mk4 tdis. but i am no where near that in my b5.5v tdi.

      most mk5/6 tdis have to push a bit to hit 700/tank.
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      07-20-2012 11:24 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      I filled up early out of convenience. I took it to 700 miles, but still had 200+ remaining to empty. I could have done it.

      No downhill trickery either.

      The Passat tends to do a little better than the Golf/Jetta on the highway so it's no surprise.
      hey i totally believe you and i know Passat can very easily do this, but im just saying you actually need to get over that 900 mile to really claim it thats all,
      btw after few fill ups you'll learn that the last RANGE number once you get down to below 1/4 tank will drop alot faster then it does during first 3/4
      exampe: on this 700 mile tank the last day i was driving to work, when my FUEL wanring went on at 50 mile RANGE, 3 miles later when i pulled in to work it said 35 MILES,
      cmmn man i know you can do this, and come back and post a picture

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      07-20-2012 11:25 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      You dont actually believe this, do you? I thought you were smarter than that. Out of all of the VWs and Audis Ive had, that distance to empty estimate has always been way off.
      I don't know about the diesels, but if I've been driving pretty conservatively (cruise set at 57 or 58, etc), mine will say 450 to empty when I fill it up, and as I said earlier, the gas light comes on right about 420 miles.
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      My bike gets 49-50mpg on the highway.
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