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    Am i missing anything from the fuel calculation information?

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    Are you saving off the information about each refuel, so that one can look at a history of their fill ups and see miles/gallon, $/gallon, etc. over time?

    Also, the mpg and cost per mile should probably say over what interval (last 10 fill-ups, 180 days, whatever).

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    Also current odometer might be handy, to see if it's drifting from the real thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamminator View Post
    Are you saving off the information about each refuel, so that one can look at a history of their fill ups and see miles/gallon, $/gallon, etc. over time?

    Also, the mpg and cost per mile should probably say over what interval (last 10 fill-ups, 180 days, whatever).

    Edit:
    Also current odometer might be handy, to see if it's drifting from the real thing.
    i'm not currently but i can add a command that will save to log i spose.

    The current MPG is calculated at each fill up. Its not a real-time calculated value at this point. Does it need to be? How would i go about calculating a live MPG

    The current odometer is available as a label its just not displayed on that sample skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    i'm not currently but i can add a command that will save to log i spose.

    The current MPG is calculated at each fill up. Its not a real-time calculated value at this point. Does it need to be? How would i go about calculating a live MPG

    The current odometer is available as a label its just not displayed on that sample skin.

    I'm not sure you could calculate the instantaneous MPG without a OBD connection, and the OBD plugin can already do that.

    Instead of just labels for the last fillup, I think it would be better to have a list with the values for the last X fill ups.

    Date Fuel Amt. Price. Odometer
    Date Fuel Amt. Price. Odometer
    Date Fuel Amt. Price. Odometer
    .
    .
    .

    And from that you could calculate the MPG and $ per mile over whatever range you wanted -- lifetime, last 10 fill ups, last fill up, etc.

    Ideally I'd love it to store an unlimited number of entries, but you could have a variable in the .ini which limits the size of the log file.

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    Hi

    I am very much looking forward to this! I was just wondering if you could implement the option of entering fuel in litres but have the fuel consumption still given in mpg - I think I am right in saying that there are about 4.5litres to a gallon. In the Uk fuel is sold by the litre but we still use mpg for consumption - Yes we do do some strange things

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamminator View Post
    I'm not sure you could calculate the instantaneous MPG without a OBD connection, and the OBD plugin can already do that.

    Instead of just labels for the last fillup, I think it would be better to have a list with the values for the last X fill ups.

    Date Fuel Amt. Price. Odometer
    Date Fuel Amt. Price. Odometer
    Date Fuel Amt. Price. Odometer
    .
    .
    .

    And from that you could calculate the MPG and $ per mile over whatever range you wanted -- lifetime, last 10 fill ups, last fill up, etc.

    Ideally I'd love it to store an unlimited number of entries, but you could have a variable in the .ini which limits the size of the log file.

    i like that idea... i'll go ahead and implement it that way.. that way the MPG is an average and doesnt need to be immediately calculated.

    Quote Originally Posted by frangolfgt View Post
    Hi

    I am very much looking forward to this! I was just wondering if you could implement the option of entering fuel in litres but have the fuel consumption still given in mpg - I think I am right in saying that there are about 4.5litres to a gallon. In the Uk fuel is sold by the litre but we still use mpg for consumption - Yes we do do some strange things

    Thanks

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    the initial version will only have gallons/miles.. just to insure it works. Once all the bugs are kicked it'll be possible to switch to liter/km, and liter/miles
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    Something along the lines of this?



    Top MPG is so low because its based on the current distance traveled... which in most cases will be less than a full tank of gas. Should i throw that figure out of the average MPG calculation?

    In any event.. the list goes backwards from your most recent refuel and will keep 20 entries.. i doubt there's a need for any more than that right?

    I took a sec and added in Johns request to have the total distance clickable and edit it to keep it in sync with the odometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    Something along the lines of this?



    Top MPG is so low because its based on the current distance traveled... which in most cases will be less than a full tank of gas. Should i throw that figure out of the average MPG calculation?
    Perfect!

    Yeah, I think you can throw away the top most MPG calculation, since there's no way to know exactly how much fuel you're using until your next fill up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamminator View Post
    Perfect!

    Yeah, I think you can throw away the top most MPG calculation, since there's no way to know exactly how much fuel you're using until your next fill up.
    ok.. i'll show it in list but it will not be calculated in the average.
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