700 Mile club Who's in?

Electrodynamic

Veteran Member
Joined
May 15, 2013
Location
Charlotte, NC
TDI
2003 Jetta/Bora TDI
First tank I've filled up since purchasing the car:

Date: 5/10/2016
Driver: Electrodynamic
Miles: 734
Gallons: 15.656
Model Year: 2003
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 6M
Fuel Type: ULSD

MPG: 46.9
Odometer: 257,918

I drove this car like I did my previous Jetta which is not too light. My last TDI got better fuel mileage when you would floor it here and there opposed to taking it easy. May have been the fuel, etc, but the phenomenon happened twice when I took it easy twice. Hence the way I drove my last '03 TDI.

But this tank I am going to take it easy and see what kind of fuel mileage I'm able to get out of my new (new to me) TDI. I'd like to see if I can make it to 800 miles on one tank. :D
 

cbman18j

Veteran Member
Joined
May 29, 2015
Location
Savannah
TDI
03 Jetta TDI (First Diesel)
I made 722 miles using 15.531g this past weekend in my ALH but that isn't the story. The week before I drove to Philadelphia via 95 from GA. I noticed that my mileage was significantly better even considering that my target speed on the interstate was 10 mph faster than what I typically travel on the highway. The altitude change must play a bigger role than I originally thought on my Jetta even though I was also carrying an additional 200 pounds (wife and daughter and their luggage). My mileage was still up by 5-10%.
 

Dcwhybrew

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 22, 2014
Location
Oklahoma
TDI
2013 Passat TDI SE
2013 Passat TDI SE
91,453 miles
724.3 miles on the tank
45 mpg (calculated) on the tank
16.993 gallons
 

Rob_TDI_13

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 21, 2013
Location
California
TDI
2013 Jetta TDI
-2013 Jetta TDI premium with navigation 6M

95k+ miles
704 miles on the tank
14.917 gallons
47 mpg (hand calculated)
 

adjat84th

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Location
Virginia Beach, VA
TDI
'01 Jetta TDI/'15 Golf TDI
2015 Golf manual with stage 2 eco tune
Took 13.010 gallons in the supposed 13.2 gallon tank. I knew it would happen eventually, just took all the planets to align for the entire tank ;)



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xjay1337

Veteran Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2014
Location
United Kingdom
TDI
Scirocco CR170.
I did 700 miles in my Scirocco.
About 25 miles were on 0 range as I couldn't find a gas station. (that was not fun).

Same fuel tank size as Golf Mk5.
 

jjk58

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 23, 2008
Location
sNH
TDI
2009JettaSedanDSG/2014JSWDSG
getting monotonous :)

3 700+ in a row on my 14jsw/dsg... mfi said 10miles left and this was my best mpg @50.1

I really don't want to have to give this vehicle up!
 

MKITDIROC

Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2015
Location
Oregon
TDI
15 Jetta, 77 Scirocco ALH in progress, 00 Jetta ALH RIP
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Electrodynamic

Veteran Member
Joined
May 15, 2013
Location
Charlotte, NC
TDI
2003 Jetta/Bora TDI
10/6/2016: 767.00 miles. 15.701 gallons. 48.85 mpg. Price:gallon = 2.129. Daily/Highway = 50%/50%

After sorting out the catch can issue in the car so it is no longer spraying oil into the intake. A/C running 80% of the time down here in NC but it is now cooling off so A/C is not needed 100% of the time.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

TDIClub Enthusiast, Principal IDParts, Vendor , w/
Joined
Aug 16, 2004
Location
South of Boston
TDI
'97 Passat, '99.5 Golf, '02 Jetta Wagon, '15 GSW
Third fill on my new to me Golf, hit 700 miles this time.


14.95 gallons, 46.5 MPG. Fixing the dragging brakes helped for the second half of this tank. Just got to fix the ABS fault.
 

Silver

New member
Joined
Sep 29, 2016
Location
Sherbrooke,Qc
TDI
2002 Jetta tdi GLS 5 speed
794.86 miles

2002 VW Jetta tdi
5 speed
303,200km
Stock except for exhaust(no cat)
1279.2 km (794.86 miles) with 54.755 liters (14.46 US galllons)
=54.97 mi/gal.
80% highway(100-110 km/hr) /20% city
Regular diesel (Shell)
Winter tires
40psi all around
1-3 people in car
 

najel

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2014
Location
Madison Lake, MN
TDI
2002 Golf 5 speed
738 miles today on the third fill in the new to me 02 Golf. Fuel light had been on for a while and I was getting nervous, but it only took a little over 15 gallons, so should have been about 1.5 to spare right?
So I got 48.1 mpg, pretty impressed with this car.
 

~TDIguy~

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Joined
May 4, 2017
Location
Romulus Ny
TDI
2005 Jetta Sedan
How do you guys do it!? Im running MK4 2005 Jetta TDI 5 spd auto (I know, AUTO), 139k miles.. 205 50 R17s.. Stage 2 malone tuning, EGR fell out one time, straight through muffler, AFE cold air intake.. I have yet to get over 44 mpg interstate with it, and that was running @ 63 mph cruise! Typical milage is 29 local runaround to normally 40 highway, sometimes a little over.. I have records for the last 3400 miles, and have averaged only 33 mpg! Any tips on wat i cud do to help improve this? The car is gr8, but im jealous of that 45 mpg average!
 

najel

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2014
Location
Madison Lake, MN
TDI
2002 Golf 5 speed
How do you guys do it!? Im running MK4 2005 Jetta TDI 5 spd auto (I know, AUTO), 139k miles.. 205 50 R17s.. Stage 2 malone tuning, EGR fell out one time, straight through muffler, AFE cold air intake.. I have yet to get over 44 mpg interstate with it, and that was running @ 63 mph cruise! Typical milage is 29 local runaround to normally 40 highway, sometimes a little over.. I have records for the last 3400 miles, and have averaged only 33 mpg! Any tips on wat i cud do to help improve this? The car is gr8, but im jealous of that 45 mpg average!
Swap in a 5 speed? You're doing pretty darn good for auto & PD!
 

