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Old 03-25-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

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Has anyone found any devices that will allow you to monitor fuel consumption/mileage in real time? There are a number of devices like ScanGuage in various forms for cars and light trucks, do any of these work for diesel buses?

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Old 03-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Re: Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

Not something I really want to know. Dollars per mile might work for me, though.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #3
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Re: Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

Doesn't some of the GPS devices do that... the pricier ones?

I have that ability on my Jeep. It's kinda worthless to me. The overall MPG is more useable.
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You would need a device to measure fuel flow, in addition to measuring distance traveled, for a GPS to give you mpg. Someone, more than likely, makes a GPS unit that can accomplish that, but I would imagine it's pricey.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #5
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Re: Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

Just toss the magellen in the tank...
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Re: Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

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I still do it the old fashioned way, stop at the gas station fill up / top off the tank then divide the number of miles I traveled since the last fill-up by the number of gallons I had to put in the tank... Viola lack of MPG!
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Re: Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

I think you can only do something like that with electronic fuel injection. If your system is mechanical, I'm not sure that it is possible.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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The goal would be to monitor the MPG variations as I am driving so that I could learn to modify my driving habits real time to get better diesel mileage.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #9
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Re: Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

I have a scandgauge works great, still trying to figure some things out, but it works well, tell real time, monitors fuel flow, mpg av mpg as well all your gauges are there to. it will tell you your cost per trip if you want to know. i think its worth it, figured out my best speed is about 92-94 kms per hour, average 9 us gals per mile. also learned that my cooling van comes on at 211 deg and shuts down204 deg ever time. may not seem to interesting, but if you start climing around 214deg you know u maybe starting to have a problem, other info things like turbo boost,oil press. etc gooogle it

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Re: Monitoring Fuel Consumption/Mileage

Any idea what year they started running OBD2 on the school buses? Just curious.

My bus is all mechanical so the only on board diagnostics I have is between my ears. Needless to say, a scanguage would be cool.
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