[s-cars] Increased UrS mileage 20%

Fred Munro munrof at sympatico.ca
Fri Sep 30 10:21:26 EDT 2005

Maybe MacEwen is using the gas to dispose of waste solvents & you're getting
a toluene hit :)

No MacEwen out this way.

BTW they did find one of the "cheapo" gas bars augmenting their waste
disposal side business by mixing waste solvents in their gasoline a few
years back....


-----Original Message-----
From: tony.curran at sympatico.ca [mailto:tony.curran at sympatico.ca]
Sent: September 30, 2005 8:02 AM
To: Fred Munro; s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Increased UrS mileage 20%

Hey Fred,

Do you get MacEwen gas out your way? I experinece an increase of 100kms per

96 S6

> From: "Fred Munro" <munrof at sympatico.ca>
> Date: 2005/09/30 Fri AM 07:36:24 EST
> To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Subject: [s-cars] Increased UrS mileage 20%
> 	At the risk of re-igniting the perennial mileage thread, I just increased
> the fuel economy of my UrS4 from a paltry 11 litres/km (21 miles/USG) to 9
> litres/100 km (26 miles/USG) as my personal response to rising fuel
> The fuel economy has been steady at just under 9 l/100km for the last four
> fill-ups in my mix of highway/city driving. It still burns premium though!
> 	No capital cost, either. Easy 2-step process (well, maybe not so easy as
> involves changing personal habits :)
> Step 1: Slow down (gasp!). I used to drive 20 - 40 over. I slowed down to
> the point that if I do get tagged, it's not worth the trouble to pull me
> over. That was good for 10% increase in economy.
> Step 2: Teach your ECU well and pump up those tires. I was running 32 psig
> to compensate for our rough roads. I increased it to 36 psig all round. I
> also disconnected the battery so the ECU would forget "leadfoot" and learn
> "featherfoot". That was good for an additional 10%.
> The daily 150 km commute also seems less stressful for some reason. Must
> getting old. Maybe its the beautiful fall colours and the misty
> Fred Munro
> '94 S4
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