Month of August 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.719)

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

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 69 deg F in Naperville , 66 in Wood Dale and Toronto. I haven't said much about wind these past few weeks.
    It's either neglible or barely noticeable. Yes, I know this is the Windy City.
    35.0 miles , 64.2 MPG.
    Tank is at 529.5 miles , 132 remaining , 66.4 MPG.
    On the way home yesterday , I took scenic route #2 , the shortest and one of the most efficient routes.
    But because SOMEWHERE in the Chicago area , 2 or 3 drops of rain fell , traffic was gridlocked. The first hour , I covered 9.3 miles.
    It's about 22 miles to the Planet Fitness in Naperville. At about 50 minutes into that mess , with two bars SOC , the engine lit up and ran for
    almost four minutes ( I may have covered 75 meters in that time. ) Ouch. After it got back up to three bars , the engine shut off again.
    Shortly after that , I was able to get off THAT horrible road onto a familiar detour road. But all this time derailed my schedule enough
    that I skipped my workout and went straight home. At one point (9.1 miles) the MPG dropped down to 47 fcd. By the time I got home ,
    I nursed it back up to 68.9 MPG (fcd). For that route , with no stops , it should have been more like 76-78.

    I remember when driving was fun.
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  2. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Picked up a kid coming home from a retreat on the way home. AC was used. 46.1 / 11.5 mi
    This morning 78F, 73.4 mpg / 5.3 mi to work.

    The tank is now back down to 55.4 (from 55.7) / 261 mi.
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  3. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, 2UP, deja vu - motorway then detour on second half for third time this week, 70°F, cross/tailwind SW11:
    47.6 / 23.7

    This morning 2UP, motorway route, no detours, 64°F, head/crosswind SW12:
    50.9 (FCD 53.6) / 22.6 - first adjusted 50+ trip this week.

    Tank steady at 49.1 (FCD 51.6) / 481.1 / Range 195 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.1 at 49.5 / DTE 188

    Lost 5th pip (of 8) @ 465 miles
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 61 deg F in Naperville , 62 in Wood Dale . 60 in Toronto.
    35.1 miles ( not 35.0) , 63.7 MPG. Tank is at 596.7 miles , one pip , 59 miles remaining , 66.5 MPG
    Most likely filling tomorrow morning. I recently found out that my new favorite gas station (Amoco at Ogden and Raymond
    in Naperville ) not only has free air , but they also have free vacuums that really suck !
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I filled up Sat morning Aug 24. I think the price for 87 E10 was $2.899 , but I didn't record it.
    I did record this : 648.3 miles , fcd = 69.9 MPG x 0.956 = 66.8 MPG. 648.3 / 9.712 gallons
    = 66.75 MPG (sorry,Bill). My 0.956 multiplier is pretty close.
    I know these numbers can't compare to my summer 2018 #'s , but I had a considerably different
    commute then. Looking forward to the time when I might drive 5K miles a year , instead of 25K.
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 66 deg F in Naperville and Wood Dale , 69 in Toronto.
    35.0 miles , 65.8 MPG.
    Tank is at 165.0 miles , 64.0 MPG.
    90% chance of rain today. But it was dry when I drove in to work. :)
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  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52.5 / 11.5 this morning to school and work. 82 degrees and 95% humidity. Hits you in the face like a brick when you step out.
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Cooler 75F this morning.

    57 / 5.3 home last night
    53.5 / 11.5 this morning school and work

    Tank is at 54.9 / 342 mi.
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 58 deg F in Naperville , 58 in Wood Dale , and 64 in Toronto.
    35.1 miles , 64.0 MPG. Tank is at 263.8 miles , six of ten pips and 406 miles remaining , 64.9 MPG
    Taking scenic route #1 home today , so 70 MPG is likely.
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  10. visionseeming

    visionseeming Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    Sorry for my absence since my trip last week. I got back last Tuesday night (8/20) around midnight and realized I made a 10-second error that cost me ~$270... I left my house keys (and other keys, except the Prius C keyfob) at my parents house. Ended up staying at local hotel, hiring a locksmith the next morning, etc. :( Luckily I had a set of spare house keys, but it was in the Geo's glove compartment which was locked in the garage. I've since made several duplicates and keep at least two sets on me at all times.

