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How to Drive a FORD Fusion Hybrid to get Great Gas Mileage

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#141 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:39 PM

You Tubes views upto 5,200 now.  :)

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.








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#142 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:07 PM

Went to Columbus, GA yesterday afternoon to bike ride the Riverwalk.  It's about 69 miles from Newnan, 70*F , averaged about 65 mph on I-85/ I-185 with good drafting partners, 550 ft. drop in elevation and got 59 mpg. Coming back averaging about 70 mpg and not much drafting got 49 mpg.  Sure is nice having the warmer temps.smile.png

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


#143 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

Couple of days ago we made our usual trip up to North Atlanta to see New Grandson up I-85/I-285.  It's about 50 miles each way, temps 77*F going up, AC on half of the time Wife was getting hot.smile.png  Speeds were 80 mph to stop and go for accident , took about 15 min. longer than usual, started with 56 mpg on tank average ended with 55.9mpg. Going Home temps down to 70*F, speeds 75 mph to 60 mph and ended with 56.1 mpg, sure is nice to have warmer temps.smile.png  My MPG's HWY are only a few mpg less than City. yahoo.gif​ BTW You Tube views are up to 5,600 and hopefully CMAX/FFH MPG's will be going up on fuelly.com. this Summer.smile.png

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


#144 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:53 AM

I went to Deltona, FL and back yesterday (930mi., 14.5hrs. temps 34*F to 73*F) got 50.2 mpg at the pump(Fuelly.com average) and still averaged 60mph with some stop and go FWY traffic., most of the time 70+mph. I just love to drive this car. smile.png YouTube views are up to almost 6k now and it seems that alot people are buying used CMAX's from posted comments. 

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


#145 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 11:04 AM

Just filled up and got 51.7mpg with 90% HWY, some cold and rainy conditions, curious to hear what others are getting with their Grill Covers on this Winter.  YouTube views are up to 6200 now.  :)

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


#146 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:47 PM

With temps in the 65 - 80*F range we are in the best MPG range for the CMAX Hybrid and FFH now.  Here is my last trip to N. Atlanta and my tank fill up.

Trip going up temps 78*F, little tailwind and speeds 75 - 65mph.

Trip going back temp 73*F, little head winds and speeds 70 - 60 mph less drafting.

Actual MPG for tank 56.6 mpg and almost 800 miles.smile.png  

 

 

 

I use Fuelly.com to keep track of my fillups and gas mileage.  I use GasBuddy.com  to find the best gas prices which you can save 10 - 20%.smile.png

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


#147 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

Posted Today, 05:51 PM

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And it went up again smile.png , I think I will hit 50 mpg by the end of Summer.  And 193k miles too. YouTube views upto almost 7k. :)

 

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Edited by ptjones, 23 April 2018 - 08:53 PM.

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#148 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 04:31 PM

Made trip to Cleveland, OH and had a tall wind  on I-75/I-71 and got 60.4 miles/ 551.7 miles on Smart Gauge. You Tube views upto 7211. smile.png

This is FUN!yahoo.gif

 

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#149 OFFLINE   scoobie

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 02:04 AM

I contributed to your YouTube count... interesting... and thanks for sharing.

 

Curious about the tire pressure being so high... does it not make the ride a bit more harsh?  Seems like I have read a good bit about people lowering their pressure a few pounds under recommended pressure to get a softer ride.  Supposedly... over-inflated tires bounce more and won't absorb bumps as well, thus creating a harsher ride.  The downside to lower pressure is more road noise thru the tires since there is more contact with the road.

 

I am one for comfort and quiet, but I can't say I've noticed any difference between 34PSI and 40PSI in the ride comfort or noise.  Perhaps it's not as significant as some make it out to me... and perhaps I should increase my pressure back up some... and I'd feel safer around 40PSI than I would up around 50.  I'm not knocking your pressure, just stating what I would feel more comfortable with. 

 

What is your take on comfort and noise as related to pressure?

 

Thanks!


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#150 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

I did some research on this and this is what I found out from Michelin.  The Customer Support Person I talked to said to use the tire pressure that gets even tire wear across the tread. For me it's 50psi and I have 71k miles on my third set of Energy Savers, should make 80k mi. anyway. :)  The bursting pressure is somewhere around  200 psi. so 50 psi isn't problem and the car handles better at 50 psi than 38 psi.  The ride was hardly a noticeable difference and tires last longer which is important at $800+ per set. For the long run they are cheaper than cheaper upfront LRR tires and you save on gas too. :)  The nice thing about tire pressure is you can change it when you want, look at your tread to see if there is less tread at the edges than the center, if so raise it up to 50 psi.

 

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#151 OFFLINE   mwr

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 01:01 PM

look at your tread to see if there is less tread at the edges than the center, if so raise it up to 50 psi. 

Didn't you say that backwards? My "tire guy" said that low tire pressure would cause the outside to wear faster than the inside, which is what happened to my first set of Michelins. I then increased the tire pressure.


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#152 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 04:33 PM

Didn't you say that backwards? My "tire guy" said that low tire pressure would cause the outside to wear faster than the inside, which is what happened to my first set of Michelins. I then increased the tire pressure.

The way I read it, it is the same as your statement. :)

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

Went to see Ceramic Expo at Cleveland International Exposition Center on Wednesday and it was Hotter there (84*F) than it was in Atlanta (80*F). drop.gif  Quick trip, up one day and back the next, 12.5 hrs. each way, 2 tanks 26 gal., 1425.6 mi./ 54.8 mpg average. smile.pngpost-143-0-20597900-1525623714_thumb.jpg

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


#154 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:57 PM

post-143-0-13818700-1526486071_thumb.jpg Well we went up again. yahoo.gif  Only .2 mpg to 50 mpg average. You Tube video views upto almost 7k now.smile.png

 

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Current Record:  12/30/2014  902.2 mi.  63.8 mpg  14.13  gal. (Actual GPS:  922 mi.  68 mpg  13.5 gal.


#155 OFFLINE   Bce3

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:51 PM

post-143-0-13818700-1526486071_thumb.jpg Well we went up again. yahoo.gif  Only .2 mpg to 50 mpg average. You Tube video views upto almost 7k now.smile.png
 
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Can you post a link to your video?

#156 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

It's post #1  http://fordfusionhyb...at-gas-mileage/ :)

 

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