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Hey guys, I just recently purchused my 1996 A4 and it gets terrible gas mileage. It is averaging below 20mpg even though I do a lot of highway driving. Before I got the car the dealership had replaced the timing belt. I was wondering if this could be the cause. Also any other ideas would be helpfull.
 

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what engine? ... timing belt shouldnt have anything to do with miliage... i cant say i get much better in the allroad... my jetta averages about 29 on the highway... also, depends on what grade of gas your burning.

oh. and lay off the gas! :wink2:
 

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The engine is the 2.8, and I have been trying to keep the pedal off the floor. Also what would be the best range of rpms to keep it in inorder to have good gas mileage?
 

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well.. the higher the RPM the more gas... so when crusing keep the rpms as low as possible... i usually shift around 3000 when i'm driving if i want to conserve
 

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I get about 23-25 mpg combined city/highway driving and am pretty heavy (on average) with the throttle. Your gas mileage sounds awfuly low for highway.
 

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I have the same engine in my car and when I cruz at 70mph I get about 29mpg. It goes down from there once you pick up speed from there. Anyway, your milage seems way too low. I have heard of this happening to others with the 2.8 engine but unfortunatly have not come across any solutions but I will keep looking.
 
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