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Old 04-17-2020, 05:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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@ Cocylist!

Thanks! Love the way a TDI sounds and drives, especially the ones with uneven amount of cilinders. Raw when idling but smooth when driving.
My tire pressure is already quite high: 2,8 bar. But the stock tires are too wide and will be replaced next year with narrower ones to reduce rolling resistance. A lightweight rim could help you more than closed hubcaps, perhaps. But they are very expensive. I'm looking for some forged Audi rims, https://www.original-felgen.com/8l0601025ez17.html

The gearbox is the well known 5 speed manual - MQ250 - also used in the Golf. But mine has probably a wider ratio, so a longer 4th and 5th gear.

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Old 04-20-2020, 05:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi GreenTDI. Is it a Greenline version you are using? I live in Switzerland and own a Octavia 3 Greenline Combi. Because of winter and shorts trips to ski resorts (I have only bought the car in November), my mpg has been only 4.9l/100km (48mpg us). But with hotter days, longer trips and now summer tyres I am hoping to get much better mpg (obd value on current tank is 4.0/100km or 59mpg). I would be happy to discuss how to get the best of our cars
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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@ ptitviet

Hello!
It's not a greenline version, but a 'normal' car with the 1.2 TDI. That means additional weight and no start/stop or a lower chassis. I have to say that all of those things don't make a big difference in consumption, it's mainly the way of driving. But every bit helps!

You have already a good mileage, the Octavia is a bigger car and short and cold trips doesn't help. I love Switzerland, it's beautiful. But cold in winter and quite hilly! So try to maintain 100 km/u on flat road, overtake and accelerate during descents and slow down slightly on hill climbs. Increase the tire pressure and get a winter grill cover. That's also my first plan
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think I have found my first improvement. It's a front radiator/grill cover. There are some stock covers for my car on the market, mostly for VAG cars (VW Skoda Audi Seat) Thanks Google!

It covers up the biggest opening and I wonder if it will reduce drag and will warm up the engine faster.



@ ptitviet: there are also grill covers for Octavia models: Octavia III - winter grille cover in great OEM design - KI-R : superskoda.com
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Oh GreenTDI just awesome! I didn't know these covers existed!!! I will buy one, though there is only for the upper grill and not for the lower on Octavias. By the way with this cover, you have just bought yourself a "budget" greenline fabia
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@ ptitviet: the company who make this covers for the Fabia (team HEKO) has some more products on their website. These are a bit cheaper. I have bought one, will receive it end of the week.

https://e-heko.com/en_GB/c/III/1502
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Thanks I have booked on the first site you gave me the link . Can't wait to install it on the car with also my new set of summer wheels.

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