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RE: What's MFA ? was: [NEW SITE][16v] ROAD TESTS, ETC...
in most cars, the MPG measurement is actually manifold vacuum related.
am i right on this? (i think so). perhaps you have a vacuum leak?
86 16V scirocco
>From: Ewan Marshall - Frans Maas Linlithgow[SMTP:Ewan.Marshall@UK.Sun.COM]
>Sent: Friday, December 11, 1998 12:16 PM
>Subject: RE: What's MFA ? was: [NEW SITE][16v] ROAD TESTS, ETC...
>My average MPG is always at 99.9 (except when I first start the car it reads
>0 then quickly counts up to, and stays at 99.9).
>Does anyone know why this may happen?
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> Wow! Thanks for the detailed description! That would be pretty cool. I
> imagine that retro-fitting it probably requires a bunch of sensors in
> engine bay in addition to the dash/steering column changes. Perhaps not
> best of fun.
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> From: TschuessVW@aol.com [mailto:TschuessVW@aol.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 1998 10:06 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: What's MFA ? was: [NEW SITE][16v] ROAD TESTS, ETC...
> In a message dated 12/10/98 5:17:25 PM Mountain Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << So, what does it tell you? >>
> It has 7 different displays. The clock as you see on yours, then the
> click brings you to elapsed time, second click is elapsed miles, third
> is (damn can't remember), fourth click is miles per gallon, fourth click
> oil temperature and the sixth click is outside air temperature. On the
> stalk, there is a switch with a 1 and 2 on it and a button at the end.
> button selects the function and the 1/2 enables to go to a second set of
> memory of the same functions. Of course oil temp, time and outside air
> show the same number, but the elapsed time, miles and mpg will be
> when hitting the switch. The 1/2 switch slides to the left for number 1
> to the right for number 2. When slid and held for couple seconds, the
> will reset for that number and the other set will remain the same. So
> were going on a long trip and wanted to see how much mpg you got during
> trip, you could reset number 2 and just leave it alone. At the end of
> trip just slide the switch over to number 2 and it will give the average
> numbers all the way back to when you reset it last. You could use number
> checking values at any given moment. It's interesting to see what kind
> the car is getting at certain moments. Like going down a hill, coasting
> neutral, slide the switch over and hold, release it and it will read
> Unfortunately, I don't have an MFA in the Scirocco, but the GTI VR6 has
> use it quite often. Sometimes I use to track gas mileage each gas tank
> It's actually quite accurate compared to figuring out on my own.
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