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by spy1309
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

Happy Hollydays, get yourself for Christmas one of those ELM bluetooth ODBII readers and download Torque Pro software it will give you alot more stats about your engine and is more acurate than the dashboard info.
by spy1309
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

If it has black deposits that means unburned gas , means running rich .....hence low gas milleage.
by spy1309
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

Is your exhaust tip black inside? Or clean?
by spy1309
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

Right now 12l in the past 1k....is around -6 to +1C by me, wifes 11l ....I am in Newmarket
by spy1309
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

Lol summer? In summer I get 11l my wifes gets 10l......granted my driving is 60% highway 40% city.
I do not let the car idle for more than 3 minutes , it warms up faster driving it.
I tend to drive in a "fluid"way no hard braking or accelaration.
Btw did you changed your air filter?
by spy1309
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

Canada.....not that warm
by spy1309
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

Now on mine with 400k I average 11-12l/100km wife one averages 11l/100k with 200k on board .
by spy1309
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Which fuel Injector cleaner is safe to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Which fuel Injector cleaner is safe to use?

Unless you use third world country gas there is no need for cleaners, or if your engine has blowby and alot of burned gas gets on injector heads. Your fuel consumption issues is not from dirty injectors....a dirty injector will squirt gas not spray, your idle will jump and the engine will not run sm...
by spy1309
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 608

Re: Worst gas mileage

In colder weather you will get worse mileage , also the gas gets reformulated for winter ...as a test try a tank of premium gas from Shell with no ethanol...if the mileage improves you have and answer if not .....you do have a problem.
by spy1309
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Front swaybar bushings from FLEX?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Front swaybar bushings from FLEX?

I remember a guy measured them ( the sway bar ) and got some polly aftermarket ones.
Can t find the post do.
by spy1309
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Cranking won't start!!
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Cranking won't start!!

Get to a shop and try to get the fail codes, they will tell you where the failure is or at least the start of it.
by spy1309
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?

Agree as above...T rex dumps coolant in the engine ...if you insist to drive you destroy the engine by createing hydro lock ...as known water does not compress.

PS- You will be hard pressed to find a car like the T rex to go another 100k for $1000
by spy1309
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?

Get it fixed, it will cost you around 1k but those cars can run 400k easy....it might be a good ideea at the same time to check the timming chain, guides and tensioner....insist on a engine flush so all coolant traces are gone. It will be hard to find a better car even for 2-3k. PS - Make sure the f...
by spy1309
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: air pocket in the heater core
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: air pocket in the heater core

Did you by any chance removed the coolant for rear heater also?
If you did you have to go to a shop.
by spy1309
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: air pocket in the heater core
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: air pocket in the heater core

You need to tilt the front higher and even then it will take a while sometimes even over 30 + minutes