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Date Distance Fuel Used Cost of Fuel Notes MPG(US)
02/25/2008 102.6 4.135 3.459Gas gauge showed it looked like a low-FE tank. Filled early to see how it was doing. Not so bad. 102.6 includes the added 2.6 miles from prev. tank.24.81
02/22/2008 241.6 9.359 3.389Add 2.8 mi. to next tank as I zeroed this one late. It's getting to be a habit. Tank consists of two runs to new job in So. Windsor CT. One day in snow and one day had a lunch errand to E. Htfd.25.81
02/21/2008 64.7 3.608 3.389Filed up before new commute run.17.93
02/18/2008 246.6 10.911 0Includes the 3 mi. to be added as previous tank was zeroed late.22.60
02/08/2008 274.3 11.181 3.299Add 3.0 miles to the NEXT tank's odo reading as I zeroed this one late.24.53
02/05/2008 282.9 10.808 0 26.17
02/01/2008 192.4 8.635 3.399 22.28
01/25/2008 251.7 10.076 3.399Trip to New London, then Jewett City and back. Next trip to N.L., then So. Windsor, Jewett City, New London, home. I was pretty thrifty with gas. It paid off.24.98
01/23/2008 229.8 10.78 3.399included shortish trips to Stgtn borough, starting in ~15 deg. weather and again to return home. Other similar short stuff.21.31
01/15/2008 116.2 4.276 3.299Trip to Htfd, NU / Berlin and back. More like my previous commute than the other driving I've done since 11/2/07. However as stops were only for 1-2 hours the engine never really did cool down. Did well!27.17
01/14/2008 186.4 8.292 3.459After previous fillup I didn't reset trip odo till I'd driven 1 mile (exactly). So this 186.4 INCLUDES the +1 mile correction.22.47
01/08/2008 272.8 11.688 3.459Drove 1 mile after filling before resetting odometer. So at next fillup give it one more mile than shown on odo.23.34
01/01/2008 235.8 10.329 3.459 22.82
12/23/2007 270.7 10.969 0Doing better. Not sure why. Maybe ECU finally got back on it's feet after disconnecting power when I restored the air intake temp control system. Included a trip to RI I-95 exit 8 (about 30-35 mi each way) but also included the usual bunch of local short hops.24.67
12/15/2007 257.9 11.12 3.299First tank driven entirely with restored airbox heater mechanism. Mostly short trips but one 70 mph trip to Middletown to help Matt S. move boxes. Fill was after move in Middletown. Included short city runs in M'town to/from storage.23.19
12/04/2007 253.9 10.639 3.429Trip to Hartford and back (total ~150 mi), plus local stuff after that. Had to climb to 8th level in Htfd. parking lot - a real FE killer.23.86
11/29/2007 266.8 10.908 3.429Restored airbox temp control system before this fillup. System still needs tweaking. IAT now 55-60 generally, occasionally as high as 70 puttering around town. One leg back from E. Berlin, the rest local stuff.24.45
11/24/2007 218.1 8.546 3.459Local + New Haven and back (~100 miles) + trip to E. Berlin, CT (55 mi). The three long legs were with Jackie and/or Marie.25.52
11/19/2007 294.3 12.866 3.359All local driving as I was out of work the entire period. This was the "hypertank" challenge. I last filled up on Wed. 11/9. Challenge was to see how long we could stretch a tank of gas. This was 89 octane, a switch from my previous 93 octane.22.87
11/07/2007 293.1 11.305 3.399Zeroed the odo about 2-3 miles late after fillup. Next tank, adjust this one and the next tank one. The 293.1 is more than the actual tank miles.25.92
11/02/2007 170.6 6.24 3.329Last commute trip to Berlin, CT. Probably last high test 93 octane. Next likely 89.27.33
10/31/2007 202.4 6.938 3.329 29.17
10/30/2007 297.6 11.996 3.299Some fast trips here. Home from work with kidney stone! Also weekend errands.24.80
10/26/2007 258.2 9.642 3.199Idled to jump start a friend. An revved hard several times just to enjoy it. Oops. Paid at the pump for that. Also ran the heat a bit. Sucks the heat right off the engine.26.77
10/24/2007 258.75 8.999 3.199Shell 93 octane. First time using Shell.28.75
10/22/2007 164.05 5.909 2.999 27.76
