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Today 08:54 AM
Chas kevin in his miata:

Today 08:47 AM
Chas
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Originally Posted by beat3rfocus View Post
I do 300 to 325 miles per fill up in the miata. This is at 80 mph usually. Shifting at 5k and up. Top down.
Lol I can't imagine you in a miata.
Today 08:44 AM
wordyahurdd ST is about 350miles per tank. Last 5 fill ups have averaged 30mpgs
Today 08:24 AM
beat3rfocus I do 300 to 325 miles per fill up in the miata. This is at 80 mph usually. Shifting at 5k and up. Top down.
Today 08:23 AM
klodkrawler05 55k miles logged on it so far without issue lol

had to go look it up, 1 gallon of diesel at 2 degrees F expands to 1.037 gallons at 100 degrees F. assuming I buy fuel at the gas station closest to my house when its 2 degrees and then drive home 5 miles to where its 100 degrees theres still going to be extra space in the tank for expansion
Today 08:23 AM
Chas you dont know about airtrap delete spontaneous combustion?
Today 08:12 AM
klodkrawler05
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Originally Posted by Chas View Post
Sorry for naivety but, how does that even work?

I understand diesel is more fuel efficient, with a generally higher price, but how so long? Is it like a much bigger gas tank? I'm getting 34 avg combined (about 40 hwy), but like, i get half that per tank.
must be a bigger tank, mine is a 15 gallon tank and the last time I saw this many miles on a tank I was right at/around 50mpg.

This is also doing 75-78mph for the entire 100 mile round trip with 2 miles of country roads getting onto the highway and 2 miles of city streets getting off the highway.

Normally I set the cruise right at 80 but with the less traffic and no stops I've been leaving it a bit lower and still arriving at the same time.

it's not that unusual for a mk4 tdi though, on the tdiforums theres a whole thread devoted to guys that regularly get over 800 miles on a tank (54mpg or better basically) I just don't have the patience to drive the whole commute at 65-70mph for basically 2 weeks to see that sort of mileage.

one last interesting fact, the tdi tank is actually the same part number as the gasser tank which is rated at 13.5 gallons. Because gasoline expands so much based on temperature there is a pressure relief/airtrap that basically never lets the tank get more than 13.5 gallons of fuel plus 1.5 gallons of airspace, since diesel doesn't expand the first mod every TDI owner does is pull out the airtrap so that you can get the full 15 gallons of diesel into it which gives an extra 125-150 miles between fill ups.
Today 07:57 AM
egman2005 You know it lol.
Today 07:39 AM
Chas Ed you'll be a great soccer mom one day
Today 07:35 AM
egman2005 School is done and soccer moms can stay at home now. Plus summer traffic always lighter
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