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Hello everyone, i just became a member to this forum and i have a few questions. I recently bought a 2007 Ford Escape (i may have paid too much for it), and i love the car, absolutely love it, but i was wondering, with the way the fuel economy is... is there any way to possibly cut down on fuel costs? i have read on here that some of you installed a 'Weapon R intake' and a few have also installed an exhaust system.... any of those fortunate enough to install those... have you seen anything in your gas mileage change? i am looking forward to being a prat of this forum... thank you for taking the time to read this.

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Trained right foot and regular maintenance are the best fuel savers. Newer cars have fairly optimised computer systems so it is hard to squeeze more MPG out of them. Torrie (tmcphail) can program the SCT tuner to have the car shift and drive according to your habits (and have a few extra zoom-zoom tunes), but that requires a long-term commitment to see any returns on that investment.

You may have a few transmission shift points that are less smooth than others, usually at 50 km/h and 70 km/h - if you lift your foot off the gas right before it shifts, the transmission will slip into the next gear smoothly. It's basically heel-toe for automatic transmissions.
 

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Squishy's got it, easy light foot & maint. Check Tire pressure (poss overinflate? but that's a risk, not beyound max psi of course!)

I bought my FEH and kinda expected to see magic happen, but it started out at 27mpg/tank. Basicly the only real trick that gor me to 30-32/tank is easy on the foot, both gas & brakes.

Good luck & have fun with her!
 

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Roger dodger guys... thanks for the helpful insight. and to think i was about to invest in an intake and exhaust..... thanks again
 

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lol i want the intake and exhaust anyway!
 

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Appo said:
I have one od these, makes a difference!

http://www.hiclone.com.au
I guarantee that any differences you are seeing from that are a placebo effect. Those things are a genius marketing ploy for several companies (e.g., Tornado Fuel Saver) and unfortunately, a complete waste of money.

Edit: These guys have even gone one beyond the tornado fuel saver - they are trying to convince people to buy 2 for each vehicle to save even more! 50% emissions reduction in an off-the-showroom-floor car? No way!
 

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When I was young and stupid I bought a Tornado... All it did was remove ~$100 from my wallet. I think my mileage actually went down with it installed.
 

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Jay2TheRescue said:
When I was young and stupid I bought a Tornado... All it did was remove ~$100 from my wallet. I think my mileage actually went down with it installed.
That's impossible with all of the money it removed from your wallet it should have decreased the weight of your wallet thus getting you better fuel economy lol :lol:
 

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Pmike404 said:
Jay2TheRescue said:
When I was young and stupid I bought a Tornado... All it did was remove ~$100 from my wallet. I think my mileage actually went down with it installed.
That's impossible with all of the money it removed from your wallet it should have decreased the weight of your wallet thus getting you better fuel economy lol :lol:
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Yeah, but the piece of crap they sold me to stick on top of the carburetor weighed more than the $100. Honestly, now that I have the experience of taking physics classes in college, I think it actually ended up restricting the airflow.
 

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Jay2TheRescue said:
Yeah, but the piece of crap they sold me to stick on top of the carburetor weighed more than the $100. Honestly, now that I have the experience of taking physics classes in college, I think it actually ended up restricting the airflow.
At least you didn't buy the magic magnets to put on the fuel line lol

Those are the biggest scam of all time :doh:
 

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Got the duals and went from around 15 to a little over 19. I'd probably get more but it's such a trip to drive, I can't help it. No regrets whatsoever. I agree with the tire pressure. check them often. One nail in a tire and you'll see your mileage drop. I keep mine at 42psi and they ride really well. Search what some members have done and you'll learn a lot-I have. Welcome!!
 

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Pmike404 said:
Jay2TheRescue said:
Yeah, but the piece of crap they sold me to stick on top of the carburetor weighed more than the $100. Honestly, now that I have the experience of taking physics classes in college, I think it actually ended up restricting the airflow.
At least you didn't buy the magic magnets to put on the fuel line lol

Those are the biggest scam of all time :doh:
I bought my ranger used and those where on there when I bought it. They are great for when you are working and need to have a bolt held so it doesn't go missing.
 

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bumpncarstereo said:
Pmike404 said:
Jay2TheRescue said:
Yeah, but the piece of crap they sold me to stick on top of the carburetor weighed more than the $100. Honestly, now that I have the experience of taking physics classes in college, I think it actually ended up restricting the airflow.
At least you didn't buy the magic magnets to put on the fuel line lol

Those are the biggest scam of all time :doh:
I bought my ranger used and those where on there when I bought it. They are great for when you are working and need to have a bolt held so it doesn't go missing.
Haha that's a great Idea :shades:
 

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Pmike404 said:
Jay2TheRescue said:
Yeah, but the piece of crap they sold me to stick on top of the carburetor weighed more than the $100. Honestly, now that I have the experience of taking physics classes in college, I think it actually ended up restricting the airflow.
At least you didn't buy the magic magnets to put on the fuel line lol

Those are the biggest scam of all time :doh:
Nope. I saw a website one time that advertised a sticker that was supposed to boost your fuel economy. You were supposed to put it on your gas tank, and some special metallic properties or something would infuse your fuel and make it burn more efficiently.

I literally LOL'd. :lol:
 

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slavrenz said:
Pmike404 said:
Jay2TheRescue said:
Yeah, but the piece of crap they sold me to stick on top of the carburetor weighed more than the $100. Honestly, now that I have the experience of taking physics classes in college, I think it actually ended up restricting the airflow.
At least you didn't buy the magic magnets to put on the fuel line lol

Those are the biggest scam of all time :doh:
Nope. I saw a website one time that advertised a sticker that was supposed to boost your fuel economy. You were supposed to put it on your gas tank, and some special metallic properties or something would infuse your fuel and make it burn more efficiently.

I literally LOL'd. :lol:
Lol that takes the cake for internet fuel saving scams :hyst:
 
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