fbitz777
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:54 pm

3,640lbs according to Ford web site...

will check on my 16 FFE but Ford said 3622 lbs
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fbitz777
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:01 pm

also I found strange that the Bolt is at 3563 lbs only and that is with a 60kwh battery and larger passenger volume (94 vs 90 cuf)
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henryfocus
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:12 pm

The Bolt is a smaller car by length and width. It is taller though.
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cutler03gt
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:51 am

pcph wrote:Quick update, I noticed that the sticker inside the door says to inflate the tires to 41 psi. I read in other posts that it used to be 38 psi. My car has the same tires as everyone else (Michelin Energy Saver A/S). It appears to be a random change on the 2017 MY???
Interesting. Perhaps that's where some of the slight efficiency improvement came from.

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pcph
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:40 am

WattsUp wrote:
pcph wrote:It appears to be a random change on the 2017 MY???
What's the curb weight of the 2017?
Slightly lower. 1643 kg vs the 2016's 1651 kg. The specs of both models are still available on ford.ca as we speak.

Edit: that's 3622 lbs for the 2017 and 3639 for the 2016.

Pearl
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:07 am

pcph wrote:Quick update, I noticed that the sticker inside the door says to inflate the tires to 41 psi. I read in other posts that it used to be 38 psi.
I run between 40-45 on my FFE and C-Max, for better range.
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cutler03gt
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:24 am

Pearl wrote:
pcph wrote:Quick update, I noticed that the sticker inside the door says to inflate the tires to 41 psi. I read in other posts that it used to be 38 psi.
I run between 40-45 on my FFE and C-Max, for better range.
Any noticeable additional wear in the center of the tread?
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pcph
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:06 am

More updates on winter driving. Today is cold (-12C). Drove 20 km with heater on (toasty cabin at 20C) and heated seats, with some help from cabin pre-heating (the pre-heating seems underpowered when plugged in L1, don't know if it gets better when plugged in L2, it did get better when I turned on the car and it went on full blast). Range was 130 km at start (full battery) , now I have 96 km left (79% battery). Looks like the GOM didn't adjust enough for the temperature, so I used a lot more range than expected. I am leaving the car outside all day unplugged. Will see how much range I have left when I leave. I assume the TMS will heat the battery even when unplugged?

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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:34 am

pcph wrote:don't know if it gets better when plugged in L2
Yes: On L2 the preconditioning really gets the car toasty (especially when set to its maximum setting).
I assume the TMS will heat the battery even when unplugged?
Nope, the car will cold soak until you either turn it on, or plug it in. When you get back to the car the HVB will have the same charge as it did when you turned the car off.
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Re: New owner of 2017 FFE

Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:45 am

jmueller065 wrote:Nope, the car will cold soak until you either turn it on, or plug it in. When you get back to the car the HVB will have the same charge as it did when you turned the car off.
That sounds bad. Sounds like something I should avoid at all costs. Unfortunately I don't have a better solution right now, but at least winter is over. Come next winter, I may be able to figure out something, such as interior parking.

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