Week of November 28 to December 4 (Nat'l Avg price $2.125)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :)

    The national average gas price has dropped 1.4¢ to $2.125 - it's now 7.9¢ more expensive than this time last year.
    Diesel is down 0.4¢ at $2.382. It's still cheaper than this time last year but only 3.9¢ less. Diesel is at an increasing 12.1% premium to regular.

    No commute for me this week - car pooling :D
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016
  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks for starting the thread , Gord. Today , 42.5 deg F , wind S17 , which SHOULD have helped me , but rain negated most of that help. 35.0 miles , 61.75 MPG. Tank is at 30.5 miles , 63.70 MPG. Filled up this morning for the super-low price of $1.879 per gallon. And of course , with 12 pumps at this station at 4:30 AM , mine was taken by a pickup truck. 544.3 miles / 9.354 gallons = 58.19 MPG. But since the last fill was not from this station , I will just use my 0.93 factor. fcd 64.2 *.93 = 59.71 MPG. I will check my tires again today and see if they are still where I left them on election day (47/45 ). I know my concentration and commitment have wavered recently , but I'm not very happy with my results.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Off and on rain this morning, strong gusty wind, but still a very nice result. Oh, and warmer at 65F.

    62.7 / 11.7 - school and work

    Tank 56.8 / 218 and 3/4 full.
    F__==|====E
     
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  4. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Thanks for starting the thread again Gord.

    Wed - I took off work, but had to get up and drop the car off.
    - 48.2 / 3.2 miles (48F WNW@6 with wet roads)
    service:
    - 0.50 / 0.1 mile :mad: (but the service and replacements were all done in about 2 hours which shocked me, since they wanted the car there all day)
    To gas station to fill up:
    - 44.0 / 3.0 miles (46F NW@12)

    Fill: 568.0 miles / 10.790 gals = 52.6 MPG
    adjusted the SG just a little

    home:
    69.2 / 1.8 miles

    This morning:
    51.9 / 13.1 miles (58F S@17 - after very strong and gusty winds all yesterday and night.)
    FCD = 54.5

    Tank:
    0.28 gals converted
    14.8 miles
    ^F
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 43.5 deg F , wind S11. 34.9 miles , 61.38 MPG. Tank is at 99.1 miles , 62.22 MPG.
     
  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    49.8 / 5.9 - home last night. Soo close but not quite.
    58.7 / 11.5 - school and work today. That's better.

    Tank -0.2 to 56.4 / 238 and 3.4 full.
    F__==|====E
     
  7. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    last night:
    53.4 / 13.0 miles (55F SW@9) FASed a few times with lights on and it is nice to not see the Voltage drop like a rock.
    FCD = 55.0 (+0.5)

    this morning with school drop off and long queue with parents that don't pull up all the away.:mad:
    51.2 / 13.1 miles (47F S@12)
    FCD = 53.7 (-1.3)

    tank:
    0.78 gals converted
    40.9 miles
    ^F
     
  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    No problem Edwin & Jason :)

    28F yesterday and this morning :eek: glad I'm not driving :D
     
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.9 / 5.4 - home last night
    53.1 / 11.5 - this morning

    31.1 / 0.7 - out for a lunch errand (uphill)
    57.7 / 0.9 - back to work (downhill)

    Tank is down to 56.1 / 257 and right at 3/4 full.
    F__==|====E
     
  10. Put new blizzaks on the truck last Monday, had less than 100 miles on the tank. Hoping they break in fast. Went from 22.9 avg to 20 this tank. some of the drop is due to fully topping off last night and might not have the tank before. Did have some heavy winds and rain Monday night on the way home with a 17.5 cu foot freezer I was delivering for a co worker and a bed full of the summer wheels and tires. Will have a better idea next tank. oh well, here's to hoping for a fast short winter
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    James , at my age , every winter is shorter than the previous one. Time really flies faster. Stephen Hawking told me that. That 22.9 avg is exceptional for that vehicle.

    Today , 37 deg F , wind W14 (this helped). 34.9 miles , 61.19 MPG. Tank is at 242.9 miles , 60.82 MPG.
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    56.1 / 5.3 - home last night
    62.0 / 2.0 - out to youth group
    46.5 / 2.0 - back home with the heater on

    Frost this morning, so I did a couple minutes of warmup idling while I scraped.
    49 mpg / 11.8 mi to school and work

    Tan is down 0.4 to 55.7 / 278 mi.
    F__==|====E
     
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  13. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    had a work meeting and lunch for the department yesterday so didn't get the numbers in, so here are the last 2 days:
    home on 11/29
    53.4 / 13.1 miles (51F NW@9)
    FCD = 54.3 (+0.6)

    11/30
    work after school drop off
    50.2 / 13.1 miles (32F W@10)
    FCD - 53.4 (-0.9)
    home via the highway as the son had to be at church early for a service project.
    45.6 / 13.0 miles (44F NW@14) :oops:
    FCD = 52.1 (-1.3) dropping like a rock

    This morning with school drop off (cardboard on the glass for no scrapping)
    49.0 / 13.1 miles (27F WSW@4)
    FCD = 51.5 (-0.6)

    Tank:
    1.84 gals converted
    93.4 miles
    F*****|*****E (just on the top of the Full line)
     
  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Feed store trip. Sunny and 57F (14C).

    52,6 / 5.0 - out, add 250 lb
    54.9 / 3.1 - stop to pick up lunch
    50.0 / 2.0 - work

    Tank down another tick to 55.6 / 289.
     
  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Now I don't feel so bad. I had to do the same thing Wed morning. If I suspect it will get below 35-36 deg F , I try to put the car in the garage. It's a minor hassle to do it , but a bigger hassle to have to scrape frost off. And it was HARD but thin frost. I had never seen anything like it. I guess I should check my scraper.
     
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Oh, that stuff is nasty. Mine was fairly mild "patchwork" frost.

    I think maybe we get more frost at this house because we have a pond. It's 400 ft away but many mornings you can see the layer of mist above it and the fields.
     
  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    53.6 / 5.3 - home
    47.5 / 5.4 - out to music practice
    54.2 / 5.4 - home
    54.6 / 11.4 - school and work, 45F so no frost this time

    Tank down another 0.2 to 55.3 / 316.
    F___=|====E
     
  18. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    I will have to run the cold start emission set, so I will prob do that tonight before I leave work as it has to sit for 8 hrs.

    last night:
    52.6 / 13.1 miles (46F Calm)
    FCD = 51.8 (+0.3)

    This morning with school drop off at the curb as the line was so backed up. gah!
    52.5 / 13.1 miles (35F E@5)
    FCD = 51.8 (=)

    Tank
    2.34 gals converted
    119.7 miles
    F*****|*****E still above F line o_O

    Will pick up the cabin filter this weekend and add the new engine filter as well.
     
  19. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    I went and looked at a new Prius V. I'm in desperate need of a car that sits higher. It's becoming increasingly more difficult for me to get in and out of my car and I need something that sits higher.

    So I looked at. Absolutely loved the vehicle! It's so incredibly comfortable and was very easy for me to use and get comfortable. I didn't drive it today just because I was tired and ready to go home but I did like the car. Unfortunately looks like it'll be out of my price range :( will have to keep my eye out for some good deals.
     
  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    The good news about the whole Prius family is they're VERY reliable. More so than the most Toyotas even. Don't be afraid of a lightly used one.
     

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