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Old 06-20-2012, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by brad12kx View Post
Resetting your computer like you did is IMO a good thing to do 2-3 times a year; more often if you know your driving conditions will be very different for a while (such as going to the race track for a day), as the reset process removes the learned adaptive variables leaving it in an aggressive learn mode. That way it will adapt aggressively to your current driving style.

You will likely notice that in a short time period that you will have more and more of a challenge trying to get the ECO light to come on. I stand to be corrected, but my observation suggests that the ECO algorithm takes into account 'your' normal driving and bases it's operation partially on the 'average' MPG. I have noticed that it will never light if the real time indicator is below the triangle that represents the average. If you have been driving in a way that results in the average being the same as real time, the ECO light doesn't seem to want to light.

All I know is there is nothing ECO about a full size truck, so I see the ECO light as nothing more than a disco light show.
^THIS.

I always reset my computer the night before a Road Trip, so that when I start her back up and get her on the hwy I know she's getting the best info she can.
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