Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 41

Thread: Contest! Win a fuel economy gauge / OBD-II dashboard computer by posting in the forum

  1. #21
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,720
    Thanks
    2,226
    Thanked 1,881 Times in 1,151 Posts
    11 more days until the draw!

    ---

    Quote Originally Posted by Space Wolf View Post
    It seems someone is pushing a conversion to L/100km, as since 10 years or something like that fuel economy in car ad's is given in L/100km.
    Which is a strange unit. It should be km/L or L/km.
    Even in the US, some enlightened folks are advocating for using gallons per 100 miles, and there's a good reason:
    Why We Should Measure by Gallons per Mile, Not Miles per Gallon

    Where does the '100' come from? And why is it pushed? Who benefits?
    It simply makes the resulting number easier to communicate, rather than dealing with decimal values well below 1.

    EG: what's easier to communicate, 4.4 L/100 km or 0.044 L/km ?


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  2. The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:

    Fummins (03-15-2018)

  3. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    the Netherlands
    Country
    Netherlands
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 29 Times in 19 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    EG: what's easier to communicate, 4.4 L/100 km or 0.044 L/km ?
    Well, if you insist on expressing it 'the wrong way', a factor of 1000 should be used, as that is the default factor in the metric system. So that should be 440L/1000km, or 440L/Mm. (Which also solves the problem that L/100km is normally expressed in 2 digits, while km/L is expressed in 3.)

    A big problem with L/100km is that it doesn't scale up. In economy contests there are 'cars' which do 1000km/L. That is the same as 0.1L/100km. But someone who does it just a bit better, and squeezes 1050 km from a liter, still runs 0.1L/100km.


    BTW, I read that article, where was stated that fuel consumption should be measured in g/100m. And I read grams per 100 meters first.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2013 Space Star Cleartec Intense 1.0 manual: 52.3 mpg (US) ... 22.2 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.8 mpg (Imp)


  4. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    New York
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 24 Times in 17 Posts
    Made it back just in time to “enter”, almost time to pull the summer vehicles out of winter storage!

  5. #24
    Member spork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    wisconsin
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked 63 Times in 33 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by man114 View Post
    Made it back just in time to “enter”, almost time to pull the summer vehicles out of winter storage!
    I am eagerly waiting for that day too! Soon, I hope.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 48.4 mpg (US) ... 20.6 km/L ... 4.9 L/100 km ... 58.2 mpg (Imp)


  6. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    New York
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 24 Times in 17 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by spork View Post
    I am eagerly waiting for that day too! Soon, I hope.
    I was down to two winter cars since I’m trying to preserve my truck as I’m not ready to cough up the cash yet for a new vehicle.

  7. #26
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,720
    Thanks
    2,226
    Thanked 1,881 Times in 1,151 Posts
    I took the day off to go snowboarding yesterday ... so I'm just gathering info to do the random draw now.

    Winner announcement coming soon...

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  8. #27
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,720
    Thanks
    2,226
    Thanked 1,881 Times in 1,151 Posts

    and the winner is...

    Using random.org, drawing from post ID's made during the contest period, the winner of the gauge is:



    • Fummins, for post #11 in this very thread



    Congratulations!

    To claim your prize, just send me a private message with your mailing address.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  9. The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:

    Fummins (03-28-2018)

  10. #28
    Administrator Daox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Germantown, WI
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,954
    Thanks
    2,012
    Thanked 1,115 Times in 645 Posts
    Woohoo, congrats Fummins!
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Daox For This Useful Post:

    Fummins (03-28-2018)

  12. #29
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    ab
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    964
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    379
    Thanked 573 Times in 322 Posts
    Heck Yes! Thanks guys .

  13. #30
    Moderator inuvik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Coos Bay, OR
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    2,040
    Thanks
    1,623
    Thanked 705 Times in 509 Posts
    Congrats!


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.6 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


  14. The Following User Says Thank You to inuvik For This Useful Post:

    Fummins (03-28-2018)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •