Wondering for the summer months, if people have pulled the 4x4 fuse in the passenger kick panel to get better mileage? Any problems it could lead to?
thank you sir. Ive search both forums but didnt find anything! and well the other forum I think people post like once a year on.Billyk said:This has been discussed here and elsewhere. Pulling the fuse on the 2005 and newer models should net you 2-3 mpg improvement. This includes hybrid models.
Very interesting.Billyk said:This has been discussed here and elsewhere. Pulling the fuse on the 2005 and newer models should net you 2-3 mpg improvement. This includes hybrid models.
well I searched and couldnt find it any where on this site, only on escapecentral. And I dont have a hybrid so never checked greenhybrid.com. Thanks for the info though.Billyk said:Greenhybrid.com has this information in several threads. It also exists on this site.
Would you like to tell us where to find the extra 200lbs of weight in these vehicles you can safely get rid of?SUVord said:Experimenting with gas mileage is one thing but when in the experimentation we compromise the driveline engagement system of the car things can go very nasty, extremely nasty, deadly nasty!!!
The roads are not always dry and unforseen emergency manoovres are part of someones driving.Fiddling around with the designers' end product can only bring trouble.
Forgive me for sounding too old but my last name starts with Papa... so there you have it.
PS.Getting rid of extra weight is the way to go for better gas mileage and with the Escape there are at least 200lb you can safely wave adios but with certain sacrifices.
Nevertheless, being new here, I find you a lively bunch and I hope you stay so.