Month of November 2020 (Nat’l Avg $2.131)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, motorway, 50°F, tail/crosswind SW12:
    48.2 / 21.5

    This morning, accident on normal motorway route so slower, shorter non-motorway route, 55°F, mostly crosswind SSW11:
    51.8 / 19.6 - great run - might do it more often!

    Tank up 0.1 at 48.7 (FCD 51.4) / 225.1 / Range 475 . Guess gauge F_«««|««««E . UG down 0.1 at 51.4 / DTE 470
     
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  2. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    win-win!:D (if the time penalty isn't too great of course)
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    In America , we don't call them "accidents" anymore. Not sure who decided this ,
    but now the TV newspeople call them "crashes".
    A rose is a rose.
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    For me , the non-motorway route is less stressful as well as more efiicient
    AND shorter distance AND no toll paid. Well worth the extra 15 min.
     
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  5. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Sure, it's an accident unless e.g. some bozo is not paying attention while their Tesla crashes into something or someone at over 100 mph.

    https://www.carscoops.com/2020/11/watch-a-tesla-rear-end-a-honda-civic-at-136-mph/

    p.s. I did not fact check the above info.
     
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  6. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    ... and they're never caused by drivers any more, but by vehicles that leave the road, run red lights, etc.
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The driver is only a helpless "passenger" , it couldn't be her fault.
    I blame the phone , or Elon Musk , or my boss , or.....COVID.

    Today , in the Prius. 31 deg F in Naperville. Took a detour to avoid a freight train ,
    but the police had Eola Rd blocked while they were arresting someone. They finally
    waved me around. Thoughtful blokes.
    36.8 miles , fcd = 60.9 x .943 = 57.4 MPG. Tank is still
    hovering around 65 ( fcd). I should fill up tonight.
     
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  8. rossbro

    rossbro Well-Known Member

    Myrtle Beach, Regular, a buck 79.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for your insights and information guys :D

    Tuesday night, motorway, 58°F, tail/crosswind SW12:
    49.0 / 21.4

    Wednesday morning, motorway, 49°F, mostly crosswind SSW13:
    53.5 / 21.5 - really on the ball this time!

    Tank up 0.4 at 49.1 (FCD 51.7) / 268.0 / Range 430 . Guess gauge F__««|««««E . UG up 0.3 at 51.7 / DTE 431

    Lost pip 2 (of 8) @ 250 miles
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , Honda. Usually there isn't much wind at all at 4:00 AM when I leave the house.
    Today there was a nice 15-20MPH tail wind (SW) that helped my poor yestertech car
    to achieve 49.8 MPG (fcd) for the 35.1 miles. Temperature is 44 deg F in Naperville.
     
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  11. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Great result Edwin :cool:

    Last night, motorway, 48°F, tail/crosswind SW14:
    49.3 / 21.2

    This morning, motorway, 45°F, raining, headwind W9, busier than of late, not great:
    48.5 / 21.7

    Tank down 0.1 at 49.0 (FCD 51.6) / 310.9 / Range 375 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG up 0.1 at 51.8 / DTE 389

    Lost pip 3 (of 8) @ 310 miles
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , Prius. 54 deg F in Naperville.
    35.0 mi9es fcd = 64.6 x *.943 = 60.9 MPG..
    Tank is at 64.7 fcd.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today I am in the Honda. 39 deg F in
    Naperville , 36 in Elk Grove. 35.1 miles , fcd = 45 .6 MPG.
    Does anyone understand the dumb-ass algorithm that calculates
    how many miles remain on the tank ? I say "dumb-ass" but , actually
    my ass is a lot smarter than this thing. When I left the house this
    morning , it said 72 miles. After driving 35 miles , it said 27.
    How did I use 45 miles worth of fuel to go 35 miles ?
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I cannot say I truly understand the algorithm, but it would make sense for the computer to give you a range estimate based on how you've been driving recently, and your lower FCD average today probably warrants a reduction in the DTE.
     
  15. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    ^ Probably something like that, making conservative assumptions; details proprietary. I ignore mine, because I can figure "DTE" more accurately myself when it matters.
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Friday lunchtime, motorway, 46°F, mostly crosswind SSW9:
    49.9 / 21.4

    Saturday morning went 2UP to see eldest daughter and her partner for a chat (outside):
    53.1 / 18.3 - great run up the A1, 54°F, tail/crosswind SW14
    51.0 / 19.0 - head/crosswind SW14

    This morning, motorway, frosty 35°F, head/crosswind SW4:
    48.1 / 21.8

    Tank up 0.3 at 49.1 (FCD 51.7) / 435.0 / Range 235 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG down 0.5 at 51.2 / DTE 257

    Half tank @ 370 miles
     
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  17. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, bit busier but still made it to motorway, 47°F, mostly crosswind SSW11:
    45.5 / 21.4

    This morning, motorway, warmer 49°F, mostly crosswind SSW8:
    51.2 / 21.5 - much better

    Tank down 0.1 at 49.0 (FCD 51.6) / 477.9 / Range 195 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG down 0.1 at 51.1 / DTE 214

    Lost pip 5 (of 8) @ 449 miles
     
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  18. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Tuesday night, motorway then traffic lights were out due to a power cut which caused a stop/start/crawl in a couple of places, 52°F:
    45.7 / 21.4

    Wednesday morning, motorway, light rain, 49°F:
    52.0 / 21.5 - great run

    Tank down 0.2 at 48.8 (FCD 51.5) / 520.8 / Range 135 . Gues gauge F____|_«««E . UG steady at 51.1 / DTE 170
     
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  19. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Yes indeed!
     
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  20. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Bill

    Right! Catch-up time ;)

    Wednesday night, bigger queue than normal to get to motorway but actually allowed me to get some slow speed FAS in, 49°F:
    47.3 / 21.4

    Thursday morning, motorway, light rain, 41°F:
    51.1 / 21.5

    Thursday night, motorway, 46°F:
    47.7 / 21.4

    Friday morning, non-motorway route, 37°F, headwind WNW2, called in on the way to fill-up:
    56.1 (indicated 59.6) / 14.5


    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 599.6
    GallsUS: 12.4
    Calc. MPG : 48.37mpg - better than last tank
    Calc. Range: 57.4 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 40
    FCD MPG : 51.4 MPG (6.21% over-report)
    UG MPG : 51.1 MPG (5.62% over-report) - I think I need to adjust the Ultragauge for winter.....:rolleyes:
    No. of trips: 32
    Average trip length: 18.7
    Average speed 32mph
    Driving time on tank: 18hrs 44mins
    Days since last fill: 18
    Commuting: 92.7%
    Ave. Temperature: 48.7°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 1.02
    Pmpg for the tank: 49.2

    FCD over-report for tank 73 will remain at 5.4% so I'll adjust the indicated numbers down by that.

    Gas station to work, 38°F:
    51.4 / 5.6

    Going home Friday lunchtime motorway route, 46°F, slight headwind ENE3:
    47.4 / 21.4

    This morning, motorway route, 45°F, mostly headwind S9:
    51.1 / 21.5

    New tank at 48.8 (FCD 51.5) / 48.5 / Range 625 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG at 51.1 / DTE 170
     
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