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Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 10-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,565
Posted By vegas_
Trip length and outside Temp are big factors. ...

Trip length and outside Temp are big factors.
For a time I was taking a lot of short trips (1-2 miles) in hot weather (100F, A/C on) and my MPG was about 15MPG (V6 Auto)
But normally I get exactly...
Forum: Audio/Visual Electronics 04-03-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,742
Posted By vegas_
Just an update, I just got back from taking by...

Just an update, I just got back from taking by wifes Mazda into the dealer, the bluetooth capability suddenly stopped working. They are ordering a new module, which he said was an updated version,...
Forum: Audio/Visual Electronics 03-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,742
Posted By vegas_
TUNE for SYNC ?

How long should one keep the fuse out? As an electronics designer, I might hazard a guess thats its more than second and more than a minute. Automotive electronics is designed to include some short...
Forum: Audio/Visual Electronics 02-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,742
Posted By vegas_
It looks like Ford is dumping Microsoft. ...

It looks like Ford is dumping Microsoft.
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022983919_fordblackberryxml.html
Forum: Audio/Visual Electronics 02-24-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,742
Posted By vegas_
Thank you for reading and responding to our...

Thank you for reading and responding to our ramblings.
I think my post did not quite express my great satisfaction with my Ford.
Playing MP3's with Sync is not perfect, but very very close, maybe a...
Forum: Audio/Visual Electronics 02-23-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,742
Posted By vegas_
I've complained about Ford Sync before, but after...

I've complained about Ford Sync before, but after my experience with my wifes Mazda, I'm going to stop complain about Ford. I've had my Ford for about 16 months, and perhaps 3 times sync locked up...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By vegas_
Wages have nearly tripled since 1980. According...

Wages have nearly tripled since 1980. According to many sources, median household income was ~ $17,500 in 1980, and is ~ $50,000 now.

Even the minimum wage, which has not kept up with inflation, ...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By vegas_
It IS being kept local in 2014, maybe not 20...

It IS being kept local in 2014, maybe not 20 years ago, and maybe not in 2012
But we will be self sufficient in 2014, and exporting a few years from now.

The new technology to extract oil is...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 01-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By vegas_
Your post is filled with factual falsehoods. ...

Your post is filled with factual falsehoods. I'll point out just a few with backup:

1) The idea that most oil comes from overseas is OBSOLETE. This may have been true in 2000, but NOT in 2014. ...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 12-29-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By vegas_
It sounds like you have a defective battery. ...

It sounds like you have a defective battery. Mark the existing one someplace so you can tell if they replace it.

I have a 2013 with 12K miles on it.
I bought it 14 months ago, and when I took it...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 12-22-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By vegas_
I'm not sure the stock V6 will let you wind it up...

I'm not sure the stock V6 will let you wind it up to 7000, doesn't it limit to 6500?

BUT The Torque curve is pretty flat from 4000 to 5700
And the HP stops increasing at 5700.

So my initial...
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 12-19-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,790
Posted By vegas_
Maybe a real driver is driving the Subaru, and...

Maybe a real driver is driving the Subaru, and their grandmother is driving the other car?

Gotta love the Classic Ricer sound, sounds just like rice being fried in a pan.
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 12-19-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,790
Posted By vegas_
Anyone with a serious High School Hot Rod...

Anyone with a serious High School Hot Rod mentality, isn't going to bother with the V6
He'll go for the V8, If he has the extra $7500

The production cost difference between a V8 and a V6 has to...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 12-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,317
Posted By vegas_
Weather and trip length seem to be big factors. ...

Weather and trip length seem to be big factors. In the hot weather (110), and running short trips, my MPG dropped to ~19. This time of year, it's closer to 23 around suburbia. But over 30 is easy...
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 12-07-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,790
Posted By vegas_
In other models Ford charges about $1000 extra...

In other models Ford charges about $1000 extra for the turbo 4 vs. the V6
The Question is, is this a real cost difference, or just marketing?
I find it hard to believe that it would cost Ford $1000...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 12-01-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,317
Posted By vegas_
That (36.9MPG) was the first ~100 miles of the...

That (36.9MPG) was the first ~100 miles of the trip.
The entire round trip, about 400 miles, came to 31MPG
Driven pretty mildly, except for a brief 100MPH to pass a few trucks on a 2 lane road.
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 12-01-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,317
Posted By vegas_
36.9 MPG in V6 Auto

This is a trip segment from Pahrump NV (3000 ft elevation) to Death Valley (279ft below sea level) The complete round trip averaged 31MPG, mostly rural highway, 45 to 75 MPH
Forum: The New S550 2015 Mustang 12-01-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,790
Posted By vegas_
What would be interesting is what is Ford doing...

What would be interesting is what is Ford doing to correct the problem in the recall?
I doubt if they are replacing the engine. ?? Insulation? Different Tune? Water pump? Fan? ??

However in a...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 11-22-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,534
Posted By vegas_
My '13 Base V6 Auto came with a Spare tire. ...

My '13 Base V6 Auto came with a Spare tire.
Sounds like it might be a CAFE thing The Perf Package has different gears,
so the MPG is lower.
Maybe the weight savings from no spare tire,...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 11-22-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By vegas_
Drill baby Drill

Well stick your head in the sand if you want. But it's happening.
Take a trip to North Dakota, if you want proof.
North Dakota oil boom

These pics will make environmentalists cry...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 11-17-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By vegas_
ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE, look for Gas at $3 a gallon...

ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE, look for Gas at $3 a gallon for then next 10 years, and 100% from the US and Canada.
"U.S. crude production has risen to a 21-year-high as a new combination of technologies has...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 11-16-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By vegas_
Coming Soon E15, 90 Octane

Good point about octane rating and energy in the fuel.
They are not related. And Higher octane does not mean better fuel.

Regular Gasoline has 114,000 BTU's per gallon (No Ethanol)
Ethanol has...
Forum: Off Topic 10-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By vegas_
Angry UTAH Rt 12 Scenic Drive ~ but ~ 85 Octane Fuel Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I live in Las Vegas and regular gas here is 87 octane, I've traveled to Arizona and Calif, and it's the same there. Since I have a stock Mustang, thats what I use.

But on a trip to Utah, I pulled...
Forum: 3.7L V6 Technical Discussions 10-21-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,891
Posted By vegas_
Same thing happened to me, it wasn't until...

Same thing happened to me, it wasn't until someone from FORD pointed it out to me on this forum.

While in sport mode, you can press "reset" on the steering wheel, and it will stay in Sport mode...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 10-17-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,737
Posted By vegas_
I think this is the key point, sync is too quick...

I think this is the key point, sync is too quick to assume there is no USB device.
If the previous mode was USB, it should boot up in USB And wait.
Some devices, such as a USB hard drive, might...
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