Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, May 1, 2019.
I'm working from home today - having a new central Heat/AC installed at home.
Last night, detour #2 - worked it hard again. Some temporary traffic lights near home were worth avoiding, 67°F, headwind E7:
51.0 / 20.9 - another calculated 50+ mpg on the journey home!
This morning, detour #2 reverse, detoured traffic light section, cooler 43°F, tailwind E3:
48.2 / 19.6 - not so good
Tank steady at 49.3 (FCD 51.8) / 168.5 / Range 535 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG up 0.2 at 51.2 / DTE 524
Lost first pip @ 154 miles
Today , 48 deg F in Naperville , 51 in Wood Dale. No wind ! 35.1 miles, 63.57 MPG.
Tank has 421.9 miles , 62.71 MPG.
New central air installed. Wallet lightened.
It's a 17-SEER 2-stage system that runs at half power most of the time. Yesterday it ran 4 hours on low and 1/2 hour on high (starting mid afternoon and trying to catch up). It should cut our electric bill in half.
53.7 / 11.5 this morning, drippy wet dew
Tank 50.3 / 384 mi.
Last night I stayed in Lombard , which means a much shorter (and non-highway) trip to work.
This morning , 58 deg F in Wood Dale , light wind helping me.16.3 miles , 73.71 MPG.
Tank is at 456.4 miles , 63.10 MPG. Scenic route to PF and home tonight , which means a possible 70 trip.
Had some INSANE drivers on the way home last night. Evasive maneuvers / defensive driving and a general bad mood cost me:
43.3 mpg / 5.3 mi
52.6 / 11.5 this morning
Just scored a $300 2008 Hyundai sonata limited. V6. Leather, moon roof, 180,000 miles. Co-workers bad breakup with her ex. She didn't want to look at it anymore. Body has has some accident damage on the passenger side. Perfect car for a teen getting her license. I've driver bigger beaters in my adult life. Car was sitting since November. First couple miles were interesting. Stuck brakes and flat spots on the tires, but it all cleared up and drove the 25 miles home nice. I'll be going thru it changing fluids this weekend
Sounds like a pretty decent beater James
Last night, detour #2 which was rubbish, 62°F, cross/headwind NE12:
42.6 / 19.9
This morning, motorway route, raining, 48°F, mostly crosswind NNE10:
49.7 / 21.2
Tank down 0.6 at 48.1 (FCD 50.6) / 250.8 / Range 430 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG down 0.4 at 50.9 / DTE 437
Lost pip 2 of 8 @ 240 miles
Another word for "beater" is "humpty". I learned that from #1 daughter. But I suspect she made the word up.
Today , I must have had waterlogged tires , or sumpin'. I did okay until I got on the highway , but things
went downhill ( not in the good way ) from there. And I can't blame wind, rain , wet roads as they were not a factor.
So I'm stickin' with the waterlogged tires. Yeah. I will check tire pressure later today.
35.1 miles , 59.37 MPG. Tank is at 524.1 miles , 63.10 MPG. Two pips remaining.
Filled up yesterday morning for the first time in over a month of all short trips (of 12-22 miles except a shorter trip to dealer for the inverter software recall). 683 miles, which could've safely been extended beyond 700, since the last gauge segment began blinking only one mile earlier.
Really great result!
Picked up a '16 Buick Regal with a Turbo? Averaged 38 MPG over 150 miles of highway driving. A few weeks ago (I sprained my right ankle, makes it hard to drive) I drove a Cruze and averaged almost 50 MPG :O
Good work ! Are you going to give us the other numbers ? Gallons , fcd reading , etc.
Today , 47 deg F in Naperville , 45 in Wood Dale , no wind. 35.1 miles , 60.99 MPG.
Last pip started to flash at 585.5 miles , showing a range of 8 miles. It's about 25 miles to my
preferred gasoline store. Am I worried about it ?
Some of you are old enough to know what Alfred E. Neuman would say.
Tank has 603.1 miles , 63.10 MPG. Scenic route to gas station and home , which might bump me up
to 63.2. As with the last 3-4 tanks , I will compare actual calculated MPG to fcd reading.
I might if someone asks.
10.82 gallons. "Fcd" reading was unavailable, because it was slightly out-of-phase with the fill-up, for reasons probably too complicated and boring to explain. However, if available, I'm sure it would've been very near 66.1 mpg. (683/10.82/0.955)
The trip to one of the small towns I often drive to for group bike rides typically allows better mileage than other common trips, because it has several opportunities for long, not-too-steep downhill coasting, and little enough traffic that I can often get by with doing that without collecting a long tail of impatient wanna-be speeders behind. It would be better, if not for this county's recent fondness for turning many downhill intersections into 4-way stops, even when the intersecting road has far less traffic. Thus, I (along with everyone else who comes through on the busier road) am forced to throw away a lot of energy braking downhill to the stop sign (or stoplight in a couple of spots), then taking off uphill.
Anyway, my best-ever fcd number for that particular round trip has been about 75 (=71.6 actual) mpg. Maybe roughly half the 683 miles were to and from that destination.
Absolutely brilliant run home Friday lunchtime, 64°C, mostly headwind ENE14:
56.3 (59.2 on the FCD ) / 21.6
Tank up 0.5 at 48.6 (FCD 51.1) / 272.4 / Range 420 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.7 at 51.6 / DTE 426
I love the title!
Nation average = too low. RedylC94 , thank you.
I filled up Saturday at Amoco in Naperville. 629.2 miles , 9.924 gallons calculates to 63.4 MPG.
Fcd reading of 66.4 x 0.956 = 63.48 MPG. Take your pick. Did a little driving Sunday : she just
HAD to go shopping ( meaning , walking around in Nordstrom for 30 minutes, then going home empty-handed).
Today , 51 def F in Naperville , 50 in Wood Dale. A bit of a cross wind from the west. 23.9 miles ,70.74 MPG.
Tank is at 52.9 miles , 61.84 MPG.
Rained a lot of the time Sunday , but still got in ten miles of bicycle.
I like it too Wayne
Sunday morning - 75 mile bike ride @ 17.5mph avg.
This morning, motorway route, sunny, 52°F, mostly crosswind NNW6:
50.8 / 21.2
Tank up 0.1 at 48.7 (FCD 51.2) / 293.9 / Range 385 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 51.7 / DTE 405
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