Week of April 25 to May 1 (Nat'l Avg price $2.136)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the grind - can't believe it's nearly May already!!

    The national average gas price has jumped just over 1% - up 22¢ to $2.136 - it's 38.8¢ cheaper than this time last year.
    Diesel is up also 22¢ at $2.138, which is 66.2¢ cheaper than this time last year.

    Diesel is still only 0.2¢ more than unleaded right now :eek:
  2. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Andrew, now sales tax on Emergency equipment, NICE!

    Friday home:
    - 58.9 / 12.9 miles (73F NNE@5)
    FCD = 58.2 (+0.3)

    Removed the grill block this weekend.
    Weekly efforts = 131 miles / 2.45 gals = 53.5 MPG

    Daughter helped mow the lawn this weekend. Son was last week. Daughter lasted longer than the Son. 1.5 years younger too. She is more helpful around the house wanting to do stuff.

    This morning with school drop off:
    - 55.6 / 13.1 miles (64F S@11) tail helped some.
    FCD = 58.2 (=)

    3.17 gals converted
    171.4 miles
  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I need to remove my grille block. It hit 216 max on the loaded moving run on Saturday. Normal trips are in the 180's now.
  4. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Decided to fill-up early before driving 150 miles to Cleveland on Thursday.

    212.5 Miles
    6.163 gallons used
    34.48 MPG

    On this tank:
    16.1 miles
    414 miles remaining
    34.2 Indicated MPG

    Electricity wise (I know it's not fuel, but still being clean ;) Last month we used 258 KwH for an average of 8.06 KwH per day. I've since brought the average down to around 6.8 KwH per day!
  5. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Alright, so two truck fill ups since last time. I won't bother getting too exact both because of the big numbers involved, as well as the fact that I have not yet found a consistent method to fill to an exact point. Oh, and pump error too.

    992mi / 117gal = 8.48mpg
    568mi / 80gal = 7.1mpg

    The latter tank reflects yesterday, to a large extent, as I spent basically the entire day with a 20mph wind either perpendicular to me, or completely head-on. It's a bigger FE drain on these trucks than on a car, I have found out, and even a quartering tailwind won't do any good unless the wind is behind you enough.

    Today was 8.2mpg on 534mi, not bad as I am hauling about 30k or so, 61k gross.
  6. GFs town & country is in the shop. She took the volt to her place. Last time I drove there I did 57 miles on elec out of 65 miles.
    Checked Onstar after she got there. She did 29 miles on elec.
    She asked if I could see from my phone how fast she was going. I said no, but this song started playing when you hit the eway, and played her the Go Speed Racer theme song.

    Found out that the volt is indeed electronically limited to 100 mph.
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  7. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    100? Not bad. I suppose that's all you'd really ever need out of something like that.

    If I may be so bold, what is her TC in for? I bought one a month ago.
  8. It's an 05. Free gas tank replacement from Chrysler. She got a letter saying gas tank warranty is extended for so many years and unlimited miles. Issue she was having was if you let it get done below 1/4 tank or so and then fill up, the float was sticking or something and would make the thing chug and stall.
  9. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Interesting. Mine's a '14 so no overlap. But good to know they're standing by it.
  10. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    I wonder if that has to deal with the '08-14 shuddering when you're in reverse and going up a slope. The 2010 we had would do that every time you would bbe in reverse going up a hill.
  11. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I've been wintering in Tucson and I bought a tank of regular unleaded for $1.30! I haven't seen that price this century. Soon as I filled up the price dropped to $1.12, but quickly bounced back up to $1.80. Prices has been extremely volatile lately.
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Not much to report. I went home, then came to work.

    55.6 / 5.3 home
    55.8 / 8.5 school and work

    Tank +0.1 to 52.4 / 370 and juuust above 1/2.
  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Didn't document things too well yesterday or today. Tank is around 550 miles , and 71 (66) MPG. Probably will fill up
    Wednesday sometime.
  14. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    last night:
    - 62.0 / 12.9 miles (77F SSW@12)
    FCD = 58.6 (+0.4)

    last night after dinner the family walked down to Orange Leaf for froyo then back home (no dino juice used)

    this morning with school drop off:
    - 55.1 /13.1 miles (69F SSE@13)
    FCD = 58.5 (-0.1)

    3.62 gals converted
    197.2 miles
  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Home for lunch. Starting to feel like summer, hot and sunny 85F.

    49.3 / 4.4 home
    59.1 / 4.3 back to work

    Tank +0.1 to 52.5 / 379, right on 1/2.
  16. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    8.2 on 372 mi today.

    I'll have to see if mine does that when I am home next.
  17. rossbro

    rossbro Well-Known Member

    Myrtle Beach today, regular $1.73, diesel, $1.89.
  18. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Wow, really surprised. 8.8mpg this morning fighting commute traffic in Chicago's far west suburbs. Despite all the signals and idling I did, the FE rose steadily once I was off of the superslab. This engine must really like those middle speeds 45-55mph.
  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Hey James , you were in my neighborhood ! I live in on the far east side of Aurora , very close to Naperville.

    Today , cold-ish ( low 40's F ). Headwind from ENE. last pip started flashing about 7 miles from home. At that point , I have to travel about 58 miles to get to my local Shell to fill up. Last pip started flashing at 628.8 miles. Tank was at 654.7 miles , 70.8(65.84) MPG when I got to work , so hopefully I won't run dry. :) Will be filling up with their V-Power Nitro today. At $.70 per gallon more than the 87 E10 , it had better be good ! But I need to try it. I always use the same pump and the same ( first-click) technique , so I can compare this next tank to the previous 87 E10 tank.
  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    61.5 / 5.3 - home last night.
    Rain and thunderstorm rolled through about 5am so everything was wet this morning.
    56.7 / 8.2 - school and work

    Tank +0.1 to 52.6 / 392.

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