Week of May 14 to May 20 (Nat’l Avg $2.871)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, May 14, 2018.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    The word I hear from home is good. Thanks.

    To the bank over lunch. HOT. Just under 90F at noon and still climbing.
    36.5 / 1.3
    54.2 / 1.1
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 55 deg F , wind NW 2-3. 15.4 miles , 74.96 MPG.

    Tank is at 513.5 miles , 72.07 MPG.

    I know that if my trips were 25-30 miles of suburban slog , I could do a lot of 80 MPG trips.

    I accept the fact that my car does not excel on the highway , but I feel that it could be beneficial to do 150 miles at warp speeds ( 65MPH ) after putting in some fuel system cleaner.
    Maybe I'll go up to Madison next weekend.
     
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  3. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Sick kids are no fun :(

    Look at all of you with your 90+ trips! Great work!

    I am at a very familiar 7.0mpg in the truck, about 1300 miles in on this month out on the road.
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Hey James, did you hear about the Shell Airflow Starship semi-truck that's setting
    out on a coast-to-coast fuel economy run ? I think they're gunning for 14 MPG , IIRC.
     
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  5. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    I had to look that up. If he accomplishes it, then wow! And loaded to the gills, no less. I see he's avoiding the worst of the terrain the US has to offer though :D

    At 15' longer than a standard sleeper rig, he's gonna have fun parking. And I hope he's got no tight backing to do...

    ...but that's a really neat looking setup. It's visually enticing and the hybrid with extra tall gearing intrigues me a lot, far more practical than the full-electric trucks. I sometimes wish I had a real flatlander gear which would take my engine down to 1100 or 1200rpm.
     
  6. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Boo. Ran a bunch of local jobs on the IL side of the St. Louis area. That ran me down to 6.6mpg.
     
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

  8. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

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  9. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    60+ after refueling in Murrietta, California, 2 more hours of stop and crawl, and climbing over 3,500' to a Shell in Grand Junction, CO just off the 70. The 85 octane fuel here is going to hurt the direct injected and turbocharged 1.4L's efficiency as I cross the Rockies and a portion of NE before refueling with 87 again however. Not bad for a 14 hour drive in a brand new 32/40 mpgUS city/highway rated 2018 $13,842 very well equipped automobile.

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    Not quite a full top off on the initial fill as I paid $35 cash to save $0.10/gallon and it was not quite topped off at that amount. Still, 774.2 miles on 12.89 gallons = 60.1 mpg actual vs. 65.8 mpg displayed.

    Wayne

    #Shell #FuelRewards w/ #InstantGold. #MAMA18SR
     
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  10. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Second refuel at a Shell in Greenwood, NE.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco

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    745.3 mi on 13.521 gal = 55.12 mpg actual.​

    Wayne
     
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