Week of February 27 to March 5 (Nat’l Avg $2.286)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price has gone up a tiny 0.4¢ to $2.286 - this time last year it was $1.740 so it's 31.4% (+54.6¢) more expensive!
    Diesel has risen a similarly small 0.5¢to $2.517. It's now 27.4% (+54.1¢) more expensive than this time last year when it was still below $2. Diesel is at a 10.1% premium to regular.


    My turn to drive this week, car sharer's daughter came too so 3UP. Drizzle, 5.5°C, 8mph crosswind S, bit busier than normal, hampered my efforts :rolleyes::

    42.9 / 22.5

    Tank down 0.1 at 44.0 (FCD 46.5) / 434.9 / Range 155 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG steady at 43.5 / DTE153
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    55.5 / 10.9 - school and work this morning, 60F and light drizzle

    Tank is up a tenth to 49.0 / 482 mi and on the low side of 1/4. Aiming for 50 but it'll be close.
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  3. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Thanks for starting the weekly thread gain Gord.

    Friday going home:
    57.4 / 13.0 miles (38F NNW@19 gusting to 31)
    FCD = 52.6 (+0.1)
    LFL light came on at 535.5 mile mark

    this morning with school drop off:
    50.6 / 13.1 miles (34F SSE@3)
    FCD = 52.6 (=)

    10.66 gals converted
    556.0 miles
    F_____|_____E (covering the top part of the E line) I may fill tonight on the way home. No need to push this tank.
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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Warmed up here.

    61.9 / 5.3 - home last night, 71F
    56.6 / 11.4 - this morning, 69F

    Tank is up 0.2 to 49.2 / 499 mi. Onboard gauge (adjusted for error) says 49.9.
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  5. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    warm humid here this morning. Concrete was sweating.

    last night to GS
    60.5 / 11.2 miles (64F S@15) head wind
    FCD = 52.7 (+1)

    11.262 gals (to the brim this time so a little over fill from previous fills)
    567.1 miles
    50.35 MPG
    it helped that someone was using the pump next to me so my pump was slower and I could run it in to the tank slower. :p

    77.9 / 1.8 miles
    FCD = 88.4

    this morning with school drop off
    55.2 / 13.0 miles (65F S@18 tail wind)
    FCD = 60.7 (-27.7)

    0.26 gals converted
    14.6 miles
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night wasn't so bad, detour #2, 2UP, 39°F, 5mph tail/crosswind WSW:

    39.3 / 20.1

    This morning, normal, frosty 35°F, 9mph head/crosswind WSW:

    44.5 / 22.6

    Tank down 0.2 at 43.8 (FCD 46.3) / 477.6 / Range 105 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG steady at 43.5 / DTE110

    Lost 6th pip @ 473 miles
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night was rubbish again - avoided the main route out of the city, multiple detours, crawling up big hills and lots of stop/start. 2UP, 41°F, drizzling, 6mph tail/crosswind WNW:

    35.0 / 21.4

    This morning, 2UP, better, frosty again 37°F, 4mph head/crosswind SW:

    46.6 / 22.6

    Tank down 0.3 at 43.5 (FCD 46.0) / 521.6 / Range 50 . Guess gauge F____|___«E . UG down 0.2 at 43.3 / DTE63

    LFL @ 514 miles

    I have a slow puncture I need to try and get fixed at some point. PSI dropped to 40 from 47 when I checked it this morning.
  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Well, a 50 tank is not happening. I have the trailer today to borrow a friend's garden tiller.

    58.1 / 5.3 - home last night
    39.6 / 11.5 - this morning with trailer, to school and work. That's my best towing mileage so far, but still nowhere near 50.

    Tank is down 0.2 to 49.0 / 518 and about 1/8 left.
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  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Traded the trailer to the friend. He'll bring it back to work tomorrow loaded. Mid 60's and gusty wind.

    30.4 / 1.9 - to friend's work
    44.6 / 1.9 - to chick-fil-a for lunch :D
    51.3 / 2.1 - back to work

    Tank 48.9 / 524. Low fuel light came on at 531 miles. (Not a typo. SG is reading low miles because of a half tank of highway)
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    that is life, right Pale? Just gota roll with the punches. Not fun sometimes but this is real world MPG right folk. Gord is living it out as well

    last night:
    58.7 / 12.9 miles (70F S@18 gusting to 25 head wind)
    FCD = 60.1 (-0.6)

    nasty weather rolled through last night, but got off with just gusty winds and rain and continuous lighting and thunder for about 10 minutes. Weather radio was going off a lot last night. But only Sever Thunderstorm warnings no Tornado warnings in our area.

    this morning with school drop off:
    52.8 / 13.1 miles (38F W@8 and much cooler, back closer to normal)
    FCD = 57.8 (-2.3)

    0.73 gals converted
    40.4 miles
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Good luck with the tyre leak, Gord. For the many times I've had punctures, I've been able to go to a local shop that does it for practically free (new stems and balancing). I think their costs in time must exceed what they charge. However, they get you for wheel alignments whenever they can, should you be easily persuaded.
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  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bill, I think local shop charges $15 to $20 but haven't got round to sorting it yet - I just keep topping it up!

