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Offline gti vr6

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2015, 09:54:11 am »
My Uncles Amarok, 4-Motion Bi-Turbo unit, usualy around 700-800km's per tank around town.

Thats what I was hoping to get.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2015, 01:28:56 pm »
Auto 2wd and high 800-900km per tank. Mostly open road driving. When in city low to mid 800km/tank. Towing a tandem with car on around 700km tank. Done 25k

Work mates 2wd manual is better on the gas. Prob 10% better. Done175k

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2015, 05:03:14 am »
Recently traded from 4wd manual to auto. Currently only about 3000 km.

The new one is about 0.5-1l/100km thirstier so far.

Urban usually 11-12, gentle trip rural 9-10.

Expect some improvement as get closer to 10,000 km
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2016, 08:52:39 pm »
My Uncles Amarok, 4-Motion Bi-Turbo unit, usualy around 700-800km's per tank around town.

So is that what he is telling his wife he is getting, or what is actually happening?

We have just dropped a 2WD Highline manual from our fleet and replaced it with a 4Motion auto. I have noticed the difference.

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2016, 12:39:20 pm »
So is that what he is telling his wife he is getting, or what is actually happening?

We have just dropped a 2WD Highline manual from our fleet and replaced it with a 4Motion auto. I have noticed the difference.

It's actually happening. Use the truck for work. So all mileage is logged and tracked.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2016, 02:00:45 pm »
Maybe just switch the software to test mode, should bring the L/100km down

Haha. Yeah that might fix millage and emissions...
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2016, 05:25:15 am »
Still not getting great economy from this vehicle. Quite disappointed, pretty sure the dealer told me I could expect 800 - 900k's per tank. I only ever use sport mode when passing on the open road and it's not that often I use it. Thought I would see what the other dealers are telling people. Found one on Trade Me and sent off an email asking "exactly how many k's per tank of diesel would this vehicle use"

"Hi Karl,
Some of our clients are getting 1000km per tank.
It of course depends on how good a driver you are, how loaded the ute is, is there a trailer being towed, is it highway driving, the variables are endless....
Cheers **** "


The BS game is strong.
The most I've seen from mine is 610k's - the worst was around 450k's.
I'm going to ask a few more dealers, then present my findings to VW NZ and see what they make of this.


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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2016, 06:19:08 am »
Woah 450 is poor! Only done one tank so far and got 750 part loaded and with a jetski on the back for half the time. Mix of around town and open road. Hardly use sport mode as I'd read it uses significantly more gas. Truck has done 14,000kms. What tyres do you have? I'd expect my standard continental 17s would be a lot better than some of the 285 off road rubber that seems to be the trend these days.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2016, 04:52:03 pm »
Woah 450 is poor! Only done one tank so far and got 750 part loaded and with a jetski on the back for half the time. Mix of around town and open road. Hardly use sport mode as I'd read it uses significantly more gas. Truck has done 14,000kms. What tyres do you have? I'd expect my standard continental 17s would be a lot better than some of the 285 off road rubber that seems to be the trend these days.

Poor indeed! I'm almost certain there is something wrong with it. I'm running pretty basic 265mm tires on 20" wheels. Very rarely use sport mode.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2016, 09:46:49 pm »
Seriously guys? That mileage is pathetic for a modern diesel.  Firstly my A6 3.0ltr TDI quattro does comfortably 8ltrs/100 and has a lot more power.  My Colorado with the 2.8ltr TDI 6-speed manual regularly averages less than 7.5ltrs/100 and a recent run to Auckland had it less than 7.  I only get into double figures as recently by towing a hire tandem (read big and solid) with a 3-series Beemer on board.  And that was to Taranaki and back, hardly a flowing road.
So with an 80 ltr tank it's easy to pick up 1000km per tank in normal use.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2016, 09:52:38 am »
Try another ECU?
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2016, 07:13:20 pm »
It *might* be surprising how much difference the wheels can make - it they are slightly different sized, but perhaps also more weight towards the outside etc - I know I've manage to nearly double the consumption on some VERY small cars, by over tiring them.

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2016, 06:23:55 pm »
Agree with the above. Something is wrong..... I have done 57k in the last year in mine and drive it sports relatively often.  I avg about 8.5l/100km over this time. Has factory 17s on it.

Best almost 900km and worse 700km towing trailer and racecar.

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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2016, 11:35:27 am »
Agree with the above. Something is wrong..... I have done 57k in the last year in mine and drive it sports relatively often.  I avg about 8.5l/100km over this time. Has factory 17s on it.

Best almost 900km and worse 700km towing trailer and racecar.

Thanks for the info. I am bombarding the dealer with it. 900km is exactly what I hoped for and why I ditched the Hilux for an Amarok.
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Re: Amarok - Fuel Consumption_4m Highline - How Many K's Per Tank??
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2016, 08:27:34 pm »
Mine has only done 10,000kms.  Last 3,000kms averaging about 10.4l/100km.

Mainly Auckland driving, so lots of stop/start and short trips.  Sometimes I'm chilled with the throttle sometimes I put the hammer down.
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