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#21 of 50 try synthetic oil
Jan 22, 2009 (10:03 am)
i just got my 2006 expy (converting from a t'ho) and was surprised that i get at best 14-15 highway on this truck. my tahoe would get up to 18 on long trips. anyway, in looking to improve my mpg's...i came across something in an amsoil ad
so will try this and let you know how i make out...not sure i'll do amsoil but most likely some form of full synthetic.
Jan 24, 2009 (4:00 pm)
I wonder why people buy these Expeditions,Tundras,Tahoes etc and then complain about gas mileage with these 6000 pound bricks. I just purchased a 2004 Expedition EB 4X4 and I guess with my somewhat lead foot get about 13 or 14 MPG city? Hell I did not think it would get that. Also got a 2006 Honda Civic EX that gets around 35 or 36 MPG. Hey, maybe Honda civic will get a towing package for 8000 pounds or carry eight people with lugage? If you are so interested in MPG maybe you should look at a small Toyota or Honda.
#23 of 50 Re: Poor MPG? [fordexpo]
Jan 24, 2009 (10:46 pm)
If you are so interested in MPG ...
Coincidentally, that IS the topic of discussion here and we had hoped people would be interested.
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#24 of 50 Re: Poor MPG? [fordexpo]
Jan 30, 2009 (4:20 pm)
I wonder why people buy these Expeditions,Tundras,Tahoes etc and then complain about gas mileage with these 6000 pound bricks.
We buy them because we need (or think we do) a vehicle this size. We complain about the FE because we would like the manufacturer to concentrate on improving the FE. I don't complain because my Expedition gets 14 mpg. I expected that. What I do complain about is that they don't do something about it. I'm not talking about major gains. But the difference in 14 mpg and 17 mpg is pretty significant.
I would have went for a diesel option, even at the steep premium if it had been available. Would have loved a hybrid option like in the t'ho.
For me, I complained BEFORE I purchased. That does not keep me from complaining after too.
Chevy has a good idea with the hybrid but messed it up putting it out as a $50 vehicle. I believe if the mgfr's come out with a large SUV under $40K that gets 20 mpg they will sell well
Besides that, I am interested in FE so I also drive my hybrid as much as possible.
#25 of 50 One thing that may help _ Expedition
Jan 30, 2009 (4:23 pm)
The Expedition has such a mushy ride that I have to slow down for curves and then speed up when exiting. I believe that hurts my FE considerably. If they would make the thing handle better I could drive more steady and possibly help some
#26 of 50 Taking it easy
Jan 30, 2009 (4:28 pm)
When I drive my Expedition like I drive my hybrid I can get 18+ on driving that is mostly highway. Driving over 65 mph kills FE. Driving in town kills FE, even with slow starts starting 6000 pounds from a dead stop takes a lot of gas
#27 of 50 Expdition Mileage - Disconnect Battery
Apr 16, 2009 (5:53 am)
Ive got an 05 4x4 Expd w/ 46k miles - Usually get 18+ highway & 14+ city mpg. Recently dropped a lot (to 14 and 12). Tried a K&N air filter, injector cleaner, higher octaine gas - to no avail. Disconnected the battery (to reset the computer chip is what i was thinking) and my mileage went back up to 18-20 highway. I am very happy.
#28 of 50 Re: Expdition Mileage - Disconnect Battery [eagle1990]
Apr 16, 2009 (10:17 am)
That's good to know. Thank you!
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#29 of 50 Re: One thing that may help _ Expedition [wvgasguy]
May 17, 2009 (6:34 am)
You probably need new shocks/ better tires. The Expedition is not a sports car. I have 97,000 miles on my 99 and it's a great vehicle. I did replace the shocks and I am on a new set of tires. I get about 18 mpg on the hiway under the best of conditions. Driving under 65, not doing fast starts and conservative driving helps millage. According to the Newtons law F=MA, going faster is not going to help gas millage. Increasing Mass or Force or both is going to take more energy. You can't possible get better millage going faster everything else being the same!
Has anyone tried a new muffler system such as Magnaforce to reduce back flow??
#30 of 50 Re: One thing that may help _ Expedition [harborharley]
May 17, 2009 (12:50 pm)
You can't possible get better millage going faster everything else being the same!
I get exactly 0 miles to the gallon when I am idling at full stop. Increasing my speed does, in fact, improve my gas mileage.
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