FE Challenge 12 - 2011 Qtr 1

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by PaleMelanesian, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Sign up for the next FE Challenge here: F E Challenge 13 - 2nd Quarter 2011

    FE Challenge 12 is complete and in the books!

    Winners
    Division A - GaryG
    Division B - FSUspectra
    Winter - Mr. Pancake

    Great job to all those that participated, and many thanks for saving gas! ;)

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  2. paulbates

    paulbates Well-Known Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Bring it! I'm ready.
     
  3. GaryG

    GaryG Well-Known Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    I'm in Andrew, div. A, Hybrid and E10 handicaps.

    GaryG
     
  4. paulbates

    paulbates Well-Known Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    I guess I should have given my info too: Div C, E10. :)

    Had thoughts about an "Oink" division: Cars over some weight 3500? 4000?, 4sp autos, etc. Eg, attract more cars like mine. Just a thought

    Here's the Log
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    Paul
     
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  5. Mr. Pancake

    Mr. Pancake Well-Known Member

  6. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    I might join this with the Echo, but I'm not the only one who drives it :(
     
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    That's a challenge, for sure. :(
     
  8. some_other_dave

    some_other_dave Well-Known Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Put me in for Div B, with the CA E6 handicap... I'll make a log some time Real Soon Now.

    -soD
     
  9. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Andrew, I'll join this time. Same log but cleaned out. The usual handicaps. ;)

    Don't expect big numbers -- we are in for a colder winter and my new route is not conducive to the really high stuff.

    On the plus side, I've still got a half a tank from my fill at the end of November.
     
  10. some_other_dave

    some_other_dave Well-Known Member

  11. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Andrew,

    Please enter me in Div. A, Cali E6/E10 handicap. My log is here:
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Oooh! Division A is starting to look interesting! :D
     
  13. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    I don't expect to better many/any of you, but I do hope to improve my skills and FE.
     
  14. Sulfuric

    Sulfuric Well-Known Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    I got a new fuel filter :) but when it was installed I saw at least 1/2 gallon of gas drain out, and they didn't put it back in my tank. So this tank is gonna be a little low. I'm also probably going to be delivering pizzas again this semester, so that will drop my FE a lot. I'm gonna stick with Division B for this quarter.
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    Handicaps: E10
     
  15. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Andrew, please add me into div A with my recycled challenge log :

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    I'm very happy with my 1st fill-up : 951mi @62.4mpg, ie NewEPA+101.3% :)

    I didn't pushed the tank down too much as I couldn't make a kilo tank. From the result I could reach 988mi, despite I had to remove the rear left wheel skirt as I found the rear left tire flat because a nail. I couldn't find time to put it back during 2 working weeks : the car was really strange... it was shacking like a boat in the tempest... happily I put it back on yesterday :)

    Last week I managed to avoid traffic by leaving home very soon in the morning and as soon as the real time traffic web page was showing the 1st slow down in the evening. I don't know if I'll be able to keep the rhythm during all the winter.

    I found that by not using the ventilator in the cabin, I can P&G in the morning when it's cold and the lights are on without impacting too much the battery; I just have to wear a polar sweat and a polar vest and put the heat cabin at maximum with closed vents (heat is then going to the windshield and the legs). Only when it is freezing I use the ventilator 2 minutes while idling :eek: and scratching the freeze.

    div A will be very interesting this winter :)

    Denis.
     
  16. paulbates

    paulbates Well-Known Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Glad to see you back Denis. Great results. Here's to the first challenge of 2011!
     
  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Here's my first entry for the year and quarter:
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  18. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    My first fill of this challenge. I have a way to go to catch Denis and Andrew, but I expect my mpg to go up for the remainder of the challenge.
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  19. groar

    groar X-Frenchy: very

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    Congrats Andrew :thumbs_up:

    Darrell, I often wonder what would be my result without all my aeromods... You would have been in front of me certainly.
    I built a temporary aeromod (*) last week-end and hope it will be able to permit me to achieve a kilo-tank this winter :) In some places of my daily commute I can see an improvement but not in others, so I don't really know if it's effective.

    Denis.

    (*) covered the roof extension and the trunk cover with a plastic film to feel more like in Sean's insight ;)
    see here for a picture before that last mod
     
  20. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Re: FE Challenge - 2011 Qtr 1

    :eek:
    :D:thumbs_up:

    Looks like I'm going to be at the bottom of Div. A this quarter. :eek:
     

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