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hand calculate?

how do you guys hand calculate ur milage?
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divide the total number of miles driven by the total number of gallons put in the tank. when i fill my truck, i put the nozzle on the slowest setting possible because has a tendancy to foam up. when it clicks off, i stop filling. that's the number of gallons i use for the mpg calc.
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Fill it to the rim. After you get low fill it up and divide the mileage by the gallons it took you to fill it up to the rim.

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Miles driven / Gallons used

Only applies if your vehicle has been calibrated for your tire size. If your running a larger/smaller tire then stock, then it will skew your result.

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Miles driven / Gallons used

Only applies if your vehicle has been calibrated for your tire size. If your running a larger/smaller tire then stock, then it will skew your result.
going from stock tires to 35s only effected mine by about a 1/10th of a mpg so not really enough to worry about. and only effected to speedo by about 1 mph.

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Used to keep a log book on all of my vehicles and hand calculated. At my age, don't care anymore. My truck is my pride and joy. Mileage is terrible. But yes, divide miles by the gallons: hence the mpg OR m/g and just like in fifth grade, the bar means to divide. Have fun. Ford's lie-o-meter is so far off the wall, I don't even look at it anymore....and to think some engineer was paid thousands to come up with that idea.
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