FE Challenge 17 - Spring 2012

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by FSUspectra, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. I've got about 35 miles to drive the xB tomorrow. Then the Agent is taking it to her mothers. May let her finish off the tank and fillup for the last day of the challenge.

    Couldn't come at a better time. Put a hitch on the xB, new tires on the boat trailer, and my trailer wiring for the xB came in today. Going to use it to drag my boat to the lakes around here this summer. It's a small 135 lb, 12' sail boat. I see the Australian version of the xB Toyota says can pull 1100 lbs, so I should be good with my boat. Wont do any record breaking mpg #s pulling, but it should be better than the van and probably the truck too.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  2. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    My number is set, I have not reached LFL yet so I will not have to fill until Monday ot Tuesday. But the number starting off the next challage will be AWSOME!:D

    tank =
    9.56 gals used (no LFL light yet, but I would think it will be on during the trip home)
    544.7 miles driven
    above E (9.8% left) (still DTE~604 might not get this one, but I could get some gas and carry it to get my next goal of a 600 mile tank.)

    Estimates form the numbers before fill
    544.7 miles /9.56 gals = 56.98 MPG

    56.98 / 28 *100 = 203.5% over EPA.:p
  3. some_other_dave

    some_other_dave Well-Known Member

    Yup, I'm also done. Unless I wind up driving over 150 miles in the next 24 hours, which I don't see doing.

  4. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    Alright everyone, the challenge is closed. Please post any lingering tanks and please don't clear your logs for a few days if you recycle them, so I can take and post a screen shot of the final standings.

    Also, sign up for Summer 2012 Fuel Economy Challenge 18. :)
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  5. entering my last fill up now.

    I've noticed something here.

    For a few tanks the normal station I was getting gas at wasnt open at 5:30 AM so I had to use a different station. Each of those tanks resulted in lower FE :(

    edit - if it matters, the sign up sheet on page one should show E10 next to me. The ratings in my log for this FE are adjusted for it.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2012
  6. some_other_dave

    some_other_dave Well-Known Member

    Uh-oh. I spaced it and deleted my Challenge 17 profile.

    The total for me was 46.5 MPGus, 145.43% EPA. Sorry about that!

  7. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    It's all good Dave, I already took a screen shot on Monday. :)

    I call this challenge unless anyone objects!

    Congrats to our winners!

    Div A - PaleMelanesian
    Div B - frv
    Div C - FXSTi

    Well done everyone, logs can be recycled, and if you haven't already, come join the fun!

    Fuel Economy Challenge 18 - Summer 2012
  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I won Div B :woot:
    Well done Andrew and Kirk and everyone else who took part and thanks for your efforts too Brandon :D
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Thanks again, Brandon.
  10. Congrats to the winners!

    And not too bad for me, for my first challenge and a car I just got in March.

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