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Old 04-29-2008, 12:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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2012 Golf TDI - '12 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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Well, the car was just over 3/4 tank and I topped it off. Tripmeter showed 101mi, multiply by 1.036 to correct it for oversized tires and get 104.636mi. Divide by 2.74 gallons which is where the pump shut off and I got 38.188 mpg. What? Can a partial grill block seriously give you 10 mpg?

Im skeptical, I dont think Im gonna enter this into the fuel log. Ill run it down a bit and do a real fillup first and see.

The leaky transmission was also a quart and a half low on fluid so that makes things even harder to believe.
'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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