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Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

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Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by matthew1 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:25 pm

What's your engine RPM in 5th at 80 MPH? My Golf wagon 6-speed is at 2.5k in 6th.

(Why 80 MPH? That's around average interstate [non-metro] speed from what I observe, out here in the West anyway.)


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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:51 pm

I dont think I’ve ever hit 80, even in NJ

I want to say 2500 at 70, so about 2850 at 80?

Mpg would suck at 80!
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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by June » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:23 pm

abscate wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:51 pm
I dont think I’ve ever hit 80, even in NJ

I want to say 2500 at 70, so about 2850 at 80?

Mpg would suck at 80!
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Abscate you never fail to make me at least giggle a bit! Do you really never hit 80mph because of gas mileage :?:

My daughter just left for South Florida from a two day visit and she had a laundry list of complaints. So I drove her C70 several times up to 90 mph today :lol: petal on the floor of course! I really put it through its paces on the way to my dealer for a service. I then realized she thought it should drive like a S80 T6 :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: she really wants my car I'm afraid...

It's the T6 has so much quieter turbo and exhaust system and a long 6cylinder is naturally balanced from what I understand for smooth operation. I tried to explain it to her that her T5 is driving perfectly for what it is. She had me convinced it had a exhaust leak maby, but my mechanic said it is perfect. I vaguely recall the XC70 had a bit of a exhaust note? Vs. The silent S80 T6 exhaust.

Anyway I thought of you today and how your daughters have been taught about cars. So I took time and went over the cars features. She thought the headlights off position was the low beams and the on position was high beam :shock: also did not know how to defrost/fog windshield and rear window :o :shock: :oops: !!! Much less using front and rear fog lights :roll: . I pointed out that the owners books explain everything! Because she asked what do all these buttons do?! :shock:

I'm afraid I sheltered her from her father too much :!: Just had give you a well done :!: with your girls! June


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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by EngineeringBloke » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:37 pm

I have been dealing with a wrecked tire, and suspension issues found after my daughter drove into a car sized (not really) pothole. But the roads are in a terrible state around here. June, thanks for the reminder that I need to give her a test on the controls.
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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by abscate » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:43 pm

I drive at 65-70, I might reach 75 if the flow in the right lane reaches that.

My car life has been a lot better since I invoked the 2 hour, 10 minute walking break rule.


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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by June » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:55 pm

abscate wrote:
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My car life has been a lot better since I invoked the 2 hour, 10 minute walking break rule.
In what way??? It cant be aches in a Volvo seat! June


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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by abscate » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:27 am

Every time I think of selling this car that seat stops me. I did 30 hours of driving in last week and never once even felt like I was in a car. Abby’s new S70 might even get new foam and leather skins for the front , especially if I can close this deal of an order of 100,000 ladders from Mexico.


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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by Rattnalle » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:03 am

30 hours in a week is no problem but 18 hours in a day actually crossed the limited even for the Volvo seats. That I had been mountain biking in the Alps for a week before getting in the car probably didn't help. But regardless.

The 2.5T AT hits 160-ish kph at 3000 rpm. An equivalent manual would rev higher.



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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by crlande » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:59 pm

I would think ladders "from" Mexico would be at a premium right now.



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Re: Hey Abscate, 5-speed RPM question - MPG talk

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:17 pm

Total fail, Matt did you want to know rpms on the T5 or the P2 NA M56?


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