Month of May 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.882)

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

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'm working from home today - having a new central Heat/AC installed at home.
     
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  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, detour #2 - worked it hard again. Some temporary traffic lights near home were worth avoiding, 67°F, headwind E7:
    51.0 / 20.9 - another calculated 50+ mpg on the journey home! :D

    This morning, detour #2 reverse, detoured traffic light section, cooler 43°F, tailwind E3:
    48.2 / 19.6 - not so good

    Tank steady at 49.3 (FCD 51.8) / 168.5 / Range 535 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 51.2 / DTE 524

    Lost first pip @ 154 miles
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 48 deg F in Naperville , 51 in Wood Dale. No wind ! 35.1 miles, 63.57 MPG.
    Tank has 421.9 miles , 62.71 MPG.
     
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    New central air installed. Wallet lightened.
    It's a 17-SEER 2-stage system that runs at half power most of the time. Yesterday it ran 4 hours on low and 1/2 hour on high (starting mid afternoon and trying to catch up). It should cut our electric bill in half.

    53.7 / 11.5 this morning, drippy wet dew
    Tank 50.3 / 384 mi.
    F____|/___E
     
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Mostly nice! :D
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Last night I stayed in Lombard , which means a much shorter (and non-highway) trip to work.
    This morning , 58 deg F in Wood Dale , light wind helping me.16.3 miles , 73.71 MPG.
    Tank is at 456.4 miles , 63.10 MPG. Scenic route to PF and home tonight , which means a possible 70 trip.
     
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Had some INSANE drivers on the way home last night. Evasive maneuvers / defensive driving and a general bad mood cost me:
    43.3 mpg / 5.3 mi

    52.6 / 11.5 this morning
     
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  8. Just scored a $300 2008 Hyundai sonata limited. V6. Leather, moon roof, 180,000 miles. Co-workers bad breakup with her ex. She didn't want to look at it anymore. Body has has some accident damage on the passenger side. Perfect car for a teen getting her license. I've driver bigger beaters in my adult life. Car was sitting since November. First couple miles were interesting. Stuck brakes and flat spots on the tires, but it all cleared up and drove the 25 miles home nice. I'll be going thru it changing fluids this weekend
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sounds like a pretty decent beater James :)

    Last night, detour #2 which was rubbish, 62°F, cross/headwind NE12:
    42.6 / 19.9

    This morning, motorway route, raining, 48°F, mostly crosswind NNE10:
    49.7 / 21.2

    Tank down 0.6 at 48.1 (FCD 50.6) / 250.8 / Range 430 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 50.9 / DTE 437

    Lost pip 2 of 8 @ 240 miles
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Another word for "beater" is "humpty". I learned that from #1 daughter. But I suspect she made the word up.
    Today , I must have had waterlogged tires , or sumpin'. I did okay until I got on the highway , but things
    went downhill ( not in the good way ) from there. And I can't blame wind, rain , wet roads as they were not a factor.
    So I'm stickin' with the waterlogged tires. Yeah. I will check tire pressure later today.
    35.1 miles , 59.37 MPG. Tank is at 524.1 miles , 63.10 MPG. Two pips remaining.
     
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  11. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Filled up yesterday morning for the first time in over a month of all short trips (of 12-22 miles except a shorter trip to dealer for the inverter software recall). 683 miles, which could've safely been extended beyond 700, since the last gauge segment began blinking only one mile earlier.
     
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  12. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Really great result!
     
  13. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Picked up a '16 Buick Regal with a Turbo? Averaged 38 MPG over 150 miles of highway driving. A few weeks ago (I sprained my right ankle, makes it hard to drive) I drove a Cruze and averaged almost 50 MPG :O
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Good work ! Are you going to give us the other numbers ? Gallons , fcd reading , etc.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 47 deg F in Naperville , 45 in Wood Dale , no wind. 35.1 miles , 60.99 MPG.
    Last pip started to flash at 585.5 miles , showing a range of 8 miles. It's about 25 miles to my
    preferred gasoline store. Am I worried about it ?
    Some of you are old enough to know what Alfred E. Neuman would say.
    Tank has 603.1 miles , 63.10 MPG. Scenic route to gas station and home , which might bump me up
    to 63.2. As with the last 3-4 tanks , I will compare actual calculated MPG to fcd reading.
     
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  16. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    I might if someone asks.

    10.82 gallons. "Fcd" reading was unavailable, because it was slightly out-of-phase with the fill-up, for reasons probably too complicated and boring to explain. However, if available, I'm sure it would've been very near 66.1 mpg. (683/10.82/0.955)

    The trip to one of the small towns I often drive to for group bike rides typically allows better mileage than other common trips, because it has several opportunities for long, not-too-steep downhill coasting, and little enough traffic that I can often get by with doing that without collecting a long tail of impatient wanna-be speeders behind. It would be better, if not for this county's recent fondness for turning many downhill intersections into 4-way stops, even when the intersecting road has far less traffic. Thus, I (along with everyone else who comes through on the busier road) am forced to throw away a lot of energy braking downhill to the stop sign (or stoplight in a couple of spots), then taking off uphill.

    Anyway, my best-ever fcd number for that particular round trip has been about 75 (=71.6 actual) mpg. Maybe roughly half the 683 miles were to and from that destination.
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Absolutely brilliant run home Friday lunchtime, 64°C, mostly headwind ENE14:
    56.3 (59.2 on the FCD :D) / 21.6

    Tank up 0.5 at 48.6 (FCD 51.1) / 272.4 / Range 420 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.7 at 51.6 / DTE 426
     
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  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Gord:

    I love the title! :)

    Wayne
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Nation average = too low. RedylC94 , thank you.
    I filled up Saturday at Amoco in Naperville. 629.2 miles , 9.924 gallons calculates to 63.4 MPG.
    Fcd reading of 66.4 x 0.956 = 63.48 MPG. Take your pick. Did a little driving Sunday : she just
    HAD to go shopping ( meaning , walking around in Nordstrom for 30 minutes, then going home empty-handed).
    Today , 51 def F in Naperville , 50 in Wood Dale. A bit of a cross wind from the west. 23.9 miles ,70.74 MPG.
    Tank is at 52.9 miles , 61.84 MPG.
    Rained a lot of the time Sunday , but still got in ten miles of bicycle.
     
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I like it too Wayne ;)

    Sunday morning - 75 mile bike ride @ 17.5mph avg.

    This morning, motorway route, sunny, 52°F, mostly crosswind NNW6:
    50.8 / 21.2

    Tank up 0.1 at 48.7 (FCD 51.2) / 293.9 / Range 385 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 51.7 / DTE 405
     
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