Week of May 7 to May 13 (Nat’l Avg $2.813)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, May 7, 2018.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Brother in law at Honda was deep into an engine rebuild so I dropped them off. Hopefully he can get them done later today or tomorrow, before the weekend. ;)
    41.6 / 2.7 going there
    47.5 / 2.5 back
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yesterday after work , I had to attend a Victims Impact Panel , and then had to take highway home from there.
    30.2 miles , 64.45 MPG.
    Today , 49 deg F . wind E7-11, raining for the last 3 miles.. 15.4 miles , 74.49 MPG.
    Tank is at 248.0 miles , 72.26 MPG.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Temps are high 80's this week, low around 70

    46.8 / 3.6 - from work to school for a kids' baseball game
    47.9 / 2.2 - to church for a meeting
    53.0 / 5.4 - home

    52.6 / 11.4 - school and work this morning

    Tank is steady at 50.5 / 563 mi and close to E.
    F____|____/E
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Andrew , you seem to do well even on the shorter trips.

    Do you use the block heater on the Fit, even in warmer weather like this ?
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Thanks. No block heater. Up to about 2 miles it's not great, but starts to level off about there. 5+ miles is the best. My biggest trick is I go straight into p&g eoc from the first moment. Engine on for 2 seconds to get rolling, then coast through the parking lot. Key on, pull out onto the road, get up to speed, coast.
     
  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    There is an acronym we used to hear a lot here ( ten years ago?) FAS. Does that mean "Forced Auto Stop"?

    I don't know how to do that in the Prius , and I'm not sure Toyota wants me to do that , so I can't really EOC

    for about at least a mile , and even then the car needs to sense a downhill grade. But the engine doesn't shut off

    in a reliable consistent way until the coolant reaches 154 F. This can sometimes take three+ miles.

    Today , 44 deg F , wind NE6-12(headwind). 15.4 miles , 68.91 MPG.

    Tank is at 282.7 miles , 71.33 MPG.
     
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  7. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    That's somewhat, but not exactly, my experience. Partially warmed, mine is willing to shut down when coasting one or two times before reaching that temperature, then refuses at its next opportunity. I can not tell it cares whether it's coasting downhill or on level (approaching a stop sign, for example). Occasionally it briefly refuses for no apparent reason to kill the engine while coasting (i.e., coolant temperature well above 154°F, battery charge display at the usual 6 segments, HVAC off, speed <44 mph, etc.). Then the next time it's back to normal.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I think you are pretty accurate in your description. Words sometimes fail me.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Friday afternoon went to Derbyshire for the weekend, stopped part-way for lunch but pub had stopped serving food 15 minutes earlier so just carried on the self catering accomodation! Last section was very hilly, 2UP, 59°F, 12mph mostly headwind S:
    45.8 / 31.0

    Coming back Sunday, stopped at 2 garden centres on the way, 52 to 57°F, 6mph cross/headwind WNW:
    51.1 / 33.4

    Tank up 0.1 at 47.2 (FCD 49.7) / / 535.4 / Range 100 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG down 0.6 at 47.4 / DTE 105

    Lost 5th pip @ 507 miles
     
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  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    There is a certain freedom in doing it all yourself vs having the machine do it for you. You don't have to meet its standards. Same thing with a manual vs automatic transmission.

    I filled up on the way home Friday. Slightly better than expected.
    580 miles
    11.184 gal
    51.8 mpg
     
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