Month of June 2020 (Nat’l Avg $1.978)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Civic is maintaining...the usual mid-40s. I got lazy and lost my receipt from March, so although I know I filled up for $10.31 per my bank statements, I don’t know the rest.

    Last tank was frustrating. I had it up to around 49mpg because of some errands, but on the way back home I ran the AC to cool some specialty chocolate for the fam. About 40 miles out, the AC quit. Chocolate was ok, barely, but if it had quit before, I wouldn’t have gotten the chocolate! I wasted 4mpg that way!

    Good news is that a cursory visual inspection revealed that the compressor clutch wire simply rubbed through. Easy fix, but any recommendations on heat shrink splice connectors with that epoxy which melts to seal the connection?
     
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  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Going home Wednesday, motorway route, 70°F, cross/headwind NE9:
    48.9 / 23.1

    This morning, motorway route, 48°F, some rain, mostly crosswind NNE6:
    54.5 / 21.5

    Thursday night, motorway route - a few queues for the first time in ages, 57°F, and mostly crosswind SSE4:
    45.5 / 21.5

    Back into work on the bike this morning, 52°F, tailwind E6:
    No fuel / 22.0 / avg 19.7mph - longer but less hilly route - much faster :D

    Tank down 0.2 at 50.0 (FCD 52.7) / 463.4 / Range 255 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG down 0.1 at 52.2 / DTE 242

    Lost pip 3 (of 8) @ 342 miles
    Half tank @ 423 miles
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Stayed in Lombard last night. Round trip from work to Lombard to work
    is 32.6 miles , 48.9 MPG. Will see what the Honda will do taking the tollways
    back home to Aurora tonight. I have not checked the A/C yet ; the only time I use it
    is at highway speeds when I'm not accelerating. It's under warranty , let's make sure it works.
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Driving the Prius today. 69 deg F in Naperville , no wind.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 68.4 x.943 = 64.5 MPG.
    Tank is at 41.3 miles , fcd = 69.9 x .943 = 65.9 MPG.

    The A/C in the Honda works , but not super cold. With temps in the
    90s and high-ish humidity , I will use it on the highway sometimes.
    I'm still learning the Honda , and exploring how far I can push things
    with a manual trans car. For the four miles from my job to the expressway ,
    I got up to 40 MPG. One stretch of Biesterfield Rd has five traffic signals in
    a little more than a mile. Not HUGE gliding ops there. After 23 miles of
    highway , I was able to get up to 49 MPG. For the remaining seven miles
    I increased it slightly to 49.8 MPG. Oh , and I did not shut off the engine ,
    except at the longer red lights.
    Funny thing is , I bought this car for fun , but I can't stop hypermiling.
     
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I hated driving around Bolingbrook IL due to the many stop signs and non-intelligent traffic lights. MPG killer on non-hybrids and large family Buicks.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    All of the Chicago suburbs are like that, Bill. It's an example of our state's poor efficiency and lack of caring ,
    seasoned with ignorance and corruption. I am going to try to only drive my Honda on the highway or country roads.
    The Prius is in its element in the suburbs. And I was in Bolingbrook yesterday , at my daughter's house. I got to hold my
    grandson for first time.

    Can/t think of any , James. Is it possible that the wire was routed incorrectly and was rubbing against something ?
     
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  7. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    I don’t know what the proper routing would be, the wire doesn’t look long enough to have been retained anywhere. It rubbed straight through on the compressor body.
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 67 deg F in Woodridge , no wind according to wunderground. I definitely noticed some
    wind from the west , but it didn't affect me much as my route today was mostly north.
    23.3 miles , fcd = 79.5 x .943 = 75.0 MPG.
    Tank is at 111.1 miles , fcd = 71.9 x .943 = 67.8 MPG.

    Drove the Honda about 32 miles over the weekend. About 45 MPG per Honda fcd.
    It will take a while to burn up the first tank at approx. 180 miles per week.
     
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  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Nice morning commute.
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Only Monday mornings , as long as my girlfriend is living in Woodridge.
    But it's a nice road.
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Home on the bike Friday lunchtime, 52°F, crosswind S12:
    No fuel / 21.3 / avg 16.5mph - another different route - quite hilly and wind slowed me down :rolleyes:

    This morning, non-motorway route, 55°F, head/crosswind SW8:
    49.0 / 20.1

    Tank down 0.1 at 49.9 (FCD 52.6) / 483.5 / Range 225 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG down 0.1 at 52.1 / DTE 221

    I may have to adjust the Ultragauge calibration as it's tending to be too high....I haven't changed it for over 3 years but my driving style of late seems to be skewing the results :p
     
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  12. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    A nice 10.5mpg today. I have a light load that I’ll be taking some 700+ miles, so that will really pad my numbers!
     
  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    I’ve kept all my reports on the Global ccp coronavirus in its proper thread. But, at 11:36PM PDT last night, I was viewing when cases hit 9 million. Only 14 hours later, Global ccp coronavirus cases leaped 1+%, now 9,090,511.. now 9,090,561.
    6-25-2020
    PS....A “detail” amongst the tragedy.... US reported 1559 ccp coronavirus cases AND 4 minutes later reported 1100+ more cases.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 63 deg F in Naperville , a bit of wind from the west.
    35.1 miles , fcd = 68.0 x .943 = 64.1 MPG.
    Tank is at 178.0 miles, fcd =72.7 x .943 = 68.6 MPG.

    Nice trip home yesterday : 31.7 miles , fcd = 81.8 x .943 = 77.1 MPG.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 59 deg F in Naperville , no wind.
    35.1 miles , about 49 MPG. I don't keep a journal in the Honda ,
    so I don't recall the exact number. Most likely taking the highway home tonight ,
    I don't like sitting at red lights with engine running. I do turn it off
    for a few of the signals that I know will take a long time to change.
     
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  16. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    How about when you're coasting to a red light or stop sign in the Honda?
     
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  17. litesong

    litesong litesong

    My classic fuel saver is at a favorite riverside stop..... While doing the 35MPH speed limit, approaching the river, put the car in neutral & turn off the engine, glide along the river AND PAST my parking spot, continue to a T-stop for a road next to the road I’m on, turn hard (power off, no power steering) left in the T-stop. At this point, I’ve little velocity, move thru the T-stop, still gliding a trace downhill, & coast 120 yards to my river stop & slightly touch my brakes to stop the car.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Legitimate question , sir. I am either gliding in neutral at 70+fcd mpg (instant mpg reading maxes at 70 ) , or
    in DFCO in 3rd or 4th gear. I was amazed to find out that the Civic glides BETTER than the Prius. Still trying to
    find the right approach to this question : at what point do I use the brakes or put it back into gear and DFCO ?
    There are a few places where I need to be in the left lane as I will be turning left in 1/2 mile or less.

    Today , 60 deg F in Naperville , light wind from SW (tailwind).
    35.1 miles , fcd = 69.8 x .943 = 65.8 MPG.
    Tank is at 245.6 miles , fcd = 72.9 x .943 = 68.7 MPG.
     
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  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I'll chime in on that one. If you need the brakes, have it in gear and DFCO as well. Might as well have 0 fuel consumption than .2 gph, and take a little load off the brakes at the same time.

    Now, the ideal would be to start coasting sooner so you don't need brakes at all. The real world is rarely ideal. For instance, if you're in the left lane for an upcoming turn like you described, it would be disruptive to be the slow car in the "fast" lane. So don't be quite so slow and use DFCO.
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    When the King of Manual Hypermiling speaks , I listen.
     
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