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Warm-up Stages for Fusion Hybrid (by Hybridbear), applicable to C-Max

CMax Warmup CMax Driving Tip MPG

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#1 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:44 PM

Here is an excellent writeup by Hybridbear, member here and he's a Moderator at the Fordfusionhybridforum.com, a "sister" site to here.

 

What's it all about?

Our C-Maxs and the Ford Fusion hybrid share the same hybrid platform. There is no difference. As such, both platforms have to "warm up" the internal combustion engines (ICE) as we start driving the FFH or our CMaxs in the cold morning. It is here that A LOT of gas may be burnt to warm the ICE.

 

Hybridbear's thread basically list out the stages of the warmup process and walks you through it, including notes on the temperatures which allow the next stage to be initiated.

 

Initially he had posted the link on another thread here as part of a different discussion. However, I felt it belonged better here with the Tips & Tricks section, especially now with the colder weather and our MPGs are taking a pounding due to the warmup cycle.

 

Click on the link to view the post. If you want to respond to the post, you'll have to sign up to be a member there.

Fordfusionhybridforum.com FFH Warm-up Stages

 

 

Thanks to Hybridbear for a STELLAR writeup and update.

 

 

PS We won't hold it against you for not driving a CMax although you do have an Energi so you're fam then... ;) 


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#2 OFFLINE   HannahWCU

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:45 PM

Thanks for the information. It confirms what I experience too. One other thing I have noticed and wonder if anyone else see is that on initial start-up, the ICE will immediately run if it is extremely cold (under 30°) regardless what the HVAC is set on. I always cut my HVAC off when I stop the car. This week it got down to 4° on night. When I started the car the ICE immediately started even though the battery was at least 50% and the HVAC was off.

#3 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

Thanks for the information. It confirms what I experience too. One other thing I have noticed and wonder if anyone else see is that on initial start-up, the ICE will immediately run if it is extremely cold (under 30°) regardless what the HVAC is set on. I always cut my HVAC off when I stop the car. This week it got down to 4° on night. When I started the car the ICE immediately started even though the battery was at least 50% and the HVAC was off.

I have observed this too. For us it seems to be when under 10F that the ICE starts immediately, but it isn't consistent. The black FFH started the ICE immediately far less often than I've found the white one will.



#4 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:17 PM

Thanks for the information. It confirms what I experience too. One other thing I have noticed and wonder if anyone else see is that on initial start-up, the ICE will immediately run if it is extremely cold (under 30°) regardless what the HVAC is set on. I always cut my HVAC off when I stop the car. This week it got down to 4° on night. When I started the car the ICE immediately started even though the battery was at least 50% and the HVAC was off.

 

The engine needs to run to warm up the high voltage battery.



#5 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:13 PM

Thanks for the information. It confirms what I experience too. One other thing I have noticed and wonder if anyone else see is that on initial start-up, the ICE will immediately run if it is extremely cold (under 30°) regardless what the HVAC is set on. I always cut my HVAC off when I stop the car. This week it got down to 4° on night. When I started the car the ICE immediately started even though the battery was at least 50% and the HVAC was off.

I have also seen this happen.

 

Paul



#6 OFFLINE   A2gemini

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 07:10 PM

Has anyone tried using a heater block for the oil to see if that makes a difference?








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