Date: Sat, 1 May 2004 17:10:51 +0100 From: David Taylor <djtaylornospamoot.com> Subject: Re: Fuel consumption figures computer wrong
> For volume, yes. But switching off when they feel the tank is full? > Probably not, which is what I think David was getting at. Quite. > It's watched in the US, but people have been busted for it. Couple of > years ago, one of those investagative TV programs found that some stations > in large urban areas were playing with the numbers on the pumps, which was > of course followed by industry people saying it can't be done ;) We already get overcharged and nobody does anything about it. Minimum delivery on most pumps for payment purposes is 2 litres, next time look at the pump price per litre, say 80.9, multiply by 2 and you get 161.8. You'll be charged 162 which is absolute overcharging, you haven't received that amount of fuel and it's not *my* fault that we don't have a 0.8 pence coin! > Tire diameter maybe? If the tires are significantly different than > what the car shipped with, that'll throw the distance part of the I thought of tyre diameter but then surely it would cancel itself out because the odometer input is based upon revolutions and so the apparent distance that the car has travelled will be the same reading the driver will use to measure fuel as the distance the computer will use to calculate the same figure. David.