[rescue] LCD monitor diagnosis
dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Thu Apr 27 12:16:33 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
> a lot.
Yes, I had an old Cougar (86?) that did this as well. And, the
car in question *could* (as it is MPI) do it but they, no doubt,
left those 3 lines of code out of the ECM to allow them to justify
the increased sale price for the next higher model in the line! :>
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