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Nosmoke
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Posts: 10
Post Questions from a new user
on: July 19, 2018 (GMT)

Could someone please point me to a description of how Torque calculates fuel mileage. I started with the assumption that it would use the fuel flow rate PID and combine that with vehicle speed from either the vehicle speed PID or the GPS speed. Then, I read some docs that suggested the fuel flow rate is calculated from the engine displacement, volumetric efficiency etc (which seems not a very accurate way of doing it).

Also, I tried to do a PID scan from Torque Scan. It tells me there is a “Permissions problem”. which “…requires full application permissions to be able to send specific data to the OBD adaptor. Please enable full permissions in Torque’s plugin settings”. I have enabled all permissions in Android Settings for Torque and Torque Scan shows “No permissions requested”. What else is necessary to get it to work??

Thanks for any help….

Capp777
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Posts: 2862
Post Re: Questions from a new user
on: July 19, 2018 (GMT)

I believe there is a setting within Torque itself
that is being requested.

Menu>Settings>Plugins

The formulas used internally by Ian are most
likely not public.

Torque also has a totalizer function which can
be used as well if your vehicle reports the
required sensors in the correct units…

Example:

tot(3600:[0d])/tot(3600:[5e])

Nosmoke
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Posts: 10
Post Re: Questions from a new user
on: July 19, 2018 (GMT)

OK, thanks – got the PID scan working.

Any docs anywhere on how to implement the totalizer function? I’ve looked around and can’t find anything.

Capp777
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Posts: 2862
Post Re: Questions from a new user
on: July 19, 2018 (GMT)

You would need to create a custom pid
with the equation given…

Long Name: Totalizer
Short Name: Totalizer
Mode/PID: leave blank
Header: leave blank
Equation: tot(3600:[0d])/tot(3600:[5e])
Min: 0.0
Max: 100.0
Scale: x1
Units: km/L
Start/Stop Diagnostic Commands: leave blank

Assuming [0d] returns km/h and [5e] returns
L/h.

After adding display to your dashboard using
its unique long name, reset by long pressing
the display and pressing the reset option.

Note:

0/0 will return NAN until totalizers increase.

https://torque-bhp.com/wiki/Equations

Nosmoke
Member
Posts: 10
Post Re: Questions from a new user
on: July 19, 2018 (GMT)

Merci buckets Capp777 – I will try it.

Oh, and thanks for the link to the docs!

Update: [5e] returns = 0 so I guess that won’t work. :(

Vehicle is 02 Golf TDI (diesel)

Mileage is apparently then calculated by some indirect method(?). This is disappointing as the available VW specific interface VAGCOM does access that data (in l/Hr) and I have been unable to find PIDs for VW products.

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