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Baxters Dad

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Sorry if this has been covered before. My Ocean 150 dsg has only done a few hundred miles so the engine is still tight, but I'm only getting about 28 mpg. What are people getting when the engine loosens up?
 
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If that's the computer figure, the real number is probably 25. Mine is the same spec and getting around 37 long term average (real not mfd) although I drive like a wuss.
 
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18 Reg Manual 150 Ocean @3000 miles computer shows a regular 39.6 mpg.
 
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Sounds low, make sure the van is charged for 24 hours each month as can help. Perhaps it’s on a regen? Mine drops during regen too.
 
Baxters Dad

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Sounds low, make sure the van is charged for 24 hours each month as can help. Perhaps it’s on a regen? Mine drops during regen too.
Sorry but what's a regen?
 
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Good evening,

28 mpg sounds a bit low alright. I am a bit more familiar with l/100. Based on filling up the van I believe my van uses about between 7 or 7.5 l/100 km.

Have I said that that I normally have a calm driving style. But the van is normally (almost) fully equipped for camping, except the fresh water.

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Sorry if this has been covered before. My Ocean 150 dsg has only done a few hundred miles so the engine is still tight, but I'm only getting about 28 mpg. What are people getting when the engine loosens up?
Ours initially was giving low figures like that, but after a good long run it started to improve quite rapidly. We had about 600 miles on the clock when we set off to go on the 2017 factory tour, and by the time we returned the average mpg had gone up into the high 30s.
Now with 13000 on the clock the MFD is showing an average consumption around 43mpg, which is actually just under 40mpg based on fill ups.
We regularly see the MFD reporting around 50mpg at the end of our weekly run across to Harrogate to go cycling.
I don't know how much the DSG affects milage compared to the manual gearbox,
 
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150 DSG - 17245 mls at start of journey.
2 adults,
A 12 year old,
1 small medium dog,
Set off with
Full ad blue tank,
Full water tank,
Full fuel tank,
Full fridge, cupboards & boot space,
Driveaway awning on bike rack.

At 75mph on motorways (I guess we averaged 40 to 50 mph) All trips over 2 weeks and 2000 miles
1st journey read 40..3mpg Hampshire to euro tunnel to Reims in France.
All other journeys including Alps read 37 to 44 mpg.
 
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clarinetbcn

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The VW mileage computer is often just silly. I use the Road Trip app and measure at fill-ups. Having bikes on the tailgate rack that are above the roof line cuts significantly into mileage. I often travel with 6 people plus bikes, skis, backpacks, etc., but if we’re only two, bikes go inside for long distance, and then on the rack for local trips at the destination. Average consumption over 11k kms, only mountain trips, almost no city driving, usually fully loaded with people/equipment: 1949708B-FD70-49D9-89C7-1E761DE082A8.png
 
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The VW mileage computer is often just silly. I use the Road Trip app and measure at fill-ups. Having bikes on the tailgate rack that are above the roof line cuts significantly into mileage. I often travel with 6 people plus bikes, skis, backpacks, etc., but if we’re only two, bikes go inside for long distance, and then on the rack for local trips at the destination. Average consumption over 11k kms, only mountain trips, almost no city driving, usually fully loaded with people/equipment: View attachment 49848
The peaks of high consumption are with bikes on the rack.
 
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Sorry if this has been covered before. My Ocean 150 dsg has only done a few hundred miles so the engine is still tight, but I'm only getting about 28 mpg. What are people getting when the engine loosens up?
I have a two and a half year old 150 Beach. I've been keeping detailed mpg figures for the past 18 months. Even fully laden touring Europe with four bikes I had excellent mpg figures. It dropped slightly when we moved back to London, and even more so when we changed from 215 tyres to 235 tyres. We are hoping it will now improve as we have bought a small car for shorter trips.

The MFD consistently gives better fuel consumption figures than fill to fill measurements.

DateKilometresLitresMPG (fill to fill)MPG (MFD)
Touring Europe
3 Feb 1882768.5434.08
8 Feb 18106180.2937.33
18 Feb 1876664.7233.43
28 Feb 18100881.3335.01
13 Mar 18100971.1640.05
22 Mar 18102372.4939.86
31 Mar 1891169.3837.09
6 Apr 1883969.0034.45
13/16 Apr 18142299.0140.57
1 May 1882467.0334.73
13 May 1873965.4631.89
19 May 1874559.2335.53
27 May 1889369.5036.30
4 June 1870665.0030.68
8 June 1889376.1633.12
Returned to London
22 June 1882369.2933.55
28 June 18106274.1240.47
4 Jul 1885869.0135.12
18 Jul 1855554.1328.96
24 Jul 1894872.0337.18
10 Aug 1879267.7233.04
16 Aug 1890668.4737.38
21 Aug 1893371.5736.82
1 Sep 1887672.7834.00
16 Sep 1880171.1531.80
28 Sep 1871665.0031.12
10 Oct 1879269.0032.42
23 Oct 1889274.4933.83
3 Nov 1892273.3935.39
20 Nov 1893573.5835.90
26 Nov 18108373.3941.69
11 Dec 1876570.0030.87
Service and new wheels and tyres17" replace 16"
235 replace 215
27 Dec 1867171.8426.38
13 Jan 1976970.3630.87
1 Feb 1969572.2827.16
18 Feb 1972170.5428.87
6 Mar 1983472.2032.63
16 Mar 1990371.1735.8440.5
5 Apr 1962467.5026.1129.4
16 Apr 1983570.9933.2337.1
11/16 May 1990892.0327.87
23 May 1984381.5029.2229.4
25 May 1974969.9130.2631.1
1 June 1998076.4236.2337.8
12 June 1983367.6234.8036.8
25 June 1976276.6928.0730.9
Bought 2nd car for shorter journeys
18 July 1974074.0028.2531.1
4 Aug 1978272.2830.5633.2
16 Aug 1993571.1037.1538.9
20 Aug 1989581.4531.0432.5
31 Aug 1984568.0035.1036.7
 
