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Old 06-26-2017, 05:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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hatch - '05 Volkswagen Golf Mk.V
90 day: 33.42 mpg (US)
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I fixed the problem partially through driving style.

With the stuck EGR the car had much less power. I didn't think to recalibrate my foot once that was repaired. Local fuel economy improved ~1L/100km with much more sluggish acceleration, no impact on longer trips.

Now I'm chasing down a darn oil consumption problem. Again this'd be easier if I had a buggered PCV that I could blame things on.
If I need a piston ring set it's going to cost me something like $150, $200 timing belt due soon, and a better engine with lower mileage is under $300. Think I'll try running with some thicker oil and decide what to do from there.

Maybe I'll just get a smaller more reliable car...
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