HELLOMY NAME IS BRIAN AND I RECENTLY BOUGHT A ...

  • Tiny
  • Brianc1986
  • 2006 Volkswagen Passat
  • 87,000 miles

Hello,

My name is Brian and I recently bought a 2006 vw passat 1.6 petrol car in a private sale. I filled the car having got it back to my home last friday, and today being wednesday I have been monitoring the fuel gauge out of curiosity. I have noticed that the dial seems to be going down quick. So far I have been only driving to and from work which is approx 10 mins drive from one end of town to the other. I prev had a 1.4 vw bora and the dial would stay roughly on the same spot for 2-3days doing the same amount of driving. I appreciat it is a bigger engine, but I do not know if it is my own wrong perception or if this is correct? As a rough estimate, the lines between sections on the dial: doing two days to and from my place of work as said above (4 journeys total) will roughly take from one line to the next. I was wondering can you advise on this ratio if it apears average or otherwise? Any and all help much appreciated. Thanks in advance! Brian

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 AT 8:25 PM

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  • exovcds
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The best way to figure out your consumption, is to go through a whole tank of fuel (till the red or till the low fuel light comes on) and write
down the total km's traveled. Do this 2 to 3 times and then use the average of that as your baseline.

Once you have the km/liter ratio, you can compare it to the actual "advertised for that vehicle" rating.

Automatic, standard, weight of vehicle etc all play a role.

Thomas

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 AT 8:34 PM
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  • exovcds
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The km/liter indicator in the display is a "calculated at that time" figure. If it matches what you come up with, then that's all you can do, aside
from changing your driving habits / style.

Thomas

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 AT 8:37 PM
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Thank you for the reply, I will try your advice

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 1:22 AM
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Also keep in mind that if the engine were using too much fuel (running rich), the engine computer
will set a trouble code and turn the check engine light on.

Thomas

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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 5:10 AM

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