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post #12 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2016, 08:37 PM
RalphinVa
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So far, we're doing about 640 km between refills, taking about 10 gallons, with maybe 40 or 50 miles to spare before going to reserve. Just got the car a couple weeks ago: 2 tankfuls.

First real test will be a trip from here (Charlottesville, Va) to Columbus, OH area where our daughter lives. The ole VW TDI always did it with plenty of fuel left over, but it has a fair bit larger tank. Also, it never recognized those big W. Va mountains. They weren't there as far as any gear or speed change needed. It'd do an indicated 44-45 mpg, but actual mileage was more like about 41 (the computer lies, just like VW did on those NOx tests). The computer value on the Mazda3 is extremely pessimistic.

Ralph
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