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    Howdy members :-)
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    My Bitdi, 4Mot, DSG had some remapping done with the setting more on economy than performance due to the distances I travel monthly.
    I just got back from a day trip to Pilanesburg.
    By the time I got back, my total mileage for the day was approx 470km.
    The computer indicated 7.4l per 100km
    But on top up to top up, filling to 1st click, my real consumption was 8.24l per 100km.
    Which is 12.13km per litre.
    I was most amazed and may have used even less as enroute the consumption was averaging 6.9l/100km (as per Pic) but returning was higher due to the heat and my slightly faster average speed, it used more fuel.

    Just wanted to share this with you guys.

    If anyone interested in the remap, pm me and I will get you in touch with these guys. Their mapping has saved me thousands and it actually has better low down torque than ever.


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    It will be interesting to see the results after some long term testing.

    There is always the possibility that after remapping the vehicle with economy in mind, you have also sub consciously remapped your right foot for the same reason.

    Your foot will lose its remapping over time, and after a few months the real savings should be quantifiable.
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    That is quite normal consumption figures for the Amarok
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    At the OP: What was your consumption figures before the map? What are the savings now, And what was the cost of the map? How far do you need to drive to gain a profit over the cost of the mapping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    That is quite normal consumption figures for the Amarok
    Jup, I agree.

    Looking at the fuel needle, I regularly achieved those figures:

    1st line from full = 150km
    2nd line = 200km
    3rd line = 250
    4th line = 300 etc


    If I got to 150km by the first line, I knew I was doing 11km/l.

    Touareg is slightly heavier (and under reads mileage due to larger tyres), if I get to 150km on 1st line, I know I am doing 10km/l

    Now, driving in town only, I am on the 1st line after having done only 60km
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    OK, the best I use to get previously was about 750km to a tank and now it's about 850km to a tank with mixed drivinng.
    I figure I am saving around 8l per tank. This roughly about R125 saving per tank.
    I use 4 tanks on average a month, divide the savings by the R3500 I sent on the map equates to 28 tank fills before I break even, which should take me 7 months.
    Hope my calculations make sense

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    I always have been a very light on the foot driver and and always monitoring my consumption against different speeds, terrains, traffic and weather conditions, sometimes even choice of music! (look, I drive a lot alone and get bored while driving so this keeps me busy)
    I find best consumption around 111km/h
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    I will keep averaging this over next few months and update my usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocki View Post
    Howdy members :-)
    Hope everybody is happily motoring along.

    My Bitdi, 4Mot, DSG had some remapping done with the setting more on economy than performance due to the distances I travel monthly.
    I just got back from a day trip to Pilanesburg.
    By the time I got back, my total mileage for the day was approx 470km.
    The computer indicated 7.4l per 100km
    But on top up to top up, filling to 1st click, my real consumption was 8.24l per 100km.
    Which is 12.13km per litre.
    I was most amazed and may have used even less as enroute the consumption was averaging 6.9l/100km (as per Pic) but returning was higher due to the heat and my slightly faster average speed, it used more fuel.

    Just wanted to share this with you guys.

    If anyone interested in the remap, pm me and I will get you in touch with these guys. Their mapping has saved me thousands and it actually has better low down torque than ever.


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    That is decent consumption!
    The gearbox isn't a DSG. It's an auto made by ZF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    That is quite normal consumption figures for the Amarok
    Nope, not on the auto. Lots of power losses due to permanent 4x4 and also through the auto box.

    Best I ever achieved was 9l/100km, doing a steady 130km/h indicated. Over 70k km, my average was 10.7l/100km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clubbie View Post
    Nope, not on the auto. Lots of power losses due to permanent 4x4 and also through the auto box.Best I ever achieved was 9l/100km, doing a steady 130km/h indicated. Over 70k km, my average was 10.7l/100km.
    You drive too fast He does a steady 110km/h - Try it sometime, your consumption will drastically improve
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    True, I found over 125km/h, usage increases quite a lot.
    Glad to know it's auto, thought it was dsg, and we know the gremlins in that closet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    You drive too fast He does a steady 110km/h - Try it sometime, your consumption will drastically improve
    Yup, that will make a big difference.

    Anyway, can't try it now, sold the Amarok in 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocki View Post
    True, I found over 125km/h, usage increases quite a lot.
    Glad to know it's auto, thought it was dsg, and we know the gremlins in that closet!
    Nah, you pretty much have the best auto box in the business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    You drive too fast He does a steady 110km/h - Try it sometime, your consumption will drastically improve
    life’s too short to be puttering around trying to save fuel.

    Doubt the autobox add to fuel consumption (assuming it has lockup clutches in all gears?) so should be comparable to a manual box.
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    My auto is lighter on fuel than my manual. Even more so when I drive on dirt roads with the manual in 4x4. The auto is permanent 4x4. Auto gives 11.5k/lt and manual 10.5k/lt. Not sure why. Might be the trallies on the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    My auto is lighter on fuel than my manual. Even more so when I drive on dirt roads with the manual in 4x4. The auto is permanent 4x4. Auto gives 11.5k/lt and manual 10.5k/lt. Not sure why. Might be the trallies on the manual.
    I have the manual and had tralies on and now rsi canopy and it actually give met better consumption now than with the trakies on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    My auto is lighter on fuel than my manual. Even more so when I drive on dirt roads with the manual in 4x4. The auto is permanent 4x4. Auto gives 11.5k/lt and manual 10.5k/lt. Not sure why. Might be the trallies on the manual.
    Weet nie wat jy met jou auto doen nie. My oor 80k km was average 9km/l. Sleep 7.5 en langpad sonder sleep 10 max. So nou en dan (as ek stadiger as 110 km/h gery het) het ek 11 gekry

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    Ek weet nie wat ek verkeerd doen nie, maar beter as 10km/l kon ek nog nooit met een van my bakkies kry nie. VW Transporter 2.5, Triton 2.5 en nou Hilux 2.8 auto nie een beter as 10. Hierdie Amarok syfers lyk ongelooflik!
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    Ek vind dat my Amarok auto baie goed is in oggend/middag verkeer en oop verkeer (60-80 km/h). Sodra ek egter iewers moet kom en ek ry bietjie vinniger, of die bakkie moet bietjie werk, dan klim die verbruik.


    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Ek weet nie wat ek verkeerd doen nie, maar beter as 10km/l kon ek nog nooit met een van my bakkies kry nie. VW Transporter 2.5, Triton 2.5 en nou Hilux 2.8 auto nie een beter as 10. Hierdie Amarok syfers lyk ongelooflik!

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    My Amatok werk so n bietjie. Ek het n volle brandstof rekord van 270 000km. Ek sal dit hier probeer op sit. Dit sluit dan alles in.

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