Week of August 14 to August 20 (Nat’l Avg $2.353)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by PaleMelanesian, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Welcome back to a new week everyone!

    The national average gas price has gone up 0.6¢ since last week to $2.353 - this time last year it was $2.125 so it's now 10.7% (+22.8¢) dearer.
    Diesel is up to $2.528 (+1.6¢). It's now 10.2% (+23.5¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 7.4% premium to regular.

    65.3 mpg / 5.2 miles to work this morning.
    Tank is at 50.5 / 512 miles, a quarter full.
     
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  2. puddleglum

    puddleglum Well-Known Member

    Commute to work showed 47.2 - 4.1 miles, 72 - 4.8 miles home.

    Tank showing 55.7 mpg - 400 miles, 3/8 tank left.

    At this point, I'm pretty sure my SG is over reporting and my numbers are inflated. Not sure why as the last tank was almost bang on and I just made a very minor adjustment. Maybe I didn't actually get it full last time. Anyway, if the numbers are off, it's not intentional. It'll probably next month before I finish the tank to find out how much it's off. I like the Scangauge, but I have always found it hard to dial in accurately.
     
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  3. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sorry I was late starting the thread guys! Thanks Andrew :) - had a visitor at work all yesterday :rolleyes:. I've added the gas price info to your post!

    Welcome back to the grind :D
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    Not my turn to drive this week but drove this morning as car is due it's first service and it's easier to get it collected and returned to work, 13°C, 7mph head/crosswind SW:

    52.2 / 22.7

    Tank up 0.6 at 46.8 (FCD 49.4) / 198.5 / Range 470 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E .

    No data from UltraGauge as I've had to unplug it as the car needs a software update.

    The tank is sure to take a hit but got to be done! First time I've had a car that goes 2 years between services!
     
  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 66 deg F , wind W3 (tailwind). 35.0 miles , 70.59 MPG. Tank is at 192.0 miles , 72.17 MPG. Nice weather has been pretty steady here. Had a good 45 minutes of frisbee with Kelly after dinner yesterday.
     
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  5. RoweK

    RoweK Member

    Great weather for a trip ;)
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    headwind going home, 47.6 mpg. 90F, heat index 102
    clear this morning, 62 mpg. 82F overnight low

    Tank is up a tenth to 50.7 / 533 mi.
    F____|___/__E
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Got car back from service last night and (with a bit if calculation as trip had reset before they returned my car) they managed to do 23.1 miles @ 24mpg :eek:

    Tank down 3.9 at 42.9 (FCD 45.3) / 221.6 / Range 470 (down 70) . Guess gauge F__««|««««E .

    Lost 2nd pip sometime during their possession, I'll guess at 200 miles :rolleyes:!



    Motorway last night, 2UP, 68°F, raining, 6mph tailwind S, pretty good run:

    48.7 / 22.3


    Tank up 0.5 at 43.4 (FCD 45.8) / 243.9 / Range 395 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG at 44.1 / DTE420.3

    I plugged UltraGauge back in at home and it remembered everything from Monday night when I unplugged it so I don't have to set it all up again :cool: but I won't bother reporting it for rest of this tank as it's missed quite a few miles and the service.
     
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I know that feeling, Gord. :(

    55.3 / 5.3 - home last night
    65.5 / 5.2 - this morning

    Tank is up a tick to 50.8 / 543 mi.
    F____|___/_E

    I never got a good "clean" tank this summer without school duty. Between trailer towing errands and the low battery problem I had, there were some real stinker days in there. I'd say 60 is possible in summer based on my numbers today.
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 73 deg F , wind SSW10. Conditions were perfect. 16.2 miles , no highway , tailwind , but still sometimes I had to light up the ICE. 84.16 MPG. Tank is at 293.0 miles , 72.17 MPG.
     
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  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52.2 / 5.2 - home last night
    68.7 / 5.2 - this morning, fleeing in front of a storm that was blowing in

    Tank is up a tick to 50.9 / 554 mi.
     
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Edwin - That's awesome!

    Andrew - Keep up the good work 'fixing' the tank.
     
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Thanks, Bill. Not much left in this one, sadly. It's below 1/4.
     
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  13. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Still, 50+ MPG on a tank with so many things working against you... anyone else would be glad to have that! :)
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Bill. Today , 64.5 deg F , wind W8. 35.0 miles , 68.63 MPG. Tank is at 362.1 miles , 71.05 MPG.
     
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  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    48.5 / 5.3 - home last night, low for some reason ??
    46 / 7.0 - to school for Meet the Teacher night
    55.9 / 7.0 - back home

    66.1 / 5.2 - better this morning

    Tank is up another tenth to 51 / 585 mi. And the low fuel light came on.
     
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  16. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Oh well... what's that, another hundred miles left to bring the tank average up? :D
     
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  17. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    :D That is a possibility! But... I needed gas for the mower this weekend, and it's silly to not fill my car with the low fuel light on while I'm at the gas station. So I filled it.

    41.7 / 2.2 - gas station
    48.9 / 5.6 - home for the lunch I forgot this morning. :eek:
    64.3 / 5.1 - work

    Fillup:
    590 miles
    11.209 gallons
    52.6 mpg, 1.5 higher than SG was telling me!
     
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  18. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Yeah!
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 61.5 deg F , wind N1. 35.0 miles , 66.12 MPG. Tank is at 433.4 miles , 70.87 MPG. Scenic route home today , then no more driving until Monday morning.
     
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Sunday lunchtime took youngest's friend back home who'd stayed overnight, 4UP, 67°F:

    52.8 / 17.1
    47.7 / 17.1 back home 3UP

    Total for trip 50.1 / 34.2 miles


    Tank up 0.7 at 44.1 (FCD 46.5) / 278.1 / Range 355 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E


    Went for a longer bike ride Sunday afternoon, managed 60.4 miles @ 17.8mph average.
     
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