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First complete fillup soon. Safe to go to "0 mi to E"?


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#21 OFFLINE   TonyHzNV

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:46 PM

The folks on this and similar forums who take a interest in their cars and really want to know how things work are the few, not the main body of buyers.

For that reason, it is a pleasure to be a part of this group.

And people like you, Sir, who take the time and have the resources to attempt to educate the rest of us (though some might be misfits, LOL) be it through magic, tomfoolery, garage science, your own personal experiments, or ACTUAL TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, are what make this forum what it is. And, IMO, THAT is what makes it a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of this group!  :worship:


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#22 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:04 PM

And people like you, Sir, who take the time and have the resources to attempt to educate the rest of us (though some might be misfits, LOL) be it through magic, tomfoolery, garage science, your own personal experiments, or ACTUAL TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, are what make this forum what it is. And, IMO, THAT is what makes it a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of this group!  :worship:


Ditto!!!
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#23 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:26 PM

We've got a bunch of nice people with us who are smart, energetic, practical, mechanical, scientific and who have a world of quality experiences to draw from - they are the backbone of this forum.

It's the rare day I don't learn something new here too, it's a group effort for sure.

 

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#24 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:54 AM

That might be useful and desirable to savvy owners. On the other hand many owners would be completely flummoxed if you asked them to calculate their MPG based on miles traveled and number of gallons used. Configuring the MyView display or manipulating a trip gauge correction feature would likely be equally confusing. The more customization you add the more complex this car becomes.

 

Ford understands that they must market and sell to the masses.

For those of us using Fuelly.com this is a no brainer, and could be inputted on 8" display. It seems to me that you can't have to much info as long as you don't have to use it. IMO :)

 

Paul


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#25 OFFLINE   tr7driver

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 11:06 AM

As my car has multiple drivers, it would be nice to know how much gas is *really* in the tank at any given time. 

 

If I'm going to store the car, or like my C-max energi that has burned 6 gallons of gas in 2200 miles, I'll want to add fuel stabilizer.  How the heck do I know how much to mix?  My 35 year old triumph can do that, my 2005 Mustang can do that.  When they get to empty, they are consistent and they ain't kidding.  Why can't my new Fords?



#26 OFFLINE   Easy Rider

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:04 PM

For storage you should ALWAYS fill the tank first.  Less air at the top means less condensation of water vapor.

Then the answer is: You use the amount of stabilizer based on the tank capacity.   :)



#27 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 01:18 PM

For storage you should ALWAYS fill the tank first.  Less air at the top means less condensation of water vapor.

Then the answer is: You use the amount of stabilizer based on the tank capacity.   :)

That is what boat owners commonly do when storing for the winter. It has worked well for me.  As the end of boatings season approaches I fill the last couple of tanks with non-alcohol gas to minimize the percentage of ethanol in the tank.


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#28 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

if your fuel gauge is as inaccurate as mine, I'm sure it's safe - but find a station as soon as the "empty" warning comes on, to be safe. I managed to see at least 10 km more of range when my car said "empty". 

 

The tank capacity is supposed to be 51 litres. Yet every time the indicator shows half or less remaining, and I fill up, it turns out I only needed to put in 20 litres at most, which is less than half the capacity. It's especially annoying if I happen to pump at a full-serve station (it's a bylaw in one part of Metro Vancouver), because the attendant will be surprised at the low amount and often attempt to top-off the tank with another squeeze or two, and I read that topping-off isn't good for this car.

 

Anyway, I don't see much point in trying to go all the way to empty, unless you're a Canadian on a day trip down south trying to max out the amount of American gas you can stuff in. If you're driving along and happen to see that the gas price is lower today than it was yesterday, just stop and fill up, even if it's less than a quarter tank!

 

I have fond memories of my last trip to Seattle in my FFH, where I purposely waited for the empty warning to come on before finally filling to the brim (saving about 40 cents per litre in the process at that period's exchange rate). That was when I was able to go 10 km extra without any issues.


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