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Old 07-12-2010, 03:21 PM
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Hey All, My name is Adam, this is my first post on this forum, I became a Ram owner last week

I'm having a problem with my fuel economy gauge on the EVIC. There is a meter the rises and falls to show your L/100km consumption (MPG if you're using imperial units). This meter works fine for the most part, but when I have the truck stopped, and then take my foot off the brake and idle forward (no pressure on the gas pedal) the consumption skyrockets as though I had the pedal pinned to the floor. As soon as I get going and it shifts gears to second, it comes down and seems to work accurately.

Has anyone experienced this??

QUESTION: Can/should I reset the EVIC computers to factory (the economy gauge worked when I bought the truck, it just started doing this after a few days). If so, HOW do I "reboot" it? Note that I have already turned the truck off and on multiple times, and reset the consumptions stats within that EVIC menu.
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Well first, welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about your problem and while I don't have an answer for you, plenty of knowledgeable folks on here who can help, so stick around and someone should be along shortly, but good luck with that! In the meantime, be sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the Newbie Checkin and get your official Ram Z welcome!

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:51 PM
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Hello, if you are watching your real time fuel consumption, then the guage is correct. You use the most fuel during initial acceleration. Getting the mass of the truck moving takes alot of energy. What the computer is doing is thinking that you have come off the brake to go forward, and being that you have no real forward motion but are still using fuel it is telling you at that moment, you are getting that mileage. As you obtain motion/speed the fuel consumption will drop as inertia takes over, and the truck will not need as much throttle input/ fuel to maintain its speed. Its nothing more than an instant average, so much fuel for so much distance traveling.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:39 PM
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What you are seeing is normal. Mine is exactly the same.

As soon as the speed sensor picks up motion, the bar will fill the screen and then adjust as speed increases.
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yeah If its real time then its right. bc idling = gas used and your not going any where.
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