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Old 09-02-2010, 02:18 PM
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You can't go entirely by your halfway mark. I know at least in my car, the second half of the gas gauge goes much faster than the 1st, even if I'm driving the same.

Right now, I'm at 130 miles on a quarter tank. This is all city driving. Definitely won't result in over 500 miles on the tank!

I'm around 3k rpm in my 5-speed at 60. Not sure my mpgs there though. Highway speedlimits down here are usually 65-70 so I'm usually doing 70 or so

But I get close to 30mpg doing 70.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:40 PM
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If I run 60 I turn 1800rpm and gets about 48mp---oh this is the 2.0 forum. Sorry
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:16 PM
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:19 PM
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Way back when I think 34 was the best I got out of my 2.0 w/out cruise. I tried to run under the speed limit as much as possible because of tickets.

34..highway..
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:36 PM
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I once got 36mpg highway on a trip to Maryland a number of years ago. 70mph and I don't have cruise control. Never got that high again though. 30-32 is pretty normal though.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:24 PM
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I average about 23 MPG which according to the EPA is about normal for a 2.0 attached to an automatic.

I don't know how many RPM I turn at 60 MPH, but at 70 MPH I turn 3100
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:55 AM
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I am right at 3k rpm @ 60 mph. I am averaging 27 mpg with combination city/highway driving. Last year I was getting 30 mpg. I get an intermittant CEL. Last time I had it read it was about an O2 sensor. I do need to check my tire inflation though.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:20 PM
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at 60mph, my car turns 3000rpm.

it also pulls 34mpg.

air up the tires to 42psi, that makes a HUGE difference.
This is a stupid idea as it will wear your tires out prematurely in the centre.... Do your regular maintenance.....
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:50 PM
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This is a stupid idea as it will wear your tires out prematurely in the centre.... Do your regular maintenance.....
After 250,000 miles of running 40psi on two VWs I can say your inaccurate about this. 40k miles is about all a tire will last at the suggested inflation. MOST tires are rated for up to 44psi. Less Rolling resistence = better MPG.

Both my Diesels run 40PSI and I ran 40PSI in my gas 2.0 for it's entire life -- 110k miles. I put one set of tires on it in that time period. The diesels I squeel tires more often and tend to chew them up faster. But that's with or without added PSI.

At 34PSI (the suggested rating on my Bug) I get 40/46, at 40PSI I get 43/48. I'd get 50 if my subframe wasn't bent.

On the Jetta: 34PSI = 38/45 / 40 = 41/48 (sometimes 50, I've had 3 50MPG tanks and they were all at 40PSI -- with one slow leak, mind you -- and a constant 60MPG).

Higher inflation does not wear out a tire any faster if you're running 40k rated. My 60k rated all seasons were cheap and fell apart around 45k miles. I don't believe it was due to the pressure, they were just SUPER cheap tires.

40PSI is what everyone concerned about fuel economy should be running. Please provide me something other than paper science that shows me otherwise, I'm going on 3 cars now that suggest that higher PSI don't wear the rubber out any faster. It wears out about the same. The added FE increase is worth the extended wear, even if it does. We're talking less than 10% increaed wear I'm sure.

THis from someone who logs 40k miles a year for about 7 years now.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:30 PM
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After 250,000 miles of running 40psi on two VWs I can say your inaccurate about this. 40k miles is about all a tire will last at the suggested inflation. MOST tires are rated for up to 44psi. Less Rolling resistence = better MPG.

Both my Diesels run 40PSI and I ran 40PSI in my gas 2.0 for it's entire life -- 110k miles. I put one set of tires on it in that time period. The diesels I squeel tires more often and tend to chew them up faster. But that's with or without added PSI.

At 34PSI (the suggested rating on my Bug) I get 40/46, at 40PSI I get 43/48. I'd get 50 if my subframe wasn't bent.

On the Jetta: 34PSI = 38/45 / 40 = 41/48 (sometimes 50, I've had 3 50MPG tanks and they were all at 40PSI -- with one slow leak, mind you -- and a constant 60MPG).

Higher inflation does not wear out a tire any faster if you're running 40k rated. My 60k rated all seasons were cheap and fell apart around 45k miles. I don't believe it was due to the pressure, they were just SUPER cheap tires.

40PSI is what everyone concerned about fuel economy should be running. Please provide me something other than paper science that shows me otherwise, I'm going on 3 cars now that suggest that higher PSI don't wear the rubber out any faster. It wears out about the same. The added FE increase is worth the extended wear, even if it does. We're talking less than 10% increaed wear I'm sure.

THis from someone who logs 40k miles a year for about 7 years now.
For all my NB's I run the air pressure noted on the inside of the gas door and I average 30 mpg +/- 4 mpg (mixed driving) and I have only bought two sets of tires for my '98 and I'm pushing 275,000+ miles. I use the Michelin Primacy MXV4+ on all my NB's.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:56 PM
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just a question, this is my first bug so i'm a little bugilliterate.. LOL mine is an automatic and it shifts I notice at about 3200rpm is that normal and when i'm doing more that 65 or so it stays at about 4 grand... HELP i want to make sure since i bought it used it's nothing to worry about? If this is not normal please suggest things... hubby is a mechanic but is not familiar with VWs and told me to ask around on here.. It has 76350 on the odometer and i'm using reg gas?
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I have my transmission tuned for drag racing through gears 1-3, but gear four will allow you to travel at 75 around 2500 rpms. I get about 21 MPG with over 174 HP in the 2.0L 2001 AEG engine. I have aftermarket cams and a knife edged crankshaft, plus an underdrive pulley kit
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