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    Default Instant mpg, how do I get it?

    In my endless search for better fuel economy (some of you may have seen my recent thread on this) itís now obvious I need to know the instant mpg while Iím driving to help me out. Iíve got a 52 plate poverty spec 1.8 LS, and donít have this in my car, can anyone tell me the easiest and cheapest way for me to get this displayed?

    Iíve seen things (ScanGuage) that can be plugged into the OBD socket to display this but theyíre £100 from the US, anyone know of anything cheaper???

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    To be honest, you could buy a fair bit of petrol for what its going to cost you to do this.

    Easiest way to get better economy is:

    Make sure no clutter in the car.

    Only use the brakes when you have to.

    Accelerate gently.

    Coast up to a stop - leave the car in gear without the clutch pressed - if you go this you get 999.9mpg while its doing it!

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    Thanks Chris,

    I need this to refine my driving style, I'm already getting 50+ mpg, but I'm sure I can do better with a little help...

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    50+ mpg out of a 1.8 petrol?

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    Not going to get better than 50 mpg out of a 1.8 and how did u work it out to 50 if u have no info screen

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    Fill the car up, reset the odo, run car 'til empty, fill car up and note the number of litres put in and odo number of miles.

    number of litres divided by 4.546 = number of gallons
    number of miles travelled divided by number of gallons = mpg.

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    i find it a bit hard to swallow as does everyone else on that other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al 22 dti View Post
    i find it a bit hard to swallow as does everyone else on that other thread.
    Al,

    This was a simple thread to ask how I get instant mpg from my car, not a question over how many mpg's I get.

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    Awww Al, now look what you've done... your negative vibes have scared everyone off...

    :-(

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