10/19/2007 278.4 9.783 2.999 28.45
10/17/2007 269.75 9.215 2.999This is the 2nd fillup of 93 octane high test. Still on summer RFG; changeover is in Nov. sometime. Tires pumped higher too - approx 44/42 front/rear.29.27
10/15/2007 172 6.263 0includes weekend errands and CHILLY temps - dipped to about 32 deg. F.27.46
10/12/2007 242.2 8.296 2.979 29.19
10/10/2007 120.5 4.106 2.979Better mpg this time. I drove slower - especially to work in a light rain. Looks like that's a good formula.29.34
10/09/2007 319.45 11.885 2.979Must have been driving too fast... Also included weekend short trips and a lunch drive on 10/8, Columbus day - cafeteria was closed.26.87
10/05/2007 196.6 6.571 2.979Three commute legs plus the tail end of trip home from Syracuse after final trip fillup.29.91
10/03/2007 289.05 9.564 3.059Highway trip Syracuse to Mystic CT. Actually filled up 20 mi. before Mystic in Norwich. Drove mostly between 60-65, however as slow as 50 and as fast as 80. A couple episodes of WOT.30.22
10/03/2007 37.6 1.769 3.159Syracuse local driving. Filled up before leaving for home in CT.21.25
10/02/2007 225.05 7.385 3.099Actually late 10/1, but I want it to show up sequentially on the Gaslog. Tank started on Mass Pike westbound, ended in Syracuse. Pretty sure I had a good tailwind the whole way. Also a quick drive following Ken to dinner on small roads, acceleration + braking and long stretches below 40 mph hurt there. So the ~30.5 mpg has some overall validity.30.47
10/01/2007 181.2 6.998 2.999Home from work, 17 mi. weekend errands, then first leg of drive to Syracuse. All driven with new front grill panel installed; I'd put it on before leaving work. Also includes some weekend errands. Hopefully this will be good long term.25.89
09/28/2007 122.6 4.29 2.979Stopped for a show at Ivoryton Playhouse on the way home. Then it rained from Ivoryton to Mystic.28.57
09/27/2007 237.8 7.964 2.979Good clean commutes. Stops at All Souls for choir reh. and a quick lunch trip to Home Depot for contact cement for NEW FRONT FACE [still in progress, not yet installed]. Even with the two short trips, came in just under 30, NICE!29.85
09/25/2007 205.9 7.242 2.979Still only in mid-28's. "Old" air dam reinstalled but this tank includes Sunday trip to church and a stop there for a meeting Monday p.m. Plus a WOT burst on trip home Monday, something to do with testosterone and a Chevy pickup passing me on a hill. He came from behind, I went WOT, he passed me by a nose, then I passed him. All on a Rte. 9 upgrade. I got up to about 80.28.43
09/22/2007 260.2 8.304 3.249NY trip. 50-60 mph. Had some traffic and some small roads plus a food stop each way. Left directly from work so the distance was shorter than from home. Odd price due to I bought 89 and 93 octane and split the difference.31.33
09/21/2007 121.2 4.229 2.979 28.65
09/20/2007 179.8 6.059 2.979OK, fessing up here. This tank is actually three small fillups. Done after replacing rad and upper rad hose. Also swapped in 2.5 qt synthetic trans fluid about 1/3 way into the "tank". A guy has to have a way to check FE in detail when ScanGauge is not possible. One leg clocked at 34.4, one at 31.8, and the worst was 10.3, a short leg to band rehearsal and then to fill .997 gallons~10 miles afterwards on the way home. So things are looking up.29.67
09/19/2007 134.2 5.107 2.979Upper rad hose leak. This tank included idling to warm to test after replacing hose and radiator plus a spirited drive to test for leaks. Also included a zippy drive home from work to pick up the hose before FCP Groton closed.26.27
09/18/2007 255.5 9.785 2.979Replaced heater hose to head during this tank. Thus two stretches of idling till fully warmed up to test system. Next will replace upper rad hose, tonight. Possibly will replace radiator also. 26.11
09/14/2007 124.7 4.479 2.979pretty quick trip home from work yesterday. Still hampered by missing front grill + block treatment. Getting cooler too.27.84
