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#41 OFFLINE   jeffo65

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

I met my goals when the car was purchased.

1. Buy something the wife wanted/liked
2. Find something that got better MPGs than the Impala she traded in and her 68 Mustang GT in the garage (She does have a heavy foot)
3. Make her happy
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5. Repeat #4

She still enjoys the FFH and does not regret buying it. She gets upset when she fills up and her tank mpg is less than the previous fill up. She enjoys going out for dinner with her girlfriends and having people tell her the FFH is a nice looking car, especially when she parks it next to her friends Prius.

Any information that I can pass onto her about the car she appreciates.
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#42 OFFLINE   Easy Rider

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:16 AM

900 miles on 14 gallons is 64 mpg. How to you get that unless the cars are Energi/plug-ins?

The short answer is:

The cars that achieve that ARE plug-ins.  :)



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 10:10 AM

The short answer is:

The cars that achieve that ARE plug-ins.  :)

Then I guess the long answer is we are very good Hybrid drivers. :yahoo: :happy feet: :shift:

 

This is a partial list of the CMAX 600+ Club with over 50 members, all having fun driving their Hybrids and saving money.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

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Ok, this is a simple club....clock 600 or more miles on one tank, take a picture of it and you're in... yahoo.gif 
 
The Club Honor Roll:
 

900+ Bar 1st driver to Summit: Jus-A-CMax

twister.gif Jus-A-Cmax (901/689.4 EV using 13.67 gallons and 65.8 MPG), member since 01/23/2013 [Aeromodded with Grill Covers & Gas Pods]

 

 

 

800+ Bar 1st driver to Summit: Jus-A-CMax

headspin.gifptjones (896.2/639 EV using 13.77 gallons and 65 MPG), member since 01/23/2013 [Aeromodded with Grill Covers & Gas Pods]

   fotomoto (894.7/695.4EV using 13.68 gallons and 65.3 MPG), member since 09/27/2013

HannahWCU (802.1/542 EV) 61.8 MPG, using 12.96 gallons, member since 10/23/2013

ScubaDadMiami (800.1/626.6 EV) 63 MPG,using 12.68 gallons, member since 12/7/2013

 

 

700+ Bar 1st Driver to Summit: Recumpence

yahoo.gif Recumpence (766/512.7 EV using 13.26 gallons and 57.7MPG), member since 04/10/2013

Seth7721 (724 fuelly.com aka Super Sipper) member since 07/01/2013

snakebitten (716.8/465.4 EV using 12.73 gallons and 56.2 MPG) member since 8/12/2014

 

HPRifleman (710.6/365.9 EV using 13.37 gallons and 53.1 MPG), member since 06/20/2013

fbov (707.0/503.3 EV using 13.27 gallons and 53.2 MPG) member since 6/23/2014

frbill (704.1/420.6 EV using 12.57 gallons and 55.9 MPG) member since 06/27/2013

orphoto (700.7/368.5 EV using 12.95 gallons and 54.4MPG) member since 05/10/2013

camera.gif  50th member: CMax-Traveler (700.7/477.4 EV using 13.46 gallons and 52.06 MPG) member since 09/27/2013

 

 

600+ Bar 1st Drivers to Summit: ptjones & Jus-A-CMax

 

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Edited by ptjones, 20 December 2014 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:29 PM

 

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Quite an accomplishment for those C-max owners.   What is a Gas Pod modification?

 

On a side note, I noticed one member was in San Fernando, CA - I grew up there until age 18.  Don't see that little town mentioned much.


Edited by GrySql, 20 December 2014 - 06:30 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 03:26 AM

What is a Gas Pod modification?

Wondered that, too. I suppose it's this: http://www.gaspods.com

Edited by md13ffhguy, 21 December 2014 - 03:27 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 08:56 AM

For those that think gas pods work... I have some land in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana you might be interesting in as well.  ;)


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:26 AM

Quite an accomplishment for those C-max owners.   What is a Gas Pod modification?

