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Old 06-10-2014, 10:41 AM
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Calculating Mpgs

I would like to know the best way to calculate mpgs .Maybe something that uses gps.
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Step 1. Filling the vehicle's gas tank completely and writing down the vehicle's odometer reading (mileage). Example: The last time the tank was filled, the odometer reading was 32,645.1 miles.

Step 2. When it's time to refuel, filling the tank completely and writing down the number of gallons it took to fill the tank and the vehicle's new odometer reading. Once two odometer readings are taken, MPG can be calculated. Example: The next time the tank was filled, the odometer reading was 33,001.3. It took 13.5 gallons to fill the tank.

Step 3. Calculating the distance driven by subtracting the previous odometer reading from the new one. Example: The distance driven would be 33,001.3 minus 32,645.1, or 356.2 miles.

Step 4. Dividing the number of miles driven by the number of gallons it took to fill the tank. The result is the vehicle's MPG for that driving period.
Example: 356.2 miles divided by 13.5 gallons equals 26.4 miles per gallon.

The MPG for that driving period would be 26.4.
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OK I've been doing that but I have a feeling it's wrong as I have 33 inch tires.

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Haha, that detail is important.
I have a speedo corrector, but I'm not sure 33s will throw it off that far
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What's a speedo corrector? Where do get it?

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:19 AM
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That options works well, but I really don't want to fill the tank on my Excursion every time to figure out the actual MPG. Although that is the best way to figure it out -

Torque gives MPG readings based off the distance traveled and the amount of fuel used. I don't know if it reads off the gas gauge level or if it reads how much fuel is actually being used by the engine.
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You mean torque the app right I tried it out once but didn't get to far (since I have scan gauge) might have to give it another try. Any tips on configuration?
I remember having some trouble.

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:15 PM
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Torque makes a scanguage worthless - just create a profile with the correct info and you are set. I nearly bought a scanguage, but I'm glad I didn't - only thing I can't really monitor are EGT's, but on a stock truck I've got no worries anyway.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:15 PM
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Yeah while I see what you mean my truck is tuned and I like to play music of my phone and do other things so while it's a good choice. Scan gauge 2 is a good tool and I can't see myself jus using my phone as I like to have constant monitoring (kinda paranoid I might flip to music and my Temps skyrocket as it happend when my radiator hose broke lol

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Torque will stay running and displaying with music functioning in the background... unless you need to see the track information and artwork. There are a TON of pre-programmed PID's in Torque and it works really well.
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