How do I use the Fuel Used setting?

How do I use the Fuel Used setting?
Experienced mechanics share their insights in answering this question :
The driver information center (DIC) provides you with a lot of different information. At any moment, you can choose which information you would like the DIC to provide. To choose the Fuel Used setting, press the Menu button on the turn signal lever until the DIC displays Trip/Fuel Information. Then, use the arrows on the turn signal lever to scroll through the options until you reach Fuel Used. The Fuel Used setting will tell you how much fuel your vehicle has used since the last reset.

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Anyway, the instant fuel consumption display is able to compute exactly how many miles the vehicle is able to drive per gallon of fuel consumed based on the car`s consumption at that exact moment. Sensors around the vehicle calculate the engine speed, fuel flow rate, throttle position and manifold pressure.
EPA FUEL ECONOMY

City 31 mpg (diesel – automatic) 30 mpg (diesel – manual) 30 mpg (sedan – automatic) 28 mpg (sedan – manual) 29 mpg (sedan – Premier auto.)

Instant fuel economy is your mileage at that very moment. It will get higher when you release the accelerator, because when the throttle is closed, the fuel flow is at minimum, just enough to keep the engine running.
You can find average fuel consumption figures on most manufacturer websites, or by asking a dealer. In most modern cars, you`ll be able to check your average consumption on the driver`s display. Note: the driver`s display will show your actual average consumption and not the average estimated by the manufacturer.
Chevrolet Cruze mileage starts at 14.81 and goes up to 17.3 kmpl. The mileage of Cruze Diesel ranges between 14.81 kmpl – 17.3 kmpl.
A bad fuel pump can lead to a rough running engine because it is not getting enough fuel. This will lead to a decline in gas mileage. If this issue is not addressed it will lead to a rough, idle, sputtering and stalling. Clogged Fuel Filter: A clogged fuel filter will also cause problems with gas mileage.
It stands for Miles Per Gallon. MPG numbers tell you how many miles a car can go on a gallon of fuel. A car listed as getting 45.6mpg can go 45.6 miles on a gallon of fuel. A car that can do 99.9mpg can go 99.9 miles on a gallon of fuel.
Calculating a vehicle`s fuel consumption is not difficult. Simply note down the distance travelled since the last top-up and then take a note of how much fuel it consumed to travel that distance, then divide the litres used by the kilometres travelled and multiply by 100 to calculate consumption in litres/100km.
Fuel consumption and fuel economy are two phrases that are sometimes used interchangeably but have very different meanings. The core difference involves fuel consumption discussing how much fuel a car consumes to go a certain distance and fuel economy measures how much distance a car gets out of fuel.
Cruze Eco achieves its hybrid-like highway fuel economy using a 1.4L Ecotec turbocharged engine, six-speed manual transmission and features that improve its aerodynamics, minimize weight and reduce rolling resistance.
The 2012 Chevy Cruze is a decent option if you`re in the market for a used compact car . It`s fun to drive, and it soaks up rough roads nicely. Its interior has a premium look and feel. The Cruze also rates well for crash safety, and its fuel-efficient engines scoot the sedan along briskly.
It helps your car get as cool as possible after you`ve turned your air conditioning off, by keeping the cold air trapped inside. The idea is that by switching on your air recirculation button, and turning off the AC after a few minutes, you`ll use less fuel compared to keeping the air conditioning on constantly.
Air conditioning uses fuel

An air-conditioning (a/c) system can increase fuel consumption by up to 20% because of the extra load on the engine. The actual load depends on the vehicle`s interior size, the outdoor temperature and other conditions.

Fuel consumption is the inverse of fuel economy. It is the amount of fuel consumed in driving a given distance. It is measured in the United States in gallons per 100 miles, and in liters per 100 kilometers in Europe and elsewhere throughout the world.
Allows to “monitor” fuel left in the tank and be alerted when expected driving range goes below pre-defined distance in mile, kilometers or nautical miles.

