Join Date: Aug 2014
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You know, when we use the defroster in cold weather it fires up the compressor the same as if we were using the the air conditioning. Gotta keep that thing off unless the window is fogged up. You can tell cause the light comes on on the hvac control knob (depending on which system you have).
That could affect fuel economy a bit.
Just another item you probably don't use in Texas.
To add to it....my last fill I reset my display economy as I always do. From the station to home is basically all highway. Pulled in my shop and shut her down @ 28.4. Next day just during the warm up I was down to 20.7. Point is, the longer you wait to reset your fuel economy display the less it drops due to a longer average. For instance that decrease wouldn't have been as dramatic if I had never reset it from new. But since I just reset it 12 miles prior to shutting it off, that is the only comparison it has to go by for an "average". The only accurate way to do this is hand calc when you fill up. That will give you the truth.
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