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Offline kendals

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Best Guage setup for Hypermilling / Fuel Economy
« on: September 21, 2011, 07:16:38 AM »
Greetings all,

I just got my UG setup and installed in my car.  I bought this to help me maximize fuel economy.  What do you think would be the best gauge setup to use?  The defaults gauges are OK, but I would think that putting the following on the 1st page would be better.

Instant MPG
Engine RPM
% Engine Load
DTE (Distance to Empty)
Fuel level

Anybody else have any ideas / input??

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Re: Best Guage setup for Hypermilling / Fuel Economy
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 01:10:52 PM »
Instant MPG
Short Trip MPG - keep trying to push this number up.  Am I ahead of my personal best or behind.
% Engine Load - use this to manage my acceleration from stop
Short Trip Miles - use this for non common trips. 
Short Trip Gallons - the ultimate goal is to use less gas on my commute.  When I pull into work and this number is a personal best the goal is achieved.  You could see a situation where you had a higher mpg but, consumed more gas becuase the route was longer.  (not likley but, could happen)
absolute throttle position - gives me feedback to what my foot is asking the engine to do.

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Re: Best Guage setup for Hypermilling / Fuel Economy
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 09:23:48 PM »
My Page 1 set up is:

6 gauge screen

1- Instant MPG (large)
2- Short Trip MPG (large) shows me a quick average
3- Short Trip Gallons Used - how many gal to make this trip (a bit depressing at $3.75 gal).
4 - Average MPG  Gen - average overall  (you can watch ShorT Trip/MPG effect Avg MPG
5- Fuel level - my gauges are sooooo off.
6- Distance to empty -  self evident / or maybe Short Trip G/H

This is going to be my "standard" screen, when not playing with the SG.  Gives me a running fuel count at a glance.