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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it does make a wee bit of difference Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, just a bit Laughing

James, in traffic I do use the torque of the engine in manual mode as far as the steptronic box allows. Under 31mph it won't allow 5th gear and under 20mph it won't allow 4th gear. So it's not really surprising that the consumption takes a hit in slow traffic.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Embarassed Thanks guys. I didn't know that. But the fuel consumption is still a bit high for me. As far as I know the difference in fuel consumption between 3.3 and 4.6 is about 5 mpg.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long does the "Honeymoon Period" last, I'm 32 months into it and it's still doing it for me Rolling Eyes
17.3 mpg on a full tank is my worst consumption in all this time (short local runs in winter). Best ever was 32.9 mpg. These are brim to brim figures not computer generated. Consumtion 1 set on day one of the honeymoon is still showing 25 mpg after 14k miles Laughing
As the Alpina handbook says the car will cruise in 5th gear at 31 mph at 1200 rpm.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Geooff,
In two weeks time, this is 36 months. Each time I drive it I still enjoy the car as my first time. The average comsumption for each tank of my car is about 28/30mpg according to the range showing in OBC. On a long run somtimes the OBC shown 580 to 600 miles per tank. The worst I had was about 22mpg that including a run of 175mph for about 10miles on motorway one night at 3am.
Someone had asked me to sell my car in Gaydon and I told him I don't have other car to drive if I sell my love. So he has to wait until I save enough for the B6 or the new B3.(I still cannot affort to have a new car. That will be another few years in waiting)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James i take it the 175mph run was on the auto bahn Wink

As for the honeymoon period i'm still in it also nearly 3 year on Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony, love your Lego logo Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Geoff

I know its a rally logo but when i saw it, it just made me think of me and the Mrs.
And Pet trying to read the map & me getting stressed (we've bought a tom tom now ) Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Tom hey, Alpina recommended, the D3 show cars had Tom Toms fitted.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alpina46 wrote:
me getting stressed


You don't get stressed do you Tony?

You always strike me as such a calm person Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony my high speed run was done in an island autobahn and I still own Charles a pint of changing all the details I put on the forum. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
Otherwise I should be in trouble with the force.
Hay Charles I haven't forget that I still own you a pint for the amendment and thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALPB1033 wrote:
Hay Charles I haven't forget that I still own you a pint for the amendment and thanks.


Nor have I........ Wink
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