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My Record Mileage

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by PukkaT6, 3 Jul 2018.

  1. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Well after an epic trip I finally managed to get over 600 miles to a tank. It took 64 litres to fill it back up.

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    Was well and truly ready for my bed once I got home.

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    Saw this on the way home.

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  2. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    over 600 miles on a tank!!!

    how the heck did you manage that?

    im getting 400ish average lol . . . . mix of city 80% and motoway 20% (T32 204 dsg van, not weighed yet but prob near full load weight)

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  3. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Average is 550 per tank but this was a day on motorway.

    For all the fun 204bhp woupd be I do think it would do my head in more spending loads more on fuel.
     
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  4. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    204 is just the nutz. Love it.
     
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  5. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    yep Love the 204.

    Upgrade from the 180 T5.1 dsg to the 204 T6 dsg is a remarkably different drive, took a while to get used to the power bands in drive/sport but got it nailed now. (Tiptronic mode is a ball !! =] )


    one thing i have noticed is that the T5.1 180 DSG was 4Motion. . . . . And The T6 204 DSG is not, so front wheel drive only.



    The old thing is the Torque steer you get when putting down the power . . . never had that with the 4MTN before...and wheel spin if the grounds damp.


    its like being back in my old Mk2 ford fiesta 1.6ltr.

    basically you have to grab hold of the steering wheel when when putting down full power from a dead stop or it will pull to the side....and light up the front wheels if its wet.

    in the T5.1 4motion you could do the same thing and it was like it was on rails . . . wouldn't drift a bit... and never had any wheel spin.

    suppose its one of the advantages of 4motion. . . . . . .

    although the disadvantage of 4motion was two replacement rear haldex diffs, extra wight, extra maintenance costs.
     
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  6. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I agree, the Torque steer does take some getting used to. Only today I pulled out of a junction a little too quickly and the front wheels felt like they were trying to rip up the tarmac. Even worse if you stray onto the white lines.

    Still love it though and so pleased I went 204.
     
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  7. Scruffy

    Scruffy Senior Member T6 Guru

    I really don't know what you are all doing. I don't fill up until 600 and have had over 700 on a number of occasions. 725 is the record.
     
  8. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Are you pushing it along or being towed by someone?
     
  9. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Unless you have no adblue, 80 litre tank and drive at 50 mph then I cant believe 725. I did 46 miles on 0 remaining. It was 90% motorway.
     
  10. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Whaaaaaaaat ! ...... how?

    That exceeded even VW crazy claims of mpg!

    What spec and model you got?
     
  11. Scruffy

    Scruffy Senior Member T6 Guru

    140 DSG SWB Kombi with 50k on the clock. It would have been fully laden with winters on. No silly 20" tyres or such, and 7omph ish with the cruise control, 99% motorway.
     
  12. T6180

    T6180 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

  13. Phil_G

    Phil_G Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Mines only an 84 but assuming the display isnt too optimistic, it always returns fifty plus - though I dont do short journeys at all.
    15 gallons x 50mpg is 750 miles so Scruffy's 725 is quite plausible [​IMG] This weekend was a typical fully-loaded camping trip:


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  14. Scruffy

    Scruffy Senior Member T6 Guru

    We fill up at a auto route filling station just north of Bourg-en-Bresse in France. We've stopped there dozens of times over the years, in many different vehicles, and to be honest, I do see it as a bit of a challenge, one that the T6 has met a few times and a T5 years ago, but not my old Vito. My Volvo V70 could get us all the way to Morzine on a single tank! Big tank plus 60mpg . We set off for Italy in a few weeks. A different route, but I see a new record coming.
     

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