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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old June 29th, 2017, 11:32   #1
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First 900+ mile tank.

901.1 Miles.
It took 17.946 gallons, but I'm not convinced that it filled completely. The next fillup will confirm.

Drove about 20 miles beyond "Range: 0 miles".

Not too bad, just doing the daily 75 mile round trip commute, no A/C windows rolled down.

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Old June 29th, 2017, 16:21   #2
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Chancing fuel system to see miles on display . Not worth it


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Old June 29th, 2017, 19:58   #3
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While your response is anecdotal and entertaining, it lacks relevance to the first post and is without precedent.
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Old June 29th, 2017, 21:24   #4
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While your response is anecdotal and entertaining, it lacks relevance to the first post and is without precedent.
Dude, have you seen what a failed HPFP can do to the entire fuel system, $4K in a millisecond
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Old June 30th, 2017, 05:47   #5
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Don't listen to them, I applaud your feat of driving 20 miles past zero! You prob could have gone 20 extra more!

Most we've done on the 2012 was 800 or so. 650 was the most on the 'ol jetta
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Old June 30th, 2017, 07:16   #6
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Lol really , the fuel system is cooled by fuel. The bottom of the tank has less fuel . Equals more heat


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Old June 30th, 2017, 09:30   #7
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and he survives to drive on!
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Old June 30th, 2017, 09:36   #8
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An impressive feat. I've found 800 miles a difficult milestone to surpass, but I also can't manage to keep it below 65 MPH for that many consecutive miles.
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Thanks all.

I drive slow in the slow lane, my commute has 3miles of warm-up city driving with a few stop lights, then a moderate speed increase to 55, highway at 65 (58-63 my speed), slow up hills fast down hills (if you could consider the elevation changes in Kansas and Missouri hills). Off the highway 1 mile and I'm at work. The route is ideal.

The CKRA responds well to high temperatures. This 90 plus temps help a lot. I just roll the windows down a bit, crank the fan, and leave off the A/C.

Most days no wind in the am, Then a strong wind from the south for my Northwestern commute. Also ideal.

It's still not easy, I've wimped out so many times.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 06:03   #10
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If I filled our old B4 Variant to the top including the 6 gal expansion tank by trickling the fuel in by holding down the vent button It would go well over 1100 miles on a tank,
I miss that wagon!
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 06:11   #11
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While your response is anecdotal and entertaining, it lacks relevance to the first post and is without precedent.
Its not anecdotal and seems rather relevant to me. As far as precedence, anyone with any mechanical knowledge understands that a low tolerance high pressure pump that using its own pumping medium for internal lubrication should not ever be run dry. Diesel mechanics 101.
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 00:49   #12
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Lol really , the fuel system is cooled by fuel.
Urban legend, if referring to lift pump.
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so you're saying I shouldn't have installed my fuel AC system? I heard from a guy that if fuel isn't under 60F the HPFP blows up. That's why I always fill up in the morning while the ground temps are the lowest.
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so you're saying I shouldn't have installed my fuel AC system? I heard from a guy that if fuel isn't under 60F the HPFP blows up. That's why I always fill up in the morning while the ground temps are the lowest.
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4:09 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHUxDHJ9HIs
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