Month of September 2021 (Nat’l avg $3.174)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. litesong

    litesong litesong

    As mentioned often, I buy used tires……taller, better traction tires than my original sizes….. that provide lower engine rpms. For 100,000+ miles on 2 cars, I’ve been delightfully happy with used tires, even $0 cost tires. I’ve had Goodyear Assurance, & Eagle tires, Continentals, Michelan’s, other name brand tires. I’ve even had Bridgestones in the same size you talk about, on my Hyundai Accent. My Elantra presently has $40 & $30 tires on the front drive wheels & $20 & $0 tires on the rear. Excellent, well-balanced, quiet tires. I got a BF Goodrich, never-mounted tire that was advertised to get 70,000 miles. Its gotten 25,000 well behaved miles & looks like it’ll get 35,000 more miles. Oh, yeah…..$10.
    People have good tires in their garages for sale, just to get more room in their garages. I’ve met the best people who have better information than new tire dealers. I really recommend used tires with long life still, that otherwise, might be sent to tire dumps. I love my….. tire dump tires.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2021
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F in Northbrook , 68 in Elk Grove Village.
    17.2 miles , fcd = 70.2 x .943 = 66.2 MPG.
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 72 deg F in Naperville , 73 in Elk Grove.
    34.9 miles ( ? ) , fcd = 68.5 x .943 = 64.6 MPG.

    Going to Ravinia tonight to hear the Miro Quartet.
    Should be about 70 MPG and 18 miles.
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  4. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thursday night, non-motorway route to free fast charger, 72°F:
    19.2 miles - 191 Wh/mi or 176MPGe (Range dropped 20)

    29.375kWh added in 43 minutes to give me 126 miles extra range, now 235.

    Charger to home, 75°F, very busy:
    2.7 miles - 288 Wh/mi or 117MPGe (Range dropped 4)

    Friday morning, to work, motorway route, 73°F:
    21.4 miles - 184 Wh/mi or 183MPGe (Range dropped 19)

    Back home Friday lunchtime, non-motorway route, 66°F:
    19.4 miles - 189 Wh/mi or 178MPGe (Range dropped 18)

    To mother-in-law's, she was 82 on friday, 75°F:
    3.4 miles - 142 Wh/mi or 237MPGe (Range dropped 3)

    Took her to a local restaurant and dropped her back home:
    2 miles - 248 Wh/mi or 136MPGe (Range dropped 1)

    Went to fast charger again on the way home:
    3.2 miles - 193 Wh/mi or 175MPGe (Range dropped 4)

    21.165kWh added in 30 minutes to give me 84 miles extra range, now 270

    Charger to home, 75°F, super busy:
    2.7 miles - 321 Wh/mi or 105MPGe (Range dropped 3)

    Saturday, various trips, took my mother out, fetched some meds for my wife:
    4.4 miles - 140 Wh/mi or 241MPGe
    12.9 miles - 185 Wh/mi or 182MPGe
    10.7 miles - 183 Wh/mi or 184MPGe
    0.3 miles - 335 Wh/mi or 101MPGe
    4.6 miles - 257 Wh/mi or 131MPGe
    1.0 miles - 196 Wh/mi or 172MPGe
    2.5 miles - 121 Wh/mi or 279MPGe
    2.5 miles - 261 Wh/mi or 129MPGe

    Sunday, we went to Clumber Park for a walk with the dog, 63°F:
    4.2 miles - 214 Wh/mi or 158MPGe
    4.2 miles - 154 Wh/mi or 219MPGe

    We would call it this an autumnal shot but whatever, it definitely looks like Fall has started in the UK!

    Extra trip, 66°F:
    2.5 miles - 274 Wh/mi or 123MPGe

    Wife still not feeling very well this morning (kidney stones?) so I had to go to her friend's house to feed her cat while she's away for a few days, 59°F:
    3.3 miles - 157 Wh/mi or 215MPGe

    To work, 30+ minutes later than normal but wasn't too bad:
    22.4 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 171MPGe

    My long term efficiency is running at 4.74mi/kWh over 1069 miles
  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Nice pic , Gord. She's a beauty.
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Hey, Gord. If I get a Model 3, I’ll keep the aero wheel caps on the car while on highways or freeways. But, they are ugly & I will take them off while in town or on slow back roads.
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 58 deg F in Northbrook and Elk Grove.
    17.2 miles , fcd = 71.5 x .943 = 67.4 MPG.
    Lost one bar of battery on the way here.
    This could affect the efficiency of my trip home.
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  8. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    That's essentially what I do with my supposedly "aero" wheel covers. On our "slow back roads" full of hills and stop signs, I wonder whether their aerodynamic advantage even compensates for the energy consumed repeatedly accelerating them and lifting their added weight. Besides which, snapping plastic wheel covers on aluminum wheels seems kinda silly in principle to me.
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Edwin :). I know what you’re saying guys but I’m just gonna keep them on! I’ve had quite a few positive comments, a lot of folks don’t even seem to realise they are covers! Efficiency is king :D

