Month of July 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.717)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dead right Edwin.....

    Going home Friday lunchtime, 2UP, 58°F, mostly headwind WNW 3:
    43.9 / 22.4

    Saturday morning went to fill up including a stop at a supermarket where I was given a 30c/GallUS coupon, 68°F:
    52.9 / 3.2

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 588.2 miles
    GallsUS: 13.21
    Calc. MPG : 44.52 MPG
    Calc. Range: 16.5 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 5
    FCD MPG : 49.2 MPG (7.54% over-report) - higher than normal - skewed by service
    UG MPG : 46.9 MPG (8.22% over-report)
    No. of trips: 31
    Average trip length: 19.0
    Average speed 25mph (was 28mph before service)
    Driving time on tank: 23hrs 14mins (service added 2hrs 22mins!!!)
    Days since last fill: 28
    Commuting: 70.8%
    Ave. Temperature: 64.7°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.11
    Pmpg for the tank: 93.8

    I'm sticking with a 5.25% FCD over-report - I'll adjust the indicated numbers down by that for this tank.

    Gas station to home:
    52.7 / 4.0

    Saturday afternoon picked my mother up on route and went 5UP for afternoon tea for middle daughter, 70°F:
    50.0 / 19.5

    Going home with drop off:
    48.7 / 3.2

    Had a lift in with car pooler yesterday but he had to go home - mother-in-law (who I've heard has since passed away :() so I got a lift to the railway station and caught the train home.

    On my own this morning, detoured traffic light section, 66°F:
    54.2 / 22.0 - great run :D

    New tank at 50.6 (FCD 53.2) / 64.9 / Range 585 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 51.2 / DTE 627
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Had a good trip home yesterday. Temp was around 82 F , scenic route #2 , one 75 minutes stop at health club , one 10 min stop
    to get some groceries. 32.0 miles , 71.9 MPG. Those trips home keep my tanks in the "okay" range.
    Today , 64 deg F in Naperville , 61 in Wood Dale , and a tropical 66 deg in Toronto. 35.1 miles , 63.1 MPG.
    Tank is at 513.7 miles , 66.3 MPG , 146 miles and three pips remaining.
     
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  3. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, solo, detour #2 then smaller detour on second half, hot 87°F, mostly headwind ESE9:
    47.6 / 20.5

    This morning on my own, motorway route, detoured traffic light section, 19.5°C, wet roads after thunder/lightning storm last night, mostly tailwind ENE5:
    56.0 (FCD was showing 59 mpgUS / 70.8 mpgImp) / 21.9 - fantastic for a journey to work!
    [​IMG]

    Tank up 0.3 at 50.9 (FCD 53.6) / 107.3 / Range 585 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 0.4 at 51.8 / DTE 593
     
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Nice one, Gord!
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F in Naperville , the same in Wood Dale , and 65 in Toronto.
    35.1 miles , 64.4 MPG. Tank is at 583.4 miles, two pips and 72 miles remaining , 66.4 MPG.
    Yesterday's trip home ( highway ) wasn't too bad : 34.5 miles , 69.8 MPG.
     
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  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bill :D

    All the schools have closed for the summer so roads a bit quieter. Last night, 1UP, detour #2, warm 82°F, crosswind S5:
    47.6 / 19.2

    This morning 1UP, motorway route, no detours, 66°F, partial tailwind ENE7:
    54.9 / 21.5

    Tank down 0.1 at 50.8 (FCD 53.5) / 148.0 / Range 560 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 1.0 at 52.8 / DTE 565
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 67 deg F in Naperville and Wood Dale , 68 in Toronto.
    There may have been a little wind helping me on northbound leg.
    35.1 miles , 65.9 MPG. Tank is at 40.7 miles , 67.0 MPG.

    Filled up after health club last night : 609.9 miles , 9.133 gal of E10 87 for $3.189 per ,
    fcd = 69.6 *.956 = 66.5 MPG. 609.9/9.133 = 66.78 MPG. I couldn't go to the
    usual pump. I also just found out that the Amoco station has free air ! Nice.
    I will be getting some of that later today.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Bad news first. Not BAD news , just poor MPG news. Went to Michigan Saturday , to go to the Warren Dunes and blueberry farm nearby.
    Drove about 215 miles , speed limits between 55 and 70 , target speed was 60 , faster downhill. A/C was used all the way home (100+ miles)
    About 200 miles were Interstate. Only about 60 MPG for the day.

    Back to the grind today : Perfect weather , 76 deg F in Naperville , 76 in Wood Dale , 71 in Toronto.
    Coming from my girlfriend's new place is 23.3 miles , mostly 4-lane roads 35-45 PSL. It was nice to see an
    fcd over 80 for a trip , first time it's happened this year. 23.3 miles , fcd = 80.3 x .956 = 76.7 MPG..
    Tank is at 360.7 miles and a dismal 62.1 MPG. But we sure had fun !
     
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  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Great shorter commute!
     
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  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'm back! First news, a nice 66.9 to work this morning in the Fit.

    Second, big vehicular changes to match life changes. And I mean BIG. New set of wheels is a Nissan NV3500 Passenger van. 12 seats. That was part of the vacation, picking it up in another city.

    This has been months coming, and a lot of work, but we are officially certified Foster Parents. We have our biological kids and will add more to that. If this big machine is what it takes to help a few of these kids, it's worth it. Some things in life are worth more than fuel economy.

    It is also a useful towing machine with a 9000 lb capacity.

    The Fit is sticking around for the times it can be useful, like summertime commuting.
     
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Congratulations on your family growth plans.
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F in Naperville , 68 in Wood Dale , and 69 in Toronto. No wind in the morning recently.
    35.1 miles , 63.3 MPG. Tank is at 427.9 miles , 61.1 MPG , 205 miles remaining. ODO = 89,665.
     
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  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    44.6 / 5.3 home last night. Traffic was backed up right to my work from a fender-bender in a major intersection. Sigh.
    65.2 this morning
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 64 deg F in Naperville , 61 in Wood Dale , and 65 in Toronto.
    16.4 miles , 70.7 MPG. Tank is at 459.7 miles , 176 remaining , and 63.4 MPG.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 61 deg F in Naperville , 57 in Wood Dale , and 66 in Toronto.
    35.1 miles , 62.9 MPG. Tank is at 527.1 miles, two pips and 109 miles remaining ,and 63.9 MPG.
    Could be worse.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    94F yesterday, 76 this morning

    55.8 mpg home
    67 mpg to work

    Tank sits at 55 mpg / 73 miles.
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I think we've had a record for cooling degree days this July. I hate it! I'm fortunate to have a geothermal heating/cooling system and solar panels, but I found I could tap into the earth's natural cooling even further by exchanging some living space air with the basement. That has lightened the load on the cooling system while improving the efficiency of the heat pump water heater in the basement. I've been thinking of ways to deal with increasingly hot summers and cold winters. I'm also thinking of adding an additional split-type heat pump unit (e.g. Mitsubishi splits) at some point along with more solar panels. I have never used the backup resistive heating elements in the geothermal HVAC system and I hope I never have to.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F in Naperville , 61 in Wood Dale , and 65 in Toronto. Proving once again
    that Canadia is warmer than the USA.
    35.1 miles , 63.0 MPG. Tank is at 596.4 miles, 33 remaining , one pip , 64.2 MPG. I should probably
    fill up tonight on the way home. Only seven days on this tank.
     
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  19. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Fun fact. You have to drive south from Detroit to enter Canada.
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I did not know that. I was once a passenger in a car that crossed from Detroit to Windsor , but I was only ten years old
    and of course , didn't pay attention to that stuff.
     

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