[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis
gary at linuxforce.org
Thu Apr 27 11:49:34 CDT 2006
On Thu, 27 Apr 2006, Don Y wrote:
> We track our gas mileage (autos). Currently, by logging the
> elapsed miles (disciplining ourselves to reset the trip odometer
> at each fillup) and the printed receipt from the gas pump
> (thousandths of gallons). And, a few seconds of mental arithmetic
> to divide one into the other.
> The other day I mused that the car should be able to do this
> *for* us. After all, it knows how many miles it has traveled.
> Just type in the number of gallons consumed (or, with accurate
> metering of the injectors, let it figure that out as well!).
Most newer cars have this built in. My '05 Pathfinder does this exact
thing. You can get a real-time MGP, and the estimated number of miles
left until you're out of gas. It's very handy, especially since I travel
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