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TDIFest 2008 Discussion about TDIFest 2008 that was held in Mason, OH on the Labour Day weekend (August 29th - August 31st, 2008) .

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Old July 27th, 2008, 11:04   #16
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Keeping in on the honor system is the best policy.

Bring in rules and regulations and constraints and restrictions and I'll just find other ways to fully and exactly follow those specific limitations, but there has to be the complete understanding that what is not precisely forbidden is approved. I will make use of all the other techniques that I know.
The 2002 fest mileage run had specific instructions for the re-fill. There were no such limitations on the initial fill. The implied allegations of "cheat" and "trick" are disheartening to still hear 6 years later, when no rule was broken.
In addition, only one competitor was required to submit to a second post-event fill-up re-verification, and that was after the performance of the tight right turn technique which had been used at the start.
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Old July 27th, 2008, 12:37   #17
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Old July 27th, 2008, 15:03   #18
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Do I get infinite economy if I ride out with someone else??
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Old July 28th, 2008, 05:14   #19
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This sounds good to me. Is there going to be a trophy or something. Also what numbers do everyone expect to get.
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Old July 28th, 2008, 10:55   #20
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I expect to get 75+* in my 2.0l, P-D, B5.5 Tiptronic Passat wagon.





* km/imperial gallon
"numbers" mean nothing without units of measure to define those numbers.
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Old July 28th, 2008, 11:18   #21
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Hi all,

I just talked to Paula Toti of Local CH 12. She is going to aire a segment this Wed. July 30th at 5 o'clock on fuel economy. I told her that the TDIclub was holding TDIfest and that we were going to have a fuel economy run as part of it.

Is this something that you are interested in? If yes, she said I could contact her about covering the run.
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Old July 28th, 2008, 13:51   #22
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I'm beginning to understand the hardships the TDI fraternity has endured while those of us with B4 have gone on completely oblivious.
What might have been a single tank weekend in my B4V is turning into a logistical undertaking worthy of an invasion because I'll have my B5.5.
I can't even make it to the fest on one tank! I'll have no choice but to stop to refuel somewhere about 600 miles into the 1800 or so mile round trip, and then again on the way back home about the same place, only to arrive back home nearly empty again!
Luckily there is a B100 retailer in the Youngstown area, the right range distance, that I can use. I'll need to re-confirm with them that they'll be open the Monday holiday.
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Old July 28th, 2008, 20:13   #23
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Me? I am thinking about making the drive down largely at night, going through the Chicago area at about 2-3am CDT Thursday (8/28). I would have to depart the Twin Cities area probably about 6-7pm CDT Wednesday (8/27).
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Hi all,

I just talked to Paula Toti of Local CH 12. She is going to aire a segment this Wed. July 30th at 5 o'clock on fuel economy. I told her that the TDIclub was holding TDIfest and that we were going to have a fuel economy run as part of it.

Is this something that you are interested in? If yes, she said I could contact her about covering the run.
That would be cool. Get some biodiesel coverage in there, too.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 06:39   #25
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I talked to RichC last week and he said the fuel economy run would be an informal event. So here goes. I will set it up and organize it. The honor system will be used and it will be the mileage you get on the run in. Personally, I live near Cincinnati, but I am having to take a trip to Nashville on Wed. and return on Thurs. I will use that as my run. Here how it will be run.

1) Fill up before you start or at an appropriate point on the journey.
2) Fill up again when you get to Cincinnati.
3) Find me at the fest Bestmapman (Jud Engels) and I will record your numbers. If I can, I will have the sign in sheet at the registration table.
4) I will record everyones numbers and post a thread showing the results
5) Please record
___a) ODO miles start and finish.
___b) Gallons at fill.
___c) Type of vehicle
___d) Transmission
___e) Techniques used

1st and 2nd prizes

I have a 60" HP5000 plotter and I will plot out a 60"x60" full size poster of you and your ride. This is about a $200.00 value if you went to a sign shop.

Now the friendly challenge.

I have had the TDI for about 2 years. It has been my wife's car. My normal driver up to now has been a Prius. I have recently completed a Kilo (1000 mile) tank at 84.4 MPG in the Prius. Since July 30, anticipating TDIfest, I switched with my wife and I am driving the TDI. I plan to put up some pretty big numbers and use some of the same techniques I learned in the Prius in this event. I hope that some of you all at the TDIfest.

Without sounding arrogant, I plan to give all of you some stiff competition.

If you are planning to make a run, please respond here.

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Old August 23rd, 2008, 18:39   #26
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I'm not clear on this. 1st place wins the plotter, 2nd wins a print from the plotter?

I'm planning on entering, and expecting that I'll not do half bad.
Or should I say, I expect I'll do half (of the 84.4, which would make my result) bad.

42.2 would be a personal best in this car, though.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 19:33   #27
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Nice try.
First and second prizes are the same. 60"x60" plots.

By the way, this is a real nice prize. The plotter is a 1200 DPI machine and will print out a very nice plot. All I need from the other winner is a nice pic or file and it will be a great poster. We can take the pic on Saturday, and you can bring it home on Sunday.

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Old August 24th, 2008, 04:47   #28
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Count me in!

Coming from Raleigh, but will fill in Wytheville VA.

I won't be in the 84 range, but I'd like to crowd 70.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 14:44   #29
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Do we plan to make it relative to the EPA highway estimates to account for variations between vehicles?
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Old August 24th, 2008, 16:18   #30
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Do we plan to make it relative to the EPA highway estimates to account for variations between vehicles?
That's fine with me.
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