EF Economy on Power mode - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2004, 22:35   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melbourne
Age: 31
Posts: 231
EF Economy on Power mode

Ive found that using the power mode in my car, the economy is a lot better.

Usually at 60km/h in ECON mode, it stays in 3rd revving at around 2,000rpm or so. With power mode on, doesnt matter what speed you're going it will always shift into 4th, getting about 1,200rpm at 60km/h.

Just thought i'd let you guys know if you didnt already. As long as u dont drive it hard then u shuold notice better fuel economy! I did!

Cheers
mute is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-06-2004, 23:26   #2 (permalink)
 
PHoeNiX_EB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Hyper Space!!
Posts: 1,010
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

Its the same with my EB, i get 2 l per 100km better in power mode. However I get shithouse economy in both modes at the moment. 22l/100km in econ mode, but I think its only coz of the driving I do, before i moved here and went a different way to work it was pretty normal. 14l/100km in econ.
PHoeNiX_EB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 00:19   #3 (permalink)
EFXR62
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

Quote:
Originally Posted by mute
Ive found that using the power mode in my car, the economy is a lot better.

Usually at 60km/h in ECON mode, it stays in 3rd revving at around 2,000rpm or so. With power mode on, doesnt matter what speed you're going it will always shift into 4th, getting about 1,200rpm at 60km/h.

Just thought i'd let you guys know if you didnt already. As long as u dont drive it hard then u shuold notice better fuel economy! I did!

Cheers
Hmm, i don't notice this at all.. When im driving in power mode at about 70km/hr, and i switch it over to econ mode, it'll actually lock the converter at a lower speed than if it was in power mode.. I think you have your modes mixed up maybe?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:00   #4 (permalink)
-
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Age: 33
Posts: 1,675
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

im with yagz. changes are earlier and kickdowns are later when im driving on econ mode. also, torque convertor lockup happens earlier too.

Jase
galapogos01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 01:25   #5 (permalink)
Packed up and gone.....
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 879
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

thats right
__________________
Ford Fiesta Zetec Mk6


You know who I am...
-Dan
XR6child is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 02:04   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melbourne
Age: 31
Posts: 231
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

Dont get me wrong it does shift earlier and all that in ECON mode

I'm just saying that at 60km/h it cruises at a lower RPM therefore saving petrol if you're driving for long distances
mute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 02:04   #7 (permalink)
Wannabe mechanic :)
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 694
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

Who ever said higher rpm = higher fuel consumption?

Higher rpm is caused by lower gear. Lower gear = more torquing force on the road, which in turn means less load on the engine. When the engine load sensor senses this, it injects less fuel, so even though it is revving a little higher, it is using less fuel on each stroke.. not sure if this evens out to less fuel or the same, or more.. but just think about it
__________________
TQE, SWB, ATPS, Worst of the E-series.. and I wouldn't have it any other way
juarez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 03:53   #8 (permalink)
Veteran Ford Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 29
Posts: 5,083
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

I don't even bother with econ mode, unless you give it a bit it makes no difference.
psycho chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2004, 06:53   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
EFFalcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Age: 30
Posts: 7,517
Re: EF Economy on Power mode

what he says is true, and i had no idea until Chubbz mentioned it.
if in power mode, with a 3.08 diff (unsure on rest atm) it would change to 4th gear @ 60km/h, would goto 4th in economy @ about 70km/h.

the rest is as everyone else says though, aint checked fuel econ with it on power though!
__________________
1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.

In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.


Want your EF on effalcon.com? Drop me a PM!
E-Series Club Stickers Here!

E-Series Moderator/Membership Officer/Webmaster/Cruise Official
EFFalcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP in buying an EF ? EF_Venom General Tech 2 01-27-2004 22:39
power from a EF toby123 General Tech 18 09-15-2003 09:38
Major power outage hits New York, other large cities GMACK24 Ford Crown Victoria | Mercury Marauder | Grand Marquis | P71 1 08-15-2003 09:29
EF interior into EA old_mate Interior | Electrical | ECU 21 07-23-2003 17:31
Fuel economy Hyena General Tech 0 03-17-2003 19:26

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.