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Performance issue with 08 escape

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Performance issue with 08 escape
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Recently I have dropped majorly in fuel economy. It acts as if I'm pulling a trailer under acceleration. Sluggish all around.
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Any warning lights on in the dash?
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Any warning lights on in the dash?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
None. I checked it with an Autel scan tool and received no codes. The scan tool shows a ? beside b2s1 o2 sensor, but I can't find any information on it anywhere.
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Does your scan tool read live data? I would suspect a restriction in the exhaust.. more specifically most likely in the catalytic converter.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
It does. The cat temps were both around 1400 running. The downstream sensors both act normal ie stay consistent and do not change following the upstream. Under heavy acceleration one upstream goes and stays rich and the other one goes and stay lean.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Driving normal they both oscillate seemingly normal.
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Does it graph? If so is there anyway you can take a picture of a graph with it in neutral revved to about 2000 rpms for a minute or so?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I can do that
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
ALright. Ill be standing by waiting on it ;)
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
ALright. Ill be standing by waiting on it ;)
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Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
What was going on there when it went full lean for like 11 seconds?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Not a thing on my end. Throttle held at 2k. Didn't sound any different that I could tell.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I just revved it in neutral.
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Do you have a fuel pressure tester or can you borrow one from a parts stores loaner tool program or something? I would like to know the fuel pressure when that happens.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yeah I could check that
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Let me know what you find.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
The truck has 160k and never had the o2 sensors replaced. I'd probably be doing it a favor by replacing them anyways right?
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
At 160k I would imagine that would increase your fuel economy even if everything else was good... assuming you use decent sensors and not some junk from autozone.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Bosch all the way.
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
My cats are at their limit too I imagine. Not looking forward to spending the close to $800 on those. :\
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
These do alright with cheap aftermarkets welded in. Most of the cheapers ones are a little louder than factory though. If you can live with the noise you can save quite a bit.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
That would be great cuz they're in each manifold
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Yep. Drop the manifolds and take them and a couple of catco cats to a local welding shop if you dont weld and you will save at least half the cost.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Sweet!
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
Its 11 PM here. I assume the fuel pressure test wont be until tomorrow. I am about done for the night. Just reply when you get the pressure checked and we can move on. My replys might be a little slow tomorrow. but I will be around in some capacity.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Ok thanks
Ford Mechanic: Wayne Crawford, Shop Owner replied 3 years ago
No problem.
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