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How to Drive a Fusion Hybrid/Energi to get Great Gas Mileage

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#1 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:28 AM

For those FFE drivers that haven't been on the other  Fusion/CMAX Hybrid/Energi Forums.
 

I have made three YouTube Videos for driving a CMAX the way it was designed to be driven Called How to drive a CMAX Hybrid to get great gas mileage, Also CMAX Mods to improve MPG's and Hypermiling to improve MPG's.

 

 

 

 

Efficiency and Aerodynamic Mods:  The First thing to do is to raise your tire pressure of your Michelin's to 50psi which is safe to do and I got 64k miles for each set of tires on my CMAX. smile.png

 

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Hypermiling Video not recommended for those who can't focus on situational awareness of traffic around you all the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s09mywF78g4&feature=youtu.be

 

Let me know what you think, any improvements.

 

Paul


Edited by ptjones, 09 April 2017 - 10:42 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.


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#2 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:29 AM

Just filled up and got 58.3 mpg/ 770 miles / 13.2 gal. and 50% Hwy with some A/C, temps 70-95*F and have averaged 55.1 mpg for last 10 fill ups.  YouTube views are up to almost 10k now. smile.png

 

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 11:45 AM

I drove up to Silver Comet Depot to bike ride about 49 miles on State routes (50-55 mph) and got 63.4 mpg.  Going Home 43 miles, 27 mi. FWY, 16 mi. SR's got 61.9 mpg with speeds 75-45 mph. Every is working great with temps 75-85*F and 208K miles on the car. smile.png

 

Paul


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#4 OFFLINE   jj2me

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 12:38 PM

208K, nice to hear. Is that the NiMH or Lithium battery Hybrid? Any major repairs or strandings? (I've never seen 45 mpg hybrid on a long trip, though rightfully so since I'm always adding 5-10 to the speed limit.)

#5 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 12:15 PM

208K, nice to hear. Is that the NiMH or Lithium battery Hybrid? Any major repairs or strandings? (I've never seen 45 mpg hybrid on a long trip, though rightfully so since I'm always adding 5-10 to the speed limit.)

CMAX has the same drive train as Fusion Energi/Hybrid, Lion HVB. Ford paid for my trans being replaced 110k mi. ago and I just replaced right side half shaft. It wasn't to bad and $150 cost. If you use all the info in my YouTube videos you should be able to get 50+ mpg. :)

 

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#6 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:45 AM

Well my Fuelly average went up to 49.1 mpg now and  this is some encouragement for others that even with 208k miles your average can still go up. Last Tank I got 61.3 mpg.smile.png

 

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#7 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 07:03 AM

I replaced my two rear tires with 78k mi. with new Michelin OEM tires and already have 5k mi. on them, it seems I have lost maybe a 1 mpg with the new tires. This backs up what people have said that mpg's improve with tire wear. That being said I'm still getting 61 mpg on Smart Gauge and looking to get 800 mi. on this tank. Currently have 620 miles.smile.png  My old Michelin OEM tires on  the front have 83k mi. and should make 90k mi. using 50 psi tire pressure.

 

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#8 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:33 AM

Well I finished the tank with 825 mi./59.3 mpg with 50% HWY and my Fuelly.com average went up to 49.2 MPG with 212K miles on the Odometer.smile.png

 

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#9 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:48 AM

And it just keeps going up. smile.png  Life Time Score 50.2 mpg and Fuelly.com average 49.2 mpg, 55.5 mpg average for the last 10 fill ups.  Also I haven't reset trip 2 in about 76k miles and My Smart Gauge average is 54 mpg. Bottom line is even with 212k miles on the Odometer  you can improve your Life Time average MPG's if you want too.  smile.png  post-143-0-21206000-1539443162_thumb.jpg

 

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#10 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

BTW Grill Covers protect your shutters from being damaged from snow and ice. :)

 

Paul



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 02:05 PM

I filled up  yesterday and got Premium for $2.63/gal at Sam's Club Buford, GA 13.1 gallons for $34.46. smile.png  With average temps going down MPG's are going down a little too. I started out yesterday at 57.6 mpg with 525 miles on the tank, drove to North Georgia Mountains taking pics of Fall Leaves changing colors and Water Falls. About 200 miles later my MPG's had dropped to 56.6 mpg when I filled up and actual Fuelly 54.8 mpg.  If you haven't put Grill Covers on your car yet maybe you should. Oil Pan Heaters help to  warm up the ICE quicker too. smile.png

 

Paul


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