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Old November 8th, 2018, 09:15   #1
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Ever since I had my 700 mile tank way back a few months after I had first gotten the car, this has been a long time goal of mine. I finally was able to hit it. 800 mile tank on 15.04 gallons. I was in try hard mode, turning it off at stop lights longer than 5 - 7 seconds. No AC.



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Old November 10th, 2018, 04:59   #2
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Ever since I had my 700 mile tank way back a few months after I had first gotten the car, this has been a long time goal of mine. I finally was able to hit it. 800 mile tank on 15.04 gallons. I was in try hard mode, turning it off at stop lights longer than 5 - 7 seconds. No AC.





Nice job, definitely silly to shutdown at stoplights imo. Really donít see the need, but Iíve been wrong before.


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Considering I still had 1.45 Us gallons (5.5 liter) in my tank where I got over 700 miles in my Passat, AC on and never shutting off when momentarily stopped, I think my heavier Passat outdid your Golf.
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800 Mille tanks is easily doable in my wagon, my sedan on the other hand Iíll be lucky to see 700 and thatís both 75 + mph average on highway. No shutting off or anything like that.


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Old November 12th, 2018, 08:33   #5
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Nice job, definitely silly to shutdown at stoplights imo. Really don’t see the need, but I’ve been wrong before.

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I was basing it on this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFImHhNwbJo

how much different is it between regular and diesel, I don't know, but I mean surely shutting it off and restarting is less than idling for 2 minutes right? I would guess? Who knows.

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Considering I still had 1.45 Us gallons (5.5 liter) in my tank where I got over 700 miles in my Passat, AC on and never shutting off when momentarily stopped, I think my heavier Passat outdid your Golf.

Probably so. I also have a lift & bigger wheels / tires, which doesn't help. I've also found that terrain makes a large difference. I dunno what it is like there, we have 2 mountain ranges here so lots of ups and downs.
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Probably so. I also have a lift & bigger wheels / tires, which doesn't help. I've also found that terrain makes a large difference. I dunno what it is like there, we have 2 mountain ranges here so lots of ups and downs.
Constant restarting using battery and the starter will cost you more to replace either or both than a piddly bit of fuel.

Bigger wheels and tires than what the car came with have thrown off your odometer reading so that makes it somewhat inaccurate.

The Arkansas I drive through twice a year is as flat as a pancake. It's not a mountain unless it's 3,000 feet or more in elevation, otherwise it's just hills.
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Constant restarting using battery and the starter will cost you more to replace either or both than a piddly bit of fuel.

Bigger wheels and tires than what the car came with have thrown off your odometer reading so that makes it somewhat inaccurate.

The Arkansas I drive through twice a year is as flat as a pancake. It's not a mountain unless it's 3,000 feet or more in elevation, otherwise it's just hills.
I account for the larger wheels and tires.
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