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Old 03-31-2008, 06:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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2012 Golf TDI - '12 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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I think the main problem with the shadows mpg right now is that it has a bent strut from the PO smacking a curb, the camber and alignment are pretty well off at this point and you have to hold the wheel cockeyed to go straight. Gonna pick up a pair of new struts tomorrow and hopefully get it aligned sometime soon after. We just got 26.3 mpg on a fillup though, but hoping to improve on that. The non overdrive trans doesnt help too much but its still not too bad considering. We got 30 mpg driving 60-70mph to WV in early Feb.

Ive also redone every single vacuum line in the car and simplified the vac system. Ive currently got a homemade manual boost controller on it, though it rarely even sees the boost at this point.
'05 Outback XT, 19 mpg

BP-turbo 93 Festiva (long gone)
1/4 mile - 12.50@111.5
Best MPG - 36.8
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