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#1021 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

Forgive me if this has been asked before: My trip computer does not show the amount of fuel used as I see in these pictures above. Is there an update I may not have that adds fuel used to the trip meters?

 

I did my first fill up today: Drove 579.1 miles and added 11.998 gallons of fuel. Manually calculated that nets 48.26 MPG. Computer was showing 50.1 MPG. With at least another gallon left to burn, I could have made the 600 club on my first tank had I know how much fuel I had burned to that point.

 

BTW 2013 SE Cmax left over, got a heck of a deal as it sat for nearly a year on the dealers lot.

Good job!   Go to trip and toggle right to get all the enhanced info. It's in the manual. :)

 

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#1022 OFFLINE   Wnuk

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:55 PM

Thanks Paul, I found it this AM while at a traffic light! Hope to join the 600 club on the current tank.


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#1023 OFFLINE   DaveofDurham

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

Forgive me if this has been asked before: My trip computer does not show the amount of fuel used as I see in these pictures above. Is there an update I may not have that adds fuel used to the trip meters?

I did my first fill up today: Drove 579.1 miles and added 11.998 gallons of fuel. Manually calculated that nets 48.26 MPG. Computer was showing 50.1 MPG. With at least another gallon left to burn, I could have made the 600 club on my first tank had I know how much fuel I had burned to that point.

BTW 2013 SE Cmax left over, got a heck of a deal as it sat for nearly a year on the dealers lot.


It has been a long time since I set them to give the additional info so I may not recall exactly but there are two settings for trip 1 and trip 2. When you are in trip 1 try hitting the right arrow. You will see that you are in standard mode. Change to enhanced mode and then your trip 1 will show the added info. Repeat for trip 2.
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#1024 OFFLINE   Adair

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

I made it.  Actual fuel added was 12,2 gal.  Fuel warning was only in red for a couple miles.  Still had 15 to empty. Apologize for upside down pic.

 

Doubt I will reach it again until fall arrives.  Have not been using AC much but will now that I made this exclusive club! And this was my second tank!

Congratulations! And welcome to the club shinytop!!! You are our 60th Member!!! :yahoo:  Can't wait to see what you do next!!


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#1025 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

I made it.  Actual fuel added was 12,2 gal.  Fuel warning was only in red for a couple miles.  Still had 15 to empty. Apologize for upside down pic.
 
Doubt I will reach it again until fall arrives.  Have not been using AC much but will now that I made this exclusive club! And this was my second tank!

 
Congratz Shinytop, second tank - fab.!!!  That has got to feel   :jump_earth:.      :hat_tip:

Nothing wrong with going AC a bit and enjoying the summer to the fullest either !!!
 
Upside down works.  I think we all need to be turned upside down ocaisionally and shaken a bit; better yet, the other way around. ;)

(turned your pic right side up and shook it a bit, hope you don't mind)
 

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#1026 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:27 AM

You guys keep on rockin it big time with all the new additions to the 600 mi club and all those breaking your old PRs. Keep it up. Hope to join one day..... Im sure we can get in with no problems,



#1027 OFFLINE   kostby

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

First 600+ mile tank today, our 3rd fill since purchase on March 26th, 2014.

 

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Pump showed 13.412 gallons, odometer displayed 614.3 miles, for a hand-calculated 45.802 mpg versus car's cheerfully optimistic display of 48.1 mpg.


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#1028 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:46 PM

:finger:

 

All of you 600+ milers are a TOTAL DISGRACE. You'll never set foot in Consumer Report building and will never get a job there.

 

:rtfm:  How dare you FLAUNT the CMax and drive the car 600+ miles a tank when the EXPERTS at CR says you only GET 38MPG, that 500 miles only!

 

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No more MPGs for you lot....

 

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#1029 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:16 AM

You always find a way to make me laugh Jus-tin !!! :)


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#1030 OFFLINE   Adair

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:47 AM

First 600+ mile tank today, our 3rd fill since purchase on March 26th, 2014.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_5273med.jpg

 

Pump showed 13.412 gallons, odometer displayed 614.3 miles, for a hand-calculated 45.802 mpg versus car's cheerfully optimistic display of 48.1 mpg.

And you don't even have 2,000 miles on the car yet!!! Imagine what you'll be doing when the car is *broken in*!! I'm going right now to add your name to the list. Congratulations kostby, and welcome to the 600+ Mile Club.

 

PS....I'm using the car's stated MPGs....that's what we've been using for everyone else.


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#1031 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

First 600+ mile tank today, our 3rd fill since purchase on March 26th, 2014.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_5273med.jpg

 

Pump showed 13.412 gallons, odometer displayed 614.3 miles, for a hand-calculated 45.802 mpg versus car's cheerfully optimistic display of 48.1 mpg.

I'll make you feel alittle better, your Odometer is off 1.5%  so you actually went 623.5mi. and 46.5 MPG. Good Job! Put that info in Fuelly.com  :happy feet:

 

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

4th tank! This car is amazing.  Probably could have went 700 but maybe next time.

