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Re: 5ktq Fuel Economy
Sorry if you thought I was arguing.
Just sharing my experiences. Anyhow, thanks for the info.
1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Wm. Josiah Erikson wrote:
> Huh. Obviously, I should have said YMMV, and of course what is theoretically true
> doesn't always turn out to be true in the real world.
> Todd Phenneger wrote:
> > Thats odd,
> > In my 4kq (same motor as JT) I get better Gas milage from Higher
> > Octane. Although, Medium and High appear to be the same, Low Octane gets
> > worse Fuel Economy by a bit.
> > So on Long trips on the Highway I use Super but around town it
> > doesn't seem to care what I use.
> > L8R
> > Todd Phenneger
> > 1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
> > 1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
> > 1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
> > 1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
> > *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
> > On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Wm. Josiah Erikson wrote:
> > > Nope : )
> > > Higher octane gas has LESS power per gallon. It just burns slower, so you
> > > don't get the preignition knock (well, I guess I should say that it is less
> > > suceptible to spontaneous ignition under pressure). If your knock sensor is
> > > constantly backing off the ignition timing because you're running too low
> > > octane, I guess I could see that you might get better gas mileage by running
> > > higher octane. In my Rabbit, for example, which has a 10.5:1 motor in it, I
> > > get better gas mileage and more power out of 91 than 87 (in fact, it really
> > > doesn't like to run on 87- complains a lot. I have no knock sensor on it).
> > > But in my QSW, I get better gas mileage from 87 (8.5:1 JT motor)
> > > HTH!
> > > -Josiah
> > >
> > > Todd Phenneger wrote:
> > >
> > > > >You want to trade?
> > > > >I get 13-14MPG in the city and 24-26MPG on the Highway (of course I have
> > > > >a
> > > > >K24 and 2Bar boost).
> > > > >If you want to improve your MPG, use 87 octane, should give you 1-1.5MPG
> > > > >more (maybe).
> > > > >Avi
> > > >
> > > > Uhh, How do you figure. Higher Octane allows the motor to run
> > > > better so you should see better Fuel Economy with the 93 octane. I do on
> > > > my car by a 1-2 mpg. With Higher Octane you get more power per gallon so
> > > > you use less gas.
> > > > Right???
> > > >
> > > > Todd Phenneger
> > > > 1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
> > > > 1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
> > > > 1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
> > > > 1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
> > > > *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
> > >