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by spirilis
Sun May 27, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos
Topic: Juxtaposition
Replies: 1
Views: 6138

Juxtaposition

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Old steam engine on the WSRR heritage railroad this weekend. http://wsrr.org
by spirilis
Mon May 21, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Real Range for 17 or 18 FFE
Replies: 14
Views: 7381

Re: Real Range for 17 or 18 FFE

Yep defrost runs both Heat and AC to dehumidify the air. Also should be used on recirculation and not pulling in outside air. I have always experienced defrost as pulling in outside air, and I don't believe it lets you enable recirc. Focus Electric and C-Max Energi IIRC. Incidentally my wife stumbl...
by spirilis
Sat May 19, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: best practice Driving
Replies: 1
Views: 1592

Re: best practice Driving

By definition you can't keep it in the blue forever. It bases your est. mileage to empty based on the performance of your last drive or so.
by spirilis
Wed May 16, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: Real Range for 17 or 18 FFE
Replies: 14
Views: 7381

Re: Real Range for 17 or 18 FFE

I get around 120mi range in warmer weather... maybe 110 if using A/C a lot. In 45F temps it might drop to 100. What I have to deal with is 32F and below where range drops to 85 or even 75mi in 5F temps. I bet it would work fine, considering California has the best charging infrastructure and you cou...
by spirilis
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 6173

Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Akua wrote:Question for the record;

The engine itself is liquid cooled, also, the battery itself is liquid cooled/heated?
Two separate cooling systems?

Thanks,
More on the cooling system w/ diagrams here- http://www.myfocuselectric.com/forum/vi ... tem#p28539
by spirilis
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 6173

Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

Question for the record; The engine itself is liquid cooled, also, the battery itself is liquid cooled/heated? Two separate cooling systems? Thanks, Yes and the cooling systems are selectively linked with mixing valves - also the DC/DC converter and motor drive inverter are in there, as is the cabi...
by spirilis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 6173

Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

I am not sure but is the motor also cooled by the trans fluid? There is water/glycol coolant to carry the heat away but I wouldn't be surprised if the motor windings were bathed in the oil too for heat transfer. Not the same type of setup but the Ford hybrid trans (Fusion & C-Max Hybrid and Energi) ...
by spirilis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: App won’t update
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Re: App won’t update

Is it possible that your car was in an area with spotty cell coverage? I think the coverage is fine. The app has been updating ok for the last 9 month and suddenly stopped. I recharged for the first time at a fast charge station at around the time the updates stopped. Could that be a factor? Maybe ...
by spirilis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 6173

Re: 20,000 Mile Checklist Maintenance

I rank among the most foolish by requesting the dealer change the transaxle fluid for $82. Call me superstitious but after 20K worth of break-in I bet it'll help with wear over 200K miles having the original fluid drained.
by spirilis
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General / Main Focus Electric Owners Forum
Topic: How to increase regen in L gear
Replies: 13
Views: 7014

Re: How to increase regen in L gear

I can confirm the C-Max Energi does significantly more "regen braking" in L than in D, just like the Focus Electric. It will use true gasoline-engine braking if the battery is full and there is not a significant electrical load to waste the energy (e.g. the heater being on). That surprises me a lot,...

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