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Old 09-11-2020, 11:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I own a CJAA ('11 JSW 6 speed).

I typically shift right around 2k, but, DPF clogging is a thing with these, so a number of times a day, I like to let it clear its throat a bit with 3rd gear uphill pulls to at least 4500 rpm. Sometimes 4th gear if I'm on the highway. 4th gear 100 mph uphill pulls in this thing just make me giddy!!!!

I have put on roughly 60K in a year and a half with zero issues.

Typical mileage is 42-45, mostly highway.

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Old 09-11-2020, 11:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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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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Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming!

Been shifting 2000-2400rpm (lower in higher gears, 1st and 2nd are deep and wide) under moderate acceleration which drops rpm to ~1500rpm. Sometimes shift lower or higher for lower/higher load.

In other news, the "Italian tune up" (driving up a hill with a trailer, revving it out then coasting down) seems to have freed up the VNT actuator which was sticking when I needed it most. That was fun, now back to earth, more civil driving. Expecting 38+mpg this tank despite the poor driving style. Go diesel!

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