Week of May 15 to May 21 (Nat’l Avg $2.338)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, May 15, 2017.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has dropped 0.9¢ since last week to $2.338 - this time last year it was $2.221 so it's now only 5.3% (+11.7¢) more expensive.
    Diesel is also down at $2.500 (-1.2¢). It's now 11.9% (+26.6¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 6.9% premium to regular.

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    My turn to drive this week, great run, 50°F, 8mph crosswind S:

    48.8 / 22.5

    Tank up 0.7 at 43.1 (FCD 45.4) / 195.5 / Range 440 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 0.3 at 44.5 / DTE405
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    This morning , 50 deg F, very slight headwind . 16.3 miles , 70.31 MPG. Tank is at 224.8 miles , 68.82 MPG. Could this be the first 70+ tank of the year ? We'll see. Depends a lot on whether or not I use "scenic route " often enough.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    60.0 mpg / 11.5 - school and work this morning, 68F

    I recovered some of the mpg I lost to the trailer this weekend .

    Tank +0.2 to 52.7 / 530.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  4. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Well, ended this stint on the road. 6800 miles at 7.5mpg :/

    I got my first fill in the Civic...43.7mpg and that without really pushing too hard with techniques. So I think that's a good sign!

    The downside is, it comes with asterisks. I was cash-only for a while after my wallet was stolen and I did a bunch of partial fills at different places to get me by, so who knows what kind of fill error lurks in this one.
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Good starting number, jcp. Sorry about the wallet hassles. Hope you get it all sorted out with minimal fuss.
     
  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    After a rubbish first 3 miles made it to motorway last night, 62°F, 9mph cross/tailwind SSW:

    44.0 / 22.5


    Bit better again this morning, big queue before traffic light section but managed to drive past most of it in the other lane and "nip" in near the first lights :p, mild 62°F, 8mph cross/headwind SSW:

    50.0 / 22.5 - First calculated 50 on the commute since March :D


    Tank up 0.6 at 43.7 (FCD 46.0) / 240.5 / Range 395 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.6 at 45.1 / DTE368

    Lost 2nd pip @ 217 miles
     
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Oh Gord. You're not one of "them" are you? :p

    53.4 / 5.2 - home last night, 85F
    52.2 / 11.3 - school and work, with a minor hangup for road work.

    Tank is steady at 52.6 / 551 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F , wind SSW8. Took new shorter route again this morning , along with leaving 15 min later. NOT GOOD. Way too many traffic signals , all of them triggered by cars approaching on side streets. Yes, it's almost 2 miles shorter , but results were not so great ( considering perfect weather and wind). 33.2 miles , 68.91 MPG. Tank is at 292.4 miles , 69.56 MPG. Today , I take the highway home as I need to go to the health club.
     
  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Ha ha, not normally Andrew, but it's been getting a bit silly in a morning on that stretch and there was a nice big gap so it seemed a shame not to take advantage of it and keep some of my momentum :cool:

    Amazing - although a bit busier than yesterday made it to motorway again last night, 66°F, 7mph cross/tailwind SSW:

    43.0 / 22.5


    This morning, slightly smaller queue before traffic light section but both lanes were crawling so this time I stuck to the proper lane ;), raining, 59°F, 4mph crosswind S:

    47.7 / 22.5


    Tank up 0.2 at 43.9 (FCD 46.3) / 285.5 / Range 340 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 45.2 / DTE326

    Lost 3rd pip @ 280 miles
     
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  10. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Wallet thing was done by some amateurs. They spent $60 at a supermarket and $15 at a Shell station, of all places, before I got it shut down and reimbursed. I'm monitoring but pretty sure they dumped the whole thing the first time it quit working.

    I'm looking for 45 as my first benchmark in the Civic. I've got just enough miles on it that I'm beginning to understand how it runs, and I think a couple of tweaks on my route might be the next thing.

    After some time at home, I'm back in the truck. 7.7mpg from Dallas to Kansas City...very full load so I'm not dissatisfied with that.
     
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  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    54.8 / 5.2 - home
    56.8 / 11.4 - school and work

    Tank is up a tick to 52.8 / 567 mi and below 1/4.
    F____|___/_E
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F , wind SSW16. Conditions couldn't be better ! I did lose a few glides due to wacky traffic signals going downhill , but over all , good. 16.2 miles ( no highway), 80.07 MPG. Tank is at 395.7 miles , 69.1 MPG.
     
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  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    How is it May already?

    Had to stop in and get dog food on the way home. 3 big dogs, 75 lb, 100 lb, 120 lb. They eat a lot.
    44.6 / 2.4 - to the store
    58.1 / 5.5 - home
    59.9 / 11.7 - school and work this morning. If I didn't back into the parking spot...

    Tank is up to 53.0 / 598 mi.
    F____|___/_E
     
  14. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    No chance of getting to motorway last night, still raining, 52°F, 3mph tail/crosswind WNW:

    39.7 / 20.5


    This morning nothing went my way, I was even thwarted on car pooler's dead-end street during my usual engine-off reverse, cooler but sunny 46°F, 4mph headwind W:

    43.6 / 22.5 - the FCD seemed to reset on car pooler's street, maybe this is why the UG was indicating a 50.2 mpg run??


    Tank down 0.3 at 52.5 (Indicated 55.3) / 328.5 / Range 285 . Fuel gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 54.4 / DTE326

    Lost 3rd pip @ 280 miles
     
  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    You'd have 60 MPG. But then you'd have to back out. It's May ? Consults calendar........yeah I guess it is.
     
  16. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    It is the Middle of May already Pale.

    From May 10th when I had to pick up the kids to take our trip
    45.1 / 1.1 miles (78F SSW@13)
    44.9 / 2.5 miles
    68.3 / 2.5 miles

    this morning with the last day of school for the kiddos
    52.5 / 13.0 miles (70F S@12)

    Tank:
    1.74 gals converted
    97.9 miles
    ^F

    Well, we went to Tuscaloosa AL for a graduation from High school on Thursday, then help setup for Wedding on Friday, then the wedding on Saturday with cleanup. Mothers day with parents and Sister, First time in a long time we were all together. Left AL and sent to Searcy AR Sunday afternoon. Looked at 10 house Monday, made an offer on one and then looked at 2 more on Tuesday waiting to hear back. Offer was accepted so we will close here in Joplin June 15th and close in Searcy on June 16th if all goes through without hassle. Wednesday stopped at Ft Smith to see MIL then headed home. I would say the average was around 34-35 MPG in the Sonata. Found there is a leak letting water in to the wheel well of the trunk when it rains. Before we left there was an inch of water in the bottom. :eek:
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2012 PiP, 2014 C-MAX Energi, 2017 Prime

    Jason, good luck in these undoubtedly stressful times with so many changes.
     
  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Jason, good to hear from you again! There's a lot going on but you can do it!
     
  19. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Good luck Jason!

    I go through Joplin all the time, Searcy not as often.

    Not too terrible today. Took almost exactly 9 hours of drive time to rack up 480 miles, and shut down for the night at 9.0mpg for the day, and total since leaving home of 8.1mpg.
     
  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Really hope your house move goes well Jason! Good luck

    Bit busy but made it to motorway last night, 63°F, 4mph crosswind N, unusually managed to get better FE going home than going to work!:

    44.9 / 22.4


    This morning wasn't great but a bit better than yesterday even with heavy rain and lots of standing water on the motorway, 48°F, 4mph cross/headwind NNW:

    45.9 / 22.5


    Tank up 0.2 at 43.9 (FCD 46.2) / 373.4 / Range 235 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 45.4 / DTE240

    Half tank @ 357 miles
     
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