    Wow! - Actually got to the motorway last night! Needed an down and up a junction trick to miss out most of a queue but what a difference, 45°F, 7mph tail/crosswind WSW:

    42.8 / 22.4 (22.4% better mpg than Tues evening!!)

    To work this morning, 2UP, 39°F, 14mph head/crosswind WSW:

    46.0 / 22.6

    Dropped car pooler off near work and drove a few hundred yards to nearby JET station to fill up:

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 566.6 miles
    Galls US: 13.11
    Calc. MPG : 43.22 MPG
    Calc. Range: 43.6 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 0 miles (It went to zero and bleeped at me as I dropped car pooler off!)
    FCD MPG : 46.0 MPG (6.34% over-report )
    UG MPG : 43.5 MPG (0.65% over-report)
    No. of trips: 25
    Average trip length: 22.7
    Average speed 27mph
    Driving time on tank: 20hrs 42mins
    Days since last fill: 29
    Commuting: 77.2%
    Ave. Temperature: 45.5°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.5
    Pmpg for the tank: 108.2

    Average over-report is up slightly to 5.51%.

    Total miles on new tank a tiny 0.1 miles.

    New tank Range 555 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG DTE 587.8
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Gord, it sounds like your UltraGauge is pretty well dialed-in. I may get one to replace my ( barely-functional) Scangauge.
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  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    51.9 / 5.3 - home
    64 / 2.1 - kid to youth group
    47 / 2.1 - home
    70.7 / 2.1 - to youth group for pickup
    46.3 / 2.1 - home again

    Then this morning
    56.0 / 5.3 - to gas station
    51.5 / 6.1 - to school and work

    Fillup results:
    552 mi
    11.19 gal
    49.3 mpg, almost exactly where SG said.

    Gord inspired me to do some statistics. :D
    Average temp: 65F
    Average passengers: 1.6 (2.6 including me, but I'm always there)
    Average distance: 5.3 mi.
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  15. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    5.3 mi average even with the trip to the big D? wow!

    last night:
    63.4 / 13.0 miles (52F NW@15)
    FCD = 58.8 (+1.0)

    this morning with cooler temps
    51.8 / 13.1 miles (28F WNW@1)
    FCD = 57.7 (-0.9)

    1.18 gals converted
    60.1 miles
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Ok, I fudged on that one. It was 10 mi average, until I changed to Median instead of Mean.
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night wasn't too bad, just made it to detour #2, 2UP, 45°F, 6mph cross/tailwind SSW:

    37.7 / 20.3

    This morning was a lovely run even with a small detour to avoid refuse lorry blocking the road near car pooler's house, the traffic was perfect for a long DFCO glide in 7th downhill to the slip road off the motorway, 41°F, 4mph tailwind E:

    47.6 (FCD 50.2) / 22.7 - Nice to see 50+ on the FCD - doesn't happen very often on the commute in the winter!

    Tank at 42.5 (FCD 44.8) / 43.0 / Range 555 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 43.7 / DTE548
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Driving home last night, with the trailer again, loaded with a tiller this time. A good old 70's Honda tiller that still starts on the first pull.
    38.9 mpg / 5.3 mi

    Then out to volleyball practice, thankfully near home.
    46.7 / 0.8
    45.6 / 0.7

    The out to music practice
    55.7 / 5.4
    58.2 / 5.4

    This morning, right on the edge of frosty, to school and work.
    58.7 / 11.5

    Tank is at 53.3 / 45 mi.
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  19. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    for those of you that don't speak Queen's English. this is a "Sanitation Truck"
    For regular peps, 'a trash truck, ya'll'. :0)

    last night:
    64.9 / 12.9 miles (57F NW@11 just couldn't hang on to the 0.1 extra) :0\
    FCD = 58.4 (+0.7)

    this morning with school drop off:
    51.6 / 13.1 miles (31F SE@4)
    FCD = 57.5 (-0.9)

    1.64 gals converted
    91.9 miles
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Most people where I live actually call them bin lorries Jason!
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