Week of January 30 to February 5 (Nat’l Avg $2.274)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind

    The national average gas price has dropped 3.6¢ to $2.274 - this time last year it was $1.804 (nearly the lowest since 2009) so it's a massive 26.1% (+47¢) more expensive!
    Diesel has dropped 1.1¢ at $2.510. It's now 22.3% (+45.7¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at an increasing 10.4% premium to regular.
  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    My turn to drive this week, forecast is milder and wetter. This morning some drizzle, bit busier than normal on the motorway, 2UP, 43°F, 4mph crosswind N:

    44.9 / 23.0

    Tank steady at 43.1 (FCD 45.5) / 427.8 / Range 145 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG up 0.1 at 43.2 / DTE156
  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Busy weekend. Wife was out of town so I was doing the single parent thing.

    50.4 / 5.3 - home

    52.6 / 9.7 - out to a birthday party
    54.6 / 10 - home
    63.6 / 9.3 - back to pick up from the party
    52.8 / 9.5 - home

    53.5 / 5.4 - church
    27.7 / 0.7 - pizza lunch after
    57.4 / 4.7 - home
    57.2 / 2.1 - out to youth group
    44.3 / 2.1 - back home

    Then this morning, just at the edge of frosty
    51.8 / 11.8

    Tank sits at 53.7 / 73 mi, still F+.
  4. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Gord, take care of those scraps and be careful out there.
    Saturday night going home:
    51.6 / 12.9 miles (46F W@9) after another 12 hour shift.
    FCD = 51.1 (+0.7)

    got called and worked 4 hours on Sunday from home.

    this morning WITHOUT school drop off as I had to be at work at 6 AM again for another 12 hour shift
    49.6 / 13.0 miles (30F S@3 with frost - except where the cardboard was on the windshield.)
    FCD = 50.7 (-0.4)

    1.35 gals converted
    67.8 miles
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 36.5 deg F , wind W14. 35.0 miles , 59.8 MPG. Didn't have a pen in the car , so that's all I could remember. Will make an appointment for my 40K oil change for next Tuesday. It's around 39,500 miles right now. And it's warmer here than in Texas.
  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Not for long, it isn't warmer. We're looking at a high of 75 today!

    52.5 / 5.3 - home
    53.2 / 11.5 - school and work. Should have been higher but I misjudged a few lights.

    Tank 53.3 / 94 mi, still on F.
  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Stupid busy going home last night, accident between a van and a car near motorway blocked 2 lanes so couldn't get anywhere near usual route, 2UP, 43°F, 10mph head/crosswind ESE:

    37.3 / 21.0

    To work this morning, drizzling, busier than normal and car pooler's daughter wanted a lift so 3UP and extra drop off near work, 40°F, 12mph tail/crosswind ENE:

    42.9 / 22.5

    Tank down 0.3 at 42.8 (FCD 45.1) / 471.3 / Range 90 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG down 0.3 at 42.9 / DTE108

    Lost 5th pip @ 452 miles
  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    We're................ not. Still winter here. Probably until May 1.
  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I'm envious... we have a high of 28 deg F today and 17 hours of light snow starting shortly.

    but your MPGpp (per person :)) went way up!
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Well last night didn't get out of work until 8:00 PM so that was LONGGGGGG day
    53.3 / 12.9 miles (52F SSW@5)
    FCD = 51.6 (+0.9)

    this morning got in the car and closed the door and CRASH the back window exploded. I had heard this once before when my truck had the window cracked from bb's. Well same thing last night. Not very funny at all. 5:30 AM and late for work and trying to clean up glass. The back glass on mine was mostly gone after the blow out. The back drivers side quarter panel had a bb whole in it and was all cracked. I taped (in side and out) it all up to keep it solid. I pushed most of the back glass out and taped the raw edges and then covered the back with plastic and taped it. My wives sonata's back glass had two bb's holes by the third light and about 7 or so dings in the trunk. I have a few on the hatch body work. PD is investigating the rash across the city last night. Like we will see any justice on this. Not a good way to start the day on an already stressful week. Now, I have to get the glass replaced when I can't really be away from the office. Good think that it is not raining. Hopefully I can get away and get this done before the weekend when it is supposed to rain.

    No School drop off again
    44.1 / 13.0 miles (33F E@1) with CC set to about 45. 55 on the highway part started the plastic popping so tried not to pop it out or get any glass on the road.
    FCD = 50.5 (-1.1) lack of focus on HM and trying to get to work 45 minutes late.

