Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > DIY / How-to
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2009, 11:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
NeilBlanchard's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Maynard, MA Eaarth
Posts: 7,901

Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.48 mpg (US)

Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
Team Nissan
90 day: 156.46 mpg (US)

Number 7 - '15 VW e-Golf SEL
90 day: 155.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,466
Thanked 2,934 Times in 1,837 Posts
Here's a very convenient way to calibrate your odometer: use Google Maps to get the actual distance between two points, and then drive your car over that same route and then compare them. Do this for several different locations, and if the correction factor is close on the various routes, then you can say you know the right correction factor.

Like all calibration methods -- the longer the distances, the better.

Sincerely, Neil

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 12-03-2009, 09:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: hfldsfkj
Posts: 22

Civical - '02 Honda Civic EX
90 day: 33.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Our van is screwy. We first noticed when using the GPS; the speeds didn't match. However, it was spot on with all our other cars. The speedometer displays a higher speed than the vehicle is traveling.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2010, 11:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lancaster Ca
Posts: 362

Tank - '76 Chevy El Camino Classic
90 day: 25.89 mpg (US)

Sabrina - '91 Mercedes Benz 190 E
90 day: 37.07 mpg (US)

Angel - '88 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
Last 3: 23.01 mpg (US)

Quicksilver - '04 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Cabrio
Thanks: 52
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Just checked mine it's DEad onn haha that's almost dead on haha it's 1.1 miles real / 1 mile odometer


(No actual EPA numbers for car just used F/E numbers when i first got it)
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using Google Earth to measure odometer accuracy MetroMPG DIY / How-to 10 07-12-2011 03:38 PM
Google Earth vs. Odometer ptsmith24 Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed 4 09-10-2008 09:16 PM
Possible EV coming up for auction? Heynow999 Fossil Fuel Free 2 04-04-2008 10:47 PM
Odometer stuck at 100,000 HotRod Off-Topic Tech 6 03-18-2008 11:41 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com