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Owner: oldbeaver
Skodie: 2009 Skoda Octavia TDI PD
Displacement: 1.9 L
Fuel type: diesel
Transmission: automated manual
Curb weight: 2911 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.31
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: other
Description: Skoda belongs to VAG automotive group: Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda.

It is a nice car, with a onboard computer that tells consumption in real time.

The EPA rating do not exist for this car in the US. The closest car is the Volkswagen Jetta 1.9 diesel 5 speed manual:
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/2008car1tablef.jsp?id=20811
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Grill cover.
The idea was taken from another member with own a Skoda Octavia also. The idea is
a) For better aerodynamics. Significative at high speeds.
b) To speed warm up of the engine in Winter and in short trips. Very important as diesel yields a lot less when cold.
c) To avoid excesive cooling of car when on the road.

d) To slow down cooling of the engine in a stop for lunch, for example.

One trade-off may be that admission air may become hotter in some degree, as it is aspirated on the upper level of the engine compartment. However, on march, air enters through the big vent open below. So, hotter air may be sucked mainly when in stand still, not on speed. I haven´t measure for sure.

The car comes with belly cover, has a factory installed computer (very accurate), that helps a lot to manage acceleration to get better fuel yield.

So, it is difficult to improve yield in this car.

Planned Mods: Chip tuning if it improves mileage also.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 0 mpg(US)
EPA highway 0 mpg(US)
EPA combined 35 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 41.74 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 38.59 mpg(US)
90 days 38.84 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jul 22, 2012

Trip Log
Concon - Pichidangui roundtrip 47.96 mpg (US)
Concon - Stgo - Concon roundtrip 45 mpg (US)
Santiago - Concon 51.51 mpg (US)
Concon - Santiago roundtrip 50.8 mpg (US)
Concón - Santiago - Viña roundtrip 57.4 mpg (US)

(Created: 2010-12-13 10:02:53 / Modified: 2012-07-22 19:23:48)


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