FE Challenge IX - Spring 2010

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by PaleMelanesian, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Sulfuric

    Sulfuric Well-Known Member

    Wow! 2 tanks in a row with record breaking efficiency.
    398 miles and 7.761 gallons for ~51 mpg!!
    FE challenge tank is up to 177% :D

    . . . though the florida heat is . . . uh . . . hot, without A/C.
    Good mpg requires a sweaty me.
  2. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

    I'll have one more tank to add this round. I had record run TO work this morning, 42.3 MPG. Rah! Gotta get some more ecomodding done....
  3. Sulfuric

    Sulfuric Well-Known Member

    Very nice.

    I think I may have another 50+ tank coming right before the deadline hits.

    I guess once you get a record tank they just keep coming . . . ? :rolleyes:
  4. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Sadly not :(

    I think my current tank is around my spring challenge average... caused by several hours of stop & go traffic and a 172 km (107 mi) trip on hilly country roads during which my average speed was around 85km/h (53 mph) while my average speed is around 70 km/h (44 mph).

    As tomorrow my car will have a big maintenance (oil, oil filter, cabin & engine air filters, gasoil filter...) and I have no chance to beat any personal record with this current tank, I think I'll fill-up tomorrow evening to "cleanly" start the summer challenge ;)

  5. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    What is that ? ;)

  6. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

    Still haven't hit my magic target of 40 MPG tank average...
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Just a reminder to everyone: this round is ending soon. Get your fills in for the final standings.

    I will have the next one up and going shortly.
  8. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I'm not going to finish this one in time. I've still got 1/3 of a tank left.
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Sounds like we'll both have a running start for next round. :D
  10. Damionk

    Damionk DWL Lover

    I thought I would lurk in on the challenge. Hate to tell you Matt, but you wouldn't stand a chance against me right now. I am pulling 46-48 in the Esteem, but I am not the only one driving. (That's about 180+%).:D
  11. drummerboy2004

    drummerboy2004 Well-Known Member

    Yikes! Yeah, I had higher hopes for the challenge, seeing that I seldom ever drive. But, I didn't take into account the fact that when I do drive, it's on VERY hot afternoons in Florida in the summer weather (feels like is typically over 105). Also, since I take the bus everywhere now, I only drive at a rate of about 6 or 7000 miles a year. I am proud of the cut back in driving, but not proud of the not so good numbers I have been putting up. I don't know how I drove without the air last year!

    With numbers like yours, you should enter the nest one! I am not so sure about me entering though, as I use a tank of gas about every two months...

  12. Damionk

    Damionk DWL Lover

    Well with the fiancee driving I am getting about 38 on a tank. Once I get the Accord running again we will have that rematch.
  13. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

    I'm going to be filling on Friday. Can I add that to this challenge?
  14. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Confirmed : 709.1 mi @ 61.81 mpg, challenge average going from 197% to 198%...

    Megane had a big maintenance today : cabin, air, oil & gasoil filters, and oil (5w30) :)

    At the opposite of temperatures until last week (20°C = 68°F) I hope the current temps (30 °C = 86 °F) will help :cool:

  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    That's fine. I'll likely not have the results posted until after that.
  16. Taliesin

    Taliesin Well-Known Member

    I had one final fill on the 29th.

    577.8 miles on 14.069 gallons.

    Enough to bump me up a little bit, and barely take 3rd in Div B. Kinda scary with the lowest MPG in Div B too.

    And my lifetime bumped over 35 now. :)
  17. jimepting

    jimepting Well-Known Member

    Last tank in this morning:

    765 miles
    8.769 gal.
    87.24 MPG

    I was a bit disappointed in the tank given the near perfect conditions. But, I made a trip up to suburban Maryland on Memorial day and the traffic just killed me. Frequently waited 2-3 turns at some lights. Less that trip, I think I would have been in the 95 mpg range. Oh well, gotta make the trips when the demand is there.
  18. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Anyway, your absolute result is excellent and you should come in div. A for next challenge.

  19. jimepting

    jimepting Well-Known Member

    You are right, it is time to move. I'm gonna take some time to reach the FE of the folks in div. A, since I don't P&G :(
  20. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    You are beating my MPG and gonna beat my POE very soon, so you shouldn't be ashamed.

    I don't P&G anymore as I don't have a real time FCD and people doesn't accept others with continuously changing speed, while people with slow speed are much more accepted. I mainly DWL and use NICE-ON coasting on downhills and slowdowns, helped by my low CdA (relatively to average car, not an insight I). I FAS during first (last) miles of my morning (evening) commute.


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