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Old 12-19-2010, 07:09 AM   #29
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Pete/Rick, how are you checking when the tank is 'full' ?, the computers aren't called 'lie o meters for nuttin'.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:14 AM   #30
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rough I have never checked, just use the computer. I would assume (we know what that will cause) the computer would get a read out from the fuel tank and use that and miles traveled to calculate mileage. Yo
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #31
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Pete, If you're driving a gasser I would not do it often, but take a few minutes longer at the pump and fill until you get a steady level, drive and do the same the numbers you get are dead accurate.
With a diesel its easier, especially if your driving a large rig as this generally means the fuel tanks can be filled to a visual level without much fuss.

I have a Ford diesel truck , the computer always is 2-3 mpg high compared to the manual check-I can get just over 5 gallons in after the nozzel shuts off, but it takes about 15 minutes to get a full fill due to the foaming-it is a pain but I HAVE to know.
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Thanks rough, if I am getting 2-3 MPG less than the computer says I don't want to know!
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pete, your computer may very well be accurate, or you may be getting better than indicated, but your point is well taken.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:51 PM   #34
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I heard on TV last night that gas may go over $4/Gal this summer. I'm planing a 5,000+ mile trip so I hope not.
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That would be ugly, figuring 16 mpg it would cost over $1,300 just for fuel, thanks Barry.
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If and when fuel prices reach $4 p/g then it becomes a matter of planning a trip and doing just that. A motorcycle/scooter toad for errands and tourist stuff would make sense.
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rough try 6-7 MPG, not 16.
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