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Old 09-11-2020, 11:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Woody - '96 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT
Team Cummins
90 day: 23.82 mpg (US)

Avion and Woody - '96 Dodge/Avion Ram 2500/5th wheel combo
90 day: 15.1 mpg (US)

TD eye eye eye - '03 Volkswagen Beetle GLS
90 day: 49.05 mpg (US)

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I've had 3 MkIV ALH manuals, and we have a '13 MkVI Beetle DSG.
Total mileage driven on the ALHs is 570,000 miles across the 3, all on the original engines. We drove about 1/2 of it.
I accelerate rather rapidly, because the money is in getting to speed and into the proper gear for economy. Lingering along in the poor economy mode is not best practice, and the engines are happy to go!
Typically shift around 3K until I get to steady state, and look for around 2K steady state. If the load is lower, the RPM can be lower.
I use a scangauge to help out with technique.
My wife's DSG, well it's a DSG. I let it do its thing, and still drive smartly to get to steady state.

2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 with 6MT
2003 TDI Beetle
2002 TDI Beetle

currently parked - 1996 Dodge 2500 Cummins Turbodiesel
Custom cab, auto, 3.55 gears
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