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Old 10-09-2009, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2005 Escape 2.3L - FREE mileage mod

I tuned up my 2005 Escape 2.3L and gapped the NGK Iridium plugs I bought to .055 as my Ford SM says .052-.056. I have a ScanGauge and I noticed my mileage went down after the tuneup, especially on the highway. I checked the gap on the plugs I took out and they were gapped to .050. I pulled my new plugs out and gapped them down to .045 and mileage went up better than before the tuneup. The following numbers are overall, highway/city combined but mostly highway as my daily commute is 23 miles:

Before tune-up = 25.5 MPG
After tune-up = 24 MPG
After regap = 27.5 MPG

You might try this on your Escape if you are looking for more MPG - YMMV of course but at least it's free.

2005 Ford Escape 2.3L/Auto
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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