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Old 10-31-2015, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

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Ultimately I just need to call the power company and get a smart meter that knows how to count up and down. But I have a sneaking suspicion they will surcharge me more for that kind of meter.
The ghost load cluster is made of TV, DVR, Modem, laptop and various wall warts. I could move another big ghost load over to the garage circuit, just by plugging the fridge into another outlet. Got to love 1960s wiring, everything 120 volt powered was on 4 circuits.
The fridge likes run an 70 or 80 watt deicing element after the fridge turns off, then it will draw 10 to 20 watts for what seems like hours on end for the magnetic seal warmers.
All my hot water heating is natural gas.

I can get a fairly cheap 2 way inline power meter that will let me know if I am pushing any current back to the meter.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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