09/13/2007 276.9 9.398 2.979front grill removed some time ago for upgrade. Aero nightmare.29.46
09/11/2007 204.4 7.065 2.979 28.93
09/07/2007 236.2 7.882 2.979Front "grill" disassembled - working on new one. No grill, no grill block due to runs hot if I put in the blocked grill.29.96
09/05/2007 294.8 10.484 2.979Includes weekend errands (Labor Day weekend) and a FAST run from work to Waterford to podiatrist's office at avg. speed 65 mph.28.11
08/31/2007 235.5 7.595 2.979 31.00
08/29/2007 310.6 10.897 2.979weekend + a weekday off for intervew and local errands. At end of tank, topped up tire pressure to 43/41 hot.28.50
08/24/2007 246.5 8.441 2.979 29.20
08/22/2007 246 8.064 2.999Stopped at ASUUC on way home, stopped @ Dr. Yolen and McDonalds on way to work.30.50
08/20/2007 342.9 11.871 2.999got lost going to J's Beauty & Beast show, trips to and stops at church, drove to work pretty quick mon. am 8/20.28.88
08/16/2007 262.8 8.242 2.9994 commute legs on rte 9. 1 stop at Monro Muffler, 1 trip to band rehearsal followed by a jaunt to Stgtn and back. Decent FE at 31.88 mpg.31.88
08/14/2007 210 6.673 0Had the rear Kamm back on the whole tank. Results: a mixed bag. Some good clear-roads runs. One had rain. One had an accident on the Glastonbury bridge; traffic crawled. I'd kill the ICE and after 10-20 sec. I'd need to start again, only to move a few car lengths. Decent, a hair under 31.5 mpg for the tank.31.47
08/10/2007 216.1 7.441 3.399Arrrghghghgh! Several short trips needed due to broken side glass on wagon - slid on wet road. Then rainy days also took their toll, tank was 29.04 mpg. Last tank for this FE Challenge.29.04
08/09/2007 243.8 7.479 3.099Two commute cycles. One leg up in rain. Last 3 legs on Rte 9, P&G betw. 50-60. Good results! All four legs with temp coroplast rear spoiler/Kamm back thing.32.59
08/07/2007 136.9 4.343 3.159Added shortie Kamm back AFTER this fillup. Here's hoping!31.52
08/06/2007 195.1 6.316 3.159Home via? 9 or 2? Sat a.m. swapped in Kumho AS 795's on rear. Sat a 20-mi run, then ~3 mi home from Monk visit. Sun to church + back. Decent at just under 31 mpg.30.88
08/03/2007 130.4 4.352 3.059Filled 89 octane @ Citgo. AM: 3 errand stops then Rte 9 to work. PM: cops pulled out in front of my Rte 2 traffic and bogged us for 5-10 min @ ~5-10 mph. Recent days w/straight commute 32.2-4, this day with 3 stops 30 mpg, not toooo bad.29.96
08/02/2007 138 4.294 3.179Filled up w/ valero 93 octane, drove Rte 2 both ways32.13
08/01/2007 283.8 8.757 3.199I think I'm finally out of the woods with various vehicle malfunctions. This past Sunday I did a significant rebuild of the temporary air dam, and have had no significant failures since. Yesterday evening I did need to add a flexible wallboard corner bead on the right side section where I had not put one earlier, including 3 screws to secure it.32.40
07/30/2007 285.5 9.702 3.199Still on 91 octane, price has dropped. Tank incl. one leg at 65-70 mph with near-catastrophic air dam failure, with coroplast dragging severely on pavement. Nicely repaired before last commute leg.29.42
07/26/2007 256.8 8.097 3.279Tires pumped up about 4 lb before last leg up to work so future tanks should be a bit better than this one. I think I've gotten past most of the known issues. Still need to check on drivers side motor mount and retape the air dam AGAIN. Painting it loosened some tape, dang.31.71
07/24/2007 134.7 4.678 3.339Mid-tank found cracked hose at t/b end of plastic vacuum tube. Replaced. FE still not back up where expected, should be around 31-33 by my reckoning.28.79
07/23/2007 160.5 5.354 3.259Fri pm home, Sat am retaped air dam bottom + firmed up angle on grill block coroplast. 40 mi. drive to RI and back, 2 stops for food. Mon am to work. 29.98 mpg is lousy, dunno why the drop. Just going too fast maybe.29.97
07/20/2007 137.7 4.421 3.259Included Middletown lights traffic, 10 mi. in brutal rain + another 20 mi in regular rain + 25 mi. with Jackie's open windows. Still 31 mpg! Coroplast "NASCAR" air dam must be a good one - either that or it's the new tires.31.14
