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MY IS JUST GETTING 12 MPG

2000 Ford Taurus

Engine Performance problem
2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 88000 miles

Hello everyone, I'm confident that there is a solution for my problem as opposed for me to settle on 12 MPG. So I purchased a ELM327 OBD scanner and used EasyOBD2 free software.

Also I disconnected my MAF sensor to see if I noticed any improvement (disconnected on obd reading) however haven't driven yet since disconnecting, but check engine light did come on after a test run which was expectable.
(Was told that I should disconnect MAF, or O2 sensors to see if I notice an improvement disconnecting a faulty sensor, which now honestly I suspect MAF or O2)

The car has been a gentle ride, engine sounds strong, transmission good, besides 2 really cold days that it gave me some trouble to starting and RPM's jumped around that day after it turned on I NEVER received a check engine light before I'm sure there is information here that can conclude a solution.

Here is a detailed summary for your fair opinion.

-Car was purchased from a friend who alway gave good maintenance. (88K Miles)
-Has always given me around 12-13 MPG since purchase. (Friend never bothered finding mpg's)
-Received a FULL tune up just 2 months ago with same results : (. [LIST OF PARTS]
Air filter, Fuel filter, Sparkplugs + wires, Hcv valve, Oil change. Tires filled to 32 PSI.
-I'm an economic driver. Try to keep the automatic on the highest gear without hard accelerating, never jackrabbit, overdrive ON always, anticipating stops. Etc.
-My 12MPG average is with 60% city 40% highway, usually getting a terrible 160-180 miles / 13 gallon fillup.

Scanner Results are (CAR ON IDLE)
Absolute Throttle Position 16.9 %
Engine Speed 782.75 Rpm
Vehicle Speed 0 Kmh 0 Mph
Calculated Load 29.0 %
Ignition Timing Advance Cyl #1 32 Degrees Advance (+)
Fuel System 1 Status Closed Loop Control using Oxygen Sensor - Normal
Fuel System 2 Status Not Available

Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 14.06 % Rich (+)
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 2 21.09 % Rich (+)
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 3 Not Available
Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 4 Not Available
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 0.00 %
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 2 0.00 %
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 3 Not Available
Long Term Fuel Trim Bank 4 Not Available

Mass Air Flow 0.00 g/s 0.0 lb/min
Intake Manifold Pressure Not Available
Fuel Pressure 270 kPaG 39.2 PsiG

Coolant Temperature 60 Deg C 140.0 Deg F
Intake Air Temperature -40 Deg C -40.0 Deg F

Continuous Monitoring Tests
Misfire Completed
Fuel System Completed
Components Completed
Non Continuous Monitoring Tests
Catalyst Not Completed
Evaporative System Not Completed
Oxygen Sensor Not Completed
Oxygen Sensor Heater Not Completed
Exhaust Gas Recirculation System Not Completed
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Enyce2k9
February 3, 2010.




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