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Old 11-21-2006, 02:36 PM   #1231
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I haven't posted for awhile so now is as good a time as any. The temps started out at ~28 this morning and got to a high of 43 with SW winds at around 5-10 mph with gusts to around 16. The first leg of my commute to the wife's work was 37.4 mpg. From there to my work, I managed a 50.8. On the return trip to the wife's work in the afternoon, I got 52.8. From her work to home stunk real bad because I got behind a school bus and I think he added a few extra stops just for me. I was only able to pull off a 45.6. I redeemed myself later on though. I had to pick my daughter up at school and managed to pull off a 55.7 for the 5 mile trip. I took the back way home and really pulled out the tools and managed a 70.9:woot: From home to my daughter's voice lessons I managed 69.3 for a ~10 mile trip. On the way home from the lessons, I managed a 56.*. I wish I could afford to buy Dan's VX so I could be doing some 100 mpg segments. It looks like I could be on track for a 600+ tank. I'm at just over 515 miles and the guage is reading right at the 1/4 mark. From past experience, I could have 125-150 miles left.
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:38 PM   #1232
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I haven't posted for awhile so now is as good a time as any. The temps started out at ~28 this morning and got to a high of 43 with SW winds at around 5-10 mph with gusts to around 16. The first leg of my commute to the wife's work was 37.4 mpg. From there to my work, I managed a 50.8. On the return trip to the wife's work in the afternoon, I got 52.8. From her work to home stunk real bad because I got behind a school bus and I think he added a few extra stops just for me. I was only able to pull off a 45.6. I redeemed myself later on though. I had to pick my daughter up at school and managed to pull off a 55.7 for the 5 mile trip. I took the back way home and really pulled out the tools and managed a 70.9:woot: From home to my daughter's voice lessons I managed 69.3 for a ~10 mile trip. On the way home from the lessons, I managed a 56.*. I wish I could afford to buy Dan's VX so I could be doing some 100 mpg segments. It looks like I could be on track for a 600+ tank. I'm at just over 515 miles and the guage is reading right at the 1/4 mark. From past experience, I could have 125-150 miles left.
Good job of working it.
Maybe Santa will bring you a block heater for Christmas. It looks like the cold start cost you around 15 MPG or so.
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:45 PM   #1233
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Good job of working it.
Maybe Santa will bring you a block heater for Christmas. It looks like the cold start cost you around 15 MPG or so.
I actually have one on the car. Unfortunately, it is a lower radiator hose heater. On Saturns, the thermostat is in the lower hose. This pretty well kills the effectiveness of a lower hose heater. I want to call my Saturn dealer and see how much it would be to install a frost-plug type block heater.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:42 PM   #1234
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81.4 mpg (US): round trip, secondary roads, P&G, 1 EBH start, cold start return leg, 33 mph avg., 57 max., 54.3 mi., nice day (sunny, little to no wind, 10* C / 50* F). Unbelted alternator.

Tank sitting at 70.6. Will fill up tomorrow or Monday. *fingers crossed*

Yesterday I saw 80.x mpg (US) round trip in city driving. Took my nephew to the movies.
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:00 AM   #1235
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Best Tank Ever

Yep!!!

Best tank ever in the Accord

660 miles, 15 gal. for 44 mpg.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:13 AM   #1236
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:06 PM   #1237
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Another trip on secondary roads. (Ironically, I've done more driving than average this month, and it was mostly fetching parts for the Forkenswift... )

93.1 mpg (US) round trip: the usual... P&G, EBH start, 28 mph avg., 53 max., 38 mi. r.t., nice day, wind @ 7 kts SSW, 11* C / 52* F). Unbelted alternator. Should add: 12.58v @ start, 12.25v @ finish (two batts in parallel).

Why so much better than yesterday's trip on the same roads: 5 mph slower avg. speed; removed front mud flaps, windshield wipers, & about 120 lbs lighter (less junk in the car).
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:22 PM   #1238
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Finished the holiday travel tour. Three cities in 3 days. Turned in a good tank with the Prius 444.5 @ 64.4 which is almost all highway.

Not so good with the Maxima this tank came in at 30.9. I'm happy with it because of a lot of short trips. I installed a recirculating tank heater halfway through this tank and it really seems to helps. Hopefully next tank will be more normal driving conditions.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:10 AM   #1239
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Sounds like it's time to see photos of your work clencher!
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:28 AM   #1240
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Up to dartmouth yesterday: 62.37 MPG

This should be a good tank, but so far I've put 350 miles on it and it's only half empty, we'll see after the drive home.
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