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Old 12-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #1261
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The main thing is the addition of direct injection and the high compression ratios. The Mk3 Engine is all new to the Ford line-up as of 2012+. Unfortunately the Focus is also the only car running it n/a. We'll have a tune eventually, but it may come out of bench tuning and cracking ECU's via hackers and such unless some other company picks up the ball.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:51 PM   #1262
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Well so much for that happy thought. I know in the PowerStroke world...one of the first things you do if you want to improve the performance/efficiency of the truck is tune it. Though I'm still running the Ford/Navistar factory tuning from 6 years ago (there have been several "updates" since then) and I'm apparently getting better mileage than most F250 of the same vintage...averaging 18.3 mpg . Is there that much difference in the engines between the years of the NA 2.0L that there couldn't be some "cross tuning" between year models? Like I said in a different thread, the Focus world is a new adventure to me...been a truck guy most of my life.
The PCM is specific to the 2012-2013 Focus and Focus ST. The older focus programming is not applicable due to the direct injection, twin independent variable valve timing and other advances over the MZR 2.0L based duratec 2.0L used in the older Focus.

The only use of the 2.0 L GDI engine is the Focus at the moment.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:42 AM   #1263
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ive been getting about 27. but most of my commute is freeway... i dont get it... my 2006 mitsubishi eclipse (2.4L) would get 26 and my 2010 scion xb got 28.... the both are rated with lower mgps if im not mistaken and the focus is lighter, smaller engine, and aerodynamic... what gives?
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:08 AM   #1264
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How fast do you drive? MPG is important to me, I try to keep it below 65 when I commute, usually at 60. If I did that in my Explorer with the 4.0 I'd get 25 MPG, unfortunately with the traffic I drive it keeping a constant speed is impossible, but keeping a max speed isn't.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:29 AM   #1265
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ive been getting about 27. but most of my commute is freeway... i dont get it... my 2006 mitsubishi eclipse (2.4L) would get 26 and my 2010 scion xb got 28.... the both are rated with lower mgps if im not mistaken and the focus is lighter, smaller engine, and aerodynamic... what gives?
The questions are: how many miles you have on your car? DCT or MTX? If it is the DCT how are you breaking it in? Are you a lead foot driver?
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #1266
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I have 7300-ish miles on it and have the dct. I drove the eclipse and xB hard and thought that this might be the reason for the lox mpg in the focus. I've done a mix of both tamed driving and aggressive depriving habits and haven't seen any variance. It's very disappointing. I might as well have gone with the escape.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #1267
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I have 7300-ish miles on it and have the dct. I drove the eclipse and xB hard and thought that this might be the reason for the lox mpg in the focus. I've done a mix of both tamed driving and aggressive depriving habits and haven't seen any variance. It's very disappointing. I might as well have gone with the escape.
My parents escape (2L turbo Ti) has seen 31-32 with me grannying it steady on the highway for 6 hours. In town they see 16-17 but my mom has a slightly heavy take off foot.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #1268
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326.6 miles/ 11.179 gallons =29.22 mpg Just add the total gallons and divide the total number of miles by that figure and it gives your average for the whole tank.
Good lord, I don't know how I made that so complicated in my own head. I thought I had to "adjust" for the partial fill-up. Thanks.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #1269
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Good lord, I don't know how I made that so complicated in my own head. I thought I had to "adjust" for the partial fill-up. Thanks.
The only adjustment is to calculate using the total number of miles driven divided by the total # of gallons added to fill the tank in order to figure out what the average should be. If you were trying to figure out the mileage at the 29x mile point without having filled the tank that might be were you got stuck in a trap because you don't have the data at that point.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:47 PM   #1270
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After 5,000 miles, I'm getting 41 - 42 mpg, mostly 62MPH on Southern California freeways. I've had it up to 51+ twice, on cool, quite mornings on the desert, but I think I might have been on a very slight downgrade...
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