Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-28-2017, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,287

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 50.45 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 64.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,361
Thanked 5,205 Times in 2,641 Posts
Cold enough for ya?

It's cold out!

How cold is it!?

It's so cold that I did something this morning I haven't done in a couple of years: I started the car and let it idle for about 3 minutes before driving! (No block heater... yet.)

-32C / -26F

__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-28-2017, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ecky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 2,456

Gaptooth - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 63.01 mpg (US)

Such Fit - '07 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 41.27 mpg (US)

Velomobile - '13 Sun Seeker EZ-TAD SX
Last 3: 2142.86 mpg (US)
Thanks: 825
Thanked 945 Times in 601 Posts
I moved from the mountains down into the Champlain valley, and it was only -10F when I woke up, rather than ~-20F. Enjoying my heated seats.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 09:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,211

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,411
Thanked 3,045 Times in 1,941 Posts
-28f recently. The plow has been busy filling in my driveway entrance and I'm like "meh" so I've been snowed in since before xmas. Last time I tried to walk somewhere I found I wasn't dressed for -400 windchill so I've been hiding in the house. There's also 1/4" of ice on the car I don't feel like scraping off.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Frank Lee For This Useful Post:
Ecky (12-28-2017)
Old 12-28-2017, 09:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,287

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 50.45 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 64.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,361
Thanked 5,205 Times in 2,641 Posts
Lake Champlain area: That's a beautiful part of the world. I've been there a couple of times... but never in winter!
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:
Ecky (12-28-2017)
Old 12-28-2017, 09:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,287

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 50.45 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 64.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,361
Thanked 5,205 Times in 2,641 Posts
Quote:
wasn't dressed for -400 windchill
HA!

The "good" thing about these temperatures is it's usually calm and sunny out.

I went for a walk before breakfast this AM, and today was the first day my toes and fingers got cold, even with 2 pairs of socks & mitties, 4 layers everywhere else.
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 09:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,211

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,411
Thanked 3,045 Times in 1,941 Posts
I've been P&Ging the furnace... windows are frosted over; can't see out. I keep a glass of water on the nightstand; if there's ever ice in it it's time to pulse the furnace. I haven't let it get THAT cold but I do let it get sub-40 (the lowest temp the thermostat will read out). I tell you what, the tap water has been nice and ICE COLD and cans of soda not in the fridge are just fine. I'm sure the gas company will think their meter is busted... again. They replaced it a few years ago but I don't know if it's because it was scheduled or if they thought it was malfunctioning due to my low low usage.

I've been waiting for peak ambient temps and peak solar gain- that is, when the sun finally does show up- to pulse the furnace so that has been from 1-4 pm.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 09:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Stubby79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,050

'91 Miata - '91 Mazda Miata
90 day: 27.11 mpg (US)

'86 Fiero GT - '86 Pontiac Fiero GT

Purple Penny Pincher - '95 Pontiac Firefly Base
90 day: 43.68 mpg (US)

Jett-Black - '01 Volkswagen Jetta
90 day: 39.32 mpg (US)

Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 32.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 39
Thanked 300 Times in 224 Posts
We had a white chistmas...but currently, it's 4 above freezing.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 11:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 3,050

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,064
Thanked 1,180 Times in 764 Posts
I feel like a lightweight, it was only 8 below this morning.

With the grille block, I was still able to comfortably take my hat off after 20 miles of driving.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 11:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,287

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 50.45 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 64.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,361
Thanked 5,205 Times in 2,641 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
We had a white chistmas...but currently, it's 4 above freezing.
I had to restrain myself from typing something uncharitable just now.
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 11:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
Ecomuggler
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 6,357

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 36.05 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 36.32 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,682
Thanked 1,129 Times in 847 Posts
Weather is weird. Portland had snow, but Show Low did not. Mom says she normally has a white Christmas. I think one of these days will hit sixty. Flagstaff must be one of the coldest parts of Arizona and both mountains have good ski resorts, but this winter has been unseasonably warm. I am sorry if winter is a problem for the other 49 states and whatever Canada is, but I feel reassured that winter is performing within specified parameters everywhere else.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com