Calculate MPG for Ford Diesel

Discussion in 'Ford Powerstroke 6.0' started by tra, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. tra

    tra New Member

    Nov 25, 2014
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    For gas engine, MPG is usually calucalted by using MAF (Mass air flow) PID, because gas engine has fix air to gas ratio (AFR). However diesel engine doesn't have fix ratio so that method won't work.

    For Ford 6.0 there is PID for Mass Fuel Desired which can be used for MPG: Mass Fuel Desired (MG/str) * Engine Cylinders / 2(for four stroke engine) * RPM * 60(to calculate fuel used per hour) / 1000(convert mg to gram) / 832(diesel density is 832g per liter)

    In L/100kM:
    8 cylinder engine(L/100kM): [Mass fuel desired] * [RPM] / [Vehicle speed] * 0.0288461538461538
    6 cylinder engine(L/100kM): [Mass fuel desired] * [RPM] / [Vehicle speed] * 0.0216346153846154

    Or in MPG:
    8 cylinder engine(MPG): 8154.12 * [Vehicle speed] / ([Mass Fuel Desired] * [RPM])
    6 cylinder engine(MPG): 10872.16 * [Vehicle speed] / ([Mass Fuel Desired] * [RPM])

    To prevent divided by zero in the formula, you can add small number to denominator. Here is the PID file that can be used in Engine Link iPhone app:

    010D,Vehicle speed,0,255,km/h,A,0
    221412,Mass Fuel Desired,0,100,mg/stroke,(A*256+B)*0.0625,0
    ,MPG(8 cylinder),0,100,MPG,8154.12 * [Vehicle speed] / ([Mass Fuel Desired]*[RPM]+0.01),0
    ,MPG(6 cylinder),0,100,MPG,10872.16 * [Vehicle speed] / ([Mass Fuel Desired]*[RPM]+0.01),0

    Engine Link is a highly customizable, inexpensive option for monitoring all of the critical parameters on the Ford 6.0L.

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