    Last night, non-motorway, horrible rain, 61°F:
    19.6 miles - 209 Wh/mi or 161MPGe

    Home charger this morning, 8.9kWh / 42 miles added

    This morning back to wife's friend's house to feed her cat, 59°F:
    3.2 miles - 158 Wh/mi or 213MPGe

    To work:
    22.4 miles - 210 Wh/mi or 161MPGe

    Odo at 4191 / Range at 142 miles / My miles so far 1114
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Has she ever been treated for arthritis? I was treated for arthritis with Pregnisone(sp?). My blood chemistry was all screwed up & I got kidney stones. I swore off the arthritis meds & my blood chemistry returned to normal. Never had kidney stones since AND I had never had kidney stones in my life, before the arthritis meds.
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    No but her father got them in later life and apparently they are hereditary!
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Are my wheel covers the same as yours ? I never thought they were very aerodynamic.
    Maybe compared with the naked alloy wheel. Actually , I kinda like the naked wheels.
    They appear to be black powdercoat. If they were white , I'd probably go naked. I had a motorcycle
    with white alloy wheels and they were attractive.
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 55 deg F in Naperville , 53 in Elk Grove.
    35.0 miles , fcd = 65.7 x .943 = 61.9 MPG.
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I hate any wheel that is powder coated. Edwin driving around naked on his motorcycle could be memorable, but NOT necessarily attractive.:eek::rolleyes:
    PS…..On a related subject: Reports that ccp coronavirus vaccines cause testicles to swell? My personal reply…..such, is NOT the case……..unfortunately.
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  15. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    I believe your covers are similar, except styled a little differently, so they don't look appear to be rolling backwards on one side of the car. No idea whether they're any better aerodynamically. I think your wheels are the same, except the color.

    Toyota claimed these aluminum wheels plus plastic covers are lighter than naked aluminum wheels shaped to be equally aero. Steel wheels with the covers would cost less, look the same, and be equally aero, but a little heavier.
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Wait , your wheels are not black ? What color are they ?
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The cheapest Camry Hybrid has steel wheels. If given the choice , I'd get steelies.
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  18. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    "Silver", i.e., aluminumish gray, similar to the color of the wheel covers. You can see the wheel color along one edge of the cover's spokes on any 2010-11 Prius with the covers.
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  19. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    Gord congrats on the EV, looks like you are freed up and killing it.

    Had to make a trip to East Memphis to the Ikea as they shipment with our order was missing a bookshelf. Ikea from here is 2.5 hrs. :0\ Took my car (ioniq) as it would get better fuel mileage and should be able to get what we needed in the hatch. The wife, daughter and myself. about 68 MPG on the way over and 65 MPG on the way back with about 300 extra pounds in the back. We picked up a few more things than just the Kallax (one box). We picked up 2 Brimnes (4 boxes) for the daughter for more usable storage for cloths. The four boxes fit just fine in the hatch area and I lowered the passenger back seat and put the Kallax box there (nice and snug). You could really feel the extra weight in it around the corners.

    Last fill up was 6/15/2021
    this fill was on 9/11
    496.1 miles (149 miles left until empty - didn't want to have to stop and fill up on the way home) - filled in Memphis before we left
    8.233 gals
    60.24 MPG calculated.
    @$3.159 / gal (it was 30c cheaper in Central AR)
    14.44 hrs run
    5 Pips on the SOC at filll-up
    3 Pips on the fuel remaining gauge
    62.1 MPG indicated on the car.

    Over all MPG of the car 55.9 (there is still only 3390 miles on this car) :0)
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Jason
    Loving it so far :D

    Back home last night, non-motorway, 70°F:
    19.7 miles - 188 Wh/mi or 179MPGe

    After a bite to eat, went with wife for last visit to feed the cat, 68°F:
    3.3 miles - 238Wh/mi or 142MPGe

    Then to supermarket, gave it a bit of a free charge while we were shopping:
    105 miles of range added in 37 minutes
    2.0 miles - 190Wh/mi or 177MPGe

    Back home:
    2.8 miles - 236Wh/mi or 143MPGe

    Finished off the charge overnight at home as we're going to our holiday home Friday afternoon for the weekend:
    92 miles added in 2hrs 44mins. Range at 312

    To work this morning, 57°F:
    21.5 miles - 192 Wh/mi or 176MPGe

    Range at 292. I may top it up again tonight as I've still got 40+ miles on the commute tomorrow.
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