Last post on May 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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#602 of 653 Re: gps and tailgate defects [mikeqt]
Mar 07, 2013 (10:30 am)
My GPS frequently took 10-15 minutes to locate position. My dealer replaced the GPS unit, and now it locks in under a minute. He said they were on backorder, which led him to think that others had the problem and that they probably changed something in the new unit. I suggest having your dealer give it a try. As for the hatch, mine wasn't always latching. The dealer adjusted it and solved the problem, although I agree that it doesn't fit like it should. It binds against the bumper, and has left a scuff mark on the gray material of the bumper. I'm just happy it closes reliably -- the scuff mark is a minor cosmetic issue to me -- although I'm on the look out for a TSB to resolve this issue
#603 of 653 Re: gps and tailgate defects [pzam]
Mar 07, 2013 (2:09 pm)
No scuff marks or figment issues here. Ours has exhibited the problem getting it to close, but just one time.
#604 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Special Features [bigmclargehuge]
Mar 13, 2013 (6:36 pm)
Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but any engine with a compression ratio above 10:1 runs into pre-ignition problems with 87 octane fuel. If you have a turbo charged engine with 10:1 comp ratio or higher you will blow the heads right off of it as soon as you start to build boost. The cylinder pressure climbs dramatically once the turbo spools up. The cylinder pressure is so high that it ignites the fuel as soon as it gets into the combustion chamber and doesn't wait for the ignition to ignite it. That's why "Turbo Charged" engines have low compression ratios. Oh, and the compression ratio never changes, cylinder pressure is constant. The 14:1 ratio you are reading about or seeing is the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, not compression ratio.
#606 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 Special Features [tim156]
Mar 13, 2013 (7:02 pm)
I was replying to someones post that said the engine had to be at a static comp ratio of 13:1 to be economical and more stuff.... It must have ended up in the wrong place. At 13:1 you would need to run methanol for fuel instead of gasoline.
Mar 14, 2013 (4:31 pm)
Hey -- where'd message 605 go?
#608 of 653 Re: 605 [pzam]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 14, 2013 (5:46 pm)
It was a Mercedes ML Prices Paid post; just got misplaced in here somehow.
#609 of 653 any 2013 escape + scangauge2 users here?
Mar 22, 2013 (9:08 am)
I've made a couple attempts to set up some x-gauges (gear ratio, cylinder head temp) using codes from linear-logic's site, but no success yet. How about u ?
My unit is 3.15(not the freshest software version), but the email reply from the scangauge folks is that it's probably not worth paying for an update, the vehicle might just not report this info.
#610 of 653 Re: any 2013 escape + scangauge2 users here? [dan5678]
Mar 22, 2013 (12:20 pm)
I use the DashComand sorftware with my iPad and an OBDII WiFi transmitter. I had to enter the gear ratio info from the Ford published specs.
Temperature wise, I can read Ambient temp, Coolant temp, Intake temp and Catalyst temp. These are the 4-temps that come pre-programmed. Others may be possible, depending on what is available from the OBDII port.
Not sure about Cylinder Head Temp.
I mainly got mine for reading boost pressure, but I really enjoy looking at dozens of other variables available.
#611 of 653 Re: Ford Escape 2013 1.6L Engine Noise [thayer_m1]
Mar 28, 2013 (11:45 am)
I purchased 2013 ford Escape 1.6 Eco Booster but EXACTLY same issue with you. I dropped dealershop this morning but they said it is normal they have nothing to do.
Anybody has idea what can I to do for this issue??