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04-06-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By GaryG

Re: HV battery pack and 12V battery discharged...how to re-charge it faster?

It is the HV battery that starts the engine, not the 12V battery in the '09 FEH. If your HV battery is that low, you need to talk to your dealer and have it tested.
01-05-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,432
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2018 Ford Escape PHEV?

Don, the most you can fill the battery is 5.7KWh on a single charge. The battery has a 7.6KWh capacity, but it will not drop to 0% SOC before the engine starts MG1 and charges the battery. The 5.7KWh...
01-05-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,432
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2018 Ford Escape PHEV?

The problem with both the C-Max and Escape is poor MPG. Ford put the EcoBoost engines in the Escapes, and the turbos run constantly sucking down gas. The C-Max has the inefficient 2.0L in both the...
12-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,633
Posted By GaryG

Re: Blown Motor Question

Never, I mean never consider trading in a vehicle Ray. Sell it yourself and save thousands. It may take a month, but you are far better off in the long run. I sold my '05, '09 FEH and my '12 Focus...
09-26-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,261
Posted By GaryG

Re: FEH A/C performance in hot weather

Tint King most likely knows the Statue, but also knows it would be to hard to detect the clear film. They told me Air-Blue comes in a darker tint, but recommended the clear would make it less likely...
09-25-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,261
Posted By GaryG

Re: FEH A/C performance in hot weather

I agree, but it would be interesting to see if anyone has been cited for the clear Air-Blue on the windshield. My wife has worked for criminal attorney's for 38 years, and she has saw her share of...
09-20-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,261
Posted By GaryG

Re: FEH A/C performance in hot weather

I don't think it is the intent of the law to ban new technology with a clear film that not only protects from the heat, but provides additional safety protection in accidents. I know the police have...
09-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,214
Posted By GaryG

Re: Just bought first hybrid 06 AWD FEH

Pre-'09's can use L to separate regen from the friction brakes at any speed. For instance, coming off the highway at 70mph, I just time L to reduce my speed. You can slow down to 6mph without using...
09-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,214
Posted By GaryG

Re: Just bought first hybrid 06 AWD FEH

Shifting into L is completely different in the '09 FEH than the older models. I had to just use the brake pedal for regen in my '09 also. The Energi uses the old system of heavy regen in L, and I...
09-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

Great Steve, most owners love their N-R-G and I think you will also. I like to challenge myself to see how far I can go in EV on one charge. I've gone 39.6 miles, but I know 42 miles is in reach with...
09-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

I shopped around also, and that's what led me to Home Depot in the first place. Everyone including Amazon wanted 4 - 5 hundred more for that same charger. When I found out a way to get great...
09-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

I started preconditioning with the A/C with my 110V charger, so I know it works just fine with that. It is my understanding that the heater will not allow charging at the same time.

I was in the...
09-04-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

I use NADA (National Automotive Dealer Assoc.) because that's what my Credit Union uses to value a car loan. When I sold my '09 FEH, I used NADA and told the buyer my CU would loan that amount. They...
09-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

Wise move Steve, get top dollar for the FEH while you still can. Find out what the NADA is on the FEH, and start there for pricing. I had both of mine detailed before I sold them, and that makes a...
09-03-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

Hi Don

I haven't notice an increase in my electric bill since I got my Energi. I calculated about $.70 a charge here in Florida, and I average 28 - 30 miles per charge year around. The battery...
09-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

Many people considering a plug-in Volt, choose the Energi for both passenger and cargo space. The problem with the big battery is getting high storage items over it into the folded down seats where...
09-02-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

Non plug-in hybrids will be phased out soon. Sell your '08 FEH yourself for about 3 - 6K more than a dealer like I did. I got top dollar for both of mine, and they went fast.

Here is a used '13...
09-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

I like my '13 Energi so much, I ordered a '15 for my son. I need another $4007 tax credit for this year, and I could use a break on his gas bill which I pay while he is in college. I have about 400...
08-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

I think wbonville knows how the FEH handles cold weather, he was asking about how the Energi handles the cold weather. The fact is, you can drive the Energi from the driveway without using the...
08-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

Update, I posted my first tank at http://www.cleanmpg.com/cmps_index.php?page=garage for my '13 C-Max Energi. I am presently at 6706 miles, an MPG of 447.7, and used 14.98 gallons of gas since new....
08-27-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,261
Posted By GaryG

Re: FEH A/C performance in hot weather

I highly recommend a good window tint as well as AirBlue clear tint on the windshield in that kind of heat. I just began having AirBlue put on my windshield, and it will be part of my tint jobs in...
07-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,826
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2013 C-Max Energi

Got my $775 check from Ford today for overestimating the EPA rating on my 2013 C-Max Energi. The revised EPA went from 42mpg to 38mpg, and MPGe went from 100 to 88mpge. I'm at 408mpg and 123 MPGe ...
05-31-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,955
Posted By GaryG

Re: 2006 FEH Decreased Braking regen

Hi Ray

Sounds like you may have a HV battery going bad. Have you had a battery recalibration lately? Also, have you drained the battery near 32% or at least 40% lately?

When I ran out of gas on...
05-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 262,555
Posted By GaryG

Re: "Stop Safely Now"

I got into it with my Hybrid Tech when he claimed the battery fans were not covered under the hybrid component warranty. He quickly changed his mind and admitted they are. He also said the MECS pump...
04-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,876
Posted By GaryG

Re: CVT Transmission

I've had it with you, give us a page and quote in any Ford maintenance manual that calls for a change interval in the eCVT fluid in then FEH in any year? The '09 came with a new lifetime ATF that...
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