Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Recent maintainance,New tires.
True, but it is part of the algorithm that computes DTE along with other inputs. I have no data but I suspect that it also uses injector pulse width as that would explain "making" gas going down hill. I have observed that the low fuel light (normally set to come on at 1 gallon left) will come on at different DTE based on the current MPG. If my average is 44 MPG the light comes on at 44 DTE, if I reset and the average for the day is now 35 MPG the light comes on at 35 DTE.
I discovered this the hard way on my first trip with a trailer. My MPG had dropped but the long term average was high (no recent reset). After the light came on I watched the DTE dropping and shortly after it went to 15 then -- I ran out of gas. So based on this I usually do a reset each day of a long trip as time in the mountains I get 48 - 50 MPG and trying to beat a head wind while maintaining 75 MPH is west Texas I get 28 MPG at best.
I doubt we will ever really know what all goes into computing DTE, but a reset is always in my hip pocket on long trips.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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