Month of June 2020 (Nat’l Avg $1.978)

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  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Friday lunchtime, motorway route, 56°F, had an extra stop at the vets to collect a prescription for the dog, cross/headwind NE9:
    48.9 / 23.1

    This morning, motorway route, 56°F, drizzle and mist but a great run, mostly tailwind ENE4:
    54.5 / 21.5

    Tank up 0.1 at 50.0 (FCD 52.7) / 356.0 / Range 370 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.3 at 51.6 / DTE 342

    Lost third pip (of 8) @ 342 miles
     
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  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bill - I remembered I took a photo at the time!:
    [​IMG]
    Horrible!

    2 Cylinder Mode in action with Cruise set at 56mph :D
     
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  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    very nice... with appropriate following distance and a tractor-trailer clearing the water off the road, too! 2-cyl mode seems to work well in practice.
     
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  4. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Probably he was, but once upon a time, the foot was officially the length of the (English, of course) king's foot. Unfortunately, the king eventually died and was buried, rendering his foot inaccessible as a reference standard.

    By coincidence, the meter is close to the length of a simple pendulum with a period of 2 seconds in earth's gravity, "g". For a while that was considered as a new definition of the meter, but then the experts discovered g varies by location, so that didn't work out.
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I filled up the Civic today at Amoco in Naperville. Honda says the tank holds 12.9 gallons ,
    which is plenty. 87 E10 was $2.179 ; the pump stopped at 10.002 gallons. This is a different
    pump than before , but I will try to use this one all of the time. It's slow - about 4 sec/gal.
    I reset Trip A and Trip B. When I got home , Trip A said 47.6 MPG. I may not drive the car
    until Wed or Thurs.
    I stopped at Discount Tire to see if they could do something about my tire that was losing air.
    They found a screw in it , fixed it , and I was on my way in 15 min total. And no charge !
    When I got home , I pumped up all the tires to about 40 psi ( bike pump ).
     
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  6. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    What's the plan for your Prius?
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    As long as I am working so far from home , I will keep it.
    It's a great commuting appliance.
    I plan to drive the Honda two or three days a week.
    After I retire ( 1-2 years ? ) I will find a new home for the Prius.

    Today , 53 deg F in Naperville , no wind.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 65.5x .943 = 61.8 MPG.
    Tank is at 557.7 miles , fcd = 72.1 x .943 = 68.0 MPG.
     
  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yeah, my mechanic of 20 years fixes my tires free, also. Lots of other things for no or little cost. Although he sells tires, I don’t buy them. Many come from communist china(always small letters) & Thailand, whose tire industry worker suppression is some of the worst in the world. My mechanic doesn’t care that I don’t buy his tires & he likes my idea of Craigslist used tires.
    Probably, the most pleasant repair my mechanic ever made was a new clutch in the 2008 Hyundai Accent. The old clutch was good & I worried the Accent feel would be bad. But, the new clutch is so good, it transforms the Accent. Its as sweet as the clutch on our 2016 Elantra.
     
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  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    For those who haven’t followed the “Coronavirus Deaths” thread in Off-Topics, in the Business & Economics Forum, you may want to now, specially the last few pages. Many country leaderships have been worthless in controlling coronavirus & coronavirus is having its own way, around the world. More grief will be upon us.
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    That's why I make a point of not reading that thread. I hear enough bad news
    from other places.

    Today , 60 deg F in Naperville , no wind.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 68.6 x .943 = 64.7 MPG.
    Tank is at 625.2 miles , fcd = 72.3 x .943 = 68.2 MPG.

    46 miles remaining. I guess I need to fill on the way home.

    I may drive the Honda tomorrow.
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Monday night, motorway route - roads are still much quieter - definitely helping my numbers, warm 76°F, crosswind N5:
    53.7 / 21.4

    At 54.1mpg for the day (after deducting 5.4% for the average FCD over-report) that is my best commute mpg ever in this car over 42.9 miles.

    Back into work on the bike yesterday morning, foggy 55°F, tail/crosswind NE3:
    No fuel / 20.3 / avg 17.7mph

    Home on the bike last night, just made it back before the storm - loads of thunder and lightning!, 70°F, mostly headwind ENE7:
    No fuel / 19.7 / avg 17.9mph

    This morning, motorway route, misty 55°F, crosswind NNE4:
    51.4 / 21.5

    Tank up 0.2 at 50.2 (FCD 52.9) / 398.9 / Range 325 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.4 at 52.1 / DTE 305
     
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  12. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Congrats on your new best.

    Sounds scary and you seem to have luck on your side. Probably gave you a little extra adrenaline to get home more quickly. :D
     
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  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    My wife is like you. She is a quick study & multi-tasker, tho. On the lesser occasions she checks events, she integrates it fast & is ahead of me.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Drove the Civic today. By the time I got on the highway and up to cruising speed ,
    trip average fuel economy (AFE) was up to 46. By the time I got off the
    highway , it was up to 50. I maintained that number the remaining four miles
    to work , ending up with 35.1 miles , 50.5 MPG. I might take highway home tonight.
     
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  15. TheFordFamily

    TheFordFamily Well-Known Member

    Drove a 2020 Terrain yesterday for work. 1.5 with the 9-speed transmission. I didn't even know it had 9 speeds until on my way back and I was playing with the L gear and noticed. It really does not like switching into that gear. I managed to get it a few times, mostly on flat ground. I only filled it up personally on the way back from my destination. The car under-reported the MPG. I know, uncalibrated. But, the fuel was at the very top of the tank (I could see it).

    399.3
    12.615 gallons
    Indicated: 30.3 MPG
    Actual: 31.65 MPG

    A difference of 4.46 %
     
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  16. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Not to be a trouble maker, but... I think you've just been dissed, Edwin. :D
     
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  17. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Might your tires be over-sized compared to standard diameter tires?
    9 gears! Hope you have no transmission problems. Me....I like to shift my 5spd manual from second to fifth on a down slope. Consumer Reports says earlier transmissions are v. good. CR says its not the smoothest. Bet 100% ethanol-free gasoline would smooth it out.
    PS.... Sometimes my high gear doesn’t like to hold, specially at lower speeds. I use CC & watch the road ahead & my high gear holds well.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    It's okay to be a trouble maker , Bill. And I am not very thin-skinned.
     
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  19. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Ha ha. I note u liked my post. So.... double there..... :D:D.... and one of them, too...:p
     
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  20. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    What kind of drive? My company got me a Ford Escape as a rental a few years ago to transit from Dallas to Memphis. 2.0 EcoBoost was more like an EcoBeast...I was around 36mpg doing the lazy thing with 200+lbs out back, using cruise set to PSL and AC, and being the curious person I am, that included ripping off a few passes and allegedly laying rubber on a back road.

    I’m just sad they didn’t rent me something out to Louisiana to pick up my brand new truck last summer :p
     
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