Week of May 21th - May 27th, 2007 (US Ave $3.18)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Chuck, May 21, 2007.


Is warmer weather improving your results?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
  2. Not Yet

    6 vote(s)
  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52 home last night, 55.7 this morning. (re-re-adjusted, see below)

    Well, I filled up and set my calibration. Only I set it the WRONG WAY!!!! I needed it to read more gallons = less MPG, but I got caught up in the less part and set it to less gallons! :(:confused: I did see some amazing numbers for a while there, though! 63 mpg in a regular civic, anyone?

    I've found the miles to be pretty accurate, compared to my odometer. I know it's off compared to reality, but they match each other.
  2. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    14.4 mi @ 69.6 mpg @ 77 degF

    Fairly good commute but felt like a strong headwind was giving me trouble. First day with a fairly calibrated SG. The 69.6 mpg is +/- 4.1mpg. As the miles pile up on the tank my FCD calculations get large errors introduced. The now calibrated SG should now read below FCD, but only by 0.531409934713434%

    SG gave me a 70.4, which means it was probably a 70.7741125940383 ;) by FCD.

    I'll take it.

    Might need to call into linear logic for some questions on rounding to get my calibrations any tighter.

  3. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    I view these guys in the same way that William Wallace viewed his fellow Scottish turncoats. Sure, got the same accent, but I wonder if we're on the same team. :rolleyes: That might be a bit harsh of an analogy. ;)

    102 to work in the rain. I'm quite pleased with that.

    Jim - glad to hear the EV button is a big boost. I find it the most useful simply in WTF traffic. No more 15mph pulses.
  4. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Here I go with the new adjustments to the SG. I hope I overcompensated here because it is a struggle to get it even to 40mpg now. :eek:

    Temp was 65F for the trip:

    1) 41.3mpg for 16.9mi (Home to DHL)
    2) 45.4mpg for 15.9mi (DHL to home)

    Tank average is at 42.4mpg for 34.1mi according to SG, though the ODO is reading 34.3 --> can anyone tell me if there is any way to calibrate the distance on a SG1?

    Of course on the flip side if it is a 16% drop in display mpg that 45.4mpg would have been shown as 52.5mpg on the last tank -- not bad for that length of trip compared to my previous efforts. :p
  5. SlowHands

    SlowHands Hypermiling Ironman

    Had a good day all around - new PR on the way in to work, and now a new PR on the way home: 25.7mpg for 11.2 miles in the 98 Ranger :D I caught a couple of good glides cuz the traffic demons may have been busy messing with xcel for the 3rd day (I hope not...)
    Probably will fill up later tonight, saw usual gas station at $3.579 today :mad:
  6. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    16.4 mi @ 73.3 mpg @ 88 degF (Lunch)
    15.0 mi @ 70.0 mpg @ 77 degF (commute)

    Had lunch with our team at work and (as always) I tried to encourage as many people as possible to ride with me instead of driving. Well I kept 3 Texans from driving their trucks at lunch, and added 600 lbs to my load. Still pulled 73 (71.8 SG). The way home started well, but started raining heavy half way and the numbers began to fade. Ended with a 70 (71.3 SG). Definitely a good afternoon considering the conditions.

    Even better news is that the SG calibration seems to be on mark. Rough calculations for this afternoon yield that I'm within 0.10% of FCD readings. I'll know more as the miles progress, too early to tell right now.

  7. SlowHands

    SlowHands Hypermiling Ironman

    Nice work Dan ... 73 with 3 Extra Texans ... :D hmmm maybe if ya kept em you coulda got 73 on the way home too... :)
  8. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    You can get 60's in a Civic. Its just not usable driving. :) I can do 20 and 40 mile segments at 60 mpg noooo problem with 70 mpg being my very best ever on the country roads around my house. Last time the wife and I drove out to the lake. I took back roads. When we got to the hwy I was at 62 mpg. Got on the hwy and it droped like a rock.

    Any way todays drive wasnt what I wanted. :( The Civic was PMS'ing this morning. 63f no wind with 50.3 mpg rolling into work. Should have been a good 53 mpg segment. the car just didnt want to get in the game. :(

    The drive home was better. It wanted to play. :) I had to stop at a co-workers house in Glenpool to look at his home A/C and help him out. So from work to Glenpool 49.9. Right at about a third of the trip. Left there with dreams of a 27 or so mile segment coming in at dare I wish 55 mpg. :eek: I left his house and was quickly back up to the 50 mpg mark. Was looking good. Then the rain hit.... South of the pool to north of Okmulgee rain. Get into town and it stopped. OOOOO-well I nabbed a 51 mpg segment out of the mess.

    If the car wouldn't PMS on me. And I stay focused a 55 mpg tank should be in the bag. I should atleast be able to equal xcel in his Accord. I may need to take the wifes Accord out,,, put on a wrist brace. Contact a sports med. doctor. And see if I can get it to his level. Mite take some steroids also. :p

  9. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    I had a pretty decent day for FE today. I don't have an accurate average for the day because my SG lost it's mind when I was pulling out of the garage this morning but, it's showing just over 75 for the day. I reset all of the values on the run so it shows all but about 1 mile's worth. Segments below:
    1) 57.7-? (not sure of the miles because of SG)
    2) 74.2-9.6
    3) 58.0-9.6
    4) 78.4-7.0
    5) 64.0-7.0
    6) 80.7-12.3
    7) 67.2-9.2
    8) 87.8-7.7
    9) 118-7.7(new PR!)
  10. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    Post up,,, then Larry comes in and knocks the bottom out.

    Larry I cant wait to see what you do with your new car in 6 months.

