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I finally got around to graphing out my mileage. I've had this stack of reciepts growing for the last 5-6 months.
http://goad.dynip.com:1024/rab...e.htm
This is my 1.5L '79 2 door 4 speed manual Diesel Rabbit. I know its super low for the potential for this car (40-50mpg). The motor needs some serious TLC, but hey, its better mileage then most of the cars on the road can get.
I will be taking it in soon to get tuned up and get the head gasket replaced.
 

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Re: My crappy gas mileage (Intolerance)

I think the problem is you're putting gas in a diesel.

Sorry couldn't resist. That's awesome that you've got your '79 on the road and yeah those numbers are better than a lot of gassers out there for sure. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: My crappy gas mileage (DubGeek)

Hard to believe, when you only have 86k on your bunny
you're only getting just above 30 mpg. Are you a fast driver? constanting accerlating and braking? Have your injectors looked at.
 

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Re: My crappy gas mileage (myke_w)

the problem is that its running way rich. its smoking a lot under any kind of accelleration.
the odometer only reads up to 99,999.9 miles, I am sure its got more then 86k on the block. I know for a fact it has bad rings/cylinders because when I first got it running, it was getting terrible blow by, but i updated the breather hose to route the oil back into the block and it runs better now.
 
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