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  1. Hey Mike, I do still have my Fiesta. Mine's been great to me. I can coax 1098km out of the 47L tank & otherwise has been relatively trouble free. I was going to give it away last year to the kidney foundation so I could get a new car, but the money I was going to use for its replacement kept me afloat for the 60 weeks I remained unemployed. Next year once the 2020 models come out I'll replace the Fiesta with a Hyundai Ioniq PHEV. It's one of the few hybrid cars out there that can better my Fiesta for highway fuel efficiency.
  2. Hmm... I didn't think my login was still valid on this site as it's been a while. However Keith's right, I do have a new job semi related to this topic. Edmonton is currently expanding their LRT from Downton to the South East section of our city. It's the Valley Line LRT project which will cost almost $2 billion. It may cost just as much of not more for stage 2 of the project which connects the same line from Downton to our city's West End after this is done. I personally love it for a few reasons: It's about time we get some modern trains in our system such as the Flexity Freedom by Bombardier Transportation. Our current fleet is retrofitted Siemens trains, some of which have been in operation since the late 70's. Everything runs at grade with a beautiful layout that eliminates traffic bottlenecks caused by our other LRT lines & offers what I find to be the most scenic view compared to our current system. As well most importantly, I will be the first driver of these trains having been recently hired on by Bombardier Transportation. While totally unexpected, it's the big break I have been looking for & I'm very excited about this opportunity. I head out to Ontario this Sunday for the rest of the month for training in Kingston as well some hands on experience in Waterloo. I have yet to mention to the company that this is my first flight since the 90's & I might be afraid of flying... I'll leave that as a surprise when I get to the airport tomorrow morning. (I offered to drive the 37 hours at my own expense & still be there on time for Monday morning, but was denied.) The upcoming 2+ years wait for our new trains to come into service reminds me of what it was like waiting for the first shipments of our Fortwo to arrive. Eddie
  3. Hmm...Haha, not looking for another car club. I already lose too much time online without owning a computer! ;)Eddie
  4. Hmm...Gonna have to disagree there Mike!I was around 16K km intervals until I started breaking longer and longer running tanks in the summer. I actually want it to trip the oil change reminder now to get it over with and allow me to plan a good decent weekend drive into Oregon (need to pickup a rare beer), but at the same time my curiosity is begging me to see how far this tank will go. If you haven't gotten it yet, do the undercoat as it helps deaden the outside noise even more. I have the fancy strobing brake lights as I did in my smart and switchback front turn signals. They're white as running lights but blink orange. I yanked a fuse to disable my DRLs within hours of taking delivery. In the next while I plan to buy an extra 3157 harness to piggyback on the current one and wore some resistors to stop the fast blink & dash warning. No relay as it's controlled by the canbus like the smart. The new versions of my switchbacks with brighter LEDs will also be a part of this meaning I'll giveaway my old ones (giving you first right of refusal). Also read up and cut up your headlight wiring to exchange your H11b setup for a regular H11. I'm so glad I did as I now have a lot more choice for bulbs than Osram twistlocks. Eddie
  5. Hmm...Well if that works, I should almost bust out the electric jack for my next road trip!
  6. Hmm...Looks like it's on!However, I thought filling a gasoline vehicle like that would burst the charcoal evap canister. One of the reasons I don't SuperFill my tank. Eddie
  7. Hmm...Looking good Mike!My TPMS never needs to be recalibrated when I switch over to my winters. I'm doing this from my cell phone so let's see if it'll allow me to attach a pic. Eddie
  8. Hmm...So in my quest to hit 1100km, I ran out of fuel! At 1098km to boot. I tried pushing it the remaining two kilometres, but couldn't get it up the hill after one. I'll have to wait til next year to try this again as it seems to act like a diesel in how it only performs its best in the warmest of weather. Eddie
  9. Hmm...Maybe I was wrong. It CAN go lower. 260km and sitting at 4.0l/100km. Eddie
  10. Hmm...So I filled up today and went out for a cruise. So far I've travelled 110km and my dash reads...4.1L/100km!!!If I can keep this up I can push for 1100km. However, I'm starting to think this is the absolute limit of my Fiesta. Eddie
  11. Hmm...1022.3km driven on a single tank! 46.637L consumed. That is almost too close! Eddie
  12. Hmm...Iain, that's massive!45L tank @ 3.7L/100km should make 1200km a cakewalk for you.I know with my car emmisions control means no matter what the ambient temperature is, my first 8km are the worst for fuel economy as more fuel is dumped in to warm it up faster.That and also like a lot of the newer vehicles including a Cummins diesel I drive for work, there's still 1.5L/100km worth of fuel being burnt when engine braking which is rather annoying.I wouldn't be surprised if the European versions do not exhibit this behaviour.Eddie
  13. Hmm...Hehe, no double clutching was a side effect of hanging out with Mike T one afternoon...Changes I made for better fuel economy are using Shell's ethanol free fuel, & diesel shifting.I shift up at a very very low RPM. I also anticipate and time out the traffic lights on my regular commute to work and downshift to avoid braking. Currently at 930 km. I'll wait around at work until traffic dies down and then make my attempt. It'll be nicer when it's cooler out as well. Eddie
  14. Hmm...Rolled into my parkade today where the km remaining hit 0.When it hits 0, I am down to my final 7L reserve. Fuel tank including reserve: 47LCurrent Trip reading: 900kmCurrent ODO reading: 66004kmAvg fuel consumption (not ScanGauged): 4.5L/100kmTomorrow after work I'm gonna try for a 1020km tank. 80km/h & diesel shifting as always. Eddie
  15. Hmm...So on this tank I've been driving harder, maintaining 110-120 en route to work every morning, and I stopped diesel shifting so that I could get away from the lights quicker. My display is telling me that I am now averaging 5.0L/100KM.How is this possible? My only guess is this no ethanol Shell I've been using. Gonna try a couple of tanks on regular fuel with ethanol again to compare.Eddie