07/19/2007 400 13.12 3.259Entirely on new tires, mostly on new temporary coroplast air dam (large). Some errands and a fast trip to Helmut's fundraiser in Ledyard.30.48
07/16/2007 209.1 7.019 3.299Built new temporary coroplast airdam. Tank incl. nasty Fri. p.m. traffic @ Glastonbury Br., several local errands for first aid stuff, air dam removal @ Justins, high speed road testing of new one. New air dam segment was 34.32 mpg! Gotta watch that duct tape, it slides down and also one underpanel stiffener came loose.29.79
07/13/2007 130.2 4.16 3.299Home via Rte 160 + 3 + 2. A.M. got 2 new front tires installed in E. Lyme after false start at City Tire. Then up to work. Leg to work on new tires was 40.2 mpg! Straight hiway, all warmed up, but still super!31.29
07/12/2007 278.4 9.162 3.299Some issues: Flat tire (L-F), changed on 395 Montvill connector, drove on 1 snow tire 3 legs. Cooling system still not holding pressure after changing 2 hoses. WTF? Shopping for tire before work & at lunch. Ordered from TireRack, not yet here.30.38
07/10/2007 152.6 4.775 0Includes lunch errand to bank in Cromwell. 2 commute legs Rte 2.31.95
07/09/2007 187.4 6.204 3.299Fri. pm + Sat am Rte 2. Found lower rad hose s-l-o-w leak @ rad or 1st temp sensor, need to fix. Also incl. weekend idling after opening / refilling cooling system for R&R 1" hose to reservoir.30.20
07/06/2007 275.8 8.95 3.399Some light rain. Some 15 mph winds. Mostly I behaved myself and used Rte. 9 for all.30.81
07/03/2007 123.9 4.149 3.299many stops for errands29.86
07/02/2007 149.6 5.043 3.39960 mi. on busted motor mount. Then fixed mount on Sat. and also replaced upper ground strap. 34.6 mpg on leg to work Mon. a.m.!29.66
06/29/2007 252.9 8.119 3.299Mixed bag. 2 legs Rte 9, 2 legs Rte 2. One leg up drafting 3/4 of the way @ 52, one leg down met Jackie + she had windows open the whole time. Overall decent. Would have been super without stop for the Nunsense show + JCP's open windows.31.14
06/27/2007 126 3.926 2.299Rte 9 down, Rte 2 up to work32.09
06/26/2007 253.9 7.597 3.299Did tranny and coolant flush over the weekend. Rte. 2 Mon. p.m. + Tue. a.m., otherwise Rte. 9.33.42
06/22/2007 244.4 8.018 3.339 30.48
06/20/2007 128.7 4.107 3.339I behaved myself. Lunch errand, car wash.31.33
06/19/2007 115.7 3.599 3.339Straight commute, no errands, limiting to 2000-2100 rpm except on downhill accel where I still was very conservative.32.14
06/18/2007 212.4 7.189 3.339Back on the wagon again. ~29.5 even with 90+ mi. of typical errand/social runs this weekend. Likely the two commute legs would have been over 31.29.54
06/15/2007 251.9 8.933 3.339Tank incl. two rehearsals + a lunch errand. Driving faster too, and temps down a bit.28.19
06/13/2007 138.3 4.287 3.389Reset ECU after previous fillup. First full non-rain tank after tuneup. Choir and a stop at True Value Mystic.32.26
06/12/2007 116.1 3.914 3.389Some heavy rain on trip home. 1 errand stop + 1 stop to wait for rain to end. Pulled, cleaned and reinserted ECU fuse after this fillup.29.66
06/11/2007 102.7 3.851 3.389Short weekend errands, then tuneup, then to work.26.66
06/09/2007 64.8 2.211 0Included lunch errand with long parked period before returning.29.30
06/08/2007 163.6 4.902 3.389Mixed bag driving. Fast home, slower back 2 wrk. Washed engine bay + rough starts/stalls after, cleaned up w/6K rpm + grill removal. Behaved myself up to wrk after that.33.37
06/07/2007 237.7 7.416 3.3892 days commute, Rte 9 only. Consistent P&G 50-60-70. Tires 37-38 psi cold.32.05
06/05/2007 133.6 4.418 3.409Rte 2. FAS between 48-60. I expected better; rte 9 with faster FAS gave at least as good and only 115.x miles r/t.30.23
06/04/2007 111.2 3.724 0.409Exit 62 rest stop (after NY trip) for gas to home + All Souls + back, then to work in light rain. Moderate Middletown light delays.29.86
