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An interesting question posted on a UK Mustang group I am a member of regarding the on board mpg computer, I know with my '06 I just add 20% on to the readout to allow for the difference between a US and UK gallon. With the S550 having been produced for the UK market, does anyone know if they re-calibrate the mpg computer to the UK gallon or if they just left it set for the US gallon?
This question is also for the S550 and S197s built for the Canadian market as I believe their gallon is the same as a UK gallon of 4.545 litres, did they re-calbrate the on board mpg computer or leave 'as is'?
 

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Switch to the metric value and you can see what factor they used (?)
 

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Switch to the metric value and you can see what factor they used (?)
Yeah, this. I live in Cyprus and use the metric value of L/100km to monitor fuel consumption.

Basically 10L/100km = 28.25 miles per imperial gallon or 23.55 miles per US gallon

Averaging 70mph on a 100-mile highway drive (50 miles in each direction) I typically get about 8.6L/100km (~33mpg imperial or 27.5mpg US).
 

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Canada does gas by the liter so the Imperial Gallon or Imperial Quart isn't involved over there, and measures by kilometer not mile so their cars all have KMH and not MPH. And they figure MPL and not MPG in their display.

At least that is the way in the Province of Ontario that I am most familiar with and the last time I was in the Province of Quebec years ago.
 

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Yeah, this. I live in Cyprus and use the metric value of L/100km to monitor fuel consumption.

Basically 10L/100km = 28.25 miles per imperial gallon or 23.55 miles per US gallon

Averaging 70mph on a 100-mile highway drive (50 miles in each direction) I typically get about 8.6L/100km (~33mpg imperial or 27.5mpg US).
How do you get 8.6 l/100km? My low score is 8.9 with avg. of 110 kmh. You made some front aerodynamic mods?
 

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How do you get 8.6 l/100km? My low score is 8.9 with avg. of 110 kmh. You made some front aerodynamic mods?

Yeah, just a few! Click on the link below.


Since then I fabbed a pair of prototype curved front wheel air deflectors from an old wheel arch liner to reduce drag caused by air entering the front wheel wells. Someday I'll take a pic with the car on a lift to show all the front underbody mods.

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Right now I have some problem to fill the height gap between the K-member and the 5 cm higher front in the middle of the car.

You need the louvred engine splash shield from a 2010 Mustang (Ford part no. AR3Z-6C038A).


That article inspired me to perform my drag reduction mods.

In addition to the front underbody mods (DIY radiator splash shield extensions, 2010 Mustang engine splash shield, DIY K-member undertray, DIY front wheel air deflectors), I also added a black plastic panel to fill the gap between the rear bumper cover and the EVAP canister assembly. This blocks airflow to the front side of the bumper cover and prevents it acting like a parachute.

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Canada does gas by the liter so the Imperial Gallon or Imperial Quart isn't involved over there, and measures by kilometer not mile so their cars all have KMH and not MPH. And they figure MPL and not MPG in their display.

At least that is the way in the Province of Ontario that I am most familiar with and the last time I was in the Province of Quebec years ago.

Nope, In Canada, mileage is XXX litres per 100 kms. I get abt 20 litres per 100km around town...and maybe 10-12 litres per 100 km on the hwy.

If I switch from metric to imperial it's miles per gallon, and that's an imperial gallon ( = 4.54 litres).

Metric came out after I left high school. I never could relate to it..to this day. 100 kph ? Oh yeah, that's 62 mph....and now I know how fast I'm going. Same deal with C vs F.
 

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Bob and Dough McKenize explained the C vs F thing. Take the C and double it, then add 30 and you have the F.

Which means to convert a 6 pack of beer to metric: 6 beers x 2 = 12 and add 30 = 42 beers! There might be something to this metric system.
 

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Bob and Dough McKenize explained the C vs F thing. Take the C and double it, then add 30 and you have the F.

Which means to convert a 6 pack of beer to metric: 6 beers x 2 = 12 and add 30 = 42 beers! There might be something to this metric system.

Not quite. The conversion of degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit is:

Fahrenheit = (Celcius x 1.8) +32.

Therefore 6 beers x 1.8 = 10.8 and add 32 = 42.8 beers.

Call it 43 so you can buy me the extra beer. ;)
 

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You need the louvred engine splash shield from a 2010 Mustang (Ford part no. AR3Z-6C038A).



That article inspired me to perform my drag reduction mods.

In addition to the front underbody mods (DIY radiator splash shield extensions, 2010 Mustang engine splash shield, DIY K-member undertray, DIY front wheel air deflectors), I also added a black plastic panel to fill the gap between the rear bumper cover and the EVAP canister assembly. This blocks airflow to the front side of the bumper cover and prevents it acting like a parachute.
I wanted to add only some small flaps in front of the wheel, need high speed stability.
To do some kind of rear diffusor is on my list too, not sure where to mount it.

I found an engine splash shield on a junkyard here, but the guy wanted 100€ and I said no way. Unfortunately import is around 140€. but I guess I found a good solution.

PS: Celsius is a down to earth scale. 0° water freeze, 100° it boils.
 

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PS: Celsius is a down to earth scale. 0° water freeze, 100° it boils.

Celsius is far too coarse for my liking. 10 C = 50 F. 20 C = 68 F 30 C = 86 F.
A 10 deg C spread = a 18 F spread. A 20 C spread = 36 F spread.

Having said that, when it's > 10 C, I use the F scale. When it's < 10C, I use the C scale. When it's getting close to freezing, like +3C..... I can relate to it better vs +37.4 F.

Metric does has some good attributes though. Like when dealing with measurements. Sometimes it's easier when say having to mount something, using a bunch of equally spaced holes. With metric, it's just a fixed distance wide divided by XXX amount of required holes. Like 586 mm wide, 10 holes required = 58.6mm spacing. That's sometimes easier vs screwing around with 1/16", 1/32", and 1/64".
 

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