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I have a 1981 e-350 with dual fuel tanks the p.o. added a third tank and 3 electric fuel pumps along with sepparate gauges and swi
ANSWER : The switch you are referring to is vended with the required electrical and fuel schematic (I just looked in the box) that answers your installation question. If you want an advance view, here is a link as well. Yes, you need a return line and just refer to the aforementioned link. If you are retrofitting back to OEM, I strongly encourage you to buy the original Factory Service Manual (FSM). There are lots of details attending this system and obviously it is difficult to recount it all here. The FSM will make your life much easier and you can then make sure your installation is perfect. Alternatively, YourMechanic can dispatch a certified mechanic and perform the whole retrofit and check out if you desire. Just request and schedule a generic service such as fuel pump service and the mechanic will come to your location and estimate the parts and labor required. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Using E-15 fuel in my car do I need to use regular unleaded fuel maybe once in awhile or is it safe to continue to use the E-15?
ANSWER : E-15 is shorthand for gasoline blended with 15% Ethanol which is a fairly corrosive material which can cause damage to rubber parts and other critical parts over time. Ethanol also attracts and bonds with water from the air, and that water can separate out inside the tank due to phase separation. If your vehicle sits for long periods between use, the moisture settles to the bottom of the tank and can potentially clog in-tank pumps and filters. Damage is also possible in fuel lines, injectors, seals, gaskets, and valve seats as well as carburetors on older engines.

The main issue with respect to E-15 in many cases is whether or not the car will be covered under warranty from damage caused by using this product. GM and Ford have certified their own cars starting with 2012 (GM) and 2013 (Ford) to be compatible with E-15 and so some of the newer cars may not have any trouble with this.

I would not recommend using this fuel on longer drives where the chances of burning through an entire tank relatively quickly are greater. This may lessen the chance of excess E-15 fuel sitting in the bottom of your tank for longer periods of time where it may be prone to causing damage as outlined above.

If you run into any issues, feel free to contact YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to service your vehicle.

How do I use the Speed, Fuel Range, Fuel Economy setting?
ANSWER : The driver information center (DIC) provides you with lots of different information. You can choose what information you would like displayed through the DIC at any time. The Speed, Fuel Range, Fuel Economy setting displays three pieces of information:

The current speed of your vehicle, displayed with a digital speedometer.
An approximation of how much further you can drive before you will need to refuel.
The fuel efficiency that your vehicle is currently getting.

To view this setting, press the Menu button on the turn signal lever until the DIC displays Trip/Fuel Information. Then use the arrows on the turn signal lever to scroll through the options until you reach Speed, Fuel Range, Fuel Economy.

My car is Nissan Premiere and it uses Elecetric Carbueretor but I notice anytime I buy fuel it burn faster, I mean the fuel use to
ANSWER : If you are noticing a decrease in fuel mileage, there are a few things that you can check. The first thing I would recommend checking would be the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, this will cause the engine to use more effort during running and therefore decreases fuel economy. I would also check the level and condition of the oil. If the oil is black or low, the engine will also use more fuel due to extra effort required. Finally, I would recommend checking the tire pressures. The tire pressure going low can cause a major difference in fuel economy.

How do I use the Fuel Used setting?
ANSWER : The driver information center (DIC) provides you with a lot of different information. At any moment, you can choose which information you would like the DIC to provide. To choose the Fuel Used setting, press the Menu button on the turn signal lever until the DIC displays Trip/Fuel Information. Then, use the arrows on the turn signal lever to scroll through the options until you reach Fuel Used. The Fuel Used setting will tell you how much fuel your vehicle has used since the last reset.

Fuel pressure
ANSWER : Hello,
You may want to try checking the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your ECU actually connects one of the ground wires to complete the circuit and send power to the fuel pump. If the wires all have power running through them, then it is likely you have a faulty relay. The wire coming from the fuel pump is the other ground wire. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your wiring as this can be very difficult and time consuming without the proper wiring diagram.

