Congratulations CleanMPG Hypermilers!

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy' started by xcel, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. xcel

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

    Hi Daox:

    ___Thanks for taking care of your entry so promptly and congratulations for hitting the list so soon after learning about all of us! I added you to the update post above and to the Congrat’s OP as well ;)

    ___Msantos, knowing where you live, I have got to give you a huge congrats. Just holding on to the EPA combined into the month of December is one Herculean effort and I am very proud of you for that accomplishment.

    ___Good Luck

  2. desdemona

    desdemona Well-Known Member


    I had no idea of your interest in my, er, nos. Nor that you have been pestering Wayne. ;)
    Anyway, I reckon that you should get the bottle dusted off in, say, March (though I don't know how often this is updated). I have about 2000 miles to go. I fill up this week.

    OTOH, I wouldn't hold your breath. I don't think this month will bring me down much but even though we have mild winters and I still will be in the skilled category, I seriously doubt I can make it into expert til later. MUCH later. :)

    If I do it seems somewhat unfair I can't share the bottle with you. LOL!

  3. pumaman

    pumaman Well-Known Member

    Dang! I was less than 100 miles from the cut-off! Oh well, I'm guessing this is just your way to keep me on my toes until the next update... ;)
  4. xcel

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

    Hi Dave:

    ___PM me when you add the next tank and I will sneak you to the head of the line :angel:

    ___Good Luck

  5. Waynetc

    Waynetc The North Coast Hypermile

    Wayne - thanks for the recent recognition..Almost 10,000 miles now and holding right around 70 mpg. I have to agree with you completely - getting above the epa in the Insight takes work. Now if only it would not snow up here on the north coast this winter:eek:
    Wayne - Cleveland Ohio
  6. leanAztek

    leanAztek Well-Known Member

    Thanks xcel for the recognition. :bananalama: I have been watching this thread for a while to see my name on the list. :woot: I just happened to add 2 months of tanks before your post. Unfortunately I have not updated my net mpg including bike. I hope to get that done today.

    Btw: Can you fix my name? It's LeanAztek. Aztek as in the vehicle not the ancient society.
  7. desdemona

    desdemona Well-Known Member

    Oh probably NOT worse than the rest of us!! I'm averaging 5 mpg lower now I think. I won't be surprised if the next tank is only 35. And we don't even have such severe weather as some of you.

    I'm still not comfortable with a complete grill block though. It is getting up to 50 sometimes.

  8. xcel

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

    Hi LeanAztek:

    ___Fixed it and sorry about that :(

    ___Good Luck

  9. craig

    craig Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the recognition! :Banane08: I feel unworthy, though, as I have been getting slaughtered so far this winter.:(
  10. CoasterToasterXB

    CoasterToasterXB Well-Known Member

  11. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Whoo Hoo! Knighted at last!

    Yeah, that 39 is correct. It was a half gallon gas bath. The FCD read 54.0 but since I counted the half gallon as gallons consumed, it tanked my tank ;).

    I've suffered two gas baths over my LMPG. Factoring out the lost gas and times when other drivers had the car, my LMPG jumps from 59.7 to 61.3.

    So remember guys... DON"T SPILL GAS;)

  12. amann1

    amann1 Member


    When you check your vehicle's rated fuel economy at that site, the displayed values are the adjusted 2008 numbers, not the window sticker numbers. Click on "Compare to Official EPA Window Sticker MPG" and you'll see that the correct numbers as listed under "Old EPA MPG" are:

    30 city / 33 highway


    Use these numbers and your "skilled"/"expert" rating and "% of combined EPA" will be correct.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009
  13. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    OK. I give up. How do you add your car and mileage to the database. I saw Wayne's reply and decided to do it, but I looked all over the site and couldn't find a way. I searched "Mileage Logs" and "Garage" in detail, but found nothing.

    Someone clue me in!
  14. amann1

    amann1 Member

    Go to "Mileage Logs" and click on "Add Vehicle". After you've added your vehicle, click on "Add Tanks" to input your gas purchase & mileage data.
  15. ILAveo

    ILAveo Well-Known Member


    You got very close I think. If I remember right you need to go mileage logs and near the top, but not at the very top on the left half there should be an "add vehicle" option that you can select. It has been awhile for me, but I remember that once I found that spot to enter it was pretty easy to get started.
  16. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

  17. jstol3

    jstol3 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'm a newbie on this site and apparently can't post my own thread so I'm jumping on this one with a comment about ethanol (and other alternatives) and MPG. Rating our rides by "MPG" has stood us in good stead for a very long time. I want to make the argument that with alternatives coming on line we might want to think about a new standard "cost per mile" (CPM) as a way to measure fuel economy. Here in Missouri all of our gas is 10% ethanol by state law beginning 1/1/08. I have no way of knowing whether 10% ethanol is a ripoff or not because I no longer have a with/without price comparison to look at in Missouri. I had my car converted nearly 2 years ago so I can burn either gas or E85. At today's prices a mile on E85 is cheaper than a mile on gas by about 1 cent. There are other alternatives coming on line such as electric and hydrogen. They are not widely available yet but the future is coming.

    There seems to be something of a predjudice against ethanol on this site. It does not take away from the food supply nor does it make food more expensive. There are two different kinds of corn involved in this equation and the cost is going up because gasoline and diesel have gone up. Those 2 fuels are predominately used to transport our food.
  18. xcel

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

    Hi Jstol3:

    ___Are you posting in the right thread?

    ___Good Luck

  19. jstol3

    jstol3 Well-Known Member

    Gee Wayne -

    I don't know. Since I apparently can't post my own thread I thought I would jump in somewhere and hope to get a discussion stareted. It seems that you read my comment so I wish that you or someone would respond to what I wrote. No disrespect. I would just like to get a discussion started. Maybe you can tell me when a newbie is allowed to post his own thread.

  20. pumaman

    pumaman Well-Known Member

    You can start a new thread from day one. You are either doing something wrong, or there's something wrong with your computer.

    BTW to Wayne... I know you're a really busy guy, and there's a lot of new people on the site, but are you gonna have a new Congrats list anytime soon?

Share This Page