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Old August 31st, 2012, 16:15   #1
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Location: Virginia
Fuel Economy: 45 average over 220K miles
Default September 2012 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 2012, 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)
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 08:08   #2
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lake County Illinois

Driver: rocketeer928
Miles: 871

Gallons: 15.560
Model Year: 2003
Model: Jetta Sedan TDI
Tranny: 5M/.658
Fuel Type: Shell ULSD + 5 oz. PS
MPG: 56.0
Odometer: 109366 miles
Price: $4.199 / gallon

This is the trip to TDI Fest 2012 in Ypsilanti, Michigan and driving around for various events/sights. 56.0 mpg and 871 miles are my best mileage and distance ever, respectively. I love my GŁnther-Tune.

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Old September 2nd, 2012, 19:39   #3
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Location: Temecula, CA

Date: 9/2/12

Driver: MKT
Miles: 578.5
Gallons: 13.506
Model Year: 2012
Model: JSW
Tranny: DSG
Fuel Type: ULSD +4oz PS

MPG: 42.83 (MFD2 46.9)
Odometer: 18120
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 04:59   #4
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Driver: MikeMars
Miles: 634.4
Gallons: 8.72
Model Year: 2002
Model: Audi A2 TDi 1.4
Tranny: 6M w/.588
Fuel Type: ULSD

5th tank with the gearbox upgrade my youtube vid.

Tank 50:

Journey profile: 56m/day, 70% motorway.
Techniques: Mild P+G, 60mph max.

off full @ 112,
3/4 @ 236,
1/2 @ 379,
1/4 @ 524,
Reserve @ 586,
Final section 634.4,

Temps 18c - 25c,
Weather - good.
Traffic - good.

Note refuelled with Shell V-power (premium) since the fuelsave (regular) diesel had run out at the station. Expensive as a result... exactly the same amount of fuel as the previous tank, freaky!

Audi A2 TDi 1.4*, 6M/0.588, mild aero mods, 103hp remap (* 3 pot version of 1.9PD)
Y2000 Passat TDi 115 PD RETIRED, M5, Best 75MPGuk, usually 60-70. 900m clubx7. 1000 mile clubx3.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 14:08   #5
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Location: Ontario, California

Driver: Digital Corpus
Miles: 999.8
Gallons: 19.27
Model Year: 1997
Model: B4 Passat
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: B20
Turbo Upgrade | Engine Rebuild | Photos | Lighting Mods
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 16:57   #6
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Driver: jeb007
Miles: 624
Gallons: 13.522
Model Year: 2010
Model: JSW
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 46.1 (MFD 47.1)
Odometer: 57074
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Old September 4th, 2012, 19:12   #7
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Location: Slower, DE

Driver: Blue_Hen_TDI
Miles: 550.1
Gallons: 13.083
Model Year: 2012
Model: Passat
Tranny: DSG
Fuel Type: B2 + PS Gray (8 oz)

MPG: 42.0
Odometer: 1,310

60/40 Hwy/City
Driving fairly aggressively for break-in
No cruise; 65-70 highway; A/C on
MFI optimistic @ 44.1

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Old September 5th, 2012, 09:37   #8
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Location: Newtown CT
Fuel Economy: 47-56


Driver: etag1949
Miles: 788.6
Gallons: 14.859
Model Year: 1997
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD+PS(2oz)

MPG: 53.07
Odometer: 215,066
Past rides: 86 f250 4wdually dsl/banks(sold), 83 Scrambler(sold), 89 GLiHeliosABS(donated), 84 Nissan 4wdKC(sold), 79 BMW R65(given), 76 Alfa GTV(sold), 72 Peug504(given), 68 Sqbk(?), 65 Bus(sold), 66 EuroFbk(sold), 67 Bug(sold), 62 Saab 96(stoned/crushed)
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Old September 5th, 2012, 14:56   #9
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Location: East Dubuque, IL
Fuel Economy: http://www.fuelly.com/driver/frannyjedi/jetta


Driver: Franny
Miles: 635.3
Gallons: 13.718
Model Year: 2010
Model: Jetta
Tranny: DSG
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 46.3
Odometer: 103,121
2010 Jetta Sedan TDI
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Old September 5th, 2012, 20:41   #10
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Temecula, CA

Date: 9/5/12

Driver: MKT
Miles: 400.2
Gallons: 8.637
Model Year: 2012
Model: JSW
Tranny: DSG
Fuel Type: ULSD +4oz PS

MPG: 46.34 (MFD2 49.1)
Odometer: 18520

Best mixed mileage to date, don't know if I got a tank of "hot" fuel or if it was the weather. I drove with the flow of traffic, nothing special done to try to increase mileage.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 12:53   #11
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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: 847.0
Gallons: 16.291
Model Year: 2002
Model: Jetta Wagon
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD+PS

MPG: 51.99
--Tim (member: 900 Club... x4, best: 56.4mpg)

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Old September 6th, 2012, 15:36   #12
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach

Driver: GMZ
Miles: 548
Gallons: 13.3
Model Year: 2012
Model: Golf
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 41.2 (MFD 42.3)
Odometer: 1231
About 50/50 mix between hwy/city with some stop and go in the afternoons.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 00:58   #13
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Long Beach, CA
Fuel Economy: 34-40 MPG


Driver: boutmuet
Miles: 518
Gallons: 13.499
Model Year: 2009
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 38.373
Fuel Station: Berri Brothers (State College Blvd. & Ball Rd., Anaheim, CA)
Fuel Price: $4.439/Gal
Odometer: 61,339
MFD2: 38.2 mpg (.521% error rate)

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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:02   #14
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Date 9/7/12

Driver: NickBeek
Miles: 596
Gallons: 13.496
Model Year: 2011
Model: Jetta Sedan
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD + OL

MPG: 44.16
Odometer: 46004
2013 Passat TDI SE with Sunroof DSG Platinum Grey.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 14:40   #15
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Location: Beaufort, SC

Driver: SuperAdellic
Miles: 831.0
Gallons: 15.319
Model Year: 2000
Model: Golf
Tranny: 5M
Fuel Type: ULSD
MPG: 54.2
Odometer: 216,955
1st time ever breaking 800 miles and highest MPG ever.
'00 Golf GLS 4D 5spd (Big Red 1)
'12 Prius Pkg 3 (Blue car; my son's name for it)
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