Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tank #32

Because of the Meijer pump situation, and because I was close, I went to Gas City in Hammond to fill up.

E85 was $1.90 a gallon, as was 87 octane. This was about 10 cents a gallon more than Meijer. Such is the cost of conveinance.

I bumped up the E85 to 5.020 gallons. I got 8.99 gallons of 87.

It looks like I've got 32.21% ethanol in the tank. The last tank finished at 22.6 mpg at 32 mph average speed.

Thus far, the weather has been A LOT warmer, and I'm getting about 25 mpg at 35 mph average speed.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Meijer's pump sucks.

My biggest beef with Meijer is the dilapidated condition of its E85 pump. It's a continuing problem.

The last 2 times I've gone there, the pump has been EXTREMELY SLOW. So slow that I just put 4 gallons in, when I was actually planning on 5.

Considering how they price E85 (currently 10 cents a gallon MORE than 87), I'm the only one using the pump. I don't expect them to fix it.

Tank #31

Because the oil workers may have been going on strike, and gas prices were still not reflecting that possibility, I went ahead and filled up a little early, on Friday.

4.018 gallons of ethanol at $1.80 a gallon.

9.082 gallons of 87 octane at $1.70 a gallon.

Works out to be 27.99% ethanol and 91.9 octane.

The last tank finished at 22.5 mpg at 28 mph average speed.

Once again, there were some really frigid temps during this tank. It started a number of times after siting at work all day at temps in the low teens. Started without a problem every time.