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About drolds1

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  1. drolds1

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    It sounds like you have everything under control for the near future. The main thing is that you emerged unscathed. Every time I look at that video, I can't help thinking that if you'd taken off a second later, he would have T-boned you right in the driver's door. You'll be back to where you were. You seem like a level-headed, responsible person. I do hope you'll hang around here. You've been a real asset.
  2. drolds1

    REASONS TO BUY! Or not

    What have you heard about the Kia sales/service and quality? I ask because the Stinger GT was a potential choice for my next car if there's no viable replacement for the MKZ. BTW, I love my 2017 3.0. Awesome car.
  3. drolds1

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    Hopefully, they'll locate this low-life soon. In OH, leaving the scene of an accident is a 1st-degree misdemeanor. Probably has no insurance or license either. Good. In NY, it's only a moving violation if there are no injuries or fatalities.
  4. drolds1

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    This. Can't believe they just kept going! 😭 Made my blood boil.
  5. drolds1

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    So sorry. 😱 At least you're OK. That's what matters.
  6. Post moved to appropriate forum by moderator.
  7. drolds1

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Welcome to the forums. Obviously, you'll return it to the stock tune before bringing it in. They can tell if a tune had been downloaded and returned to stock but probably don't bother doing that with Lincolns, especially since your appears to be one of the cars covered in the TSB. They've been doing it with F-series diesels if they suspect anything. Ford won't authorize repairs under warranty until they receive the PCM form the dealer so they can look for past tunes. Stage 3 Motorsports:
  8. drolds1

    Battery Issues (2014 3.7L)

    Batteries can test OK at the auto parts store WRT to CCA and voltage but they don't test for reserve capacity. As you've found, the battery can start the car and seem OK in everyday usage, but the diminished reserve capacity will kill it in scenarios such as yours. As the others have said, your OE battery was on borrowed time at 4years and 112K miles.
  9. drolds1

    Cooling Seats

    First had them on a 2003 Lincoln LS. There's no going back. It's become a deal-breaker for me.
  10. Is it my imagination or has the traffic on this website slowed to a crawl since the change in the forum software?

    1. drolds1


      Yes.  Funny you should make that observation.  The same thing happened on the Ford Fusion Forum when the changeover was made. Traffic was way down. Their version, however, is worse than this one.  For example, you have to log in twice each and every time.  At first,it would randomly log you off as well and then you had to go through the double log in again.  One long-time member quit because of the new format.  They're showing no eagerness to address the various complaints either.  I think they've learned some lessons and applied them to the version here, though.  I've been in touch with Robert Lane, the site runner, and they're trying to make this work smoothly.

      Maybe it's my age, but I just can't fathom these changes for the sake of change these days.  Everything was working just fine before.  Why did we need this?  Same thing happened with my phone last week.  Software download=screw-up of things that I didn't even have to think about before.  I'm still sorting things out. I think that people feel the need to justify their jobs by fixing what isn't broken.

      Sorry for the rant.  This is a pet peeve of mine.  OK. Off my soapbox now.

      Not for nothing also, but things do normally slow down this time of year too.  A lot of people get vacation time around now.😉





  11. No, no, no. I was joking! I'm flattered by such praise.
  12. If you're completely out of any warranty coverage, then, yes. It would be out- of- pocket. This is at the bott om of every TSB:
  13. You're welcome but I'm embarrassed.😳
  14. As you noted, this was superseded 17-0039. BTW, the date at the bottom of the window sticker is not the build date, although it's fairly close. It's the date the sticker was generated. The month and year is on the doorjamb sticker. In your case, you don't need to know the exact day. HF35 is the trans used in all MKZHs.