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    Petrol Consumption app?

    Looking for a recommendation for an App that I can use to keep track of my petrol consumption.

    Like I update it whenever I fill up with how many Litres, the cost, etc and it will show me the MPL etc and average spend etc

    Does anyone have such a thing?

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    Got a spreadsheet on Google docs

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    Why stop there, get one of the ODBC bluetooth readers then it can pull all sorts of info from the car as well.
    @Dos_Box was messing with that kind of stuff eairlier this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Why stop there, get one of the ODBC bluetooth readers then it can pull all sorts of info from the car as well.
    @Dos_Box was messing with that kind of stuff eairlier this year.
    my car is old (94) would it have any sort of info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    my car is old (94) would it have any sort of info?
    What brand, it may well have one if it is european or Japanese

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    If you don't mind having to be connected to the net, I use Fuelly.com & set a link to their web app. Great little site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Why stop there, get one of the ODBC bluetooth readers then it can pull all sorts of info from the car as well.
    @Dos_Box was messing with that kind of stuff eairlier this year.
    LOL....

    I think you mean OBD-2 .

    I use Torque with a blutooth dongle. a 1994 car is unlikly to have OBD-2 ( especialy if it's a DERV ) although my 95 Scorpio did have it.

    96/97 was a bout the point that most euro sold petrol cars got it and 2003/4 for Derv. My 2002 Mondeo does not.

    Be aware that the standard is nto stnadard!!

    Although the OBD-2 interface (16 pin D shape) may be found on many cars, some have no OBD-2 compliance and some use protocols that are not available on many readers.

    Vpower, PPower, CAN, Iso Kpwr.. Etc...

    For MPG...

    Write it down on a pice of paper and put it in a spread sheet.


    Torque gives you all the engien telemetry and other information, can be used for 0-60 and MPG. But it depends what the ECU is able to tell teh application.

    Rob

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    I use this. Works well and nice and easy to add fill-ups.

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    Thanks @bmdixon
    @SYNACK its a 94 BMW 325i wouldnt mind being able to find the connection for it to reset the service lights etc

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    Plenty of info on BMW reset on google, tools on ebay for sure for peanuts.. Resetting BMW service light - YouTube


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E30-E3...item1c26f2c27b
    Last edited by twin--turbo; 22nd June 2012 at 02:50 PM.

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    Pre 96 is likely to be OBD after then is likely to be OBD2 all petrol cars produced after 2001 will be OBD2 compatible and all diesels 04 onwards will be OBD2 and you should be able to reset the service lights on your BMW by shorting out afew pins on the round connector plug in the engine bay

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    And OBD is not a standard at all just a collective name for the myriad of systems used by the manufacturers.

    My first test lead for my laptop cost me 150 in 2006, my BlueTooth Device cost me 5 last year. And I have a third lead for my Galaxy as most of the car is VW electronics and the eninge/security Ford electronics...

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    Try FuelLog - the free version is quite good. Just enter mileometer reading, litres and total amount and it'll track MPG, fuel cost over time etc.

    Really only works if you fill the tank each time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    Try FuelLog - the free version is quite good. Just enter mileometer reading, litres and total amount and it'll track MPG, fuel cost over time etc.

    Really only works if you fill the tank each time though.
    I use the free version of FuelLog also. Pretty simple and it works quite well. I did try one called Mileage but it was naff and was unable to correctly work out my MPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Thanks @bmdixon
    @SYNACK its a 94 BMW 325i wouldnt mind being able to find the connection for it to reset the service lights etc
    Get yourself on BMW 5 Series Owners Board

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