Major Contributing Member
Car: 2008 Chrysler Now in a Kia Sportage
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: (UK) Yorkshire
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One of the first things I did when I got home on Saturday, was pull fuse 14 and reset the computer.. my logic being, she's had 7500 miles in the style of someone else, so I'll reset it, and she can adapt to my way of thinking.
So the Sunday fun, blasting down the bypass is over, and I set off for work this morning..
A few things I noticed..
Since the reset, the consumption has gone up.. I was averaging 44 on the motorway up north.. today at similar speeds, 99 % motorway (with exception to the 2 miles of "A road"), and it's only averaged 36..
How long before the computer realises I want to save a few bob, and go back to doing 44 again ??
The real time consumtion gage in the easter egg must be in American MPG, as it shows an average of 29 in there, but 36 on propper side.
Also, no matter what I do, (coasting, free wheeling etc..) it stops increasing once you reach 44.9 mpg, it will not go any higher.
It's obviously programmed to do this, so how accurate is the mpg, if the computer thinks, it can't do any more than 44.9 USA mpg.. on to a bit of a loser to start with.
And as a final word, what's the most anyone has had MPG wise. I inadvertantly reset the average on my way up north on Saturday, it was showing 44, I drove the last 30 miles home after the reset.. (M1, M18, A1) and it clocked up 48mpg average.
By my reckoning, the computer will stop at 54 UK mpg regardless ??
I'm determined to get in the Guinness book of records some way or another.