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Miles per tank - A survey - Please add if you know yours

nickrjsmith
21-07-08, 13:48
If you havea transporter, or have owned one please log your fuel usage as laid out below. Trying to get a clear picture of fuel ecenomy Vs Engine size Vs age and if it can use veg fuel. Often the quoted mpgs can be quite far out and it's be interesting to see what people actually get.


Vehicle Engine Year(reg) Tank Size Miles per tank (ave) Use Veg Fuel (y/n)
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e.g.
T4 Caravelle 2.4 tdi 1996 60 litre 500 n

paul ss
21-07-08, 13:55
do a searchT:

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11153&highlight=how+many+miles+to+tank

big bazza
21-07-08, 19:11
i wish i could afford to fill it up

scruffyherbert
21-07-08, 19:51
Last time I monitored it was 2 months ago.
Exactly 92 to fill up from the orange fuel light just coming on.
Managed to get just over 650 miles before the light came back on. It was less than 660 miles.
My van is a 2.5 TDi 102 swb panel with additional double seat in the back. R reg with 158,400 miles on the clock.

Is that ok as a starter T:

Not sure exactly but approx 70 litres and non veg fuel.

slimbo
21-07-08, 20:32
well i managed a tidy 600 miles on a 100 pound fillup , the van is
an ex AA 2.5tdi 102 hp. 124.000miles i think the tank is an 80 litre jobbie!.

she has a hightop and little interior weight (cept me!)

king marty
21-07-08, 20:48
Mines an Ex AA 2.5, running it on stockderv, none of yr veggi bio stuff, and we struggle to get 550 miles to the tank! :confused:
And thats driving it steady but it is used round town and on short school runs ect.

jfc202
22-07-08, 10:13
Mines a 2.5 tdi lwb 2002 plate, 98 to fill her up, got approximately 630 miles from it. That was driving from Bournemouth to Sennen and around Cornwall for the weekend, fully loaded for half the time, and doing 80mph on the dual carriage ways, its the damn small Cornish roads that drank the fuel!! :D

nealglover
22-07-08, 10:19
My best is 785 from my ExAA 2.5 tdi. (51 reg)

That was driving through Europe last month.

Could have made it over 800 but not that many fuel stations so had to fill up.

Incredible difference that quiet roads make, you are not always using fuel to regain lost speed.

yellowgit
22-07-08, 12:22
01 2.5tdi Ex-AA

The beast only gives 560miles if the pedal is stuck to the floor, (And looking out for traffic piggies)
BUT
710 if kept to 2000 rpm.
(This is if filled to the brim, and way past the beep. I gather there is at least another 5 litres when the music starts)

Polite, delicate yet unassumingly beastly. Thats the yellow wee beastie for you.

yellowgit
22-07-08, 12:22
01 2.5tdi Ex-AA

The beast only gives 560miles if the pedal is stuck to the floor, (And looking out for traffic piggies)
BUT
710 if kept to 2000 rpm.
(This is if filled to the brim, and way past the beep. I gather there is at least another 5 litres when the music starts)

Polite, delicate yet unassumingly beastly. Thats the yellow wee beastie for you.

Forgot to add - 60k on the clock

adamsr
22-07-08, 20:14
X-reg ex-AA 2.5TDI 102bhp 145000 miles on the clock.

from full till the buzzer goes off I always get over 650 miles, average about 675, and best so far is 712

nickrjsmith
03-03-09, 12:10
Interesting....

I now have my Van. Ex AA team yellow.

The first tank was 604 miles from full to first beep (and i mean just the first beep as i was about to pass a garage) This was 1/2 motorway at 70mph and half careful driving in Devon's country lanes.

I have learnt that there is 10 litres of fuel left once the beep goes off (it was in the manual) so I'm reckoning most likely around 700 before I run out of gas.

It seems people get between 550 and 650 on a tank... quite a difference? does changing the bhp on the chip get any more out of the fuel tank?

Nick

Tracktoy
03-03-09, 17:53
i have never managed to get 500 form my 51 plate ex aa:eek:, the best it has done is around 480 before the light came on:(

i have just had the timing belt done and now the van starts straight away which it never did before so am hoping it was all down to the timing being slightly out- time will tell

WeDesign
03-03-09, 18:28
Out of Curiosity:

when the fuel light comes on, how many litres are left in the tank?

and does the remaining fuel left differ from van spec / engine size / trim?

DOWNHILL44
03-03-09, 21:40
45 of fuel = 382 miles ,Van is a SWB 2.5TDI 88BHP using cruise control for most of it,DAI

Welshy
05-03-09, 13:43
Im running an ex AA 2.5 TDI now with 115k on tthe clock. I'm getting 500 to the tank thats mainly city driving in Glasgow. Its converted to camper, canon forge 3/4 bed plus usual fridge and furniture.

I reckon i with that set up I get 32mpg in town and roughly 37mpg on m way.

You guys getting well over 600 plus, are your vans converted? Reckon that bit of weight makes the difference? :ILU:

TonyR
05-03-09, 13:52
Just done a quick calculation on my 1.9td standard panel van, 140k

10 of fuel = 60 miles of "town" driving in and around Cornwall which equates to 27mpg

This seems to go up on a run although I have never measured it. Next time I do a trip I will work it out.

ChrisIoW
05-03-09, 16:46
I reckon on getting (very unscientifically) about 35+ to the gallon- 88bhp swb X reg, 175000 on the clock. I'm delighted with that!

roboft4
06-03-09, 08:11
i drive motorways at 55mph max i have t4 2.5tdi special x i get 51.77 mpg .yes its true keep in slow lane arrive relaxed takes longer but look atfuelsaving.i used to go that speed in my t2 bay if u increase speed to65mph to overtake lorrys iget 41.44mpg.try going slower next time .much safer of course and keep your hard earned money in your pocket.

arbiman
08-03-09, 09:09
had 1.9td late 96 model 800 special 2.5 years owned and averaged 31 mpg, having said that 30mpg was the worst figure and 34mpg was the best acheived - this was general use towing and touring including full loads back from europe etc with beer and wine and commuting every day. I logged each load of fuel over 32,000 miles of ownership. Not that bad at all, slightly underpowered with heavy loads :( but decent speed and acceleration generally.
I now have 2.5tdi 88hp definately dont have to drive as hard and fuel consumption better so far @ 35.9mpg with a good mix of towing, commuting and leisure.

rjm
08-03-09, 10:45
Got 2.5 130 bhp T5 Caravelle and average around the 37mpg mark.

That is nearly as good as the 2.0 Passat diesel we just got rid of on a 55 plate which only got up to 45mpg.