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Old 09-26-2011, 12:23 PM
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I no longer watch that display for mpg. I keep it on the trans temp as another temp gauge to watch for good measure.
I do the same now. Besides, starring at the mpg indicator doesn't make it rise....lol
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I drive about 12 miles to work like 60% city and 40 slow high way.. I sometimes reset my evic as I'm leaving to see what th average MPG might. My averages can vary alot and has been getting better.. but still not where I would hope. Usually around 12.5mpg

I've seen it drop from 13.5 to 12.5 just driving up 7 floors of parking garage at the end of the trip.

And on the subject.. I'm just hitting 10k miles and just had my 3rd oil change. On some other forum I read that I should reset something .. maybe my idle for better readings or mpgs .. by holding down the trip button and then turn the key to the right on notch while parked When I did the dash RPM or speedometer (maybe both), it then does some kind of clock motion to let you its processed your request. Before doing this last night I also reset my EVIC to 0.. then got a got a phone call and forgot about it. Later that night took a very aggressive drive accross town without looking at the EVIC. This morning as I left for work, it was raining hard and traffic was a mess.. I looked at my EVIC and it read 16mpg avg??? kinda confused by this ..and it did not seem to move, so I reset it to 0.. expecting a really bad avg today as traffic was terrible.. but I got 15mpg when I usually get around 12.5. I may just be breaking in still. I thought I was going to get 18mpg, but my mpg dropped a fulll 3 mpg in stop and go traffic in the last 4 miles.

I might be obsessing over this .. but if I could get this truck to do 17mpg avg it would be awsome given it's size, weight and hp.
3rd oil change??? And that thing you did is the same as removing the negative battery cable which automatically sets it at 16. Hand calculate your mpg though because it messes up the accuracy of the evic sometimes
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3rd oil change??? And that thing you did is the same as removing the negative battery cable which automatically sets it at 16. Hand calculate your mpg though because it messes up the accuracy of the evic sometimes
what's wrong with 3 oil changes in 10k miles? dealer said every 3k?

I've hand calculated 3 times at around 12.5 or less.

Are you asking about the 16 or saying it sets it to 16.. why 16?
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I think the manual calls for longer oil change intervals (maybe 6k miles?)....but certainly nothing wrong with doing them more often...
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what's wrong with 3 oil changes in 10k miles? dealer said every 3k?

I've hand calculated 3 times at around 12.5 or less.

Are you asking about the 16 or saying it sets it to 16.. why 16?
Maintenance schedule says every 8,000 miles. And I'm saying that when you did what you did or when you pull off the negative battery cable the evic sets your average to 16 as a default so your evic and hand calculated may be off for a tank or two
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