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Jules Winfield

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #190 on: 30 May 2013, 21:33 »
I'm finding my fuel consumption has improved quite a bit since swapping my horrible Potenza tyres for some nice new F1 Eagle 2 Asymmetrics.  Previously, the computer would read somewhere in the low 50s for my 20 mile trip to work (mixture of "A" roads and motorway, with some stop/start).  Now, I can get high-50s or low 60s with no trouble at all (tonight I got just over 62).

If memory serves, the most I've ever got out of a tank is about 560 miles, and that's running to almost empty.  Looks like I'll beat that this time.

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #191 on: 02 June 2013, 19:50 »
Sure its not just the weather being warmer?
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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #192 on: 04 June 2013, 16:21 »
That does help, but it's never been as good as it is now.  The EU rolling resistance figures are noticeably better if you compare the Potenzas to the Goodyears.

I managed to get 65mpg average a couple of days ago, and I couldn't (and never) have done that with the Potenzas, even if/when it was 30 degrees outside.  The on-board computer read over 700 miles for a while as well - not seen that before.

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #193 on: 04 June 2013, 16:25 »
Warm weather makes it worse as the air is less dense and you get less bang per litre of air.

Tail wind?

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #194 on: 04 June 2013, 20:34 »
But warm weather does help the engine heat up faster to a more efficient state.
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
Now: Mk7 R, 5dr, DSG, Limestone Grey, 19" Pretoria's, Nav Pro, DCC, Winter Pack, Keyless, Mobile Prep and Reversing Camera.
Gone but not forgotten: Mk6 GTD, 5dr, Manual, Tornado Red, 18" Vancouvers, RCD510 + Dynaudio + DAB, Cruise, Winter Pack, Luxury Pack and TPS.

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #195 on: 05 June 2013, 17:16 »
But warm weather does help the engine heat up faster to a more efficient state.

+1 there is even a graph in the owners manual on this.
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Jules Winfield

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #196 on: 06 June 2013, 19:59 »
From today, a 20 mile journey - a mixture of some stop-start, motorway (50 and 60mph) and "A" roads (50mph, stuck behind a lorry):



It peaked at 75mpg about two minutes before the photo was taken, but then I went up two hills before pulling into my driveway.

I find that warm weather does help as well.
« Last Edit: 06 June 2013, 20:01 by Jules Winfield »

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #197 on: 14 June 2013, 22:43 »
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
Now: Mk7 R, 5dr, DSG, Limestone Grey, 19" Pretoria's, Nav Pro, DCC, Winter Pack, Keyless, Mobile Prep and Reversing Camera.
Gone but not forgotten: Mk6 GTD, 5dr, Manual, Tornado Red, 18" Vancouvers, RCD510 + Dynaudio + DAB, Cruise, Winter Pack, Luxury Pack and TPS.

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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #198 on: 16 June 2013, 01:55 »


What are the 3 seat symbols for where the trip mileage should be?
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Re: GTD MPG
« Reply #199 on: 16 June 2013, 08:18 »


What are the 3 seat symbols for where the trip mileage should be?

I was thinking that too.
Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
Now: Mk7 R, 5dr, DSG, Limestone Grey, 19" Pretoria's, Nav Pro, DCC, Winter Pack, Keyless, Mobile Prep and Reversing Camera.
Gone but not forgotten: Mk6 GTD, 5dr, Manual, Tornado Red, 18" Vancouvers, RCD510 + Dynaudio + DAB, Cruise, Winter Pack, Luxury Pack and TPS.