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Old July 31st, 2008, 18:30   #1
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Default August 2008 Mileage Thread

This is a month by month competition. Every time you make an entry it will be added up and recorded together according to the fuel type and car/year you are driving.
THIS IS NOT an individual tank competition (or a partial tank competition for that matter).

Entries will be accepted until September 5, but remember, report tanks FILLED IN August.

Entry Format:
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Driver:
Miles:
Gallons:
Model Year:
Model:
Tranny:
Fuel Type:

You are allowed to put more than one fill up in a post, so long as each fill up conforms to format.

MPG: (optional since I will calculate it automatically anyway)
(anything else you would like to add)
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Hint on entering your data - after the colon ( ":") put a space.

US GALLONS AND MILES

TRANNY TYPES:
(x) A = x speed automatic
(x) M = x speed manual *
DSG = direct-shift gearbox
CVT = continuously variable transmission
* if you have swapped in a taller 5th gear please noted this (ie: 5M w/.681)

FUEL TYPES:
Bx = biodiesel - x is the percentage of bio
Biodiesel use equal to, or more than B20, will be indicated in GREEN.
ULSD / LSD / D2 = normal petroleum based diesel
Also please note if it's winterized

- please note if you are using a fuel additive (ie: ULSD +PS)
- - Power Service (PS); Stanadyne (ST); Redline (RL)

Posts not in format will not be tallied / corrected.

Please do not go back and add additional fillups to a post. Multiple fillups per post is fine as long as all fillups are in format. If the driver name is not the same as your post name - this will be considered "Not in format" and will not be counted. Only exceptions would be "and spouse" etc.



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Old August 1st, 2008, 17:41   #2
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Driver: Schwabe
Miles: 816.2
Gallons: 15.19
Model Year: '06
Model: Jetta TDI
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: D2
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Old August 1st, 2008, 17:51   #3
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Driver: Blue_Hen_TDI
Miles: 370.1
Gallons: 6.091
Model Year: 1996
Model: B4V
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: B20

MPG: 60.76 mpg

I experimented with three trips to work (120 mi r/t) with no A/C and cruising at 55 mph. I beat my average (usually at 65 mph w/ A/C) by 13 mpg.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 19:01   #4
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Driver: Joe TDI
Miles: 647.3
Gallons: 14.7
Model Year: 2003
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 44.03
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 15:54   #5
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02August2008

Driver: Fix Until Broke
Miles: 841.0
Gallons: 15.274
Model Year: 2003
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5M W/0.681 5th
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 55.06

250 miles @ 73 MPH
250 miles @ 63 MPH
350 miles misc trips work/home/errands/etc

A/C on for all highway miles and ~100 miles of misc trips
25% effort in driving for economy
89,074 ODO miles

SG Readings
MPG: 56.1
GAL: 14.9
Miles: 837
AVG MPH: 43
Hours: 19.2
Fuel Trim +61.6% for this tank (now +64.2%)


Miles Adjustment +3% (no change)
All speeds indicated (~3% higher than actual), no Odometer Correction (~1% lower than actual)
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 19:49   #6
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Driver: Bob_Fout
Miles: 446.6
Gallons: 8.827
Model Year: 2003
Model: Jetta GLS
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 50.6
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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:51   #7
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Driver: tasdrouille
Miles: 673.7
Gallons: 10.45
Model Year: 1999
Model: Vento
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 64.47

300 miles going to and from work (7 miles each way)
370 miles highway at 53 mph
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Old August 5th, 2008, 17:23   #8
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driver: DK
miles: 783.4
gallons: 13.991
year: 2002
model: Golf GLS
tranny: 5m
fuel: ULSD+PS

mpg: 55.993
$4.69/gallon
cost/mile: 0.083 cents
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Old August 5th, 2008, 18:24   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schwabe
Driver: Schwabe
Miles: 816.2
Gallons: 15.19
Model Year: '06
Model: Jetta TDI
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: D2
C'mon dude! You're killing me!
Are you SURE you don't mean 512.2 miles?
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:08   #10
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Fuel Economy: Max 54, 44 avg
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Driver: MPLSTDI
Miles: 635.7
Gallons: 14.349
Model Year: 2006
Model: Jetta MKV
Tranny: DSG
Fuel Type: ULSD B2

44.3MPG :-( I'm not sure why this tank was so bad. I blew out the turbo out a number of times more than normal. My wife got 50.5MPG in her Prius, and boy did she rub it in. I did change the oil, fuel filter etc. But I did not spill much at all. (Also a little more AC than normal)
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:15   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MalcolmBurke
C'mon dude! You're killing me!
Are you SURE you don't mean 512.2 miles?
53.7 mpg is not out of line for a manual trans PD driven lightly.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:24   #12
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I am moving this from the July thread because it wasn't included in the totals. I guess I put it in to late for July.



Driver: meby
Miles: 840
Gallons: 14.916
Model Year: 00
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5m
Fuel Type: ULSD + PS

MPG: 56.31


I did it! Well over 800 miles on a tank. By far my best (not anymore, see below). No A/C, average speed of 55 mph, windows up as much as possible, and trying not to us my brakes to stop when possible.


Tank 2

Driver: meby
Miles:749.1
Gallons: 13.2
Model Year: 2000
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5m
Fuel Type: ULSD + PS

Mpg: 56.75

This tank I put grandma to shame. Except for the last 125 which was done on the interstate with the cruise @ 70 mph. No a/c.

Tank 3

Driver: meby
Miles: 725.5
Gallons: 14.13
Model Year: 2000
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5m
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 51.34

This tank was all but 160 miles on the interstate. Cruise @ 75 or 80 mph. A/C on most of the time. What wasn't on the interstate was driven like a madman. No PS this time. I went to WI over the weekend and wow, you fuel is a lot cheaper. Filled one tank @ $4.21 and the other @ $4.28 per gallon.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:07   #13
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Driver: Johnny_come_lately
Miles: 815
Gallons: 14.51
Model Year: 1998
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5m
Fuel Type: ULSD

56 mpg, not even trying hard. Just a rural, non-interstate commute, not even in flat-country. The Shenandoah Valley is a pretty place to log miles. I'll admit to driving a bit slower on the uphills, but when September hit's I'm going for 900 miles on a tank. (no A/C)

Does the '98 Jetta have a low fuel bell that rings when you get below the red?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 13:09   #14
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Does the '98 Jetta have a low fuel bell that rings when you get below the red?[/quote]

It dings when you reach the red. It's LOUD.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 14:29   #15
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Driver: Ieracer
Miles: 714.2
Gallons: 13.453
Model Year: 2000
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: D2

Another 700+ tank and my best mileage to date.
53.089 mpg
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