Week of June 11 to June 17 (Nat’l Avg $2.921)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Last 3 tanks (1.5t civic sedan, 6 spd, no engine off):

    Lifetime average 44.9, 17,8xx miles.
    /probably 60% highway(mostly targeting 69 mph) = 47 mpg, 40% city = 43 mpg -- more or less
    //actual, from the pump, odometer under reports by 1.5% so corrected lifetime average would be 45.6
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  2. Finally bought and closed on a house. Going to be a whole tank of towing the trailer back and forth 12 miles.
    1st run trailer was fully loaded with 2 weeks of packing. My poor v6 did it but I'm sure it's happiness will be reflected in the next fill up
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Congrats on the house!
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Good work , Carcus. Your car rocks ! I recommended the Civic 1.5T to my friend who was getting rid of
    her 2000 BMW Money-Pit , and she recently bought a 2018 Civic Touring and LOVES it.

    Today , roads were a bit wet from last night's rain. 69 deg F , wind NW 1-8. Filled up this morning ,
    first one since May 24. 739.9 miles, 9.221 gallons of Shell E10 87 at $2.999/gallon. Fcd = 81.9 * .93 = 76.16 MPG.
    Trip in was 15.5 miles , 78.77 MPG. New tank sits at 4.8 miles , 88.26 MPG. That will drop VERY fast after I get on the
    highway this afternoon , lol. One more thing ; even at almost 740 miles , my low-fuel light ( last pip ) did NOT come on.
    If I didn't have to do some highway work today , I might have squeezed 800 miles from that tank.
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Agreed. Fantastic results. Great job, Carcus.

    Edwin, in a few months, let us know how your friend does with the touring model with mpgs.
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I will , Bill. But how can I say this nicely ? Her driving is a bit less than efficient.
    And I know that her trips are mostly pretty short ( <5 miles ). I will ask her today
    what her fcd is showing.
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  7. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Thanks Edwin, Bill,

    I really am enjoying the car.

    Maintenance minder oil changes are about every 10,000 miles .. and the tires look like they ought to go 60,000+ ... You can take this "Generar Ri" on some sweet jumps over the money pits.
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    No, don't do that. If she's not into efficient driving, no good can come from asking.
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  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    To encourage those teetering on the edge of going EV, assuming their circumstances allow...

    I had to drop a check off for a real estate client.

    62 deg winds 6 mph from the north/northwest

    I stayed off the highway.

    32.1 miles round trip
    5.6 miles/kWh (not counting source and delivery losses...)
    = 187 MPGe
    = 0.179 gallons equivalent
    = 5.964 kWh
    = $1.19 at $0.20/kWh
    = $1.49 at $0.25/kWh <- roughly my rate for our solar deficiency (only 86% coverage)

    elevation profile from https://www.flattestroute.com/ (one way)
    trip 20180617.png

    edit: removed gasoline info
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  10. alster

    alster Well-Known Member

    Gas prices way out here in northwestern Oregon. The least expensive is Costo in Warrenton Or, reg. @ $2.999/ gal / Fred Meyer in Warrenton OR, reg. @ $3.059 / gal.
    Other name brand stations are $3.29-$3.49 per reg. gas / gal.

    Our 2016 Volt and 2010 Prius use Costco Reg. gasoline 99% of the time. Costco gas is top tier grade, and the last tank with our 2010 Prius, calculated of course, was a little over 55+ mpg. The last couple of trips with our 2016 Volt just on gas was a total of 120.1 miles with 2.01 gal's used = 59.75 mpg, per computer read out which is 99.99% accurate. Hard to believe, Prius rated at 50 MPG per EPA, and Volt rated @ 42 MPG per EPA.

