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Old 04-05-2011, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Do more with less
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Eastern Missouri
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OD - '05 Ford Econoline
90 day: 18.64 mpg (US)

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90 day: 49.71 mpg (US)

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What kind of FE instrumentation for Pre-OBD2 Diesel

Any suggestions on fuel economy gauge for my 1986 VW turbo diesel?

If you haven't noticed from my car choice; it has to be cheap.

I have thought about using a linear variable resistor and wiring it to an electric meter. Since the fuel is used directly by the position of the foot feed (and the rpm) I might have a relative way of improving my mileage.

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."
Richard M. Nixon

"The reward of suffering is experience."
Harry S. Truman

“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
Ayn Rand
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