Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Oct 1, 2020.
Welcome back to the grind
Thanks , Gord.
Today in the Civic.
35.1 miles , 23 are Interstate PSL 60 , 12 miles
surface streets. This is the route I take TO work every
day , in both cars. fcd = 48.0 MPG.
In the Civic , I take this route morning and afternoon.
Hi Edwin, what do you think your highway portion MPG is?
Bill , I reckon it's about 50 MPG at 55 MPH. 55 is my target speed , if
I can go faster downhill with out going lower than 60 MPG on the instant fcd ,
I can get some speed to tackle the next "hill". Some "hills" I might hit 62-65 MPH.
You must be doing quite well with your surface streets, and around Chicago, that's probably not an easy thing to do. Great job with the high average!
I ain’t thankin’ Gord! He never posts prices as high as we got..... ‘cept for the time the Washington town had its Gas War. & that was 100+ miles away.
Just be glad you’re not buying gas in the UK.....
I noticed the TPMS indicator was on in the Prius today. That would explain the poor fuel economy.
I don't have a gauge here with me ( at work ) , but I will do a visual inspection after the sun comes up.
Let's just say the trip in was <60 MPG per fcd.
I got my $1 tire gauge in the car....”cept we got two other cars too. Oh, got a $6 tire pump with gauge AND another tire pump, too. Anyhow, I ain’t got TPMS, with all my used tires on the cars. So my $1 gauge makes the rounds of all the cars.
The $1 plastic Walmart one I bought last year agrees surprisingly well with my old metal one, which agrees with the digital one. Every glove compartment should contain a gauge.
But, some glove boxes are so small, they can’t even hold a gauge or a ccp coronavirus mask(for those people who don’t transport pressy-dent “don’T rump”).... or a lipstick.... for those MEN who use lipstick....yeah, yeah, I know. They CALL it lip balm!
I have one gauge ,a $15 item I bought from amazon about seven years ago. It's in the Honda at the moment.
Since I didn't go home last night (at work now) I couldn't check the tires.
Visually , they look a bit low. I will stop at my Amoco ( free air ) on the way home ,
add air to all four , and adjust when I get home.
Today , 16.3 miles , fcd = 71.0*.943 = 66.9 MPG.
And the Prius has TWO glove boxes. And I like and use lip balm.
When one tire is going down, you can feel the difference by hand pressing the tire side wall, or thump on the tire and hear the difference. I've seen truckers use the latter technique. I've used both.
Having access to that free air station is a boon, but you cannot always count on being able to reach it if losing air more quickly.
I got a tire pressure pump with gauge for $6 at a Thrift shop about 12(+?) years ago. Used it a lot, its still functioning & its been my longest lasting tire pump ever. To add riches to a richman(ha ha ha), we found another little used tire pump in the garage.
Of course, you can feel the difference. You tilt to one side.
I just put 10$ in my gas tank and I swear my car giggled!
Last Friday lunchtime, motorway, 57°F, mostly headwind ENE17:
49.8 / 21.5
Friday afternoon went to Whitby in father-in-law's car - a Peugeot 2008 1.6 diesel:
55.9 / 239 miles over the weekend including a bit of local stuff
Monday morning, motorway, 51°F, mostly headwind WSW8:
51.0 / 21.5
Monday night, motorway, 57°F, mostly tailwind WSW10:
50.2 / 21.4
This morning, motorway, 49°F, mostly headwind WSW6:
51.8 / 21.4
Tank at 50.6 (FCD 53.7) / 91.4 / Range 650 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 53.2 / DTE 629
Did you put your UltraGauge in father-in-law's Peugeot ?
Or are those numbers from fcd ?
I would imagine an uncalibrated UltraGauge is no better than the built-in fcd and possibly a lot worse.
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