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Old 05-20-2020, 09:37 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by COcyclist View Post
I agree except for “Never pedal to the metal”. I occasionally do a full throttle blast in 4th or 5th to keep the turbo linkages from getting sticky and to blow the accumulated oil out to the intercooler.
True. It is better to prevent this internal pollution. Small distances are therefore also the big enemy of a diesel. I was only referring to the fact that it bad for the actual mileage, which collapses immediately.

Once every year I have the opportunity to sin on the Autobahn (sorry ecomodders, it feels like a confession)! by flooring (pushing it trough the floor) the car for at least an hour. The weeks that follow I clearly notice the difference due to a quieter running of the engine and indeed lower consumption.
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