Lincoln Forum: First week with my Continental
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Thread: First week with my Continental
06-04-2017, 04:02 PM #26
The fuel economy and distance to empty do not work the same way as in my 2007 Town Car. The Continental calculates distance to empty after a fill-up based upon the average fuel economy of the last trip. The Town Car kept a rolling average over many hundreds of kilometers (not recorded anywhere a user could access) and used that to calculate distance to empty. The difference is very significant. Town Car used to do about 600 kilometers to empty while the Continental is well over 700 kilometers to empty on 4 liters less tank capacity.
Last week's trip averaged 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers (L/100K) while this weeks trip showed 7.6 L/100K so it is improving all the time. I have 1600 kilometers now so it is finished the break-in period but the Owner's Manual says not to measure fuel economy during break-in since it will improve after 2,000 or 3,000 kilometers.
06-16-2017, 01:46 PM #27
My front passenger inside door e-latch switch broke after a few days of use. The new part finally came in this morning and my dealer installed it immediately. So all is well now.
06-16-2017, 06:22 PM #28
06-17-2017, 09:10 AM #29
My wife and I love the system when it is working.
06-17-2017, 02:55 PM #30
06-18-2017, 06:56 AM #31
07-05-2017, 08:40 PM #32
On a little trip Saturday I tried out some other gauge settings. The speedometer setting gives digital speedometer but moves distance to empty from the gas gauge to the left display, and eliminates the other gauges, so I did not use that setting. The Speedometer with fuel management setting in the gauges options has the current fuel economy in left of screen and a digital speedometer in the center and the analogue speedometer in its normal space but just the current speed segment. The distance to empty moved back to the fuel gauge position that I like. The right display can be anything in the fuel trip and distance menu. The digital speedometer shows a gold coloured display which disappears when cruise control is selected to allow for the image of a car in front (if in range). So all the other instruments (tach, temp and boost) are no longer visible. I am still using that setup for the time being.
I have used the current fuel economy gauge before but not for long. On this trip I got to see how the fuel economy changed in different conditions. Of particular interest is the lower fuel usage when following a car at a safe distance imposed by the Adaptive speed control. The fuel usage gauge usually points at the 7.5 liters per 100 kilometer division and when a car is in front and the car image displays the gauge registers well below that mark. So slip streaming works even at a safe distance.
Fuel economy for this trip was 7.3 liters per 100 kilometers and the average for 2,650 kilometers since buying the car is 10.5 liters per 100 kilometers. It was registering over 20 liters per 100 kilometers when I bought it. So the Eco-Boost does give you excellent performance and outstanding fuel economy when you want, but perhaps not at the same time. When i purchased the car it had over 20 liters per 100 kilometers showing in the trip 2 display with just 12 kilometers short of the total distance travelled on the car.
My car has not used any oil in the 2,650 kilometers so far.