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by edcastrovalley
Apr 05 2019 2:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 761
Views: 56170

Re: gas price thread

Regular unleaded by my house is $3.799. It's been going up a cent or two each day for about a month now.
by edcastrovalley
Mar 07 2019 3:37pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 761
Views: 56170

Re: gas price thread

DAND214 wrote:
Feb 22 2019 3:12pm
The fingers wrote:
Feb 21 2019 3:27pm
Regular $2.92, Supreme $3.20, Diesel $3.34 per gallon. :?
A .02 increase, we saw 2.13 to 2.29 over night.

Dan
Yep Regular went up 2 cents here too near my house. It was $3.25 for a long time. Now $3.27, not too bad.
by edcastrovalley
Dec 07 2018 1:17pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 761
Views: 56170

Re: gas price thread

My local station is down another 10 cents to $3.49 for regular unleaded. Gotta love winter. :)
by edcastrovalley
Nov 15 2018 12:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 761
Views: 56170

Re: gas price thread

Gas is $3.59 for regular near my house. A 10 cent drop from last week. Were definitely on winter blend now. :)
by edcastrovalley
Nov 14 2018 11:48am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: List of small hatchback cars
Replies: 116
Views: 5608

Re: List of small hatchback cars

I'm a little surprised nobody mentioned one of the Prius variants. Typically these are very reliable. We have two 2007 Prius's (Prii) and you're right, they've been very reliable except for maybe the oil rings. These cars start burning oil sometime after 100K miles. The trick is to switch them from...
by edcastrovalley
Nov 07 2018 1:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 761
Views: 56170

Re: gas price thread

Gas eased down 10 cents to $3.69 near my house. Maybe it's time for winter blend fuel.
by edcastrovalley
Nov 07 2018 1:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirement Time
Replies: 210
Views: 17112

Re: Retirement Time

The fingers wrote:
Nov 02 2018 12:33am

Many more constellations and planets visible here at night because of less air and light pollution. I would like to go to the observatory at nearby Mt. Palomar as a day trip soon just to check it out.
That's cool. Can you see the Milky Way at all from your area?
by edcastrovalley
Oct 19 2018 12:27pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window AC converted to central, pics of temporary duct( page 6)
Replies: 142
Views: 11773

Re: heat pump experiments, and kitchen table heater (page 5)

kitchen table heater with guards 800w on 120v IMG_20181016_085653.jpg If anyone likes this idea, you can get an element from walmart w/local free pickup, and it is only $13. https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Bake-Element-WB44X200/40105172?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227030247798&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=...
by edcastrovalley
Oct 10 2018 2:04pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 761
Views: 56170

Re: gas price thread

I was surprised to see $3.79 for regular unleaded. It was at a Chevron which is a nicer station.

They did say in the news that gas prices are at a 4 year high.
by edcastrovalley
Sep 28 2018 2:39pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: EV Incentives List (that kick GAS!)
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: EV Incentives List (that kick GAS!)

California wants to raise the rebate from $2,500 to $4,500. Is it a rebate? I think they just send you a check.
by edcastrovalley
Sep 13 2018 12:16pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Upgrade ebike build
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Upgrade ebike build

I agree with the others, go for P before S in your battery. If your budget is tight skip the bms and just monitor manually. With more P they should not go out of balance very often. Skip the new controller too and just put a glop of solder on your shunt for more amps. Search for "shunt mod" on foru...
by edcastrovalley
Sep 04 2018 11:54am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirement Time
Replies: 210
Views: 17112

Re: Retirement Time

Sounds like you had a wild time!
by edcastrovalley
Sep 04 2018 11:44am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

Cool. Nice to know it works. Too bad I didn't see this a month ago, I gave away a Lenovo Android tablet that would have been good for this as part of de-Googling my life. Too bad but thanks anyway! I remember when google was just starting up and their mantra was "do no evil". I guess that's startin...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 29 2018 2:20pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window AC converted to central, pics of temporary duct( page 6)
Replies: 142
Views: 11773

Re: New AC!

Just came in! 8) 12,000 BTU 115v packed in huge box, 78 # (ac about 65#) made in china 6-18, so not an old model, 21.5" deep tag says 9.5a 115v Fan 90w on hgh (3 speeds) Looks nice, will not turn it on until later, in case it was upside down in truck. Kudos to BrandsMart for a low price 199, great ...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 27 2018 10:52pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: EV Myths - add your own!
Replies: 107
Views: 3265

Re: EV Myths - add your own!

The US AAA also evaluated ownership costs but without the model details. Note: the quoted tha EV s had a lower annual maintenance and repair cost of only $982 ! AAA evaluated 45 2017 model-year vehicles across nine categories and focused on mid-range, top-selling vehicles. The annual driving cost i...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 27 2018 10:53am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

Another alternative is to see if you can read the CAN bus and find the data you want there. Since that is a fairly rare car it may be hard to find the information to decode it though. Well, I did it. I bought a Samsung Tab A 10.1 inch Tablet at Costco for $179 ($90 off) and downloaded Canion (an ap...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 22 2018 12:03pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

Another alternative is to see if you can read the CAN bus and find the data you want there. Since that is a fairly rare car it may be hard to find the information to decode it though. This is a good idea. There's an excellent app called "Canion" for the Mitsubishi i-miev that's for Android phones a...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 17 2018 11:52am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

Not a pure electric, but almost, sort of. I mostly drive my 2013 PluginPrius whenever possible, I always have the rear seat folded down, usually the front passenger seat out also! When I do carry a passenger they sit in back, with plenty of legroom due to the missing front seat, like a limo. It can...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 15 2018 11:50am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

The cycle analyst idea in the i-miev is an interesting idea, and not technically complex, basically you would need to add a shunt or locate the existing shunt and then calibrate the CA-3 to match. But, you would be dealing with high voltage DC which really requires understanding it and the correct ...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 15 2018 11:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

Cd is how draggy a shape it is compared to it's frontal area and is independent of size. So your imev at 0.35 is not so great in a relative sense, but it will still have a lot less drag than a bigger vehicle with the same Cd. CdA (drag area) tells you how large something is and how draggy the shape...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 14 2018 10:32am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

5.1 mile per Kw is really good for a car with a 0.326 coefficient of drag. Just for comparison the older Leafs are 0.28 but my i-miev is 0.35 which is terrible. It's shaped like a tiny minivan but still has the same drag as some SUVs and trucks. :shock: Since i-mievs don't come with any real way to ...
by edcastrovalley
Aug 10 2018 11:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?
Replies: 29
Views: 1526

Re: How much did you save driving your electric car last year?

I have a 2012 Mitsubishi i-miev that I bought used for about $9K back in July 2015. I don't really have anything to measure total electric consumption but I can list some generalities here. I use this car for mostly commuting to work for 32 miles round trip Monday through Friday plus I drive it on w...
by edcastrovalley
Jun 26 2018 2:13pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: Categories of annual ENDLESS SPHERE OSCARS
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Categories of annual ENDLESS SPHERE OSCARS

Ok, how about the Lipo Awards? :mrgreen:
by edcastrovalley
Jun 07 2018 11:04am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gas price thread
Replies: 761
Views: 56170

Re: gas price thread

I have no idea what the gas price is in Central Texas. I started riding my bike (regular bike, not my ebike) to work most days. I filled my truck a month ago and it is still sitting near full. It could go to $10 a gallon for all I care. In the meantime, I've dropped 10 lbs and am in the best shape ...
by edcastrovalley
Jun 06 2018 12:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirement Time
Replies: 210
Views: 17112

Re: Retirement Time

Any luck finding Chomper yet?