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MamasLaramie 05-30-2012 10:29 PM

Really confused...please help!!
 
Ok, so I posted a thread when I first got the truck a month ago about how crappy the MPG was and I wanted to know if this was normal. So far its stayed around 12.7 - 13.1. Tonight I fill up and reset the meter. I decided to try to shift up to 5 since I was curious how much worse the MPG would get. Imagine my surprise when the MPG went all the way up to 17!!! How on earth is this possible? I even went back out later and drove normal with the mds on and the damn thing went back down to 13.:doh: Any thoughts?

MF2000 05-31-2012 08:14 PM

What rpm's are you running with it in 5th versus when you allowed the MDS to kick in?

Also, how are you determing your mileage, by using the EVIC or actually calculating them?

ShiftJockey 05-31-2012 10:45 PM

Your EVIC mpg measuring device is adaptive so it will change values as conditions and inputs change. I'd check the actual mileage by doing the math...gallons consumed divided by miles driven.

MamasLaramie 06-01-2012 01:51 PM

Yeah, I was just using the EVIC. Next time I fill up Im going to check it manually.


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