4th tank

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#1033 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:50 AM

And there he goes :flyaway:, screaming by a host of us mere mortals !!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:  Great work RJ, it is an amazing machine in many ways. 

 

Mere, mere mortals can have a blast driving the C-Max in the thirties mpg, mere mortals fun and utility in the forties, and then there are the RJs out there that can fly this moon buggy to, well ....... the moon !!!

 

Congratz RJ, & on to greater heights of MPGdom,  :victory:

 

Nick


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#1034 OFFLINE   Wnuk

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:56 PM

The EPA is just flat out wrong  ;)  Though I will say that the actual amount of fuel I pumped back in was 12.657 gallons?

 

 

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#1035 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Dynamite Wnuk, congratz !!!  :hat_tip:  Yes the EPA & CR numbers are most misleading, fundamentally because they focus on poor driving habits & averages rather than variability & opportunity. 

 

The beauty of the C-Max construct & build, is the opportunity to choose a driving style (by the minute, hour, day or 'lifetime') & reap built in efficiency benefits :) (or blow them up in smoke just having fun  ;) )

 

Keep on Maxing,

 

Nick

 

PS  EPA Highway 37 - absurd !  We can ECO Cruise all day at 65-67 mph and get 45+ mpg, all subject to weather (ASTW), of course. (Seattle area, all year round)


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#1036 OFFLINE   snakebitten

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:18 PM

Well, I just couldn't resist. :)

 

After lurking and reading and digesting all the tricks of the hyper-miler trade that you gents (and ladies) have documented here........

 

I must admit that I placed a couple of restrictions on myself before I even considered participating:

 

1. I will NOT make anyone in a vehicle behind me participate unwillingly in my pursuit of joining this club.

2. I will NOT be concerned with accerlerating from a dead stop to the posted speed limit in EV mode. I just do not want to be a member that bad.

3. I will NOT travel below the posted speed limit. (Although if coasting can extend my EV and there is nobody behind me, I will include this technique in my strategy)

 

 

I also am willing to admit that on cool mornings, (70's) I did indeed choose to roll down the windows and benefit from the added efficiency of no AC. But I am on the coast of Texas. In July. There are few hours of the day that fall within that temperature range.

 

 

Anyways, it turns out is was almost childs play for this magic little chariot. What a delight it is turning out to be.

 

One other addmission is that I am not much of a carbon footprint concious fella. So I don't want to be a hypocrate. I am enjoying this simply because I am facinated and impressed with what we are, as a species, capable of achieving. Seems like nowadays, every time I go to sleep they invent something amazing. I wake to a new world. Simply fascinating.

 

 

 

 

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#1037 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:32 PM

Well stated Snakebitten & congratz !  It is indeed irresistible and mildly addictive for many of us;  and "almost child's play for this magic little chariot" ,as you say.  Now you can relax and just enjoy the C-Max, or engage further and 'shoot the moon'.  Love all of the references we have used to describe our C-Maxes; Moon Buggy, Stealth Fighter, Magic Chariot ........... it begs for new & creative descriptors.

 

Starship GG away,

Nick


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

Thanks for the welcome C-MaxSea.

 

I might add I didn't set the trip 2 meter until I had driven a few miles into the tank. Not many, but a few. I also didn't even think to squeeze any fuel into the tank beyone the initial auto-shutoff at the pump.

 

I suspect had I "prepared" for the challenge properly at the pump, I would have been a viable candidate for the 700 mile club.

Saying all that, I DID squeeze a bit of extra petrol (about a 1\4 of a gallon) into the current tank and immediately reset the trip 2 counter.

I'm going to see what happens if I do as you suggest and "relax and enjoy the C-Max", but use the now native techniques of driving the thing efficiently.

 

Again, thanks to all who have made the effort of teaching others the proper way to actively operate this thing. I'm thinking of dropping by my dealer and letting a couple of the fellas know that I am available to walk any potential customer throough the TRUTH about this car. I owe it forward, if you know what I mean. :)


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#1039 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

 
Congratz Shinytop, second tank - fab.!!!  That has got to feel   :jump_earth:.      :hat_tip:

Nothing wrong with going AC a bit and enjoying the summer to the fullest either !!!
 
Upside down works.  I think we all need to be turned upside down ocaisionally and shaken a bit; better yet, the other way around. ;)

(turned your pic right side up and shook it a bit, hope you don't mind)
 

Nice work Shinytop it can be done even though CR says it can't which makes it even sweeter :thumbsup:


Edited by mtb9153, 28 July 2014 - 11:44 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

No, just a  regular SEL CMax (see my Mammoth thread for photos of the vehicle). You can see my odometer in the picture, I am telling you, I am seeing a lot of improvements with each 1K clicking over. It also helps Los Angeles is having 65-75 temps at the moment. Also, I'll disclose I use premium and 43 psi tires.

 

I have been contemplating trying 92 octane.  Does it really make a difference? 

 

I'm running 43-45 psi and never use a/c. 








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