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Old 12-28-2012, 04:52 AM   #31
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I drive 2004 416cdi in Sydney Australia which weighs just over 3 tonnes (2.2tonnes empty) the tank takes 80 litres of diesel and i usually get around 700-800kms out of the tank. I go from full tank to empty every time for the last 8years. Every couple of months I add a bottle of injector cleaner into the fuel tank to keep things running nice and smooth
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:59 AM   #32
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i'm curious, after watching the video linked below, as to the engine modifications european engines have vs. the north american engines? if Ford and VW make these engines for export only, things must be pretty tight lipped at those plants... i just did a check online from MB in the UK, stating 34.9mpg, MB USA states 24.9mpg
Cut fuel consumption in half and then double the tax on fuel to protect road revenues. The result would still be a net win for the consumer and a fifty percent win for the environment. Why does this not happen then? (Because big oil companies will lose fifty percent of that market.)

http://video.staged.com/localshops/v..._mpg_in_the_uk

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #33
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UK mpg based on imperial gallon? Other than that, european emissions standards have historically been less stringent than the US and much better fuel as well, so better mpg.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #34
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ya, so why not sell those higher efficiency diesel engines in north america??
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:47 PM   #35
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They don't meet emission stds.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:44 AM   #36
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Best miles per gallon, I ever received in my 2005 Leisure Travel, 210 Free Spirit, (3/4 ton, 5 cylinder) I checked it twice and rounded down to the next lowest 10th, 30.6 mpg from Van Horn, Texas to El Paso, Texas, about 120 miles. Must be down hill and must have had a tail wind. I wish I got that every day. I will get 25 to 26 mpg consistently if I drive 55 mph and below, low 20's @ 65 to 70 mph, assuming winds not an issue. In 60,000 miles the worst I ever received was 18.9 mpg. Why don't we have more diesels in the US? Because we have a country of people can tell you everything you ever wanted to know and then some about an American Idol contestant, but don't have a clue who Margaret Thatcher was!
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