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General Discussion / DTE issue?
« on: May 17, 2013, 06:24:12 PM »
I have a 2006 Mazda 5. My DTE never goes below 27.2 miles. I don't make it a habit of taking the tank all the way to nothing, but I know from experience when it is getting near empty. I just find it odd that it always stops at this number and never goes below. Anyone have any idea why this happens?

Thanks.

Lee

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General Discussion / Change to different car-Weird numbers
« on: December 23, 2012, 01:07:57 PM »
All,

I just sold the car that had my Ultra-Guage, so I put it in my other vehicle. I originally had it in my 08 KIA Optima, 2.4L 5-sp Auto. I moved it to an 06 Mazda 5, 2.3L 4-sp Auto. Before I made the switch, I restored the factory defaults, to remove the information about the KIA from the Ultra-Guage.

The difference in % Engine Load between the cars is significant. In the KIA, when "already-warm" idling, the % Engine Load was generally 8-10%. With the Mazda, it is at 24-26% at warm idle.

Can there be that much difference between how these engines are set up?

Can someone please explain in more detail than the manual how the % Engine Load is calculated?

Thanks.

Lee

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