 

On a side note, I noticed one member was in San Fernando, CA - I grew up there until age 18.  Don't see that little town mentioned much.

GasPods are little magnetic aerodynamic plastic devices to improve air flow at the back of the car.

http://www.nomorerac...spods_aerohance or look up GasPods or Aerohance.  I think I get about 1/2 improvement on FWY. We have many members using them.

 

We have many members in SoCal area. I grew up in Reseda  until I was 12 and spent 10yrs in Coast Mesa when got out of the Army to go to Orange Coast College and start a family. :)

 

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Edited by ptjones, 21 December 2014 - 11:28 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:43 AM

My wife grew up in Reseda, plus, B25Nut on this Forum also grew up in Reseda.


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:43 PM

Hey!  I have one of those Tornado intake thingies that was given to me.  They are good for 2-3 MPG! Oh!  Oh!  I also have a few of those fuel line magnets that will guarantee you get at least another 1 to 2 mpg improvement!  Let me know if either will work for ya!  Okay?  ;)  


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All of the bells and whistles (without that silly panoramic roof).

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:58 PM

My wife grew up in Reseda, plus, B25Nut on this Forum also grew up in Reseda.

That's Funny, small world also back then only there was half as many people living in USA. LOL   SOCAL was a great place to live back in 1970.

 

 

Hey!  I have one of those Tornado intake thingies that was given to me.  They are good for 2-3 MPG! Oh!  Oh!  I also have a few of those fuel line magnets that will guarantee you get at least another 1 to 2 mpg improvement!  Let me know if either will work for ya!  Okay?  ;)  

We are out of luck on those, they were for carburetor ICE's twenty years ago. LOL :drop:  Results will very depending car, FFH is more aerodynamic on the back end than CMAX so it might not make a difference. Maybe someone on FFH forum has tried them out already. They work on airplanes for years. :)

 

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 02:04 PM

What I find incredible is that the C-Max has lower EPA ratings than the Fusion due to higher aerodynamic drag, but its owners have way exceeded anything that Fusion owners have done in terms of peak MPGs.
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Posted 21 December 2014 - 02:08 PM

Sunny Brae Elementary School, Sutter Jr. High School, Canoga Park High... UC Santa Barbara... and never left Santa Barbara. My name is Susanne.


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 02:23 PM

For those that think gas pods work... I have some land in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana you might be interesting in as well.  ;)

 

Hey!  I have one of those Tornado intake thingies that was given to me.  They are good for 2-3 MPG! Oh!  Oh!  I also have a few of those fuel line magnets that will guarantee you get at least another 1 to 2 mpg improvement!  Let me know if either will work for ya!  Okay?  ;)  

I always trust Texans.  I'll check out the the Texas land first.  ;)  ...I could be wrong, but I'm thinking the group therapy will not be effective...



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 03:05 PM

What I find incredible is that the C-Max has lower EPA ratings than the Fusion due to higher aerodynamic drag, but its owners have way exceeded anything that Fusion owners have done in terms of peak MPGs.

This just shows how good Grill Covers and GasPods are. LOL :lol:   The bottom line is FFH doesn't have an aero advantage when you are averaging 30-40mph plus Grill Covers will keep ICE closer to 202*F making the ICE more efficient. When I drove 2014FFH for two weeks on the FWY I felt FFH got as good maybe better MPG's than CMAX With Grill Covers on. It did seem like the CMAX got slightly better MPG's around town, I doubt being 10 lbs lighter made a difference.  I think CMAX buyers are looking for a roomy hatchback with great MPG's and were disappointed with the MPG's for the first winter until we figured out what was causing the problems.  Members are still looking for ways to keep improving MPG's so we just keep trying new things all the time, we aren't that afraid of our cars. I believe I could come with similar MPG numbers in a  FFH if I had one. For some members it is fun to try to keep breaking your last MPG record. IMO :)

 

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 11:53 PM

What I find incredible is that the C-Max has lower EPA ratings than the Fusion due to higher aerodynamic drag, but its owners have way exceeded anything that Fusion owners have done in terms of peak MPGs.

