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Old 05-20-2010, 10:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am disappointed...

... I registered to this forum hoping to find useful tips, but I do not understand why people still uses those rubbish measure units such as gallons, miles, etc. Are you aware that in 2010 only the metric system should be used?

I think I will abandon this forum

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Old 05-20-2010, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use gallons because that's what's displayed on the pump after I fill my tank. And I use miles because that's what's displayed on my odometer. And I use miles per hour because it's what's displayed on every speed limit sign in my country. I use the metric system whenever I can, but it's usually not my choice.

Converting stuff is very easy with Google. Just type "50 mpg in l/100 km" or "75 miles in km" or "15 gallons in liters" into Google and click search.

The information here is very useful regardless of the units used.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not every place in the world can be as advanced and enlightened as italy.

Our fuel pumps display gallons. Our road signs, speedometers, odometers etc show miles. To use something else would be a silly hassle and waste of time.

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Old 05-20-2010, 03:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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But this kind of feature/setting would be nice to have that system could show both:
xx.xx MPG (xx.xx L/100km)
or setting to choose which units will be shown.

it is quite easy to implement too - just one formula into code.
Fuel log filling/showing in both units is little more work though...

For me it is not so big problem, I just got used to MPG.

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Old 05-20-2010, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What a ridiculous first post. With such an attitude, I would encourage mewat to abandon this forum!
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agreed; if (he) took a bit of time, he would have seen that most of us are educated and would use metric solely tomorrow, but it has been pretty much discussed here as we are trying to mainstream a bit to improve everyone's FE, and one way to get others in is to use layman's terms and units...
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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good riddance. sounded like a snooty blankety blank to me anyway.
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
What a ridiculous first post. With such an attitude, I would encourage mewat to abandon this forum!
I figured this was exactly as tounge-in-cheek as the OP.

I do all my calculations and take most of my measurements in metric. But I do use miles per hour and gallons because I really don't have any way to measure fuel in liters, and the speed limits are posted in mph.

Now, if you were truly enlightened, you'd measure your speed im m/s and your fuel in grams.

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