Month of October 2018 (Nat’l Avg $2.877)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind and the new shiny monthly thread ;):D

    The national average gas price is down 4¢ since last month at $2.877 - this time last year it was up to $2.556 so it's 12.6% (+32.1¢) dearer.
    Diesel is up 4.8¢ at $3.210. It's 17.5% (+47.8¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at an 11.6% premium to regular.
    E85 is up to $2.434 - a year ago it was $2.120 so 14.8% dearer.

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    This morning, 2UP, cool 42°F, head/crosswind WNW11, detoured traffic light section:
    46.8 / 23.0

    Tank up 0.1 at 46.0 (FCD 48.5) / 414.8 / Range 205 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG steady at 46.0 / DTE 207
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yes, monthly is a good idea. Thanks for starting the thread, Gord.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sunday , it was either drizzling or threatening to. I rode 34 miles anyway.

    Filled up Sunday afternoon because the price was so low , I was afraid they'd
    change their mind about the low low price ! ($2.699). 563.6 miles , fcd = 71.9 * .93 = 66.87 MPG.

    Monday morning going to work , it was 57 deg F , wind SSW 0-1
    15.4 miles, 72.070 MPG. Tank is at 30.6 miles, 71.98 MPG.
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    58.7 / 11.4 - school and work this morning.

    Tank is up to 53.4 / 478 mi and just above 1/4.
    F____|_/__E
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Feed store trip over lunch hour.

    53.0 / 4.9 out
    61.5 / 5.0 back, +250 lb.

    Tank is steady at 53.4 / 489 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  6. Knew I should have held out for lrr tires. A few months back the tire store made a call to continental about my tread just kind of shredding on it's own. (My tires were one week past the manufacturer date of a recall for the same issue). Continental asked for the tires back and offered 1/2 off a new set of tires. I went with the Michelin they had in stock even though it wasn't a lrr.

    Yup, lost 2 mpg and can't seem to find it
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    No problem Edwin, monthly was Pale’s idea :D

    Going home last night wasn't great, preferred route wasn't a no go-zone so took detour #8 which involved a long queue on bottom deck of Tinsley Viaduct to get on

    the motorway followed by another long queue through some roadworks on second half, 2UP, 56°F, tailwind W10:
    42.7 / 23.1

    This morning wasn't great either, very slow on first part including the roadworks then a queue to get off the motorway followed by a bigger queue than normal approaching the city so detoured a bit of that, 2UP, 59°F, headwind W19 didn't help:
    45.5 / 23.0

    Tank down 0.2 at 45.8 (FCD 48.2) / 460.9 / Range 160 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.2 at 45.8 / DTE 159

    Lost fourth pip @ 431 miles
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F , no wind. 35.0 miles , 66.22 MPG.

    Tank sits at 99.0 miles , 70.4 MPG.
     
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52.1 / 5.3 - home last night

    64.8 / 5.4 - to church for a board meeting
    49 / 1.0 - to a friend's house
    56.7 / 6.3 - home late

    54.1 / 11.5 - school and work this morning. Drippy foggy wet.

    Tank is up a couple ticks to 53.6 / 518 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 59 deg F , no wind. 35.0 miles , 69.1 MPG.

    Tank is at 174.1 miles , 70.03 MPG. With a little luck , I
    can hold onto 70 until I get home tonight. Taking the scenic route home.
    Although yesterday I had a 70 trip home despite taking the tollways (355 and 88 ).
    Had a half hour stop to get my hair cut , then a trip to get groceries ( left car in ready mode).
    39.9 miles , 69.94 MPG.
     
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  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    51.6 / 5.3 - home last night. Got hit just wrong by a couple red lights.
    53.8 / 11.4 - school and work today

    Tank 53.6 / 535 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night was very slow, took detour #2 but only after going up and down 2 junctions, was in cruise control at the lowest possible setting of 15mph to crawl through the roadworks on second half, 2UP, 60°F, tailwind W11:
    41.3 / 20.6

    This morning was a lot better than Monday and Tuesday, no detours, less queueing, 2UP, 52°F, crosswind N3:
    50.2 (FCD 52.9) / 22.5

    Tank steady at 45.8 (FCD 48.2) / 504.0 / Range 105 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG down 0.1 at 45.7 / DTE 114

    Lost sixth pip @ 490 miles
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yesterday , stopped at Patricia's for dinner before going to my own home.
    38.1 miles , 66.40 MPG
    Today , 64 deg , headwind , 35.0 miles , 64.91 MPG.
    Tank is at 247.2 miles , 68.73 MPG.
     
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  14. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night couldn't make it detour #2 so took #4, even slower crawl (0 - 10mph) through the roadworks on second half, 2UP, 60°F, tail/crosswind WSW6:
    42.1 / 21.0

    This morning, no detours, bit more stop/start before traffic light section and a few more full stops dropped me back a touch, 2UP, 57°F, cross/headwind SSW10:
    49.1 (FCD 51.7) / 22.5

    Tank steady at 45.8 (FCD 48.2) / 547.5 / Range 60 . Guess gauge F____|___«E . UG steady at 45.7 / DTE 71

    LFL @ 541 miles
     
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Gord, you and your car are pretty amazing with city traffic!
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    50.2 / 5.3 - home last night
    55.4 / 11.5 - school and work

    Tank is steady at 53.6 / 560 mi.
    F____|__/__E
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 56 deg F , wind NW 2-6. I came to the conclusion that the particular Elmhurst weather station I was monitoring on wunderground was sheltered from the wind or just plain defective. Now I follow a Wood Dale weather station and I think it's more accurate. 35.0 miles , 66.31 MPG. Tank is at 315.5 miles , 68.63 MPG.
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Last night - 51.5 / 5.3 - home

    Out to band practice
    62.5 / 5.4
    54.9 / 5.4

    This morning to school and work. 75F, 5 mph headwind, 100% humidity
    57.1 / 11.7 mi

    Tank is up a tick to 53.7 / 588. Getting low...
    F____|___/_E
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, detour #8, 60°F, crosswind S8. I had enough gas last night to get to work this morning but it would have meant dropping car sharer off then doubling back to gas station and I couldn't be bothered so I dropped him off at other end of his dead-end street and went to fill up:

    44.6 / 22.0

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 569.5 miles
    GallsUS: 12.7
    Calc. MPG : 44.82 MPG
    Calc. Range: 39.2 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 35
    FCD MPG : 48.1 MPG (7.4% over-report)
    UG MPG : 45.91 MPG (2.0% over-report)
    No. of trips: 32
    Average trip length: 17.8
    Average speed 26mph - slower than normal
    Driving time on tank: 21hrs 31mins
    Days since last fill: 28
    Commuting: 85.9% - high
    Ave. Temperature: 56.4°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.1
    PMPG for the tank: 94.1


    Petrol station to home:
    46.3 / 1.9

    This morning, 2UP, no detours, 58°F, crosswind S12:
    47.6 / 22.5

    New tank at 46.7 (FCD 49.2) / 24.4 / Range 570 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 49.5 / DTE 645
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 64 deg F , wind WSW 1. Light rain , roads were very gummy. You can feel the car slow when you
    begin a glide. Note to self : check tire pressure today. 35.0 miles , 64.26 MPG.
    Tank is at 383.8 miles , 68.26 MPG.
    Going to the city tonight , will struggle to keep this tank up.
     
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