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Old August 31st, 2010, 06:35   #1
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Location: Virginia
Fuel Economy: 45 average over 220K miles
Default September 2010 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 October 5th 2010, but remember, report tanks FILLED IN SEPTEMBER.

Entry Format:
Model Year:
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)
Odometer: (optional)
(anything else you would like to add)
Please put a space after the colon ( ": ")

Please NOTE Units are in US Gallons and Miles

(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)

Bx = biodiesel - x is the percentage of bio
Biodiesel use 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. If I have to do any editing to get your post in format (or to get the correct name), it will not be counted. Feel free to correct your own posts to get them in format.

Please do not go back and add additional fill-ups to a post. Multiple fill-ups per post is fine as long as all fill-ups 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.

04 JSW, (TBD) & 00 Golf, (TBD)
Badass Homesteader - VW JSW - VW Westfalia

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Old September 3rd, 2010, 15:36   #2
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: south east indiana
Fuel Economy: upper 60's

Driver: smck
Miles: 1052.1
Gallons: 15.181
Model year: 2000
Model: Golf
Tranny: 5M/.658
Fuel type: ULSD

moderate hypermiling, burning out some carbon
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Old September 4th, 2010, 13:03   #3
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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Culpeper, VA
Fuel Economy: 48/46/44

Driver: panzer
Miles: 6,550
Gallons: 14.123
Model Year: 2010
Model: Golf
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: B5 ULSD 45cetane

MPG: 46.38
Odometer: 7,398

MFD2: 47.4 mpg
'10 Golf, 6M, 114K Miles
'06 Jetta, 6A 2.5, 139K Miles
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Old September 4th, 2010, 14:17   #4
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Location: Youngsville, NC

Panzer - that seems HIGHLY unlikely to me - you got 6550 miles on 14 gallons ?
Or did you mean 655.0 miles ( much more believeable) ?
2000 Red NB TDI, 350,000+ miles
Now 5 speed manual and onto 500,000 miles + !
2015 Golf TDI SE DSG
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Old September 4th, 2010, 18:38   #5
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC - USA

Driver: vik
Miles: 720
Gallons: 13.7
Model Year: 2010
Model: Golf TDI
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: Diesel

Odometer: 9183
commute to work, 17 miles each way. No highway
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Old September 5th, 2010, 00:28   #6
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Long Beach, CA
Fuel Economy: 34-40 MPG

September 4th, 2010

Driver: boutmuet
Gallons: 13.935
Model Year: 2009
Model: Jetta TDI Sedan
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD

Price: 2.999/GAL
MPG: 39.010
Total Miles:
Fuel Station: Chevron

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Old September 5th, 2010, 04:11   #7
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Location: Chicago

Driver: thuderstruck
Gallons: 7.0
Model Year: 2010
Model: Golf
Tranny: 6 Manual
Fuel Type: ULSD
54 MPG! 330 highway miles Chicago to Cincinnati@64 MPH, balance driving around Cinti. FE gauge said 55.3 for the highway part of the trip, and the 54 for the tank was right when I filled it up last night.
Edit: Just turned over 5000 miles on the trip

Last edited by Thunderstruck; September 11th, 2010 at 18:33. Reason: changing fuel to standard abbreviation from D2
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Old September 5th, 2010, 13:56   #8
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: A mile high
TDI(s): 2001 Beetle
Fuel Economy: 50mpg on B100

Driver: UFO
Miles: 501.2
Gallons: 12.70
Model year: 2001
Model: New Beetle
Tranny: 4A
Fuel type: B100
2001 Beetle - EGR delete, 01M-ectomy, Atlas skidplate, vented, Frostheater.
I'm not coasting, I'm shifting slowly.

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Old September 5th, 2010, 17:25   #9
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: fruit cove fl
Fuel Economy: 54-55

Driver: Jungle Jim
Miles: 267
Gallons: 4.84
Model Year: 2002
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5m
Fuel Type: ULSD
Price: 2.88
Type: Shell
Mileage: 133844

MPG: 55.16
66 VW convertible
96 GMC Suburban 6.5 turbo diesel 267K
96 Toyota Land Cruiser 230K
02 VW Jetta TDI 130K
05 Acura RL 65K
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Old September 5th, 2010, 17:48   #10
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SS, MD.
Fuel Economy: 36.4min/44average/56.4max. Recently improved commuting from 42mpg to 50mpg with 'new' driving habits and Scangauge.

Driver: Variant TDI
Miles: 916.9
Gallons: 16.468
Model Year: 2002
Model: Jetta Wagon
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD+PS

MPG: 55.68
(Old record was 55.64)

--Tim (member: 900 Club... x4, best: 56.4mpg)

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Old September 5th, 2010, 18:14   #11
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Reston, VA (USA)

Driver: brenodo
Miles: 511.8
Gallons: 13.6
Model Year: 2010
Model: JSW
Tranny: DSG
Fuel Type: Sunoco ULSD
2010 SportWagen TDI (Blue Graphite Metallic/Titan Black/DSG/Premium 8 w/MDI/Pano Roof/17" Avignon) Mods: 35% tint, fog lamps, Pro-Clip Dash Mount, Cable Jive MDI, connivence glass up/down & 3 blink directionals, 9w7 - Future: H&R Touring Cup Suspension Kit, matte black window trim, led front & rear lighting

Last edited by brenodo; September 25th, 2010 at 21:57. Reason: mistakenly listed Shell instead of Sunoco
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Old September 6th, 2010, 03:48   #12
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Location: Quebec, Canada
TDI(s): Jetta 2009
Default September 5 fuel-up

Driver: OldMan52
Miles: 657.6
Gallons: 13.505
Model Year: 2009
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD

This tank: 48.7mpg
Highway and city driving. Cooler weather

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Old September 6th, 2010, 21:17   #13
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Location: Montreal, Canada

Driver: snakeye
Miles: 739.5
Gallons: 15.4
Model Year: 2000
Model: Golf GLS
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD

(48.0 MPG)
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Old September 7th, 2010, 05:25   #14
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CO
Fuel Economy: ~36 avg

6 Sept 2010 - Aberdeen, NC

Driver: campingalan
Miles: 566
Gallons: 16.878
Model Year: 2005
Model: Passat Wagon
Tranny: 5A
Fuel Type: ULSD
05 VW Passat Wagon TDI Automatic
Vented Fuel Tank, Balance Shaft Gear Conversion, Steel Glow Plugs, Rocketchip Stage 1

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Old September 7th, 2010, 14:21   #15
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: t.o.
Fuel Economy: 49.2/38.4/32.2

Sept 3/10

Driver: retro_mike
Miles: 467.6
Gallons: 11.953
Model Year: 2000
Model: Golf
Tranny: 4A
Fuel Type: ULSD

Sept 4/10

Driver: retro_mike
Miles: 416.1
Gallons: 8.607
Model Year: 2000
Model: Golf
Tranny: 4A
Fuel Type: ULSD
2000 Golf TDI 4 Door 4A - 20AE Susp, 04 Glovebox + Console, Ventectomy, Mufflerectomy, EVRY mod, 5 speed nozzles, 255 KMS and counting
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