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Old 04-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Felt5000 Felt5000 is offline
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Garmin Ecoroute

Picked up an Ecoroute for cheap on CL. I commute 2 hours to work so it will be interesting to see the values it gives me on fuel consumption. Interesting gauge selection as well.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:38 PM
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Felt,

I've had my Garmin w/EcoRoute for some 4 years now and wouldn't leave home without it.

The MPG data is really just a calculation based on a manual input of your City and Hwy MPG. It knows your speed and does some sort of an algorithm to come up with your MPG, but it is not real. Just a calculated guess. It doesn't know fuel flow which would be a required input to really calculate your MPG, as your OBCD does.

The other data is of course real and useful, like voltage, cooling water temp, charge air temp, load. And of course the codes that may get tripped. It will also reset those that are resettable.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:05 PM
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Is there a way to leave the Garmin in the Ecoroute option? As I do not need the navigation feature.

I do like how it tells you the exact cost of a trip etc. Useful for when April 15 rolls around.

No center speaker in my car so I sanded down A gap in the center plastic piece to try to achieve a clean look (plus the wifey is 5') work in progress.

Thx for the info.
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