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  1. The 285-mile Economy Run...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    From our house to Horsfal Campground in the fabulous Oregon Sand Dunes National Monument.. Just a bit under 35 MPG @ 80-85 MPH (on cruise control)... Wife was following our son who was towing his Weekend Warrior Toybox, normally she doesn't drive this fast, honest... Check out the Black...
  2. Does my fuel economy seem awfully low ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 1.8t tip I'm getting roughly 16.5L per 100Km city All premium no performance issues or anything out of the ordinary. Could it be plugs ? Fuel filter was changed last year. I could use a new Air filter but am currently waiting on a K&N from my supplier on back order. Anything else you...
  3. question about the 1.8t's fuel economy

    B5 Garage
    I notice when I go to the gas stationto fill up my car I notice my total milage I got from that tank is around 225mi. The weard thing is I don't drive with a lead foot and I'm light on the gas. Every so often I will bean on it and let it run through one gear and let off the gas. After thinking...
  4. What MPG Are You Getting With Your B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've tried searching the forums for a similar thread but couldn't find one, so here we go: What kind of fuel economy are all the B5/B5.5 users getting out there? I drive an 03 wagon with the 1.8 and Tiptronic, and I get about 22.5 combined city and highway (mainly city) with some... less than...
  5. Unexpected and amazing fuel economy with GEN III EA888 1.8T!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I thought I'd share some information that those with the 1.8T might like to know. I filled my tank at Costco with premium for the heck of it before going on my trip to Va. from NJ. After I arrived at my destination, I did something I normally don't do. I refilled the tank even though I had a...
  6. Impressive Fuel Economy - 2014 Passat SE 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Recent trip of 50 miles in my 2 month old 2014 Passat 1.8t SE w/sunroof, about 90% freeway returned a fuel economy of 42.2 mpg for the entire trip. This is in the Puget Sound region of WA, so not a real flat area or anything, plenty of inclines and declines during the trip. Most of the trip...
  7. Fuel Economy sluething getting desperate

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    (firing up a fresh thread for this problem) So i have been struggling with fuel consumption in my 2004, 1.8t wagon. So far I have tried : New sparks New air filter Clean MAF Clean IAT Clean throttle body New CTS VCDS tells me that CTS is fine (coolant temp in VCDS agrees with cluster, and...
  8. Tuning the 1.8t, performance/fuel economy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have about finished my 03 1.8t rebuild. I've replaced the whole pcv system, vacuum hoses, cleaned the injectors, New plugs and such. Now in the diesel world tuning the motor gives you better performance and fuel economy, but my question is do the tuning chips I see work for the 1.8t? One...
  9. battery draining family's economy

    B5 Garage
    Morning. 2002 Passat GLX wagon that we depend on to survive struggling. Partner is a nanny so with the car down, she is out of work. Battery and alternator good but drains in a few hours. Read about 100 threads on here. Still lost. Put multimeter in series, measured 1.5 amp drain and then a...
  10. Battey drain draining family's economy

    New Member Introductions
    Hey. 2002 Passat wagon that we depend on to survive struggling. Battery and alternator good but drains in a few hours. Read about 100 threads on here. Still lost. Put multimeter in series, measured 1.5 amp drain and then a minute later blew the 10 amp fuse in the multi. Put a check light in...
  11. Not happy with fuel economy at all

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New to me 2004 passat 1.8t. Just getting used to it as i bought it only last week. I was shocked to see that the first half tank of fuel only got me 140km. Thats 15mpg, or 15L/100km, which is far worse than I would expect from the same engine that used to give me 22mpg in the old 2002 that i...
  12. poor fuel economy on half tank.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car (2000 turbo with manual transmission, 95,000 miles) is getting poor gas mileage all of a sudden in a very peculiar way. After a fill up (premium) I get about 180-220 miles for the first half of the tank, and then, within less than 50 miles it goes down to the red zone. It has done this...
  13. Passat World Economy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Post the shipping labels of your Passat purchases from far away places... And then tell/show us what was received... :D
  14. Terrible fuel economy after o2 sensor change

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I've been following the forum for a while now, since I just got a 2004 Passat 1.8L GLS sedan recently (at 113k). After 6 month of moderate driving, I got CEL, which was diagnosed as oxygen sensor problem (pre-cat). So I got it replaced (as well as the thermostat, which seems to be an...
  15. 20% down fuel economy and power down after injector recall

    B6 Garage
    Ive joined up to rack some brains as im having Issues with my passat 2.0tdi after having the injectors changed under the recall. In a nut shell fuel economy has gone down 20 % aprox and power delievy feels flat would be the best way to describe it, doesnt have the kick it had before. I do a lot...
  16. 2013 Ford Fusion Revealed, Claims New Fuel Economy Lead

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  17. Ignition coil replacement reduced fuel economy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I track my fuel economy and recently noticed a strange trend. I saw a 1.4 mpg decrease in fuel economy immediately following the replacement of my ignition coils per the bulletin affecting my 2002 B5 Passat 1.8T. In the 30k+ miles since the repair my fuel economy per tank has also been much...
  18. Is next year's economy going to crash?

    The Black Hole
    For those of you that don't read international news much, the Euro is really looking horrible right now. It's even conceivable that it may cease as a currency next year. If that happens, all hell will break loose again and it may make the housing crash look like a cozy cocktail party. Even if...
  19. Fuel economy question for 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been monitoring the fuel economy on my 2002 Passat 1.8T AWM with 93 octane fuel. I get around 20.25 MPG with city/hwy miles. AC is ON all the time. Does this sound right? EDIT: Automatic tranny. Trip computer exaggerates: 25 MPG.
  20. fuel economy - diesel

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi all, I've had my car about a week now and today the MFD indicated average of 57 mpg on my way home from work. If the fuel range figures are accurate too, then I'm looking at getting over 700 miles from a tank. I'd be interested to know what sort of figures others were getting.