Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 19:15:56 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Fuel consumption figures computer wrong

Andrew Stephenson wrote: > > There's one aspect of this fuel consumption discussion that I've > not seen mentioned: assuming the metering is 100% accurate, what > use is the figure? I mean, who of us can be sure of being able > to replicate, or even control to the same degree of accuracy, the > conditions of our subsequent driving? A few percent either way > are probably not worth the brain-ache. ;-) > > Though, yes, it's interesting as an academic exercise. Looking for changes in fuel consumption may be useful. A new air filter in my Saab improved consumption by a couple of mpg. Also useful for comparing what you get from keeping a constant speed in contrast to white-knuckle driving. Also remember that fuel is taxed a lot more on this side.

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