Just wondering what kind of gas mileage you guys are getting. I've only had my car for 4 months or so and I am getting horrendous mileage (full 80L tank will last me 400km) Is this right? I dont think so...
I was told to take it to Euro Otto Sport in Port Coquitlam (I live out in Vancouver) anyone go to them? Any other shops you would recommend?
03-11-2008, 10:45 PM
mixed driving, so about 12.4L/100km. I would get that looked at straight away. Unfortunately as i live in Portland, Oregon, i don't know anything about that shop. I'm sure someone else at the forum can help you out with that one though.
03-12-2008, 04:16 AM
Consider a tuneup:
03-12-2008, 05:34 AM
03-12-2008, 05:39 AM
causes the car to run rich....thus fouling plugs.
03-12-2008, 05:51 AM
it depends what your daily drive is like. These cars love the highway and do not like stop and go traffic. You can easily get 28 to 30 miles/Imp gallon (e.g 10L/100 to 9.8L/100) on the highway, at speed (120 kph), but around town, the mileage sucks. I typically get 400 km until the fuel warning light comes on (which takes 65 L to fill). If your mileage is worse that that, either the thermostat is stuck open or the G62 temp sensor at the back of the head is dead.
We get our parts from Kris at VM Autohaus in Burnaby. Tell him I sent you (you should get a 20% discount off list). In the meantime, read this:<ul><li><a href="http://forums.audiworld.com/s4s6/msgs/148742.phtml">G62 and MFTS info in the FAQ</a></li></ul>
03-12-2008, 06:00 AM
03-12-2008, 06:08 AM
The tank is spec'd at 80 litres, but that would be 100% empty. I've never put more than 73 litres in mine.
03-12-2008, 06:23 AM
03-12-2008, 06:49 AM
habe Ich gesagt
03-12-2008, 07:34 AM
Chicago kinda sucks in that regard....
03-12-2008, 07:46 AM
The key is to skip the stop and go part and just idle along in gear at a constant speed by leaving a large gap to the car ahead. This may not be possible with all the lane jumping in a major city traffic jam, but following a semi is a good technique because they do the same thing and no one wants to jump into a lane with a semi just ahead, even if there is a big gap.
03-12-2008, 08:39 AM
Just after I left the gas station, coasted down the hill to a light the trip computer said 28...
Then 2 seconds later I was right back to my usual 20-24 mpg... ;)
03-12-2008, 08:57 AM
Had to pedal like hell to get going that fast, but I got it!
03-12-2008, 09:16 AM
03-12-2008, 09:21 AM
I use 215 width winter tires, don't go over 3000-3200rpm, O2 is less than a year, 91 octane fuel, empty trunk and only myself in the car. 11.5-12l/100 kms is still a bit high (to me), I am buying a new air filter today, and will change the spark plugs by the end of the month.
03-12-2008, 10:39 AM
fixed my post..
03-12-2008, 12:34 PM
03-12-2008, 02:13 PM
speed trap Zolfo Springs. Unfortuately no Stasis Audi's this year.