[200q20v] driving for MPG

Fundsalo Racing fundsaloracing at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 5 14:23:04 EST 2002

Skill, technique, practice. Keep the car in tune, tire
pressures up. Limit accel rate. Let speed burn off on
up-hills and gather slowly on down-hills. NEVER BRAKE,
always let-up before corners where you need to lose
speed and when you know you will have to stop. Brakes
= fuel wasted as heat, not motion, you can't get it
back! (Eric Clapton) Conservation of momentum is KING!
If you know you have to stop and wait, like fer a
redlight, let off, shift into N and coast, try to
maintain as much speed as possible to use when you can
get back on the throttle again, hopefully before you
come to a dead stop - the worst! Brake a bit in this
situation if you approach the stopping point too
quickly.... maintain that momentum! Watch the boost
gage, limit your rate of accel and speed on up-hills
to a pre-set vac level, experiment with what you can
tolerate.... Shift into N on long, steep downhills
(only when safe to do so - SAFETY FIRST!) Switch off
the ignition at 'forever lights', that IS why the
radio stays on with the ign off.... We have a lot, too
many in fact, 'forever lights' in NH.

Skill, technique, practice.
Skill, technique, practice.

Seen 28-30 often in the 200q20v in warm weather,
sometimes 30+. BTDT.

No, I don't always drive like that!


--- Bill Rowe <rowe at yankeeprinter.com> wrote:
> Hey Kneale,
> What's your secret to getting 30 mpg on the 5ktq
> when, new, it only got
> maybe 26 mpg.  I barely squeeze out 22 mpg on my 87
> 5ktq w/ 160k miles,
> but that's at an avg speed of 80 mph.  I know I'd do
> better if I ever
> bite the bullet and replace the injectors, but I
> can't imagine doing any
> better than 25 mpg.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-admin at audifans.com
> [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com] On
> Behalf Of Kneale Brownson
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 3:57 PM
> To: Coleman, David; quattro at audifans.com;
> v8 at audifans.com;
> 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: [200q20v] Re: [V8] V8 and 200q20v
> difference
> --
> I've gotten ~26 mpg top-off to top-off with both the
> V8 and the 200q20v
> in expressway cruise-controlling at ~70 mph "under
> duress".  Used to get
> over 30 with the 5ktq in similar circumstances.  My
> "normal" expressway
> mode at 15-20 mph faster, which usually means
> overtake, wait for them to
> get out of the way, overtake, etc.,  gets me around
> 21 mpg.  I only get
> 20 mpg average driving non-expressway rural highways
> (at ~65 mph) with
> the 200.  Too many instances of accelerating between
> 45 mph and 80 mph
> to pass.  I usually get about that with the V8 in
> similar settings, but
> I tend to drive that thing more sedately (less zoomy
> passing).  My wife
> gets 22 mpg average on
> non-interstate driving of the V8.   She's not driven
> a tankful of
> expressway travel, but I'm confident that if she
> did, she'd get the 26.
> At 01:44 PM 02/05/2002 -0500, Coleman, David wrote:
> >oh man.  I'd race you, albeit with a 5-speed V8...
> Maybe I haven't had
> >enough time behind the wheel of a CC20v (likely),
> but I can't see the
> >200 (not completely tricked out, at least) being as
> fast, let alone
> >faster, than the V8.  But whatever, both are fast
> enough to hang with
> >about anything I come across on the open highway
> and are quick enough
> >to get me in deep doo-doo.
> >
> >Mileage?  Neither's really all that good, though
> I'd put my $$ on the
> >200 by a mph or three.
> >
> >Is Steve Bednarski around?  I think he's got one of
> each & probably has
> >some insight...
> >
> >-DaveC.
> >'91 V8 5M
> >Not interested in p'ing match, just interested.
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Fundsalo Racing
> [mailto:fundsaloracing at yahoo.com]
> > >
> > > I have a very hard time believing the V8 is
> faster
> > > (except mebbe off the line) or gets better MPG.
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