FE Challenge 10 - Summer 2010

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by PaleMelanesian, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. VegasDude

    VegasDude I remember you from the last light

    They probably watched you glide by at a red light and got angry. Maybe they saw a ding in their door and blamed you.
     
  2. mcmurphy

    mcmurphy Active Member

    Thank you much! Hopefully it will be a weekly occurrence.
     
  3. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    last fill up for me. Not as good as before. The last week I was on vacation and had to go to Lowes a couple of times ( you know how it is working on projects). Lowes is only 1/2 mile from the house.

    465.1 miles
    19.458 miles
    4.18 Gal / 100 Miles (23.9 MPG)

    But the life time ticked up over 150%, call me ELITE now! :Banane18:
     
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  4. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    Oh, the ELITE one...

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  5. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    ;) Lunix

    Call me done and stuffed like a turkey for this challange. No more fillups unless something happens.

    I streched by tank out another week while bing on vacation, very littel fuel used:D
     
  6. some_other_dave

    some_other_dave Well-Known Member

    As I feared, this tank (relatively) sucked. Off almost 5 MPG from the previous one. 45 MPG, which is I think around 150% EPA. Not awful by any means, but definitely not as good as I had been doing. It drops my average down under 180% again.

    Come on Div C, I've left you an opening... Time to turn in some amazing tanks and take advantage of it! :D

    -soD
     
  7. LinuxGold

    LinuxGold Hypermile to the finest

    some_other_dave

    No worries! My last refill was terrible, NOW this tank is AWFUL. A lot of COLD temperatures, more trips on Interstate (I-95), a lot of uphills on the way back home from a point that required a trip on I-95, school bus altered their route, had to figure out the best earlier time rather than too early... *groan*....
     
  8. Sulfuric

    Sulfuric Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm sitting on a 50+ tank right now, but I can attribute that to a >.25 gallon overfill from last tank, very slow driving, some really nice P&G, and a new battery. This means that my partial boat tail is not working . . .

    I may take it off next I go home and see if there is a difference.
     
  9. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I finally filled up the Insight -- congrats on the win, Andrew!! :woot:
     
  10. RobertSmalls

    RobertSmalls Ecodriver

    It may only be 163% over adjusted EPA, but 115.5mpg is pretty impressive, too. Nicely done, Sean, and congratulations on only having used ~25gal during the quarter. I've burned somewhere around 40gal in the same time period.
     
  11. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    :eek: Thanks, Robert. :eek:
     
  12. Mr. Pancake

    Mr. Pancake Well-Known Member

    Final fill for this round, currently in second by .02%, too bad third place was taken out of contention. The sweaty one has definetly won this round. As a reward you should probably shower and buy your car an air freshener or three.
     
  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Thanks, Sean. I'm sorry it had to be this way, and not me overtaking you. ;)
     
  14. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Hey, it's real world driving -- you win fair and square. :thumbs_up:
     
  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    ;) I'm just glad my current tank isn't going to be included. Except for a great start on the tank, school dropoff duty has me in the 70's mpg instead of 80's.
     
  16. VegasDude

    VegasDude I remember you from the last light

    Filled last night, things are cooling off finally but I think it's the construction traffic that hurt FE a bit this tank.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. VegasDude

    VegasDude I remember you from the last light

    I just noticed the FE challenge runs until 9/30, not 9/20 as I thought. I won't be adding any more tanks since I'll probably only use 4 gal or so until then.
     
  18. Sulfuric

    Sulfuric Well-Known Member

    I'll probably get one more tank in this weekend. Looking at between 45 and 55 (i cant be sure as my guesses are known to be inaccurate)
     
  19. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    1182.2mi @ 74.918mpg (1902.1km @ 3.140L/100)
    (so closed to 75mpg :rolleyes: )

    ie best MPG (from 72.347) & longest tank (from 1134.4) :) I love my kill switch :cool:

    With the biggest fill-up I wouldn't have been able to reach 1200.0mi.

    My last 2 tanks are @ 73.64mpg but anyway always far from Andrew & Sean results :thumbs_up:

    My challenge result is only @ 67.034, so not a lot over the last year 65.3mpg :(

    Compared to last year record of 1037.7mi @ 69.042, I'm at +13.9% and +8.5%

    So this autumn/winter challenge, stay under 3.9L/100 / over 60mpg.
    Then this spring/summer challenge, reach 2000km / 1243.0mi asap, then 1333.3mi / 2145.3km which would match the magical 84.11mpg of real kilo-tankers who have only a 45L / 11.89gal tank.

    Denis.
     
  20. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Very nice! It takes a lot of patience to crank out back-to-back distance records.

    Now you have thoroughly passed my mark, and Wayne's diesel record as well.
     

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