  11. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Oops!:eek: Sorry. It looks like you hit the submit button just a few seconds before me. Nice save on the segment! 6 months from now I'm afraid it will be back into cold weather and the FE will be in the "suck" range:(
  12. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

    75.4 MPG on the trip home. Couldn't quite squeak out another 80 MPG trip, between the throngs rushing home or to Memorial Day destinations. But it was cool to be able to shut the ICE down at will with the EV button on city streets. There are stretches where, before full S4 operation kicks in, I've historically pulsed up to 35 just to get the ICE to shut off. Or times when traffic simply wouldn't allow it. No more! :woot:
  13. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    Naw,,, Larry,,, you got the roads and the talent. A 1964 GMC 2 ton Flat bed would be puddy in your hands. :)

    Spring and summer are here for many. Im sure xcel is on pins and needles as folks ramp up. :) And the things you did and proved in your Sat. will pale compared to what you will do with your new sled.
  14. PapaMile

    PapaMile Drive like you ride a bike

    Monday : hollyday in Canada, nana
    Tu : 53.9 morning, 55.1 afternoon
    We :54.1 morning, 52.5 afternoon
    Th :62.5 morning(tailwind), 43.2 afternoon (headwind)
    Fr :58.6 morning(tailwind), 49.8 afternoon (headwind)
    That should give a pretty good tank.

    Good weekend,

  15. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    I took my maiden voyage to work today in the new HCH. probably the last time for a few months that I will take it to work. It is going to be my son's daily driver this summer. 48.2miles 57.6 mpg to work this morning. Took the long way home via Menard's 57 miles, but 68.9mpg. The CVT is quite different from a manual. I used FAS several times on the way home and it made big difference.
  16. SlowHands

    SlowHands Hypermiling Ironman

    JimboK congrats on the 80+
    Larry, you have knocked that hat right off my head while trying to tip it to you... 118 :woot:

    On way home now from gas station, my new 31.1mpg for 2.2 miles beats the pants off my previous 25.7 but it is so ..... well umm I'm stunned at the numbers some of you are pulling off. It is really encouraging (well trying to get the silver lining looking thought going...) Filled up with gas at 3.579 argh... 21.1 hand calc for the tank, which is a ton better than ever before with this truck - 35% improvement over the average of the 3 previous tanks. Did I mention I really really like my ScanGauge... and hypermiling?:D
    Last edited: May 26, 2007
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___Larry, Jim, Jeff, Pierre and Ken, you guys are really amazing me! A few 100’s scattered here and there, some 50% above EPA combined being bantered about and a lot of reading. Great job by all of you!

    ___Typical Friday afternoon in Chicago yesterday w/ maybe 15 miles of stop and crawl. 57 - 64 degrees and a 10 mph side/head wind. The holiday travelers most certainly were not going to get anywhere fast either! 3.5 wasted hours and 54.1 into the drive. This morning it was raining hard for 2/3 the drive in w/ temps from 45 – 56 degrees and a 5 mph tail wind. 49.8 into the lot.

    ___Good Luck

  18. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    You guys are killing me with those mileages!!

    Psyshack -- you cracked me up with that "PMS'ing" civic comment. :D

    Andrew -- I guess I had about the same effect with the unadjusted SG as you did. Bummer -- I sure liked seeing those 50s!!

    SlowHands -- great work on that AT Ranger!! You just keep ratcheting!

    JimboK -- that's encouraging. I like the idea of the hatch and those numbers sure seem to be hard to beat...

    I did my best yesterday but the added 200#s of wife and associated luggage really dragged me down. I seemed to have topped out on trip #2 without the AC (just fan and vent), but maybe I could have FASed a bit more...

    Temp was around 68F for most of the trip. Lower for the last two trips:

    1) 41.6mpg for 49.8mi (Home to Burger King -- bad traffic)
    2) 45.3mpg for 61.0mi (Burger King to Brainerd movie theater -- had to see Pirates 3 ;) )
    3) 27.5mpg for 2.2mi (Theater to Target -- OUCH!! Cold engine sure didn't help)
    4) 41.3mpg for 35.6mi (Target to cabin -- hilly -- gravel at the end cost me about 2mpg)

    This brings the tank total to 42.6mpg over 182mi (183.8mi on the ODO). :( Though I suppose since my best tank was 43mpg this isn't bad considering all the extra weight I'm carrying and non-optimized route. Historically I've only managed 33-34mpg on this trip...
  19. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Tried an experiment:

    Temp is about 48F up here at the moment. I did the trip to town with my normal NICE ON gliding. On the way back I FASed for most of the glides. I also lowered my lower target speed for both runs so that I had a longer glide time. The traffic was light but there was some wind and of course the hills. Top speed was between 50 and 55, lower speed was around 35 (except for the one time I had someone behind me).

    1) 36.4mpg for 10.3mi (Cabin to SuperValu)
    2) 40.2mpg for 10.1mi (Supervalu to Cabin)

    Once again, the gravel robbed me -- not quite as badly this time but still a good 1.5mpg.

    With a longer trip I could see the FASing making a significant contribution. Fingers crossed the SG is now reading a bit low. :eek:

    The SG is showing 42.1mpg for the tank at 203 (204.3 ODO) and I'm still above the 3/4 mark by maybe 1/16th. :)
  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___My worst mileage ever … Temp of 58 degrees, winds were insignificant and it was raining hard. 4.1 mpg over ~ 60 feet. I had to move the Accord from a heavily lighted area to one with less lighting to sleep. I tried to push it to the other spot but it was slightly uphill and the wet pavement made it almost impossible ;)

    ___The next question, will it really affect this tank?

    ___Good Luck


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