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Old 03-19-2017, 07:25 AM   #1
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I am trying to figure out exactly what I need to see my fuel burn data (gallons used specifically) .

I have a 2008 etec with a nmea2k network already set up. I have the engine interface cable and a multifunction gauge. That setup will show me GPH and MPG's but not trip fuel used or seasonal fuel used. The MPG's and GPH shows up on my Lowrance multifunction gauge and hds gen2 display units, but again, no other fuel data.

I bought a fuel flow sensor trying to accomplish this but failed. I was told that the lowrance
fuel flow sensor was somewhat unreliable so a garmin flow sensor was recommended and installed. I was told the data would be read and recognized through my nmea network. My network does recognize the sensor and I changed the settings to pull fuel data from that unit but doesn't show me trip or season fuel used.

Now my question is this:
I hear that I should see that data through the engine interface cable, but I don't. I hear that I might need to either update my hds units, might need to buy an EP85 memory storage device, might need to buy the Lowrance fuel flow sensor, might need a fluid level sensor, might need a nmea gps antenna.

What do I actually need to do to see gallons used?
Thank you in advance for any insights or suggestions.
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You just need the Lowrance/Navico memory device (new version of the Ep85) - add it to the network, configure it using one of your HDS's connected to the network, and you are done. You will then get fuel used and remianing, seasonal fuel and total fuel if you want all of that. You then just have to remember to reset it every time you fill up with fuel.

If you still have the fuel flow devices on the network - get rid of them, all they will do is cause conflicts with the fuel flow data coming from the engine interface. Bad ju-ju!!

I have the same setup linked to my Suzuki. The only difference with the Suzuki setup is that the memory device is incorporated into the interface cable, so doesnt need to be added separately. Add it to yours, configure as per the mnaual, easy piezy!
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You just need the Lowrance/Navico memory device (new version of the Ep85) - add it to the network, configure it using one of your HDS's connected to the network, and you are done. You will then get fuel used and remianing, seasonal fuel and total fuel if you want all of that. You then just have to remember to reset it every time you fill up with fuel.

If you still have the fuel flow devices on the network - get rid of them, all they will do is cause conflicts with the fuel flow data coming from the engine interface. Bad ju-ju!!

I have the same setup linked to my Suzuki. The only difference with the Suzuki setup is that the memory device is incorporated into the interface cable, so doesnt need to be added separately. Add it to yours, configure as per the mnaual, easy piezy!
Thank you!
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