Originally Posted by Need4Speed
My gas calculations are usually very close to what the display shows. Typically the display is less than 2% off from what I calculate. My calculations are typically a little lower than the fcd, but sometimes the fcd is slightly lower. I have also read that temperature affects the actual amount of gas, that the pumps are calculated at a given temp (72?). I believe I read an article that people in Canada have complained that ov a year time frame the average temp is less than the cal temp, so in the long run they are getting jipped. People in warm states might be getting more than they are paying for.
If I remember correctly about the USA pumps, the oil companies said it would cost too much to put the temperature compensated pumps in.
Except in Hawaii, where I think the state demanded they put them in and it wasn't too much to do.
2005 Insight, MT, 88K, Silver
1988 Honda CRX HF, 44/51 mpg
1963 Lotus 7 replica, 12 mpg
1962 Henny Kilowatt, 40 miles/charge @ 40 mph