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  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    litesong , we are talking about a car(his Mazda)that went well over half a million miles.
    Which one of your Hyundai's has done that?
    Just curious.
     
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  2. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Whoa! I did not know. Our Hyundai Accent is just getting started at 171,000+ miles. I’ve mentioned before, one Elantra (not mine) has gone 1 million miles.
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    My 89 Civic Si lasted the longest. It died of rust , not unusual here in the
    Rust Belt. 14 years , 229K miles. RIP. It's up in Honda Heaven now.
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I expect lots of animals to be in Heaven (ya know……All Dogs Go to Heaven). Think lots of human beings are opting out of Heaven. In my case, Jesus has to be extra special forgiving, if I squeeze in, in economy class. But, maybe not. Oh, there are the many well-shared sins that many people have, that could (should) preclude me. I have had rarer sins than many people haven’t had, I guess.
    Finally, I’m having a terrible time forgiving “don’T rump”. Yes, yes. I know. The Maga people believe “don’T rump” is a god-figure. Third time around for “don’T rump” is just too much for me & may be my Heavenly un-doing.

    Think tho, that cars might not get a journey to Heaven, not even with auto pilot.
     
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  5. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    The +5% error was my '72 Subaru, not (as Edwin already reminded you) my '81 Mazda. 606.3k on odometer × 0.982 miles per indicated mile = about 595.4k actual miles on the Mazda. Nearly all cars with original tires used to exaggerate, until Honda got into legal trouble cheating on their warranty that way a couple(?) of decades ago. Since then, odometers of all brands have generally been better. My Prius exaggerates distance by about 1% with Hankook tires of the original size designation. Almost all speedometers still exaggerate---assuming no oversized tires, of course.
     
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Went to the river in the Hyundai Accent with over-sized snow tires to see whatever with the 12x50mm binoculars. Not too many birds, so I looked at some flying Crows. Oh……among the Crows was an Eagle. No white head or tail feathers, so I thought it should be an immature Bald. It circled & just before it went low behind some brush, it flared its tail. The distinct broad dark & white striped tail of a Golden Eagle was easily seen! Whoa! Generally, the Golden Eagle is up in the mountains, not down in the valleys. So this is a mighty fine sighting. I walked about 150 yards, hoping I could clear the brush & see the GE again. He’d caught a fish & was already eating it on the south side of an island in the middle of the river. Other black-tie dinner guests in the form of the Crows were admiring his dinner. They all contributed to a great dinner conversation. At that point, a low slow flying big-tired airplane flew downstream just west of the island. The 12power binoculars gave a great detailed view of the older pre-WWII plane that looked to be well cared for. The engine noise scared the crows, which took off. However, the GE continued his feast. Within two minutes the Crows were back to converse with the Eagle.The Golden wasn’t sharing tho & when a larger Murder of Crows passed overhead, all the dinner guests departed & caught up with their presumed buddies. While the Eagle continued to feed, I left him to his dinner.

    PS…..Returning home, later I took a walk around the neighborhood. At 2:39PM, only 2 hours & 39minutes past “high” noon, I noticed how long the shadows were already getting. Looking at the low sun, it was easily understood that the shortest day of the northern hemisphere was just a little over a month away AND the sun was only 5 arcdegrees north of its greatest yearly low, southern position. Confirming this, at 4PM, the sun had already disappeared below the roof of one of the houses to the west-southwest, 100+ yards down the street.
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 30 deg F in Naperville and Elk Grove Village.
    Wind WSW 12
    33.3 miles , fcd = 59.3 x .943 = 55.9 MPG
     
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  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Are you getting or going to get any of that lake effect snow, that is hitting places further east?
     
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  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Do I understand correctly, in an actual 595K miles, your odometer ADDED an indicated (606K minus 595K) equals 11,000 miles of distance?

    Up to now, my actual mileage on over-sized tires for two cars has been about (56200+59,500) actual miles = actual 115,700 miles. Both my odometers have under registered, (52,400 + 55,500) = an indicated 107,900 miles. So my two odometers SUBTRACTED (115,700- 107,900) = 7800 miles, during 115,700 miles of actual travel.