    Anyway, been pulling okay numbers on average since I got back. Now that school is back in session, traffic seems to have taken a turn for the worse. This may be just coincidence, but I seem to find drivers more aggressive on average towards the Prius C than the Geo...

    Case in point, yesterday evening I had a JOTD event. It's about 6:45pm, I'm coming down a gentle slope on a 3-lane each direction highway, right-most lane ridge riding. Traffic is fairly heavy in all lanes, but moving fairly quickly (PSL is 50 or 55 mph) I was lucky there wasn't anyone behind me for a while so I took the opportunity to accel without the ICE and got into a glide about 35 mph or so (I know it's slow, but there was a red light up ahead and another right lane joining soon, which I was about to merge into). All of a sudden I see this white (Infinity I think) SUV or CUV rapidly approaching, blasts the horn and moves one lane over. About 30 seconds later, we're both at the stoplight, the driver has his windows down and proceeds to throw some small object at my car (a pebble or bottle cap or something). Luckily I had my windows up and just ignored him... no desire to escalate and risk further harm.

    I've been trying to use as a general guideline maintaining enough gap behind my car so I can see the tires of the vehicle behind me, especially if the opportunity to pass is not readily available. This is of course assuming I already have plenty of room ahead of me, which is almost always the case.

    Tank is at 74.0 MPG / 446.8 miles, with 3/10 bars remaining on the fuel gauge.
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home last Thursday, 2UP, 70°F, mostly headwind WNW 3:
    43.4 / 22.4

    Went out for a meal for my birthday, 2UP, 68°F:
    60.2 / 5.6
    48.0 / 5.7

    Saturday morning went 4UP to collect father-in-law then 5UP to garden centre for breakfast and a wander:
    42.1 / 15.6

    Saturday afternoon went to a walled garden and shop to get a bird feeder for mother-in-law:
    48.6 / 28.4

    Tuesday morning went 4UP to Seaside the long way (mostly motorway), 73°F, some A/C:
    57.2 (FCD 60.2 :D) / 69.0

    Seaside carpark to gas station where I had a money off coupon, 85°F:
    35.8 / 2.1

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 629.9 miles
    GallsUS: 12.68
    Calc. MPG : 49.7 MPG
    Calc. Range: 44.8 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 35
    FCD MPG : 51.8 MPG (4.60% over-report)
    UG MPG : 48.3 MPG (2.7% under-report)
    No. of trips: 29
    Average trip length: 21.7
    Average speed 31mph
    Driving time on tank: 20hrs 17mins
    Days since last fill: 37
    Commuting: 45.7%
    Ave. Temperature: 70.3°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 2.31
    Pmpg for the tank: 114.6

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

    Gas station to home via shorter route, hot and humid, A/C on all the way :rolleyes:, 87°F:
    45.1 / 57.1

    New tank at 45.1 (FCD 47.5) / 57.1 / Range 610 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 47.4 / DTE 583
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  12. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    55.8 / 5.3 - home last night
    62 / 14.6 - out and back, picking up my kid from a youth event
    51.6 / 11.7 - this morning, 4 kids to school and me to work

    Tank is up to 55.0 / 377 mi.
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F in Naperville , 60 in Wood Dale , and 68 in Toronto.
    35.1 miles , 64.4 MPG.
    Tank is at 5/10 pips,332 miles remaining,65.2 MPG,332.4 miles..
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  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Stops on the way home dropped my numbers.
    46.4 / 2.0
    57.8 / 2.0
    48 / 7.2

    This morning, 75F
    56 / 11.5

    Tank is down a tick to 54.8 / 405 mi, right on 1/2 full.
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  15. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    You guys are all doing great with those 600+ mile tanks. Keep up the good work.
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