!st tank fuel still

!st tank fuel still

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:11 pm

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I like this gas mileage. Oh it is an 18Gal tank. probably won't get fuel till next weekend. Sure beats the Jeep GC over double the MPG. What i save on fuel will easily pay half of payment every month.

And burning coal for heat.. 1/3 the cost of oil..LIVING THE DREAM!!!
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
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Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

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PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:16 pm

48 mph?? who cares about seeing a pic with mph.......

where is the pic with MPG??!!??!! :P
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:09 am

I would routinely get MPGs in the low 50s with my 04 TDI Jetta. I would bet Wilders Passat would be in the 60s if not for the added pollution crap added .
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PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:23 pm

Flyer5 wrote:I would routinely get MPGs in the low 50s with my 04 TDI Jetta. I would bet Wilders Passat would be in the 60s if not for the added pollution crap added .

Hmmm... yes there is the PDF cat system on car... it will burn a bit more fuel while it runs a regen cycle. VW claims 495 miles to a tank of fuel...i will be hitting that mileage range or REAL close to it by the time i need fuel. This will all have been on local country roads. Can't wait till trip up to N Hampshire and see how mileage does on interstates. :)

Lot of features on insturment panel i need to learn how to use...give me time. Will post when i figure out which button to push when. :help:
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:24 pm

wilder11354 wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:I would routinely get MPGs in the low 50s with my 04 TDI Jetta. I would bet Wilders Passat would be in the 60s if not for the added pollution crap added .

Hmmm... yes there is the PDF cat system on car... it will burn a bit more fuel while it runs a regen cycle. VW claims 495 miles to a tank of fuel...i will be hitting that mileage range or REAL close to it by the time i need fuel. This will all have been on local country roads. Can't wait till trip up to N Hampshire and see how mileage does on interstates. :)

Lot of features on insturment panel i need to learn how to use...give me time. Will post when i figure out which button to push when. :help:



I would expect you should see 700mile fill ups. It spoils you especially when you drive a gasser and have to stop twice as often.
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PostBy: wilder11354 On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:44 pm

The dream came to an end... went and fueled up tonite. odometer had 543.3 miles, MFD on car said 60 more miles till empty. Could have pushed it to 600 miles...but don't have a small fuel jug with diesel in trunk in case it was off a few miles. took exactly 16 gals.(18 Gal tank) of fuel So there was still 2 gals left in tank. so avg for first tank is basically 34MPG local, back roads, stop & go, hills & valley winding road driving. Guess when motor breaks in a bit, and get to stretch the motor on a interstae 70MPH+ cruise it will go a bit more.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:35 pm

wilder11354 wrote:The dream came to an end... went and fueled up tonite. odometer had 543.3 miles, MFD on car said 60 more miles till empty. Could have pushed it to 600 miles...but don't have a small fuel jug with diesel in trunk in case it was off a few miles. took exactly 16 gals.(18 Gal tank) of fuel So there was still 2 gals left in tank. so avg for first tank is basically 34MPG local, back roads, stop & go, hills & valley winding road driving. Guess when motor breaks in a bit, and get to stretch the motor on a interstae 70MPH+ cruise it will go a bit more.



I expect to be hearing about the 700mile tanks once you get the confidence. I had almost 800 on my jetta once but chickened out.
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PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:45 pm

Flyer5 wrote: I expect to be hearing about the 700mile tanks once you get the confidence. I had almost 800 on my jetta once but chickened out.


How many gallons of diesel does your Jetta hold?
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Hmmm ... 60 mpg .... I wish I could just get 6! toothy
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:20 pm

lsayre wrote:
Flyer5 wrote: I expect to be hearing about the 700mile tanks once you get the confidence. I had almost 800 on my jetta once but chickened out.


How many gallons of diesel does your Jetta hold?



I believe 16.5 or 17.
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PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:23 pm

Flyer5 wrote: I believe 16.5 or 17.


Wow, that's (at least) a sustained 47 to 48.5 MPG for 800 miles. Fantastic! What model year is it?
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:13 pm

04 It actually measured out to a little over 50 avg mpg. I was about 10 miles short.
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PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:24 pm

Hey, you can get 800 miles from a tank in a GMC Denali...IF the tank is 100 gallons!!!
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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:34 pm

whistlenut wrote:Hey, you can get 800 miles from a tank in a GMC Denali...IF the tank is 100 gallons!!!


Yrs ago I took a trip to Mobile Ala to pick up an ultralight plane. I put a 75gal tank in the back of my old Nissan PU and plumbed a pump to the main tank. It was neat driving along on empty and seeing the fuel gauge start to rise. I was able to get there and back with only 1 fuel stop each direction. On the way back I did have to take a rest stop and pulled into the rest area that the DC sniper was caught the very next day. :shock:
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