Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Dec 31, 2020.
Welcome to the grind -glad to see the back of 2020
Happy New Year everyone
Haven’t been driving much lately, one short journey to report but don’t have numbers yet apart from they were rubbish
Happy New Year ! Gord , thank you for starting out our January thread.
26 deg F today in Glenview ( where my GF lives ).
Honda , 10.0 miles, fcd = 38.5 MPG.
Today in the Prius. 31 deg F in both Naperville and Elk Grove.
35.1 miles , fcd = 58.2 x .943 = 54.9 MPG.
The Civic would get about 44 in this weather.
No problem Edwin
First drive in my car this year Monday morning - back to work, motorway route, 37°F:
46.3 / 21.5
Last night, motorway route, 37°F:
45.5 / 21.4
This morning, non-motorway route, 35°F, called in on the way to fill-up:
43.5 / 14.1
Miles on tank: 569.5
Calc. MPG : 46.8mpg
Calc. Range: 66 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
FCD Range: 35
FCD MPG : 49.4 MPG (5.5% over-report)
UG MPG : 47.95 MPG (2.47% over-report)
No. of trips: 25
Average trip length: 22.8
Average speed 35mph
Driving time on tank: 16hrs 26mins
Days since last fill: 26
Ave. Temperature: 42.4°F
Ave. no. of people in car: 1.94
Pmpg for the tank: 90.6
FCD over-report for tank 75 will remain at 5.4% so I'll adjust the indicated numbers down by that.
Gas station to work, 35°F:
48.8 / 5.6
This lunchtime, took car for 2 new tires to a very local garage - lots of stationary traffic:
21.2 / 0.9 for the round trip - never great but excellent price !
Got car booked in for timing belt (was due at 5 years old) plus MOT (UK roadworthiness test) on Thursday evening - I will collect a courtesy car for the duration.
Signing the life away again today! Like I said a few days ago, replacing our 2006 Focus with a, what we finally decided, 2020 Toyota Camry with less than 5k miles on it. It's an LE model, no extra options, which is exactly what we wanted. We're not overly picky with our cars anymore. Just wanted something that will be reliable for the longer term. Certified Pre-Owned as well! Paying $20,500 plus taxes and fees.
Congrats, TFF! That seems to be the going rate for a low-miles, certified 2020 Camry. Good job and many trouble free miles to you!
Nice TFF - my dad used to have an ‘88 Camry - great car!
Staying home mostly because of the continuing rainfall dumping on western Washington. Seattle is just under 3 inches of rain in the first 4 days of the year. Hoquiam, near the ocean, has gotten 5.99inches of rain with great quantities all along the Coast. Snoqualmie Falls is pounding in its 250+ foot fall, measuring 14,400 cubic feet per second. There is probably an internet site showing Snoqualmie Falls presently, altho it might be reduced a bit right now. I was able to take a nice morning drive without rain, altho it was 100% cloudy. I took my drive this morning because it was predicted to rain this afternoon.... & it is.
PS.....Oh, yes. Snoqualmie Falls, conducting water out of the interior Washington state Cascade Mountains, generally flows around the large boulders in the river middle at the top of the falls. But, the great amount of water running right now, has totally engulfed the large boulders so you can’t see them. Once, a friend of mine did some calculating & determined that Washington state river flows are 100 times greater during flood stages, than low water marks during the summer.
Today in the Prius. Coming from Lombard , so no highway.
30 deg F in Elk Grove.
16.3 miles , fcd= 65.8 x .943 = 62.0 MPG.
Very nice, Edwin.
Had a decent trip home from work in the Prius.
Temp was 40 when I left work and 38 when I got home.
32.2 miles ( no highway , no tolls ) , fcd = 72.1 x .943 = 67.99 MPG.
Yes , I'm cherry-picking. But I know I will be driving the Civic Thursday and Friday ,
and THOSE numbers won't be nearly as nice.
Today , in the Civic. 32 deg F in Naperville , 33 in Elk Grove.
35.1 miles , fcd = 44.8 MPG.
Next time I fill this car, I will calculate MPG and compare to the Honda fcd.
Last night, motorway route but hit almost stationary traffic then near home took a detour to avoid some roadworks, 35°F, cross/headwind NNE10:
41.8 / 22.0
This morning, motorway route, 34°F, crosswind N9:
47.0 / 22.0
Tank up 4.5 to 42.7 (FCD 54.1) / 49.8 / Range 595 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 1.9 to 46.1 / DTE 573
Today , in the Civic again , then Prius from Sat AM to Monday PM.
33 deg F in Naperville , 32 in Elk Grove.
35.1 miles, fcd = 44.6 MPG.
Low fuel light came on , I may fill up on the way home.
2014 Civic LX 5MT , ODO = 86,477
Wednesday night, motorway route, 34°F, crosswind NNE10:
46.2 / 21.4
Thursday morning, motorway route, very cold and a hard frost, sub-zero 27°F, crosswind N9:
47.5 / 21.6
Thursday night took my car to the garage, motorway route, still freezing 28°F, crosswind NNE10:
47.2 / 21.9
Back home in courtesy car, an old VW Polo with no FCD!
Tank up 2.1 to 44.8 (FCD 56.7) / 115.4 / Range 560 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG up 2.1 to 48.8 / DTE 544
To work this morning in the Polo - no idea!
Coming home this lunchtime - no idea!
Whoa! Edwin and Gord, you're both doing great in these cold temps.
Thanks , Bill.
Hey Gord ,what engine is in that Polo ?
On the way home today , I took scenic route #2 ( no highway ). Including a stop to buy gas ,
the trip was 32.5 miles , fcd = 47.9 MPG.
My fill-up at Amoco in Naperville took 11.6 gallons of 87 E10 at $2.399.
507.5 miles / 11.6 = 43.75 MPG. Fcd stated 44.2. Not too far off (1%)
Today in the Prius again. 28 deg F in Naperville.
35.1 miles , fcd = 57.2 x .943 = 53.9 MPG.
Ouch. After I leave work today , I'm driving 10 miles ,
then not driving at all until Monday AM.
I'm tired of driving.
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