1000 km and counting

Filled the golf last night and I figured it was time to squee a bit. The tank had a 400km run out to Edson and back, which put it around 40% highway.

I pulled 1037.5km out of 57.117L for an average of 5.51L/100km or 51.31 mpg Imperial.  Not the best mileage I’ve seen to date, another run out to Edson, filling right before and right after got me just shy of 55mpg, but this is the first time I’ve broken 1000km.

Works out to 644 miles on this tank, and the low fuel light just came on, so I had at least another 50km in there.  I’m getting closer and closer to the elusive 700mile club.

We’re 4,000km away from an oil change, so I guess it’s time I start looking for some 506.01 0w30 Elf Evolution CRV Oil.  Hoping to hit 60mpg this summer, if not more. I think I’ll probably platuea around 60-63mpg highway untill we do more drastic things like install a taller 5th gear and the like.

In related news… I’m pretty sure my new co-worker thinks my car runs on magic.

Testing 123

Testing BloGTK 1.1 on my debian workstation. Seems in order for the categories defined in wordpress to show up I had to set the account type to “Movable Type”… which I then saw when I went found the site for the link above.

Go me!

Back story

Just a bit of backstory on why I have categories for my car.

I’m insane.

I bought my 2005 VW Golf GLS TDi brand new with 37km on it Aug 6, 2005. Since then I have averaged a little over 100km a day in it.

26417km, over 90% in city driving, with a lifetime average of 45.54 imperial MPG. My best to date was a run out to Edson and back on winter diesel, yielding 54.9 imperial mpg over 400 some km.

I’ve got some creature comforts to add to my Golf. I’ve hit my EPA rated city mileage, this summer I want to hit my rated highway mileage… 61. It will be done.