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


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-10-2009, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
Diesel
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
Need your support

I'm thinking about giving half the money saved at the pump from June 1st 2009 to September 30th 2009 with megane. These will be shared equally between ecomodder.com and cleanmpg.com.

At September 18th 2009, I filled 5 times :
Quote:
366.2 km 14.78€ 14.24L 1.038€/L 3.889L/100 41.96%saved 10.69€saved
1610.9km 63.49€ 57.98L 1.095€/L 3.599L/100 46.28%saved 54.70€saved
1459.2km 62.04€ 58.75L 1.056€/L 4.026L/100 39.91%saved 41.20€saved
1669.6km 62.10€ 56.87L 1.092€/L 3.406L/100 49.16%saved 60.05€saved
1660.3km 61.54€ 58.67L 1.049€/L 3.534L/100 47.26%saved 55.14€saved
(sorry for the metric/European figures - may upgrade the quote to a table later)
%saved is compared to the 6.7L/100 combined.

By ecodriving until the end of September I should increase this, but I think I do need enough support from all of you. To urge you to support me, I propose to add 1€ per postcard I'll receive by postal mail, limited to the total amount of money saved. To have my postal address, send me a private message. Indicate me on the postcard to which site you want the 1€ to be given, else I'll share it between both sites.

I'll update this 1st post regularly with up-to-date numbers.
Currently, at September 19th 2009 :
  • the odometer is over 80km (50mi) and the guessgauge is at Full
  • "ecodriving" amount to be redistributed to each site : 55.45€ (81.64$ at 1.4723$/€).
  • 8 postcards already received so 8€ to share.

Denis.

__________________
Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
---
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


---
megane : thread - kill switch.

Last edited by groar; 09-19-2009 at 12:38 PM.. Reason: 19th Sep update
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-10-2009, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Dartmouth 2010
 
SVOboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 6,447

Vegan Powa! - '91 Honda CRX DX
Team Honda
90 day: 66.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 92
Thanked 119 Times in 87 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SVOboy Send a message via MSN to SVOboy Send a message via Yahoo to SVOboy
This is the strangest idea I've seen in a while, but I'm sure you'll receive a postcard from ecomodder
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2009, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
Diesel
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
1st week update

Currently at 1367.3 km (849.8 mi) and the pessimistic interpretation of the guessgauge tells 48 L (12.7 ga), so 3.51 L/100 (66.9 mpg) and a 48% saving, ie 26€ to share.

I received 10 promises of postcard, which may be 10 additional € to share.
I never thought I would receive so much so quickly, thanks a lot
Always waiting for the 1st one in the mailbox, but the closer comes from 1250 mi...

Denis.
__________________
Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
---
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


---
megane : thread - kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
Diesel
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
1st tank update

Filled up this morning :
  • metric : 56.87L / 1669.6km = 3.406L/100 (90.6gCO2/km) ie 49.2% saving
  • US : 1037.7mi / 15.03ga = 69.05mpg ie EPA+96.7%

This tank cost 62.10€. At 3.406L/100 instead of 6.7L/100 I saved 60.05€ (at 1.4217$/€ this is around 85.37$), so 30.03€ (42.69$) to share.

I received 2 postcards, so 2€ to share.
They are both beautiful Once again, thanks a lot

Next tank goal :
  • 1054.2mi so last 4 tanks average is over 1000mi
  • 70.3mpg so CO2 emission is under 89g/km (rating of Prius III )

(1st post updated)

Denis.
__________________
Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
---
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


---
megane : thread - kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 03:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
...beats walking...
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: .
Posts: 6,190
Thanks: 179
Thanked 1,522 Times in 1,123 Posts
...please pardon the 'newbie' question, but what the heck is a postcard as used in the contexts above?
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2009, 04:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
Diesel
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
From Wikipedia :
Quote:
a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope and at a lower rate than a letter.
Both received postcards have a beautiful landscape picture printed on them
The 1st received yesterday is sunny (yesterday was the hotter day in France since years...) while the 2nd one received today is misty (today's temps were much cooler ).

Denis.
__________________
Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
---
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


---
megane : thread - kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 03:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
Diesel
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
Sorry for the silence, too much free time

I had to let megane at the mechanic during a few days because the engine was staying on even when I had remove the keys... this is certainly the worse engine failure when you are trying to keep it on as few as possible.

