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    Default How to work out a car's fuel consumption reasonably accurately..

    Fill to the brim and write the mileage on the receipt. Then do at least 250 - 300 miles, fill up again to the brim and note the mileage on the receipt. Subtract mileage 1 from mileage 2. Then multiply the litres of fuel on the 2nd receipt by 0.22 and divide the answer into your mileage. Continue brim-fill after brim-fill. Though this depends on odometer accuracy, it will give you a better idea than the car's fuel computer which is a notoriously inaccurate accessory on any car. You can check you speedometer and odometer accuracy by using a good multi-satellite GPS device.


    found this hidden in some site... enjoy.. hope it helps
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    You can also try,,
    Fill up the gas tank, reset the tripometer and drive for A few days and refill the tank. Now divide the miles you have gone into the gallons of gas you just put in. This will equal your MPG. ( 12 gallons of gas / 400 miles = 33.3 M.P.G. )
    Either way I guess will work.
    When I die, I want to die like my grandfather,, asleep and peaceful,,,,,,,,,, not screaming and freaking out like everyone else in the car.

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    I think Zapmans theroy is much easier plus must people dont have gps also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapman
    You can also try,,
    Fill up the gas tank, reset the tripometer and drive for A few days and refill the tank. Now divide the miles you have gone into the gallons of gas you just put in. This will equal your MPG. ( 12 gallons of gas / 400 miles = 33.3 M.P.G. )
    Either way I guess will work.
    thats what i do. plus 20 more words so i can submit lol
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    Default lol

    after i posted that.. wanted to edit the gps part... then was like what the hell... leave it as it is :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintvice
    after i posted that.. wanted to edit the gps part... then was like what the hell... leave it as it is :)
    I will say, you did good on the research.
    When I die, I want to die like my grandfather,, asleep and peaceful,,,,,,,,,, not screaming and freaking out like everyone else in the car.

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