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 DIC Avg Fuel Consumption is Growing

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PostSubject: DIC Avg Fuel Consumption is Growing   February 4th 2011, 11:06 pm

For the past few weeks I've been watching my DIC and my Avg Fuel Consumption growing.
At first I just rode it off to the cold weather. So I put the weather front on. But now I have gone from a modest 14.7 L per 100 km to today it peaked at 34 L per 100 km.
I think that works out to around 7 mpg
I'm beginning to think it more then just the cold weather.

What ya think?

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PostSubject: Re: DIC Avg Fuel Consumption is Growing   February 5th 2011, 7:57 pm

Two things; 1. NEVER trust the DIC. Its a liar.

2. All trucks, especially diesels, lose fuel economy in the cold weather, just a fact of life.

Try calculating the fuel economy by hand a few times and see what it says.

Edit; this is assuming your maintaining the truck. Laughing

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