06/02/2007 307.2 10.222 0NY trip. Incl ~5 mi 10-20 mph on Cross Isl Pky + 25A to PW + Me + Jackie + mom + dad to dinner in Manhasset + back. Still a solid 30 mpg.30.05
06/01/2007 139.8 4.533 3.389Up home via 9, up via 2. PM stop at Goodwill Middletown + Groton, dinner @ Margaritas. Doing more P&G lately.30.84
05/31/2007 115.3 3.602 3.389First fillup following completion of Stage III of air dam extension. Includes forward belly pan to front axles and wrap to fender's wheel cutout.32.00
05/30/2007 201.1 7.1 3.389Fri p.m. Rte 2 etc. Then weekend, next leg Wed a.m. Rte 2 etc. Air Dam Stage 3 done over weekeend so Wed a.m. w/ that done.28.32
05/25/2007 234 7.624 3.389Friday fillup. Removed side wings from the in-progress air dam expansion. Seems to glide better now. Also accelerates better, at highway speeds.30.69
05/23/2007 365.2 12.579 3.389Just completed a Seafoam treatment including high-pm driving afterwards to blow out the junk. Rough idle seems to have improved but is not gone. Seafoam in the tank too so cleaning of injectors contined during this tank just completed.29.03
05/20/2007 105.2 4.742 3.459combines two fillups of 45.3 mi/2.207 g (May 20) + 59.9 mi/2.535 g (May 18)22.18
05/17/2007 125 4.221 3.249 29.61
05/16/2007 116.4 3.731 3.249a.m. leg with stage 2 added to air dam31.19
05/15/2007 115.2 3.991 3.249before adding stage to to the expanded front air dam28.86
05/14/2007 154.3 5.584 3.249included 3 short local weekend trips incl a hill climb up Cow Hill Rd. Late in tank I cleaned coil terminals.27.63
05/11/2007 156.5 5.611 3.249high speeds: 60-70, plus ~20 miles small roads @ 40 in 3rd gear.27.89
05/08/2007 271.3 9.854 3.259faster now, about 2200 rpm usually. Some pretty fast pulses too. And short weekend trips that killed FE.27.53
05/04/2007 117.2 4.032 3.259both legs @ 5200 rpm, more spirited pulses kept me at 50 and above.29.06
05/03/2007 134.8 4.417 0 30.51
05/02/2007 120.7 4.314 0Some pm rush traffic. AM rain and headwind.27.97
05/01/2007 115.4 3.834 0In mid-changeover Winter to Summer fuel mix. 1-2 week changeover period.30.09
04/30/2007 130.2 4.59 0Installed front air dam over weekend. Still no side skirts for front air dam.28.36
04/27/2007 118.9 4.045 3.19Mix of heavy and light rain. Headwind down, tailwind up. Kept speeds under control.29.39
04/26/2007 125.7 4.466 3.139Some "spirited" driving in this tank. Singing on the way.28.14
04/25/2007 119.9 4.222 3.13915 min delay in Middletown, stops at store & BKing.28.39
04/24/2007 115.1 3.812 3.139Middletown: 18 min. to get thru lites30.19
04/23/2007 68.6 2.162 3.139I topped off with 2nd click. Actually was only 1.9x gal.31.72
04/22/2007 27.2 1.374 3.099Actually 4/23 on the way to work. Represents short trips: Home after fillup in Groton, to All Souls and then back home, then to Shell in Mystic on Monday a.m. Shows what happens to FE when driving a bunch of short hops with multi-hour cooldown periods in between.19.79
04/20/2007 122.4 4.302 3.139 28.45
04/20/2007 64.1 2.103 3.119to home rtes 91-3-230.48
04/19/2007 118.1 4.047 3.159Nor'Easter winds finally weakened to ~10 mph for 2nd of 2 legs.29.18
04/18/2007 117.9 4.346 3.159One leg Nor'easter bad wind, one leg close-drafted avg 63 mph27.12
04/17/2007 71.4 2.557 3.159Topped up 91 oct. @ Citgo27.92
04/16/2007 180.1 6.799 3.029Filled 93 oct. Mixed bag. Three commute legs plus lunch errands. Nor'easter, some rain, some strong tailwinds. S&S gas - maybe overcounting the gallons.26.48
04/13/2007 116 3.994 2.979Two most recent fillups just to see the gaslog working.29.04
04/12/2007 114.9 4.031 2.959 28.50
04/11/2007 118.2 4.426 2.939 26.70
04/10/2007 119.1 4.758 2.939 25.03
04/09/2007 123.1 4.668 0 26.37
04/06/2007 53.2 1.945 2.919 27.35
04/06/2007 80.6 2.841 2.859 28.37
04/05/2007 293.7 11.792 2.959 24.90
04/03/2007 234.3 8.872 2.859 26.40
03/30/2007 129.4 4.792 2.869 27.00
03/29/2007 236.6 9.093 2.769 26.02
03/27/2007 261.3 9.531 2.799 27.41


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