    1.90 gals converted
    94.2 miles
  11. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    BBs. Grrrr! :mad:
  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Dude! That's just stupid! Sorry. :mad::(
  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 33 deg F , wind WNW10. 35.0 miles , 59.33 MPG. Tank is at 235.4 miles , 55.99 MPG. This is sad.
  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    61 / 5.3 - Home last night, 76F
    53 / 11.8 - school and work this morning, 58F

    Tank is up to 53.6 / 111 mi, still above f.
  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I had to look up what BB's were - hadn't heard of them - I agree, just stupid :mad:

    Last night was better than Monday (not difficult!), back to detour #2, 43°F, 6mph cross/headwind SSE:

    38.4 / 20.1

    To work this morning, much better run, 2UP, 48°F, 7mph head/crosswind SW:

    47.2 / 22.9

    Dropped car pooler off near work and did a quick about turn to nearby supermarket to fill up:

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 514.2 miles
    Galls US: 12.1
    Calc. MPG : 42.5 MPG
    Calc. Range: 43.6 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 15 miles
    FCD MPG : 45.13 MPG (0.91% over-report )
    UG MPG : 42.5 MPG (6.19% over-report)
    No. of trips: 31
    Average trip length: 16.7
    Average speed 25mph
    Driving time on tank: 20hrs 09mins
    Days since last fill: 29
    Commuting: 94.5% (very high)
    Ave. Temperature: 42.2°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.35
    Pmpg for the tank: 101.9 - over 100 Bill :)

    Average over-report is up slightly to 5.46%.

    Back to work only 0.6 miles.

    New tank at 47.9 (FCD 50.5) / 0.6 / Range 540 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG - no meaningful data
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Detour #2 last night, busy, 2UP, 47°F, 11mph crosswind S:

    38.1 / 20.2

    To work this morning, drizzling, another good run, 50°F, 12mph crosswind SSE:

    47.6 (FCD 50.2) / 22.5

    Tank at 42.6 / 43.6 / Range 540 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 42.5 / DTE531
  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 14 deg F , wind WNW9. 35.0 miles , 56.08 MPG. Tank is at 327.5 miles, 55.8 MPG.
  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    It was 68F at 5am this morning, but by the time I got to work it was down to 55. 30's tonight.

    58.2 / 5.3 - home last night
    56.9 / 2.1 - out to youth group
    53.3 / 2.1 - home
    56.8 / 2.1 - out again for pickup
    49.2 / 2.1 - home

    51.6 / 11.5 - this morning to school and work

    Tank steady at 53.6 / 136 mi and right near F.
  19. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    yep sorry Gord. BB - Ball Barrings usually about 5ml in diameter, made out of steel. Usually method is a pump action gun, but they now come with CO2 canisters for more power.

    Tuesday going home and parking backwards in the drive way to put the damaged window close to the garage door an then covered the front with cardboard (for frost and any thing else)
    53.2 / 12.9 miles (51F NE@8)
    FCD = 50.9 (+0.4)

    Wed morning no school drop off due to being a work early
    47.4 / 13.0 miles (39F NE@10)
    FCD = 50.6 (-0.3)

    to glass place for replacements
    51.1 / 14.1 miles
    FCD = 50.8 (+0.2)

    enterprise pickup, they didn't have a full size car or any thing else on the lot, just a Dodge grand caravan and and Ford Excursion. (um let me think........) just give me the van. It has 21.9 on the MPG gauge. I reset it. It now has 23.0 on it from mostly going the speed limit to work x2 and work to home last night. the transmission is not very good, it wants to shift down way to much and from stop it is very jerky with applying the power. This is why we don't have a van let alone a Caravan. I will be glad to give this back. My wife got a Fiat 500 max or something. It was sitting off the road higher than a normal 500. She didn't like it either and said it was only getting about 25 MPG for her. She got her car back yesterday (her car was pictured in the news here as they did a piece on the rash. there have been 50 reports of issues over the city now) http://www.koamtv.com/story/3440525...alism-police-say-connected-cases-may-increase

    the police officer that talked with my wife liked that I had put tape where the damage was as it made it easier for him to find the damage :0)

    Glass place just called me so I will be heading to enterprise, then get my car back.
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    No problem Jason, we all use abbreviations and acronyms from time to time!
    My favourite is TLA for three-letter acronym ;):D

    Detour #2 last night, busy as usual, 2UP, mild 52°F, 15mph crosswind S:

    39.1 / 20.1

    To work this morning, decent run, 45°F, 6mph cross/headwind SSW:

    47.3 / 22.5

    Tank down 0.2 at 42.4 / 86.2 / Range 525 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.5 at 43.0 / DTE495
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