    All these numbers don’t matter, except to show that I really do have over-sized tires. I won’t, but IF I could put on 595,000 miles on my two Hyundais & IF I continued using over-sized tires, the actual miles SUBTRACTED from the under-reporting odometers would be a tremendous 40K of under-indicated miles….…oh, well. :confused:o_O

    Oh, yeah! I love my over-sized used tires! :D
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Good question, litesong. In my neck of the woods , the effect is minimal. In northwest Indiana , a lot more.
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Back home Tuesday via a visit to mum, 49°F:
    19.0 miles - 209 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kW
    Tried an experiment and didn't do an 'N' glide from mum's to the second junction that I've been trying out.
    The numbers are slightly down on the glide but it's colder, darker, needed demist, hmmmm.....o_O
    2.4 miles - 262 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kW

    Wednesday morning, went to a retail park to charge on the way to work, 43°F:
    12.4 miles - 227 Wh/mi or 4.4 Mi/kW
    There were 2 cars already charging and 2 free:
    24.94 miles added in 52".
    Charger to work, 44°F:
    8.5 miles - 205 Wh/mi or 4.9 Mi/kWh

    This morning, back to the retail park charger on the way to work, heavy rain - lots of standing water, 43°F:
    12.4 miles - 249 Wh/mi or 4.0 Mi/kW
    Only 1 car charging so got the other post to myself:
    26.84 miles added in 55". Did a 3.2 mile run while charging.
    Charger to work, 49°F. Hit a massive queue due to a broken down car, lots of stop/start:
    8.5 miles - 265 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kWh

    Working late tonight - IT upgrade.....:(
     
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    We’ve got a mile & half straight descent on a country road near here that drops 500(?) feet. Try it in ‘N’ & you’d be going 110(?) MPH at the bottom, probably killing people who pullout in front of your. But 3rd & 4th gears without gas, will descend the automatic & clutch cars at the speed limit nicely. Problem is cars behind you want to go well over the speed limit. Another nice half a mile coast that I never considered for decades, gives a ‘N’ descent at the country road speed limit. It is superior to the first drop, because it gives excellent scenery of small mountains, farms, fields & animals. Coming off Stevens Pass on Highway 2, a miles long straight stretch could give a wild driver, a 120(+) MPH descent. Bet Porsche Tin Can will go faster without even gassing it. It would be an excellent way for someone to lose their license forever & spend lots of time in jail, if caught. There is a 10(?) mile nearly straight descent into Death Valley, on which the Tin Can would beat Highway 2. Maybe 200+ MPH if the slight turns (hard turns at speed) & a non-racing course rough road could be negotiated.
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    Anyhow, Gord is still finding some free charging, after losing his prime charger to the Money Pit Blues.
     
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  13. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Not many cars can reach a terminal velocity of 110 mph coasting down a grade averaging only 6.3%.
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Terminal velocity of 120MPH may apply to humans free-falling before pulling the chute, but cars will scare you going down hills while not using brakes. My little 12foot long boxy Ford Festiva would do 90MPH & still accelerating while in neutral. Some aerodynamic cars weighing 2 & 3 times my Festiva’s weight, ain’t gonna stop at 110MPH.
     
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  15. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Went for a pleasure drive in the big-tired automatic Hyundai Elantra. Yes, those tires INCREASE the pleasure. I’d heard that it would be windy. But I didn’t notice any tree motion…….until coming home. I could see tree tops moving. Approaching home, the wind had blown a very noticeable amount of more leaves off the trees. Then I saw briskly blown & swirling leaves crossing the ground.

    Reaching home, I later went for a walk. The east wind from the mountains was cool because I hadn’t put enough clothes on (t-shirt, shirt & fleece pull-over). Probably gusts to 20MPH & more briskly swirling leaves. Walking down one street people were putting up holiday decorations & lights. One fellow was on a tall ladder stringing lights on the 2nd floor eaves! I told him, he should come down, but he didn’t. Walking further, several strong gusts hit me & more swirling leaves were on the street. I was hoping the guy on the ladder was OK.
     
  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Went for a drive with Hyundai Accent to the river with Lucky Binocular. At 16 power, I saw a Muscovy for the first time, at 100 yards in the river. Was all black(with green sheen), except for white mottling on its chest. Very dark yellow legs & feet with almost translucent webs. Red “growth” extended half way down the red bill & upward surrounding the eyes. Half way down the bill were two white & black stripes surrounding(?) the bill & a black mark on the bill’s tip. Seemed a bit lethargic & tipsy. But it could stand on one leg comfortably. It pruned himself, also indicating his health. Like other ducks he rested his head on his back & went to sleep(?). Interesting that Native Tribes domesticated the Muscovy before europeans came to what is now called the americas. Tho Muscovys are tropical, they adjust well to cold climates & eat many small insects & animals, as well as roots, leaves, & berries.

    Look them up. A strange duffer, with variable markings indeed! Lucky binocular comes through again!
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I remember pleasure drives. I think it was the 90s.
     
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  18. litesong

    litesong litesong

    In Washington state, almost everywhere CAN be a pleasure drive…..except fer stop&go traffic, Seattle (until you are walking Pike Place Market, & other streets. Same with Tacoma.
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    If your conscience allows it , do what makes you happy. Gasoline is cheap and plentiful.
     
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  20. litesong

    litesong litesong

    No one kkknnnooooowws the Problems I’ve seeeeeeen…….but JEE-sus…….
     
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