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Old 12-18-2018, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Average fuel mileage setting

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On the DIC fuel mileage readout, what interval setting does everyone use for their ďaverageĒ reading? 50 miles, longer, and why? Just curious, thatís all.

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Old 12-27-2018, 07:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On the DIC fuel mileage readout, what interval setting does everyone use for their ďaverageĒ reading? 50 miles
I would hate to stop every 50 miles and fill up and check to compare mileage with the DIC.

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Old 12-29-2018, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The DIC is not all that accurate to worry about comparing.
Just fuel up reset your DIC and drive, when it’s time to fuel up again wheither its 300 miles or 500 miles just fuel up again reset your DIC, hand calculate your mpg and compare.
And repeat this process.
This is the real honest way calculating and reporting mpg results and what people really want to hear.

When you constantly reset it all your doing is getting a average fantasy mpg like a few post these awesome mpg results, constantly resetting on a open flat highway most of the time cruise set, drive a few miles then brag.
Unless your wanting to join and belong the mpg bs fantasy club, do it the way we was taught many years ago, before this ave mpg DIC resetting advantage.

If you pay close attention the ave DIC mpg it will fluxuate up and down quickly, until you get a couple hundred of miles since your last reset.

At this time mine solo city with a little highway 13-14 ave, towing 13,500 lb 5th wheel 9-10 on average.
Notice I’m not saying 13.5, 9.4 even 21.6, when the numbers are pin pointed to the tenth, that’s a pretty good bet it’s bs.
Your not going to get the same exact mileage everytime you fuel up, that’d be a one time miracle.
To many variables driving, stop and go, idling, flat highway up and down grades, wind even better tail wind.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I rarely reset mine. Last time I reset one was right before I was doing a lot of dump trailer hauling in 4x4 in mud. Lol started off at 7. It's now up to mids 14's and usually hand calculate to 17-19. So for over all average I think it's not to far off. Especially with the idling times ect all factored in

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I don’t know how some people got by in life with figuring mileage and worrying about it so much before all this fantasy instant ave mpg computer stuff came with vehicles.
Back in the old days you just accepted what you got, now with the ave DIC they just brag about something they truly don’t get, not tank to tank, only just for the moment.
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I don’t know how some people got by in life with figuring mileage and worrying about it so much before all this fantasy instant ave mpg computer stuff came with vehicles.
Back in the old days you just accepted what you got, now with the ave DIC they just brag about something they truly don’t get, not tank to tank, only just for the moment.
So far, I think everyone that’s replied misunderstood my question. I don’t care what anybody’s average mileage is. I was curious as to what people keep their setting at in the DIC. Right now, mine is at 50mi.

And I know how to do math to get an actual, realistic average.
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I was curious as to what people keep their setting at in the DIC. Right now, mine is at 50mi
Just out of curiosity, what DIC you have set at 50 miles for “Average fuel mileage setting” I don’t have one of those fancy trucks.
What page are you referring to for setting?
https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam...ers-manual.pdf
https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam...supplement.pdf

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I donít know how some people got by in life with figuring mileage and worrying about it so much before all this fantasy instant ave mpg computer stuff came with vehicles.
Back in the old days you just accepted what you got, now with the ave DIC they just brag about something they truly donít get, not tank to tank, only just for the moment.
Except don't forget there was people just as crazy about fuel mileage and factoring it tank to tank for their average. Just thats when you went off your analog trip meter LMAO.

Some of the best money ever spent was putting 3 gallons a week into a buddy's new car for a month. He was all excited about his fuel mileage and let everyone know about it. Then the mileage "tanked". And it was pure comedy watching him try to figure out and the poor mechanics that got quizzed over it.


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I was curious as to what people keep their setting at in the DIC. Right now, mine is at 50mi.
Any more info what setting that you have set at 50 miles? Alll your bells and whistles go off every 50 miles? Intriguing mind.

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I was curious as to what people keep their setting at in the DIC. Right now, mine is at 50mi.
Any more info what setting that you have set at 50 miles? Alll your bells and whistles go off every 50 miles? Intriguing mind.
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