Just replaced my fuel pump but its not getting any power tested fuel pump relay and fuel fuse both good tested the wires all good.
ANSWER : You need to look at the theft light on dash to make sure it comes on and goes off when you turn the key to the on position. If light comes on and stays on then your theft system is causing the fuel pump to not be engaged. I recommend you check the theft system and then scan the computer for theft system codes. You may need to reprogram the keys to work or you have an bad sensor for the ignition key in the steering column.

How long and what is the process to replace a fuel pressure sensor?
ANSWER : A professional mechanic would require roughly 5 hours. (If just the regulator is replaced that takes about 1 hour). Some parts, as noted below, cannot be re-used, you need a precision inch pound torque wrench, FSM instructions (and TSB updates if applicable; procedure was changed in 2007 for instance) and the system has to be bled when done.

Below is partial list of steps, copied and pasted directly from the service manual:

1. Disconnect battery and put protective material in front of the charge air cooler (CAC) or damage to the CAC may occur.

2. Remove air cleaner assembly.

3. Disconnect the oil drain tube from the crankcase vent oil separator.

4. Loosen the air cleaner outlet tube clamp and detach the air cleaner outlet tube from the turbocharger.

5. Remove the bolts, the crankcase vent oil separator and the air cleaner outlet pipe as an assembly.

6. Remove and discard the crankcase vent oil separator press-in-place gasket. (To re-install, tighten to 13 Nm (115 lb-in).

7. Disconnect the PCM electrical connector (BE SURE BATTERY IS DISCONNECTED FIRST!) and retainer. Disconnect the in-line electrical connector and position the engine wiring harness on the engine.

8. Remove the pushnuts and the glow plug module heat shield.

9. Disconnect the high-pressure fuel injection pump electrical connector and detach the retainer from the glow plug module bracket. Disconnect the glow plug module and the exhaust gas recirculation temperature (EGRT) sensor electrical connectors, detach the wiring retainer and position the wiring harnesses aside.

10. Remove the nut and position the ground strap aside. To install, tighten to 13 Nm (115 lb-in).

11. Remove the engine wiring harness bolt. To install, tighten to 13 Nm (115 lb-in).

12. Remove the heater supply tube nut. To install, tighten to 13 Nm (115 lb-in).

13. Remove the bolts and the glow plug module bracket. To install, tighten to 13 Nm (115 lb-in).

14. Remove the nut and position the transmission fluid indicator tube aside. To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).

Warning: Do NOT disconnect the glow plug electrical connector before dislodging the seal from the valve cover or the wiring harness may be damaged.

15. Using an appropriate tool, dislodge the glow plug wiring harness seals from the valve cover.

16. Disconnect the glow plug electrical connectors by pulling on the glow plug wiring harness tee above the seal. Remove the glow plug wiring harness.

17. Remove the nut and position the crankcase ventilation drain tube aside.

18. Disconnect the wiring harness retainer from the valve cover stud.

19. Disconnect the wiring harness retainer from the generator bracket.

20. Disconnect the A/C pressure switch electrical connector. Position the harness aside.

Warning: Do not bend or flex the heater supply tube or damage to the tube may occur.

21. Remove the stud bolts, bolts and the valve cover. Remove and discard the valve cover gasket. To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

Warning: Contact with exposed fuel injector wiring, if energized, may result in electric shock.

Use care when working on or around energized fuel injector wiring. Fuel injector wiring supplies HIGH VOLTAGE to operate the fuel injectors of course, you disconnected the battery though.

22. Disconnect the fuel rail pressure (FRP) sensor electrical connector.

Warning: Fuel injection equipment is manufactured to VERY precise tolerances and fine clearances (think space shuttle). To prevent fuel system damage, it is essential that absolute cleanliness is observed when working with these components. Always install fuel system caps on any open orifices or tubes.

23. Remove the FRP sensor. To install, tighten the FRP sensor in 2 stages.

Stage 1: Tighten to 7 Nm (62 lb-in).
Stage 2: Tighten an additional 40 degrees.

24. Bleed the high-pressure fuel system.

If you feel like this job may be too overwhelming or run into any issues, consider YourMechanic to get it done. One of our mobile technicians can come to your home and replace the fuel pressure sensor at your own convenience.