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I have a two and a half year old 150 Beach. I've been keeping detailed mpg figures for the past 18 months. Even fully laden touring Europe with four bikes I had excellent mpg figures. It dropped slightly when we moved back to London, and even more so when we changed from 215 tyres to 235 tyres. We are hoping it will now improve as we have bought a small car for shorter trips.

The MFD consistently gives better fuel consumption figures than fill to fill measurements.

DateKilometresLitresMPG (fill to fill)MPG (MFD)
Touring Europe
3 Feb 1882768.5434.08
8 Feb 18106180.2937.33
18 Feb 1876664.7233.43
28 Feb 18100881.3335.01
13 Mar 18100971.1640.05
22 Mar 18102372.4939.86
31 Mar 1891169.3837.09
6 Apr 1883969.0034.45
13/16 Apr 18142299.0140.57
1 May 1882467.0334.73
13 May 1873965.4631.89
19 May 1874559.2335.53
27 May 1889369.5036.30
4 June 1870665.0030.68
8 June 1889376.1633.12
Returned to London
22 June 1882369.2933.55
28 June 18106274.1240.47
4 Jul 1885869.0135.12
18 Jul 1855554.1328.96
24 Jul 1894872.0337.18
10 Aug 1879267.7233.04
16 Aug 1890668.4737.38
21 Aug 1893371.5736.82
1 Sep 1887672.7834.00
16 Sep 1880171.1531.80
28 Sep 1871665.0031.12
10 Oct 1879269.0032.42
23 Oct 1889274.4933.83
3 Nov 1892273.3935.39
20 Nov 1893573.5835.90
26 Nov 18108373.3941.69
11 Dec 1876570.0030.87
Service and new wheels and tyres17" replace 16"
235 replace 215
27 Dec 1867171.8426.38
13 Jan 1976970.3630.87
1 Feb 1969572.2827.16
18 Feb 1972170.5428.87
6 Mar 1983472.2032.63
16 Mar 1990371.1735.8440.5
5 Apr 1962467.5026.1129.4
16 Apr 1983570.9933.2337.1
11/16 May 1990892.0327.87
23 May 1984381.5029.2229.4
25 May 1974969.9130.2631.1
1 June 1998076.4236.2337.8
12 June 1983367.6234.8036.8
25 June 1976276.6928.0730.9
Bought 2nd car for shorter journeys
18 July 1974074.0028.2531.1
4 Aug 1978272.2830.5633.2
16 Aug 1993571.1037.1538.9
20 Aug 1989581.4531.0432.5
31 Aug 1984568.0035.1036.7
28/Feb./18? How do you do that? Do you carry diesel inside? I’ve never gotten over 80l. in mine at a fill/up.
 
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Having carried out extensive high speed testing over the last couple of weeks in a a 140SE my average MPG for the month is down to 28.5

Using the speed shown on the sat nav rather than the speedo & using the average over about an hour at each speed on Cruise control.

150kmh - 22.5mpg
135kmh - 30.5mpg
125kmh - 35.5mpg
100kmh - I didn't go that slow on cruise so don't have clue
Hilly bits foot flat to the floor & using lower gears as needed to keep the speed up - 22.5mpg.

All the above are on 255 tyres, they seem to have significant effect on MPG at high speed with consumption figures being approx 5mpg worse than running 215 over the same trip previously.

There is a sweet spot at about 127kmh which gives the best speed v consumption figure with the engine at about 2050rpm - Im guessing this about where the turbo starts to properly spool up. If you use the instantanious consumption display on the MFD you can see the figures change rapidly for a very minor increase in speed.

My overall average for the van is currently 32.5mpg, over 50,000 miles. approx 20,000 of that has been clocked up between Spain & home. The rest is 50/50 between up and down the M1 on university runs & commuting into central London.
 
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28/Feb./18? How do you do that? Do you carry diesel inside? I’ve never gotten over 80l. in mine at a fill/up.
Hot engine after a long drive, warm day in Greece, the fuel tank expands. That was a single refuel.

Other large refuels are a part refuel followed by a full refuel, e.g., 11/16 May. On 11 May I stopped at Ashford Services. Diesel at £1.559 per litre. With a nearly empty tank, I refuelled 20 Litres and added that to my next full tank to get the MPG.
 
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What sort of MPG can I expect from the 199 4 Motion DSG variant

Any one ?
 
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T5.1 180 Bi Turbo manual - LT ave 32 MPG, up to 40 with low load, no roof bars/box.
 
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I get 25-27 with a caravan on the back.

Tomorrow's little 360 mile jaunt to Cumbria with no caravan and I would expect to be in high 30's.
 

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