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post #11 of 66 Old 03-17-2015, 05:51 PM
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that's incredible, Jethr0

your 7.3 L/100 Kms is nearly twice as good as what i'm getting now, at about 13.5 L/100 kms.

guess patience is the key, and i will see what i get as i start to rack up the mileage.
He his getting this with exclusively highway driving. So you can't compare. I got around 7.8 L/100 km from my last 1200 km trip and the car only had 1000 kms on the odometer. The key is a light foot and anticipating stops. Oh, you should also use 91 octane

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Ours has 9000 kms on it now and so far no improvement in MPG..The other day it was +7C, went for a highway trip...Cruze set at 105 kms/hr...Got a wonderful 24 MPG..
Not sure why some get VG mileage, and others are VP...
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I don't know how cold it has been up in Canada but when there was a long cold spell here in Wisconsin I was only average 19-20 MPG traveling around town and maybe 22-23 MPG on the highway. In the summer I was averaging 22-24 MPG depending on the warmth of the day. Now that the temperature is well above freezing my average MPG has jumped big time to about 23 MPG in town and 26-27 MPG on the highway.

An engine that has not been broken in and cold weather would more then likely equal low MPG averages. I'll say it give some time and wait for warmer weather to see how things go.
I will second this. Ambient temp has made a huuuge difference on my mileage.

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My new Escape gets 27 mpg at 650 miles on the odometer. This is with approximately 70/30 highway/city driving. When it was a bit colder and the engine was tighter, mileage was about 23 mpg.


The first thing I did to improve mileage was to pump up the tires to 37 psi which is 2 psi above the recommended pressure. For every 10*F temperature drop (5*C) the pressure goes down about 1 psi which increases gas consumption about 3% give or take. The 2 psi boost helps with cold AM starts.


The next thing I did is to add oil to the full mark when low. It seems the car came with the oil down a half quart.


Next came top tier gas (major brands) in premium to help with calibration of the ignition and valve timing. The engine ignition timing and valve timing adapts as we drive. I wanted the adaptation to go in a better direction.


Detonation damages spark plugs and other engine components. Turbos don't do that well on regular. They can run on it when the design allows it, but they do better with elimination of detonation on premium.


When you check your oil levels, you need to sniff the oil for excessive gasoline smell. Direct injection engines, especially those the detonate unexpectedly, can have problems with leaky injectors. Cold Canadian temperatures have also been known to cause issues with the PCV system on EcoBoost engines.


If the oil level is unexpectedly high, it is probably from gasoline and needs to go to the dealer and make THEM sniff the gasoline.


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My new Escape gets 27 mpg at 650 miles on the odometer. This is with approximately 70/30 highway/city driving. When it was a bit colder and the engine was tighter, mileage was about 23 mpg.


The first thing I did to improve mileage was to pump up the tires to 37 psi which is 2 psi above the recommended pressure. For every 10*F temperature drop (5*C) the pressure goes down about 1 psi which increases gas consumption about 3% give or take. The 2 psi boost helps with cold AM starts.


The next thing I did is to add oil to the full mark when low. It seems the car came with the oil down a half quart.


Next came top tier gas (major brands) in premium to help with calibration of the ignition and valve timing. The engine ignition timing and valve timing adapts as we drive. I wanted the adaptation to go in a better direction.


Detonation damages spark plugs and other engine components. Turbos don't do that well on regular. They can run on it when the design allows it, but they do better with elimination of detonation on premium.


When you check your oil levels, you need to sniff the oil for excessive gasoline smell. Direct injection engines, especially those the detonate unexpectedly, can have problems with leaky injectors. Cold Canadian temperatures have also been known to cause issues with the PCV system on EcoBoost engines.


If the oil level is unexpectedly high, it is probably from gasoline and needs to go to the dealer and make THEM sniff the gasoline.


LazyOne that love the power and gas mileage from turbos!
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There is no way you are going to get 500km on a tank for city driving unless that city is real small (like 200 people) and there are miles between lights!

You can get 500km on a tank of regular doing highway or rural and driving close to the speed limit, but I doubt you will ever get that with city driving.

I have a 2014 Ti, live in Oakville, drive city, drive highway, drive 120kmh, and here is what my FE does after 20k km on it (all on a 'good day'):

City: ~350km
Highway 120-130kmh: ~425km
Rural roads (80kmh speed limit, me driving 100kmh): ~500km
Rural roads with me doing the speed limit: maybe ~550km, have never done this as cannot drive the speed limit

These are approximate numbers, I didn't drive to where I only had fumes left in the tank, I probably did have the 'low fuel' warning come on though.

If you want to get the FE to 8-9L/100km type of range, you are going to have to drive real slow and don't use the gas pedal!

I would say my average for the FE after a year is 12.5L/100km.

I consider myself an average driver, not too slow, not too fast, drive with the majority of traffic, which of course is always above the speed limit

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this is all great information. thank you.

i guess i was concerned because getting i'm only seeing about 315 kms or 200 miles from a tank of gas, WAY under what the dealership promised me.

i was expecting to see more like 500 kms or 300 miles from a tank.

i am sceptical that warmer temperatures will produce an increase of 200 kms per tank. i hope i am wrong about that.

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Ours has 9000 kms on it now and so far no improvement in MPG..The other day it was +7C, went for a highway trip...Cruze set at 105 kms/hr...Got a wonderful 24 MPG..
Not sure why some get VG mileage, and others are VP...
Its how you drive. All our engines are built exactly alike and the computers all adjust the a/f the same. If your engine is too rich, it will throw a code. Its self diagnosing. It all about your right foot
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Its how you drive. All our engines are built exactly alike and the computers all adjust the a/f the same. If your engine is too rich, it will throw a code. Its self diagnosing. It all about your right foot
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We have tried Coop-Petro Can and Esso..Mileage never changes..
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I live in the West Coast of BC and have been using
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Ive averaged 10.5L/100KM over the last 10 tanks driving nearly 60/40 City/Hwy

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