Monday, October 26, 2009

Chevy Avalanche

A flex fuel Chevy Avalanche filled up at the E85 pump at Meijer right after me.

Man, that's a big truck. It simply dwarfs my little Saab.

I bet that he gets single digit mileage on E85.

Tank #54

Tank: 54
Date: 10/25/2009
Gallons E85: 6.517
Gallons regular: 7.319
Gallons from last tank: 2.564
Price E85: 2.40
Price regular: 2.64

Ethanol Content: 40.48%
Octane: 94.63421264

Milage from tank 53: 20.6 mpg
average speed: 27 mpg

Tank #53

I put a little too much E85 in this tank. I was thinking that E85 is 70% gas now, but the switchover isn't until November. You can see that I'm a little high on the ethanol content, and I was getting LTFT of 24, just under the 25 that will set off the CEL. But I didn't get a CEL, and we now know EXACTLY what the limit is.

You can also see that my mileage SUCKED, partially because of the extra ethanol, partially because of the cold weather, partially because I did more local driving for some reason.

Date: 10/14/2009
Gallons E85: 7.033
Gallones regular: 6.494
Left from last tank: 2.873
Price E85: 2.26
Price regular: 2.36

Ethanol %: 42.26%
Octane: 95.25620155

Mileage of tank 52: 21.4 mpg
Average speed: 33 mph

Friday, October 2, 2009

A lovely sight

E85 is now $1.999 at Meijer. Man, it's nice to see a sign that starts with 1.

Gas is cheap, too. $2.24 a gallon. Not much of a spread, though.

Tank #52

Bought at Meijer.

Date: 9/30/2009
Gallons E85: 6.008
Gallons Regular: 8.221
Gallons from tank 51: 2.171
Price E85: 2.00
Price Regular: 2.24
Ethanol content: 37.50%
Octane: 93.95031342

MPG of tank 51: 22.4
average speed: 31

Tank #51

Bought at Meijer.

Date: 9/18/2009
Gallons E85: 6.333
Price E85: 2.20
Gallons Regular: 7.682
Price Regular: 2.50
Gallons left from tank #50: 2.385
Ethanol content of tank 51: 40.63%
Octane: 94.41660402

Mileage of tank 50: 22.6 mpg
Average Speed: 31 mph