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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:41 am 
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Call me a weirdo but I sometimes like driving around just to see my trip computer tell me I'm using less fuel :roll:
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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:47 am 
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Kit wrote:
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So is my trip comp the only one here that's slow to react?
By the way you guys are talking, your avge l/100km display is fairly instant. As I said, if I started to do nothing but highway kay's from today, the trip comp won't start coming down for about 2 weeks. Why would mine be sluggish?

Mine is same, i can do grampy driving on long trips just cruising at 100ish for cpl of days then it will drop significantly.
Same as if i go out for night n give it a bit, it wont show up untill day or so later lol.

Its not a precise piece of equipment trust me; but its a good tool to see how your driving style changes from week to week.

I just go by how many kms i do per tank; thanks much more accurate!


Mine takes more than a couple of days man, it takes a week or more to change.

Strange...as soon as i hit the highway mite starts to drop!

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:43 pm 
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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:22 pm 
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mitch_anderson wrote:
Kit wrote:
Daniel wrote:
Kit wrote:
So is my trip comp the only one here that's slow to react?
By the way you guys are talking, your avge l/100km display is fairly instant. As I said, if I started to do nothing but highway kay's from today, the trip comp won't start coming down for about 2 weeks. Why would mine be sluggish?

Mine is same, i can do grampy driving on long trips just cruising at 100ish for cpl of days then it will drop significantly.
Same as if i go out for night n give it a bit, it wont show up untill day or so later lol.

Its not a precise piece of equipment trust me; but its a good tool to see how your driving style changes from week to week.

I just go by how many kms i do per tank; thanks much more accurate!


Mine takes more than a couple of days man, it takes a week or more to change.

Strange...as soon as i hit the highway mite starts to drop!

In our 3 fords we've had and the one i borrow sometimes; they all take a while to drop. Count yourself lucky lol.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:11 pm 
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Just a quick question fellas...Does resetting the ECU chip enhance the ecconomy???? or what does it do and how do ya do it????
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:30 pm 
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Kit...

If your trip computer is slow to change, have you actually reset the AVG LT/KM range. Just select Lt/KM display, and hit the reset button. If you are stopped, it should read 99... and as you start driving it will start to change immidiatly, and it will change consistently, but the more Kms you drive the less responsive the display will be as its taking an average over the whole period since it was reset.

That would be the only reason I can see it taking a while...(although I will admit I didn't realise I could reset the value until I read an owners manual)

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:57 pm 
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i get 350-390km to a 68L tank on normal unleaded with mainly sedate driving, hopefully this will improve dramatically when i do the BBM conversion
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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:32 am 
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average about 13.5 l/100ks around town , 10 on a trip , the computer seems to take a while to adjust it,s reading . i had the battery out and when hooked up again showed 15,s .took about 2 weeks too get back to normal, still ran just fine .
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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:17 am 
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i got 480km out off that tank but the trip comp still says 13.5 i just put 21/2 inch exhaust on yeserday so see if it helps (and it sounds awsome)
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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:46 am 
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Yes I knew of the rest; it still take s while as i reset that and odo every fuel stop.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:14 pm 
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I've did 2100kms since battery last got disconnected (for new trans) and most of the time the consumption has sat on 11.6, with an average speed of 46k's, which comes from both small highway drives and around traffic in the city, though I have seen it go up to 19L on the instant scale, usually when im drifiting with power on making the most of this new transmission :)

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:17 pm 
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genrally sit on 14.2-14.4L/100 city driving. ill genrally get bout 400k's to a 62l tank of optimax

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:43 pm 
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Damn, i wish i got your sort of economy, my lil ol 5.0 gets 220-300 around town, let me tell you that is between 22 and 34l/100k. And the trip comp displays this aswell. I only drive 4-8k a day to work and back, but it is to the boards everywhere. On the highway, the trip comp shows a lowly 7.8/100k at a steady 120kph on a long trip. This equates to just under 800k on the highway, which i am happy about.
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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:03 pm 
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Same as brett.. I get between 250-350k's out of a tank around town... but out on the highway more than double that.

 

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