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Old 01-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
VW Mk4 Golf Estate 1.9SDI
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: London
Posts: 58

Aunt Bessie - '00 VW Golf Estate SDI
90 day: 52.38 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3
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Thanks for the excellent advice Chris, and also for clearing something up. I thought blocking grills and vents was purely aerodynamic, not to get the engine to temp quicker. Thanks again!

Yes, the ScanGauge is what I need first. I used to drive a VW Tuareg 3.2 V6 petrol for a few years. During the last year or so I eventually found the fuel usage section on the computer and WOW, was I surprised. My lifetime average was 18mpg! From using the live display I was able to learn to drive economically and I carry that through today. I was footloose and fancy free then, now I have a child and financial responsibilies so every penny counts!

Thanks again for the advice, Steve
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