    Crude oil prices have dropped by about 10% so gas price should be dropping as well like they have at Costco and Fred Meyer, name brand gas station have not followed suit however....
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home Friday lunchtime, 2UP, no detours, 65°F, 9mph tailwind W:
    47.8 / 22.2

    Sunday morning went in convoy with middle daughter to her University accommodation to fetch all her stuff home, 61°F, 11mph tail/crosswind WSW.
    She's finished her three year course and now has a job as a Primary School Teacher starting September:
    51.1 / 20.8 - lost a bit parallel parking in a tight spot.
    52.4 / 20.5 - great run back with a very full load!, 65°F, 10mph tail/crosswind SW:

    Tank up 0.2 at 49.3 (FCD 52.0) / 586.5 / Range 75 . Guess gauge F____|__««E . UG up 0.5 at 48.2 / DTE 64.8

    Lost sixth pip at 539 miles

    Spotted this on the way home, don't see many of these on our roads:
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  12. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Nice! Reflectors in the quarter panel identify this as a '68. I drove a same-vintage hardtop (not the fastback as you have pictured; Gone In 60 Seconds priced those right up!) when I was in high school. Also had a '67 Convertible, virtually identical but for some grille trim and said reflectors. I have spotted rare birds of the opposite variety lately, a Cad ELR (I believe only the second one I have ever seen), and my first Tesla Model 3.

    Truck's not been doing well. I had to have the DPF replaced a couple weeks ago. Since then it's been a lot of idling, I have been in the South where it's constantly humid and mostly hot. 6.4mpg.

    I got to my home base and made a quick run for some Dr. Pepper; I generally despise soda, but I have the freedom of a car available and I do like Dr. Pepper. 47.2 to the store was awright, but the 59.6 for the return trip was surprising and delightful. Tank at 45.2.

    I have one more delivery tomorrow, then I trek home. My wife and kids are up in New York State, so I have the unusual opportunity of being on my own time and able to craft a more perfect route, disregarding the time it takes to cover the 100 miles. I'd love to match my 49.5 from the last tank, though I'll admit that's mostly a pipe dream.

    After that it'll be a couple months before I drive or refuel again; I'll get routed to spend my off week up there with my family and her sisters' families.
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Saturday , after leaving work , I drove around 89 miles , mostly highway , A/C all the time ( woman passenger ).
    End result was around 67 MPG for the 89 miles.

    Sunday , didn't drive at all. Went on a 32 mile bike ride. Around 97 deg F. My brother got a flat
    that we had to repair. But it was a good ride. I'm sure I lost some weight.
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Did you have to run the Volt's gasoline engine on any uphill portions?
    Wonderful! Congratulations on the achievement and appreciation of the occupation choice.
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  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Gord, that Jazz is only halfway full. You can do better! (hard sometimes to have enough stuff to fill it)
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Yeah ! Andrew could probably put all of that AND 300 lbs of animal feed in his.
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  17. alster

    alster Well-Known Member

    Our trip was via Highway 101 to Tillamook Oregon from our home in Seaside Or., which is at sea level. There are two mountain passes which our Volt is running
    on the gas engine, each pass is about 600 feet above sea level. On the way home I had 30-40 miles of electric range left and I go from Hold Mode and with a push of a button go to electric power and head back home crossing the mountain passes on 100% pure electric power. Yesterdays trip we headed down to Tillamook climbed the passes again on gas power and fished a different river and climbed up in elevation on Highway 26 pass to fish the Wilson River on gas power. This trip on gas was 73.4 miles on 1.32 gal's used per dash readout 55.7 mpg, 74.7 miles on electric with 14.9 KWH used (note plugged in for about 15-20 minutes when my wife came home from Astoria) normal KW used per full charge is 13.9-14.4 KWH. Still as good as our 2010 Prius would have done on gas, but the extra 70 miles on electric for only $1.80 is a real bonus with the Volt.
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  18. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    That's a great tactic. I suspect that is a weaker point of a straight hybrid and takes much greater care not to get the engine revs too high for efficiency. The torquey electric motor on the Volt with sufficient battery power to back it up can do the hill climb at a more relaxed pace. When I did the Pennsylvania I-80 route to the mid-West in the 2010 Prius, I had to be very watchful on the hill climbs. With care and keeping the iFCD in the 35-50 mpg range, it easily improved the efficiency overall, or I should say decreased the losses on the hill climbs versus always maintaining some semblance of speed. With the 2012 Prius Plug-in, it was easier to get even better results. I have not done that trip with the Prime yet, but I suspect truly great results.
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