Originally Posted by twojump36
What is a CEL?... is that a check engine light? I've only driven this thing 300 miles over the 2 1/2 months we've had it... we live in the Willamette Valley and it's in between (2) mountain ranges... the Cascade Range and the Coast Range... both have twisty and windy roads that go over each... so I can understand my poor mileage a little bit. Next spring we'll run this thing down to California and hit some flat roads.
Though you did have a bunch of mountains to go over too, I hope I can get better than that 5.7 that I pulled.
Ainsworth State Park is nice... The Columbia Gorge has a lot to offer... lots to do!
Yes, check engine light (actually it reads service engine soon for the codes I had)
As for the O/D issue, anyone who has a F-53 that has tried it and can confirm that the trans comes out of O/D when you actuate the tow/haul please chime in.
Maybe there is a problem with mine, a change over the years or bad info on the 5star website. I sure would like to know for sure.
Easiest way to check is when in cruise on a flat road without tow haul then push the button and look for rpm increase.
When you head South be sure to bring a fat wallet for fill ups.