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Hi folks,

i know that the Audi's come with the range indication which tells you how far you can get on your current fuel level and consumption but the VW's don't.

As far as i can make out, the display is the same in my MKIV R32 as it is in the S3's of similar age but they have the range indication (so i'm told). Will the VAG-COM help with enabling this?

Go on! tell me that it isn't on the Audi's....

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I know there was a discussion on this before because like people said, the MFA has the current MPG and using vagcom you can see exactly how many of litres of fuel is in the tank, so we couldnt work out why the MFA cudnt work this out (but more importantly, why did VW not include this!)

Foxy had a post a while about about some upgraded MFA's which did a host of other usefull functions.

Do a search and see if you can find out anything. The range is a very useful gadget and i do wish we had it on the mk4's. Wonder if the mk5 has it????
 

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Quote: posted by struyk on 29/03/2004 00:59:55

Go on! tell me that it isn't on the Audi's....

As has been said - not ONLY on the Audi - Skoda's have it too.

We scratched our virtual heads over this one some time back and the bottom line is;

VW have short-changed us!

The block can be read in vag-com, and hence if you can pull the data off the OBD/can-bus you can assign it to an external display (sounds easy!)
 

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Quote: posted by micky 32 on 13/04/2004 10:15:08

what block does it show how much is left in the tank??

this might help

Group 015 (fuel consumption)

Engine rpm

Injected quantity (actual)

Fuel consumption

Injection requirement (as indicated by the go pedal)
 

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I think i read someware that there was a company that developed a bus interface between the cluster and ECU. It showed all the standard suff plus range, fuel, rpms(exact) and a few more other things.

As fas as i saw, when i was on their site, it was only being shown on a full MFD not half or fifth MFD.

Anyone know who they are.
 

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I've got a 2004 Bora TDI 130, in the owners manual it states this feature is there, but unfortunately I don't see it! Would be cool, my chicks 1.4 clio has the feature so surely my bora can![:I]
 

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Just been on Votex and noticed that the new Jetta GLI has this feature! Also my mates A4 audi has it. Has anybody managed to do this yet?
 

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Quote: posted by PaulGT on 31/05/2004 20:25:38

my dads T5 has this!! Saw the A8 on top gear last night has it too! Still kept going on 0 miles left though!!

I think the idea is to get you to fill up as if the thing runs out of fuel its not as straight forward as topping up the tank with more diesel.

BTW my Passat (2003 130 sport) has this miles to go feature.
 

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Quote: posted by enigma1992 on 31/05/2004 20:41:34

Quote: posted by PaulGT on 31/05/2004 20:25:38

my dads T5 has this!! Saw the A8 on top gear last night has it too! Still kept going on 0 miles left though!!

I think the idea is to get you to fill up as if the thing runs out of fuel its not as straight forward as topping up the tank with more diesel.

BTW my Passat (2003 130 sport) has this miles to go feature.

I thought modern diesel engines were self priming, ie you fill it up, and let the engine turn over until it drew diesel into the engine. My old MK4 Astra did this. Do the PD engines need to be bled?
 

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Quote: posted by col.mc on 01/06/2004 10:20:08

Quote: posted by enigma1992 on 31/05/2004 20:41:34

Quote: posted by PaulGT on 31/05/2004 20:25:38

my dads T5 has this!! Saw the A8 on top gear last night has it too! Still kept going on 0 miles left though!!

I think the idea is to get you to fill up as if the thing runs out of fuel its not as straight forward as topping up the tank with more diesel.

BTW my Passat (2003 130 sport) has this miles to go feature.

I thought modern diesel engines were self priming, ie you fill it up, and let the engine turn over until it drew diesel into the engine. My old MK4 Astra did this. Do the PD engines need to be bled?

When Jeremy Clarkson was doing the Audi A8 test on Top Gear he said that if he let the tank run completely dry he would have to call the AA as you can't just fill a diesel engine from a jerry can without bleeding it first.
 

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yes i noticed he said that also, i was under the impression that they were self priming as well... hmmmm

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they might well be actually, but the fact that the PD system needs the fuel to cool the fuel pump means running without fuel could trash the pump really quick which is why they say this no doubt.
 

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does this mean that you can self prime them but it would be better to leave the engine to cool down first?

Not that i'm going to run out of fuel, esp if it runs for 40miles after the range meter says 0miles to go.!
 

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dont know if they actually do self prime but anyway if u run out of fuel by waiting for the engine to cool down first wont make any difference, there still wont be any fuel, and no fuel means the fuel pump doesnt have anything to cool it, thus its likely to have been damaged when running out.
 
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