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2 Questions: MPG gauge and Owners manual

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My truck is a 2000 F-350 Lariat and I was wondering if there was a way to reset the miles per gallon gauge, on the roof of the cab?

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Awile back the owners manual was stolen out of my truck and besides buying it from the dealer is there a cheaper way to get one?

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your miles per gallon is calculated internally looking at the sending unit and miles traveled, which is all translated in the computer. If your tire size is different, or if your truck is chipped or programed, it is impossible to trust that calculation and is best done by hand....

The only other place i know of to possibly buy an owners manual is ebay, but maybe someone else has a better idea....
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If you have stock tires and gears the read out is allmost perfectly accurate. Here is what you do. The only way for it to remain accurate is to reset it EVERY time you refuel. The way to do this is scroll through to the MPG readout and quickly press both buttons. It only takes a couple of seconds and it will flash 0.0 and start recording. It is within a tenth or two every time I do it by hand.

Real good place to get a manual is on ebay. Make sure it is for the year of your truck though. You would be surprised how much they changed from year to year that you don't know until your fixing one.
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Helm Inc.

When I got my truck (used) it didn't have a manual in it. Got mine from Helm Inc. Here is a link to the page for ya : http://www.helminc.com/helm/Result.a...JLP4MNBLF80AV9
Also found there amongst the pages is the Diesel engine supplement. Happy looking.

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Originally Posted by Stroketechintraining
If you have stock tires and gears the read out is allmost perfectly accurate. Here is what you do. The only way for it to remain accurate is to reset it EVERY time you refuel. The way to do this is scroll through to the MPG readout and quickly press both buttons. It only takes a couple of seconds and it will flash 0.0 and start recording. It is within a tenth or two every time I do it by hand.

Real good place to get a manual is on ebay. Make sure it is for the year of your truck though. You would be surprised how much they changed from year to year that you don't know until your fixing one.
I agree 100% with the above. I reset mine at each fill up. Although with my tuner I am now off 3 mpg.

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