FE Challenge 31 - Fall 2015

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Filled up my tank yesterday at Getgo, seems to be my go-to station now. Something interesting that I've never done before. Filled it up after the first click! I always stopped it first. Was able to get an additional two gallons in before I stopped it!

    Fill-up Info

    Miles on tank: 290.0
    Gallons (First-click): 6.455
    Gallons (Full): 8.526
    Calculated MPG: 44.926 MPG (WOW, BEST TANK EVER)
    Full MPG: 34.014 MPG

    I was very impressed with my car this week. I wouldn't normally fill up so early, but gas was cheap and I don't trust Thanksgiving Week!
  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Nice PR tank TFF :D

    Filled up yesterday as I couldn't resist the Black Friday weekend offer of 99.9p/litre - the lowest in the UK for over 5 years :D:

    Miles on tank: 279.3 miles
    GallsUS: 6.6
    Calc. MPG : 42.29 MPG
    Calc. Range: 279 miles
    FCD Range: 320 miles
    FCD MPG : 44.7 MPG (5.42% higher than actual )
    UG MPG : 40.45 MPG (4.36% lower than actual)
    No. of trips: 15
    Average trip length: 18.6
    Days since last fill: 16
    % Commuting: 84.8% (Very high)
    Ave. Temperature: 45.9°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.0
    Pmpg for the tank: 84.6
  3. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Gas prices were starting to go up, so I filled my tank.

    Fill up Info

    Miles on tank: 267.0
    Gallons: 7.000
    FCD MPG: 37.7
    MPG: 38.143
    FCD Range: 470 miles
    FCD Range Remaining: 200 miles

    Two things:

    One, I needed to get my tires balanced and so the last 15 or so miles had idling and such for that. Secondly, I've NEVER seen my estimated MPG be below what my actual MPG was. It's highly unusual... I didn't reset it at all this tank, except for when I filled up originally.
  4. cpeter38

    cpeter38 Right Lane Dweller

    I've updated on the FFE to yesterday's current status. My energy economy is dropping like a rock with this cold weather. Had frost coating both the outside and THE INSIDE of the car this morning. It's going to be a rough winter ...
  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I can certainly see the big difference that cold weather has on my Prius. From a summer-high tank of 65 MPG to 55MPG for the last tank , and we haven't seen serious winter yet.

    You're in Detroit , you know what I'm talkin' about.
  6. timw4mail

    timw4mail Well-Known Member

    Anyone know where the mileage logs are now?
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Tim. I think they are coming. Need porting across from old forum.
  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Probably the last fill of 2015 and this challenge!

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 551.1
    GallsUS: 12.68
    Calc. MPG : 43.46
    Calc. Range: 23 miles
    FCD Range: 30 miles
    FCD: 45.55 MPG (4.58% higher than actual )
    UG : 44.09 MPG (1.45% higher than actual)
    No. of trips: 28
    Average trip length: 19.7
    Average speed: 26mph
    Days since last fill: 16
    % Commuting: 90.8% (Extremely high)
    Ave. Temperature: 47°F (Mild)
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.0
    Pmpg for the tank: 87.8

    I've been adjusting FCD number by x 0.945 but it wasn't as far out this time, so next tank I'll go for x 0.95. UltraGauge was pretty close so I'll leave it as is for now.
  9. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Well, my latest fill was even lower than last time's "lowest ever", so the contest is out of my grasp this time. I blame the new short commute. But at least it's lower miles and fuel consumed.

    561 mi
    11.129 gal
    50.4 mpg (sg said 52.6 o_O )
  10. JonNC

    JonNC Driving Smarter Since 06/07/2011

    Last tank of the year!!!!

    I guess I'll log it as soon as the logs are migrated?

    28 days on this tank, with an elapsed (engine on) time of 16 hours and 37 minutes (average of UG and trip computer figures).
    80% city driving.
    72 trips.
    Average trip length of 6.5838 miles
    Average speed of 28 MPH (average of UG and trip computer figures).
    A computed 0.7672 gallons per hour average for the tank (spreadsheet figure).
    Cost per mile of $0.063 (spreadsheet figure), $2.269 per gallon.
    12.754 gallons consumed over 474.0 (adjusted) miles for 37.1672 MPG.
    2.6905 G/100M
    This is the 54th straight tank >400 miles!

    40 Seconds per gallon fill rate until first click @ 11.2 gal, trickled in until I could see the fuel at the top of the filler neck.
    Oh and it was 39° and I had forgotten my coat.
    And any gloves.
    After getting back in the car, I remembered why I love heated seats so much.

  11. SD3_Driver

    SD3_Driver Well-Known Member

    Been away for some time but here are the numbers 708 miles 14.22 gals for 49.79 mpg so... I cannot find the mileage logs... :( :(
  12. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    You were pretty close to 50mpg SD3_Driver - great effort, it was probably enough to take Division 2 but without the mileage logs it's going to be difficult to monitor :(

    I won't close this one or start another challenge until we have some means of keeping a record of tank stats.......
  13. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Aw man. No logs yet eh?

    Final tank is 543.1mi on 13.097gal (gave the car a $5 spurt of Texaco in between to economize on time). 41.468mpg, so that kills me in this one. However I filled at a different station than usual, so there might have been some fill error in there. Who knows.
  14. cpeter38

    cpeter38 Right Lane Dweller

    I've been having issues with making ANY reply - I get errors when I use the standard "Post Reply" button. However, replying to JCP appears to be working ...

    Final numbers:
    2789.6 mi
    558.5 kWh (gas equivalent = 16.57 gal)
    Final FE
    200.2 wh/mi
    168.32 mpge
  15. This is the most recent fuel economy challenge thread I can find.

    Are we still doing it?
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    We got no fuel logs, so nope. :(

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