Discussion in 'Ford Hybrids' started by Paymaster, Oct 18, 2012.
If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost to get these installed?
Mine was a special case so I don't thing you would get that price. Long story. Another member here was quoted almost $600. Apparently it is quite a pain. The dealer said it took them over 8 hours of labor.
Speaking of that, rhwinger, I did ask the dealer for instructions. He said he would have the tech put together what they all had to do but I haven't seen it yet. I will remind them if I haven't seen it by Friday.
I went by my dealer today at lunch, the parts alone were quoted at ~$260+ tax (and that was less than MSRP). I am waiting on a quote for installation. Might be waiting till fall to do this.
Re : Re: C-MAX mileage
Rhwimger, have you fixed your scan gauge yet? I ordered a Fusion Energi and I'm hoping the scan gauge is programmed for it out of the box soon.
Also, what State if Charge range are you getting?
Re: Re : Re: C-MAX mileage
Nice! Traveling in style on the plug.
I hooked up a new ScanGuageII out of the box to my 2013 C-max on Friday. It read the average mpg and the instant mpg correctly it seemed. It also read the RPM and horsepower correctly. I can't find SoC yet. It reads throttle position starting at "17", but only reads a higher position when the ICE is being used. In EV, I get no indication of what I'm doing, as horsepower reads 0 as well. So I was looking at the "Empower" dash readout for more info.
I have been working with Linear Logic on the SOC. The latest Xguage he gave me is below. I don't think it is quite there yet( I show a little battery left on the display at 1% on the scangauge and 87% on the scangauge looks nearly full on the display but I don't know if the battery gauge on the display is a accurate indication of SOC either). Either way here it is if you want to try it.
State of Charge (%)
I did get the Scanguage installed and once I set the cutoff to 24 or 27, it worked properly.
if you thought that Ford was bad regarding mileage claims:
Renault falling well short of claimed fuel economy
"Honest John hears from a reader whose Renault is falling more than 30mpg short of its claimed fuel economy.
We bought a Renault Mégane because of the impressive combined 80mpg claim, which a salesman reassured me was true. In reality we have averaged 45-55mpg, which is still pretty good. While on a recent trip to Canada, I came across a newspaper article that described how Hyundai and Kia were to compensate North American customers in the wake of exaggerated fuel performance claims. The sums weren't huge, but it is token recognition of their error. Has this scheme been implemented anywhere else?
Finally getting some decent temps here in KC. It was up in the 50°'s on the way home. I took my fuel saving route tonight that shaves off about 5 miles of highway driving and avoiding some nasty hills. 48.4mpg over 31miles.
I had 45.0mpg on my normal route in this morning (temp around 40°). After some nasty 38-39mpg highway trips the last couple of nights this has pulled my current tank up to 42mpg.
Even better today on the way home today. 51.4mpg on the same route with a slight 6 mile detour to pick up dinner (I was at 51.9 when I stopped the first time). Trip into work was 46.2mpg over 28 miles normal route, mostly highway 55-60mph.
Today was near 60°. Both days almost no wind. So things are improving with the warmer temps, but it really takes less highway and a lot of work to punch up into the 50'smpg. I'm also using a lot of N gliding downhill to gain speed on my hilly stretches of rural highway. Tonight with little traffic I could let the speed bleed off to 50 going up and glide downhill in N. I don't find that the batter drain is very much at all. This is with no headlights or heater. More traffic behind me and I know I would not have done as well.
Keep up the good work, Rick.
Things keep getting better! I had my best trip home from work today: 57.4mpg, 30.5 miles.
This brought up my entire day to 52.2mpg after getting getting 47.7mpg this morning.
Right now I'm at 49.1mpg half way through this tank and 337 miles so far. I've a 150 mile trip coming up Monday, all highway so this is probably going to go down.
Tank so far:
Very nice. I have something to look forward to if it ever gets warm here. The 30 mile trip is interesting in that the ICE was running for 10 miles and used .5 gal of gas, or 20 mpg. So basically the ICE is being used to charge the battery as much if not more than it is to drive the wheels.
Interesting, GM says the Volt tries not to charge the battery using gasoline unless absolutely needed.. why is Ford doing it different?.
Big ice; excess capacity; might as well if it's running? From the 20 'ev' miles
out of 30 in one example, that's a lot of engine off time to allow for what we
consider wasteful use of the ice. Maybe that's Ford's approach?
And with this line of thought, winter heating would be a big hit on mpg as the
ice would be on more.
I did use a route that got me down to about 1/2 non-highway driving and when ever the engine was on it was to accelerate from a stop or going uphill. When have more highway driving the ICE comes up a little, maybe to 25mpg or so for the trip. I can at times if the batter level is high enough get 30-40 instant mpg on the ICE on the highway, but more often than not, it's down around 20.
Also, forgot to mention: I did have about a 15mph tailwind.
I finished my 156 mile road trip today. Had 10mph tail winds part of the way out and 15+mph headwinds part way back. This was almost all 2 lane highway with lots of hills. Maybe 7-8 miles city driving. Indicted mpg for the day was 49.2mpg with speeds ranging from 50-60mph on he highway. Temp near 70°.
On the way back I filled up with my best tank so far: 48.47mpg with 547.4 miles on the tank! I really wanted to push this tank to 600 miles, but my wife was getting very nervous. The yellow warning came on about 5 miles before I filled it.
Sounds like an awful lot of work just to hit the rated mileage.
Not really, just set the cruise control at 60mph..
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