 
It seems to me that maybe the C-max owners are more into the hypermiling techniques than the FFH owners are. :) Me, I'm just happy looking good while I'm getting 50 MPG without any extraordinary hypermiling practices. 

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 09:43 AM

For those that think gas pods work... I have some land in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana you might be interesting in as well.  ;)

 

Been a fun topic to watch and I have almost replied but I typically like to try and stay out of heated discussions where there seems to be two sides that aren't willing to give an inch either way.  However, I do have to say you seem to doubt the effectiveness of gas pods which makes me wonder how much you have tested them or how much you know about them in general.  I have put the magnetic ones on our 1500 series high efficiency Suburban and our V-10 Ford Excursion.  Just normal driving on those two vehicles (not towing) showed completely different results.  The Excursion went from about 615 miles to about 630 miles on a 44 gallon while the Suburban went from about 965 miles to about 1050 miles on a 42 gallon tank.  We also put them on our Dodge Grand Caravan and saw no difference at all.  I have not put them on the Fusion or the Lincoln and will not do so as I don't mind how they look on the larger vehicles and they probably look fine on a hatchback type car.  So I can't say if they will make a difference there, but to insinuate that if you believe something works then you must be a fool is a bit off.  So, I'm always looking for good land deals, what do you have?

 

 

Results will very depending car...

 

I agree; the result will vary depending on the car.  I also think like anything else there is the law of diminishing returns and not sure how much more it would net you in the long run cost savings wise.

 

 

A while ago I thought I remember hearing a couple manufactures (including maybe Ford for the Flex or Edge) have been working to include something as part of the vehicle from the get go.  Obviously not a stick on, but part of the design.  Have you heard of any manufactures or seen any cars from the factory with something similar to these gas pods?

 

 

The other things is, what do I have to do in order to get my Suburban listed as an honorary 1000+ Mile member?


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:20 AM

 

 The Excursion went from about 615 miles to about 630 miles on a 44 gallon while the Suburban went from about 965 miles to about 1050 miles on a 42 gallon tank.  We also put them on our Dodge Grand Caravan and saw no difference at all. 

 

The more information the better.

BUT....quoting gas mileage figures based on tank capacity is often misleading and sometimes confusing and almost always inaccurate.



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:24 AM

 

 
It seems to me that maybe the C-max owners are more into the hypermiling techniques than the FFH owners are. :) Me, I'm just happy looking good while I'm getting 50 MPG without any extraordinary hypermiling practices. 

 

It sure looks that way, not sure what you mean by extraordinary hypermiling practices.  Hypermiling to me means P&G, Drafting, watching speed and taking advantage of traffic to Maximizing braking score. MPG Mods are aerodynamic and heat conservation like Grill Covers, wheel covers, spoilers and GasPods. There is also raising tire pressure to 50psi to cut down rolling resistance and improve longevity of tire. I got 65k out of my Michelin's with even ware at 50psi. :)

 

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:36 AM

 

The more information the better.

BUT....quoting gas mileage figures based on tank capacity is often misleading and sometimes confusing and almost always inaccurate.

 

I'm not sure what more information you want but let me know and I will supply it.  Quoting it as MPG, the Excursion only went up by about .34 MPG but the Suburban went up by slightly over 2 MPG. 

 

I like to get an idea of MPG but on the big toys as well as the Fusion I pretty much pay more attention to how many miles I have gone on a tank to know when i need to fill it up and that is why I typed it that way.


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Posted 22 December 2014 - 12:29 PM

The car computer mpg calculations are the most precise and repeatable. They usually have an offset error that is constant and once you know what it is, the corrected mpg is the most accurate. Variations in fueling pump shutoff levels produce much more inaccuracy. For instance, my 2010 FFH calculations are 4 % too high for mpg. The odometer, however reads 2 % low in miles traveled. That yields an overall error of 2 % high in the mpg calculations. That's 1 mpg.


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