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Old 08-27-2009, 07:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NiHaoMike View Post
It looks like what may have happened is that the indicator was calibrated for ethanol-free gasoline (which has more energy per unit volume than ethanol gasoline). Hence the few points that were on or above the indicated line.
That is an interesting hypothesis.

Ken@Japan reports a Japanese engineer told him they designed it to read 5% high. I suspect Toyota may rethink that approach someday. Regardless the formula derived from the statistical data seems to be more accurate than a straight 5% bias.

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