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

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#161 OFFLINE   Peter Davio

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:40 PM

One reminder that if you are stopped for any extended period of time, waiting on long signal, train crossing, drive through etc. even though the ICE stops at least shift into Park or better yet turn off car. Remember you are using power from HVB to keep things going which will bring the MPG's down. With a ScanGuageII you can watch it go down.sad.png

YouTube views are up to 2237 nowsmile.png .

 

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Thank you for finally mentioning what that dash/steering column mounted monitor was - seriously considering that, and the aero mods you have applied to your CMAX for my FFH. That - and finally putting Michelin's on it. No more Eagle LS for me. 135,000 miles with a lifetime mileage at 42.1 isn't bad... but damn - 56? 


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#162 OFFLINE   Bce3

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:58 PM

Just did a road trip from Maryland to Mississippi Gulf Coast. 39.2 MPG and one tank was 40.9. This was in a 2 week old 2018 MKZ.
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#163 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:20 PM

135,000 miles with a lifetime mileage at 42.1 isn't bad... but damn - 56? 


I doubt anyone has a lifetime average of 56 in a FFH. Currently, he's at 48.9 per his Fuelly log (in a C-Max, BTW), which is still pretty darn good.

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#164 OFFLINE   lolder

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

Just did a road trip from Maryland to Mississippi Gulf Coast. 39.2 MPG and one tank was 40.9. This was in a 2 week old 2018 MKZ.

That's normal for an interstate trip. There is no break-in period for the car, only the driver. 



#165 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

That's normal for an interstate trip. There is no break-in period for the car, only the driver. 

I beg to differ. My 2018 is my third FFH, and during my first ~2k miles, I was a little concerned that perhaps efficiency had dropped compared to my 2013 and my wife's 2014. After that initial period, MPGs steadily and noticeably improved.
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#166 OFFLINE   lolder

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:26 PM

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#167 OFFLINE   Fission

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:50 PM

Over the years I’ve seen retreads come flying off of semi tires a few times... I will never draft because of that. A few dollars saved is not worth it to me.
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#168 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 09:54 AM

I don't follow that close, about 100 ft. back. :)  You are fooling yourself if you think you can be far enough back or away from a Semi when a tire explodes.  They go every ware, there are no safe places, you need to be constantly watching in front of you for hazards on the road.  I have never run over a tire, pieces but not a tire. :)  I have seen a Semi Trailer loose two tires at once and debris went everywhere covering all 4 lanes of the FWY. All you could do was drive around the big pieces.  I can't emphasize enough that you need to be aware of what's going on in front of you at all times. :shift: 

 

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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.


#169 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:40 AM

Went to Maine and back and my Life Time Score went up to 50 mpg.smile.png  And My Fuelly went up to 49mpg too. :yahoo:Attached File  LT50mpg.JPG   84.83KB   0 downloads

 

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Edited by ptjones, 17 July 2018 - 11:41 AM.

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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.


#170 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:08 PM

I don't follow that close, about 100 ft. back. :) 

 

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Not what you told us here http://fordfusionhyb...t-mpg/?p=95870 or here http://fordfusionhyb...at-mpg/?p=95917


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#171 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:53 PM

Actually it pretty much is, I said about(+or- ) 100 ft and in the first case which was over two years ago 100 to 50 ft and second case 75 to 150 ft so I don't see a problem here :)

To get the best MPG's you want to run ICE at 2 Bars which means you will be accelerating and catching drafting partner. You will need to get back into EV to increase spacing until it's time to accelerate in ICE again.  :) BTW My You Tube video views are upto 9012. :yahoo:

 

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Edited by ptjones, 17 July 2018 - 03:00 PM.

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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.


#172 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:00 AM

I have a iphone pic of one of my Michelin tires with 76k miles on it. There is about 1/32 difference between inside with the least and outside with the most tread. The center is in between, the handling is better than 38 psi. and tires don't squeal going around sharp corners.   My experience is the inside wears faster because of factory alignment settingssmile.png  I think this is the best wear pattern you can get with factory alignment settings and this was with 50 psi tire pressure. :)Attached File  TTread.JPG   158.09KB   0 downloads 

 

BTW  You Tube views are up to 10k now. :)

 

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Edited by ptjones, 30 July 2018 - 09:02 AM.

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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.


#173 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

#     Date       Miles     Gallons MPG  Price  City %    

332 8/9/18    724.60  12.700  57.06  2.999  35%    

331 7/25/18  711.40  12.800  55.58  2.969  20%   

330 7/16/18  654.98  12.700  51.57  2.994      

329 7/15/18  609.17  11.520  52.88  3.281      

328 7/14/18  660.98  12.500  52.88  2.987      

327 7/12/18  660.17  12.000  55.01  3.143     

326 7/11/18  431.73    8.400  51.40  2.865  10%   

325 7/10/18  737.85  13.000  56.76  3.001  50%    

324 7/2/18    742.50  12.900  57.56  3.000  60%    

323 6/17/18  696.30  13.300  52.35  3.069  10% 

And here is what you can do in a FFH/C-MAX, my last 10 fillups on Fuelly.com with about 80% HWY miles for an average of 54.8 mpg. 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.






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