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SCT fuel mileage... died

Hey guys I've had my SCT tuner for about 4 weeks now. Usually around town i get about 14 MPG on my display. For some reason for the last week I have only been getting 11... I drive the exact same. What is going on?

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The display isn't known for accuracy. Use the actual mileage driven and fuel added calculated by hand for better results.


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I agree don't follow the "lie o meter" Hand calculate your milage.

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That and if you're looking for mileage you gotta play nice with the accelerator. That's a little harder to do with a tune!

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Well here is a question... If my lie-o-meter is off therefore the miles left on a tank and the amount of fuel in the tank would change too. would they not?

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I just find it funny how its a lie o meter. When I had my banks tuner on my truck I was pushing 18 miles to the gallon highway and now with the sct I'm pushing 13 maybe 14 if I'm lucky on the highway. So that throws me off. Even if its a lie o meter shouldn't my sct show a higher number than my banks tuner if its suppose to give me better fuel mileage?that's something I always wonder. I'm running the xtreme street, and do not get on it, especially because of the fuel prices.


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I agree don't follow the "lie o meter" Hand calculate your milage.
Do this and THEN see what it comes out to

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