Currently, at September 14th 2009, the odometer is at 1428.8km (888.0mi) and the pessimistic reading of the guessgauge is at 52L (13.74ga) so 3.64L/100 (64.6mpg) ie around 44L (11.5ga) saved and 44€ (11€ to each site).

I had to do several days of city driving and the traffic jams are back again I will not be able to reach 1700 km with the current tank in the aim to achieve an average of 1000 mi per tank for the last 4 tanks, but I'll achieve a 3rd kilo-tank I will also have to do other city driving before the end of the month and I may have to travel 500km (300mi) on highway.

During last 2 weeks I received 3 additional postcards thanks again. I have 6 postcards already received so 6€ to share.

I updated the 1st post.

Denis.
__________________
Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
---
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


---
megane : thread - kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2009, 12:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
Diesel
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by groar View Post
Currently, at September 14th 2009, the odometer is at 1428.8km (888.0mi) and the pessimistic reading of the guessgauge is at 52L (13.74ga) so 3.64L/100 (64.6mpg) ie around 44L (11.5ga) saved and 44€ (11€ to each site).
I filled-up yesterday :
1660.3km (1031.9mi) with 58.67L (15.50ga) ie 3.534L/100 (66.57mpg).
This is my 2nd longest tank and my 2nd best mpg.

Quote:
I will not be able to reach 1700 km with the current tank in the aim to achieve an average of 1000 mi per tank for the last 4 tanks, but I'll achieve a 3rd kilo-tank
I did exactly the minimum distance to achieve an average of 1600km (994.4mi) for the last 4 tanks. As I consumed 232.27L (61.37ga) I achieved 3.629L/100 (64.81mpg) ie 45.83% saved (84.61% over EPA).

Even if I missed the 1000mi/tank average by 22.4mi (36.0km) I'm satisfied to have limited the consequences of city driving & traffic jam from these last weeks.

During last week I received 2 additional postcards thanks again. I have 8 postcards already received so 8€ to share.

I updated the 1st post.

Denis.
__________________
Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
---
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


---
megane : thread - kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 04:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
The PRC.
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Elsewhere.
Posts: 5,304
Thanks: 285
Thanked 535 Times in 384 Posts
Hi,

Are you still doing this ?

Cheers

A
__________________
[I]So long and thanks for all the fish.[/I]
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 595

scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
Diesel
90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 69.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
Oops, didn't updated the thread...

I added October-December period to the initial June-September. From my log I saved 361.76€, corresponding to 522.81$ (ie an average of 1.4452$/€). A quarter was for EM.com and another quarter for CMPG.com.

For received postcard, I added 7€ to EM.com and 6€ to CMPG.com, ie totals of 145.15$ and 142.26$ respectively for EM.com and CMPG.com.

I don't think about doing another donation to EM.com or CMPG.com this year, but I'm always happy to receive postcard

I will not reach 10% saving this year compared to last year, but I stretched my 2009 longest tank from 1037.7mi (1669.6km) to 1058.7mi (1703.4km) already and I should reach 1118.7mi (1800km) in a few days

I should update my megane thread this week-end with the last small improvements and my first not aero mod (I have to ask someone more competent than I'm about electricity to do it cleanly so I can verify that my mod also works when the car is rolling).

Have fun,

Denis.

__________________
Save money & CO2 at home : http://ecorenovator.org/
Created and managed by the creators of http://ecomodder.com/
---
Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


---
megane : thread - kill switch.
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Support Ecomodder.com: membership means no forum ads, plus get a bonus EM decal SVOboy Forum News & Feedback 169 12-05-2020 02:47 PM
How to support the "MPGuino" Project MetroMPG OpenGauge / MPGuino FE computer 4 12-07-2011 06:03 PM
The Winter Rant Thread (and support group) RH77 The Lounge 22 12-22-2008 11:10 AM
This Made Me Sick Today...GM begging for support Matt Herring The Lounge 15 11-22-2008 02:34 PM
Announcement: Added embedded youtube support SVOboy Forum News & Feedback 9 12-06-2007 11:40 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com