Week of November 6 to November 12 (Nat’l Avg $2.529)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. 1st snow on the ground this morning.

    Wonder how many wrecks and people will be in the ditches on the way to work
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  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, headed for normal route but car pooler spotted there had been an accident on Google traffic so took yet another different detour (#7). Best run home of the week, 50°F, 8mph tail/crosswind WSW:
    42.4 / 22.8

    This morning, 49°F, gusty 13mph headwind W:
    45.5 / 22.7

    Tank down 0.4 at 45.3 (FCD 47.8) / 389.7 / Range 225 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG steady at 44.8 / DTE 215

    Half tank @ 356 miles
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I think we had some lake effect snow today , but I never get closer than about 18 miles to Lake Michigan. Didn't see any flakes.
    16.5 deg F , wind N10 (headwind). Tried several places to air up this morning , they all wanted $1.50 for ? minutes of air. I think I
    will just buy/make a high-quality hose to replace the cheap one that came with my air compressor.
    The compressor is good , I believe , but they insist on putting the cheapest possible hose on it.
    35.4 miles , 52.08 MPG. Tank is at 181.8 miles , 59.24 MPG.
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Nice to have a watchful copilot running traffic alert.

    I hear you, Edwin. I think I switched to a new hose almost right away because I needed a longer one. The new hose looked to be of higher quality. I also had a small air tank that I could fill and take with me. That one broke where the short hose meets the tank. It would have required welding to fix and unfortunately I don't have that capability.
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I have a little 12V pump but most of the time I'll pull out the hand pump. 50 or so strokes gives another 10 psi, not bad. It's dead simple too.

    I took the van in to the dealer for service and now I'm driving a loaner car. No numbers.
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I bought a 12V/110V pump from Lowes a long time ago. Still using it. Just set the desired pressure and it stops by itself. I think it's paid for itself. Extremely accurate digital readout (checked with a nice analog gauge from Brookstone from about 30 years ago).

    Edit: I've seen some battery powered ones recently. Tempted, but not needed.
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Bill , I really want to get the super-industrial-quality rubber hose that we use here at work.
    All the aftermarket hoses with fittings look pretty crappy to me , more of that brittle PVC stuff
    like what came with the compressor. Not good.

    Andrew, I do have a really good dual-volume bike pump. When you set to low volume , you can get more pressure.
    I have used it on the car , but I need to bring it up 10-12 psi , so I might get a workout. I just need to find some daylight.
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    That's a neat idea.
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  9. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter where you live, it always seems that, over the summer, people forget how to drive on winter roads.
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    The grease on the roadway doesn't help either as it makes the snow that much slicker. Once you have a few snows the roads should start to be less slick because of the greasy snow. Have a great weekend everyone. :D
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  11. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    I'm lucky in that we don't really get snow where I live, and my company thus far has seemed to keep me away from the worst of the snows when I'm out in the truck. Living/driving in the snow is something I'd not be looking forward to.

    Was a bit sinful during my week at home. It simply got hectic with some unusual scheduling, so it seemed like I was always pulled off the bench to pick up a kid or drop em off. I therefore was always in a darn rush, so 38.2 mpg for the 100+ miles I racked up for the week.

    Went back to work...worked for several days, then parked the truck in Dallas and made a surprise visit home :) filled before heading back to Dallas...44.1. Good but not great.

    Having trouble keeping the UG calibrated. I wonder if the difference is in the fact that it doesn't seem to pick up any DFCO use?
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  12. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Probably does have something to do with it. Lots of shorter trips versus your usual highway driving may have an effect as well. I already commented on the problems i'm having with my SG calibration.

    My mileage was way off this weekend as well. Weather's been warmer this weekend but with 3-4 people in the car every trip and lots of time in parking lots and traffic jams it didn't help.
    7.2 L/100 km - 10.5 km yesterday. 6.5 l/100 km - 14.5 km today.
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  13. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Friday, 2UP, motorway route - no detours, 49°F, 12mph tailwind W:
    45.9 / 22.4

    Tank steady at 45.3 (FCD 47.8) / 412.1 / Range 205 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 45.0 / DTE 196
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