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Offline Sootchucker

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8590 on: 14 June 2018, 22:26 »
Did my first proper brim to brim fill up since getting the car. 381 Miles covered which took 45.5 litres of Tesco’s finest momentum to brim. Computer was showing an average of 38.5 and calculated at exactly 38mpg dead. To be fair I was taking this tank fairly easy as I’m still running it in.

So at only 600 odd Miles on the clock, I’ve discovered that the GTI’s fuel computer is as accurate as the one in my GTD (i.e. very accurate), and that I’m not actually giving up as big an amount on range and mpg compared to the GTD as I thought I would (I’d typically fill the GTD up around the 420-430 mile range on my usual weekly commute with a fuelly average for the GTD of around 46mpg.)

Think this tank I’ll open her up more so don’t expect to see that on the next tank. Gave it a bit of a hoof on the way back from the petrol station for the first time properly and got some lovely DSG exhaust farts - very addictive !
« Last Edit: 14 June 2018, 22:29 by Sootchucker »
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8591 on: 14 June 2018, 23:30 »
I've just burn my first tank of fuel in my new Baby. Very similar figures to Soothicker, but I've only covered 380 miles so far.
Oming from a diesel, I have to say I'm very impressed with that for a 245 ps petrol engine. Obviously I won't always get this though.... :evil: :grin: :cool:
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8592 on: 15 June 2018, 09:03 »
My first couple of tanks have been wellllll below 30mpg!

I've not been full throttle or past 4.5k rpm... but there are some cracking roads around where I work, and what else are lunchbreaks for?

Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8593 on: 15 June 2018, 10:55 »
Mine is showing 27mpg  ave for 260 Miles with about 50 left on the range.

My daily commute is 6 Miles and can be stuck in traffic a lot. Pretty much same as my previous 230 GTI.

That said, I’ve given a blip or 2.
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8594 on: 15 June 2018, 12:36 »
Interesting to see people's approaches to running in! I have not been gentle... but I also haven't ragged him either. Set myself some limits and stuck to them. Hopefully he's not been too strained!

One place where I definitely haven't been gentle is in the corners... and oh my the electronic diff is glorious!

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8595 on: 15 June 2018, 13:59 »
Interesting to see people's approaches to running in! I have not been gentle... but I also haven't ragged him either. Set myself some limits and stuck to them. Hopefully he's not been too strained!

One place where I definitely haven't been gentle is in the corners... and oh my the electronic diff is glorious!

Always lots of debate about the do’s and don’t’s of running in on forums. After the first 100 miles or so from new when the tyres and brakes need to be run in / bedded in (no hard braking or harsh cornering or wheel spinning - not that I would wheel spin deliberately), I tend to just drive mine normally. IMO the important considerations during the first 1,000 miles are ;

- not to over-rev or labour the engine in any gear
- use the gears freely to vary the engine speed
- always ensure the engine oil is up to temperature before driving enthusiastically; not just during the first 1,000 miles, but always. 
« Last Edit: 15 June 2018, 16:19 by SRGTD »
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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8596 on: 16 June 2018, 01:26 »
Mine is showing 27mpg  ave for 260 Miles with about 50 left on the range.

My daily commute is 6 Miles and can be stuck in traffic a lot. Pretty much same as my previous 230 GTI.

That said, I’ve given a blip or 2.

All of that plus about 10 or 15 miles of m-way, each way on top and getting 35-37 as a consistent average, manual as well.

No doubt the motorway and sometimes 50 limit helps, as does additional distance, but how you approach the drudgery and even the opportunities makes a difference as well IMHO  :smiley:.

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8597 on: 16 June 2018, 13:52 »
Came out to a flat tyre this morning.

Other side has quite a bit of cracking so 2 new tyres fitted managed to get a decent price with a code for fitting through national tyres Dunlop Sportmaxx for £163.






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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8598 on: 16 June 2018, 17:42 »
Spot the discreet change ???

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Re: What have you done to your MK 7 today ?
« Reply #8599 on: 16 June 2018, 17:47 »
Carbon fibre thing in middle of steering wheel?
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