I'm still amazed at the number of nuances in so many different way that this car has. And coming from me, that's impressive. Though I'm not saying it's necessarily positive...
Anyway I decided to go ahead an "update" my Sync which read 4.3 on the screen and 3.6.2 on Ford to the 3.8 found on the Fusion forum.
That process went smoothly enough but WOW is that slow... It was at LEAST half an hour. I think maybe closer to 45 minutes to complete with all of the various reboots and phases of updates.
So far the only changes I noticed were having to re-apply a few settings and that it didn't mute the stereo when reading a text message(downgrade). My VHR still won't run saying it needs 200 miles.
However, while I was waiting for Sync I went through the left screen settings once again and I guess somehow I accidentally set remote start to full defrost(which explains why the rear defroster was on the other day).
AND noticed one setting somewhere in there that was set to only report gas mileage...
Pretty sure I've seen MPGe on some screens, but I did kinda think I noticed it more last night/this morning...
Sure enough looking at MFM yesterday's trip to work read 999MPG. Today's trip reads 165MPGe.
Interesting stuff. Made my 13.7 mile trip to work on 2.7KWH instead of the usual 3KWH this morning. Of course this is with the cruise set to 45MPH for most of the trip on a 55MPH road. So occasionally I can get away with this. Otherwise, more likely I see someone coming up behind me and I set the cruise to 55MPH at some point during the trip.
Oh, I also decided to try my ODB adapter and Torque and/or Forscan last night. That revealed 2 things.
1) The port above the brake pedal does indeed seem to be blocked by a bracket.
2) The port behind the door would be less preferable since I'd have to leave the door open to use it and more importantly my port seems to be barely attached to the surrounding plastic. Pushing on it enough to attach the adapter shoves it through. I was able to get it slightly attached. Will have to try later to see if I can reach an arm up to hold it from the other side.
Need to play with Forscan to figure it out. I got as far as showing my car info. Was looking to see what the oil monitor shows but ran out of time before getting any info to show(not that I knew where to look really).