Month of March 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.423)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    We got the warm gulf air blowing back in. 49F this morning.

    57.3 / 5.3 - home
    54 / 11.5 this morning

    That brings the tank into the good range, 52.5 / 65 mi.
     
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  2. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Glad its March, now. We just went through 12 hours of snow late yesterday, last night & this morning. But the snow is less than 2 inches on the grass & the road is clear of snow............ RIGHT NOW!
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 26 deg F , no wind , but very very light snow falling. 35.1 miles , 55.33 MPG.
    Tank is at 168.2 miles , also 55.33 MPG. Today , we expect a high of 39 and in the 40's Saturday and Sunday.
    Scenic route home today , with a 75 minute stop to work out.
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    What a difference the temperature makes! Three days ago, below freezing, I couldn't make 50 mpg no matter what I tried. Today at 67 degrees, I was sloppy and everything went wrong.

    54.6 mpg.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 30 deg F . 15.4 miles , no highway , 58.96 MPG. Tank is at 199.1 miles , 55.99 MPG.
    Temp will be in the 40s today , but heavy rain will take the fun out of THAT.
     
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yes, we had snow on Thursday. Today, the family walked the beach.... with our 87 year old mother.
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Did about 80 miles worth of recreational driving over the weekend. Results not so good , average trip only 10 miles.
    Very strong winds when we were out Saturday night and most of the day Sunday.
    Today , not so bad. 26 deg F , 35.1 miles , normal highway route , 56.82 MPG.
    Tank is at 348.8 miles , 55.8 MPG.
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Went to eldest daughter's 4UP on Sunday, 46°F, breezy crosswind W18:
    47.1 / 18.3

    After lunch, went to nearby gas station to fill up, 42°F:
    26.4 / 1.4 :eek:

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 569.5 miles
    GallsUS: 12.77
    Calc. MPG : 44.6 MPG
    Calc. Range: 36.2 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 20
    FCD MPG : 47.7 MPG (6.99% over-report)
    UG MPG : 44.74 MPG (0.33% over-report)
    No. of trips: 26
    Average trip length: 21.9
    Average speed 31mph
    Driving time on tank: 18hrs 08mins
    Days since last fill: 23
    Commuting: 40.3% - lowest since Sept '17
    Ave. Temperature: 47.3°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 3.02
    Pmpg for the tank: 134.67

    Average FCD over-report over last 3.75 years is 5.3%

    ___________________

    Gas station back home, 42°F, crosswind W18:
    47.4 / 16.8

    This morning, detoured traffic light section, colder 38°F - some snow on cars near work, headwind W11:
    44.5 / 22.7

    New tank at 45.5 (FCD 47.9) / 39.5 / Range 570 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 46.6 / DTE 590
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 24 deg F , turned on both front and rear defrost as soon as car was moving. Of course , I
    scraped off the frost first. :) 35.1 miles , 55.71 MPG. Not taking the scenic route home until Friday as
    I am dog-sitting and I don't want to leave him alone too long. If I take the highway route home , I am gone for
    about 12 hrs 15 min. The kids get back from Vegas Thursday night , then they can take care of their own damn dog.
    Still , taking the highway route home can get me close to 60 MPG for the trip. Tank is at three pips , 418.2 miles ,
    55.99 MPG. I will probably fill up Thursday AM.
     
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  10. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, motorway route, down and up the junction trick, 47°F, cross/tailwind SSW11:
    43.4 / 22.4

    This morning, storm Gareth caused a few traffic issues, big queue approaching the city then another queue to start of traffic light section which I detoured, 46°F, heavy rain, headwind W22 gusting to 29:
    45.3 / 23.0

    Tank down 0.7 at 44.8 (FCD 47.2) / 84.9 / Range 565 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 0.7 at 45.9 / DTE 536
     
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  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    & now, back to snow. B-b-b-utt, we got our mom off the beach........
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 40 deg F , steady rain all the way in. No standing water , but the roads were quite sticky.
    35.1 miles , 53.85 MPG. Tank has two pips , 487.6 miles , 56.17 MPG. Could be worse.
     
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  13. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, motorway route which almost stopped going uphill due to a breakdown, 43°F, cross/tailwind SW18:
    41.3 / 22.4 - not great :(

    This morning, storm Gareth was really affecting my drive and causing even more traffic issues, lots of mini detours and slow, 45°F, headwind from West gusting to 50 :eek::
    41.1 / 23.5 - awful - worst inbound commute since last February :(

    Tank down 1.6 at 43.4 (FCD 45.7) / 130.8 / Range 505 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 0.8 at 45.1 / DTE 478
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 55 deg F , a helpful wind (SSE) , 35.2 miles , 60.17 MPG.
    Bought fuel this morning at my usual Shell at $2.739 for 87 E10.
    526.3 miles , fcd = 60.6 x 0.93 = 56.36 MPG.
    New tank now has 30.7 miles , 61.19 MPG.
     
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  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, motorway route again after a down and up the junction trick, 46°F, windy and wet, tailwind W24:
    43.3 / 22.4 - still not great but slightly better

    This morning, heavy rain and very windy, massive queue on main road into the city meant a different detour but got stuck behind a very slow truck that had the same idea :(, 46°F, 20W headwind gusting to 45:
    42.7 / 22.9 - poor

    Tank down 0.2 at 43.2 (FCD 45.5) / 176.1 / Range 450 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.1 at 45.0 / DTE 432

    Lost first pip @ 134 miles
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 37 deg F , wet roads , wind N 8-25. 35.1 miles , 56.92 MPG.
    Tank is at 99.6 miles , 56.08 MPG.
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night I was all set to go motorway route with an down and up the junction trick - went down the slip road to roundabout, had to stop, looked up to see the 2-lane at a complete standstill instead of usual slow crawl :eek: so took a quick decision to miss the last part out and go detour #3.
    Haven't been this way in years as it used to always have a massive queue at a T-junction. Got away with it - I was only 1 car back - phew :cool:! 49°F, very windy again, tail/crosswind NW30:
    42.8 / 21.4 - shorter route

    This morning, less busy, getting fed up with this wind now :mad:, 52°F, 22W headwind gusting to 47 o_O:
    44.2 / 22.6

    Tank up 0.1 at 43.3 (FCD 45.5) / 220.1 / Range 400 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG down 0.1 at 44.9 / DTE 387

    Lost 2nd pip @ 214 miles
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 29 deg F , wind ESE 4-9. 35.1 miles , 56.36 MPG.
    Tank is also 56.36 MPG , 166.9 miles. By the time I get home tonight ( 9:00 )
    I should have about another 50 miles , then about 90 more Sunday , mostly highway.
    This car is not at its best on the highway. :(
     
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  19. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Forgot my numbers from Friday - went straight out in wife’s i10 to eldest daughter’s to take her out for lunch. She’s had an operation on her elbow - trapped ulnar nerve - she’s doing ok :).
    Bike ride Sunday afternoon - 64.4 miles @ 17.1mph
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Actually , Sunday wasn't too bad. Did about 100 miles , 90 % highway , and got just under sixty MPG.
    Today , 28 deg F , 35.2 miles , 54.78 MPG. Tank is at 367.3 miles , 57.2 MPG.
     
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