~TDIguy~

Veteran Member
Joined
May 4, 2017
Location
Romulus Ny
TDI
2005 Jetta Sedan
I had thrown that idea around alot actually.. I still have alot of questions on doability of the project, ive heard horror stories of guys not being able to get cruise back etc, but obviously it has been done with success. Any tips on a easy and reliable swap?? Should i pick up a kit somewhere, or not necessarily? I have two different buddies that would like to do it for me, both quoted 2500$ to do the job, the one guy will do all the tuning and ECU work included with that. However im a little hesitant as none of them ever did a swap like this and i dont want the car messed up.. Im looking for answers!! Also, what milage gains could i expect from such a swap??
 
Joined
Apr 28, 2016
Location
Greensburg PA
TDI
2002 Jetta
Can FINALLY post in here!! First tank after the ventectomy. 782.2 miles and filled it with 16.4 (I'd have to check my notes to make sure on what I filled it with), but it ended up at like 47.2 mpg. Man do I love this car!!
 

eddieleephd

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2012
Location
Asheville, NC
TDI
2002 jetta Wagon
I had thrown that idea around alot actually.. I still have alot of questions on doability of the project, ive heard horror stories of guys not being able to get cruise back etc, but obviously it has been done with success. Any tips on a easy and reliable swap?? Should i pick up a kit somewhere, or not necessarily? I have two different buddies that would like to do it for me, both quoted 2500$ to do the job, the one guy will do all the tuning and ECU work included with that. However im a little hesitant as none of them ever did a swap like this and i dont want the car messed up.. Im looking for answers!! Also, what milage gains could i expect from such a swap??
Mostly I see it recommended to use a donor vehicle, remember to pull the ecu and the gauge cluster.
Try the tdi search in tdi101
 

Blue_Hen_TDI

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Oct 23, 2005
Location
Slower, DE
TDI
owned: 96 B4V, 06 Golf, 12 NMS, 15 GSW
I don't believe I'll ever be able to add the new GSW to this thread with its baby fuel tank. 13.2 gal advertised, 11.5 usable without fear. I'm about to do a road trip. I'm thinking 650 miles is about the best I can hope for.
 

adjat84th

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Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Location
Virginia Beach, VA
TDI
'01 Jetta TDI/'15 Golf TDI
I don't believe I'll ever be able to add the new GSW to this thread with its baby fuel tank. 13.2 gal advertised, 11.5 usable without fear. I'm about to do a road trip. I'm thinking 650 miles is about the best I can hope for.
I've squeezed 13 gallons in a couple times. Also have had two 700+ tanks in the golf. 54mpg is the number to shoot for to achieve 700 miles. I do wish the tank was bigger still, I can regularly approach 800 in my ALH Jetta

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Trade Wind

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Joined
Feb 16, 2016
Location
Minnesota
TDI
RIP 2012 Passat SE 6 spd MT
OK, I bought a 2014 Jetta Wagon earlier this year and drove it back red-eye from CA to MN. I was just past Salt Lake City with an empty tank, thinking, I'll stop at the next exit, maybe they have a better place to eat there. It was about 10:00 PM. Well, that was an extremely bad decision. The next 3-4 exits kept saying "No Services." I was to the point of no return - going back would have been more miles than what I hoped was the next fuel stop. I was fully expecting to have to flag down a trucker, get a ride, and thumb it back. Was not looking forward to that, it was COLD and I had only a light jacket. The last 10-15 miles I slowed down to 40 mph in the unlikely hope I'd make it. Well, I did make it, fuel gauge way past E, to an exit with diesel. I filled up and the pump read 15.3 gallons.

Got thinking about it and looked at the owners manual. It says, fuel capacity, INCLUDING a 1 gallon reserve, is 14.5 gallons. So how the heck I put in 15.3 gallons I don't know. Never so happy to pump fuel as that night! Never checked, but if that wasn't a 700 mile tank, then one is not possible in a 14 JSW!
 
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Blue_Hen_TDI

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Oct 23, 2005
Location
Slower, DE
TDI
owned: 96 B4V, 06 Golf, 12 NMS, 15 GSW
I've squeezed 13 gallons in a couple times. Also have had two 700+ tanks in the golf. 54mpg is the number to shoot for to achieve 700 miles. I do wish the tank was bigger still, I can regularly approach 800 in my ALH Jetta

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I miss 1,400 in my B4V. :D.

Also, no way would I draw the tank down to 0.2 gallons of fuel left. That's just irresponsible IMHO.
 

Oo-v-oO

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2000
Location
Live Free or Die, USA
TDI
98 Jetta Expired... Now 2000 Golf & 2002 Golf
Thanks - I can't claim all those miles, but it had a good previous owner that took care of it.

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