CleanMPG Member's Fuel Economy Run III

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by lamebums, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    Just added my last tank. Didn't make 60 mpg again, but it was close enough to hold my average above 60. LOL. 58.9.

    So what do I do for the next run? Do I have to create another vehicle?

  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Congratulations, Larry. You beat me.
  3. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    I was lucky. You have taught me a great deal about hypermiling, especially with the Honda engines.
    At least you made the "magic 60" also. :)

  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    :) My current tank would have improved it, had I filled early. It's a good one, though, and I want to see it all the way through. Over a month already, 700+ miles easily, possibly 750.
  5. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    You know, there's something that's got to be said for a thread that's gotten over six hundred posts on it. This is a monster. :eek:
  6. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    I don't care about tank miles. It is an "artificial statistic". :) What I care about is sustained average mpg. Tank miles only proves sustained average over a particular period of time. :)

  7. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    Actually, it is a gentle giant!

  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    True. It makes me feel good, though. I also get slightly better mileage near empty than full (about 2 mpg better). I want to run the tank down to maximize that benefit. The fillup variation is slightly reduced, as well. But again... that's an artificial data point when the average is what really matters.

    By the way, what's the electricity in your mileage log? Block heater?
  9. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    Aha. Good catch. That is a story. I'll post the explanation in Fuel Economy.

  10. moneysaver

    moneysaver Well-Known Member

    I added my last tank yesterday. It looks like me and Robmtdew are in statitical dead heat for 3rd place winner in division C. Congrats to two Prii that won div C.
  11. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    Well, Aether-Glider, where are your numbers?:confused::eek: :Banane38: Rrrrr :p
  12. Hybridized

    Hybridized Bolt'in

    Thanks. The only thing that saved me was flying to relatives for Thanksgiving. This extended my current tank until later this week and it was a bad one. Cold weather has come, even to California.

  13. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    When are you going to post results? I can't find the percentages all in one place, and I ain't gonna do the math! :)
    ...and are we going to do FE run IV, and what are the rules? New vehicle?
  14. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Larry, there's a thread in the news forum for the 4th challenge and you can see percentages in the first post of this thread. :)
  15. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    There is also a writeup in the works in the rough drafts section. I'll pull the numbers from the mileage logs, load them into the thread, and then we'll be free to transition over to the new economy run.
  16. lnmcmahan

    lnmcmahan Econoclast

    No! When I click on the link in the article, it takes me to the cleanmpg home page!!!

    And risk of being repetitious, how about adding cumulative %epa to the mileage log entries? :)

  17. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I hear you, Larry, but it isn't quite as simple as you might think. That value is currently computed dynamically only for the banner pictures... it doesn't live in the database anywhere. Additionally, there really isn't any room to add another column...

    Don't worry though, I'm working on it. ;)
  18. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Finished with 46.587 mpg (150.28% of epa). The last tank was just barely over 40 and I was trying hard. The cold temps are killing me. Routes where I got over 55 regularly in the summer and earlier fall, I have to work hard to break 40 :(

  19. jstol3

    jstol3 Well-Known Member

    So, when do we get the final standings?
  20. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    i really tanked, with the cold weather sneaking in. i guess i didn't pay much attention. and december isn't exactly off to a stellar start. i can only hope to maintain over 50 for the next few months....

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