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  2. Two weeks ago I changed out the dealer-supplied Toyo ultra-high-performance summer tires (ugh -- noisy, hard-riding) for a set of Pirelli P7 Cinturato All Season Plus IIs at $212 each, and the difference has been amazing. So much quieter, better road feel *and* ride. But we also just got our first rain of the season last night, so I don't know how they'll do in wet (or snow.) The reviews lead me to think they'll do well -- and they're already such a huge improvement over the Toyo ProXES summer tires that I am a happy MKZ driver again. I'll be driving up I-5 through the Siskyous and into some serious Oregon-coast rain next week, so I should have a better-formed opinion after that -- but I had P7s on my former car (C-Max) and got good use out of those.
  3. drolds1

    Seat Back Cooling Issues

    See this post. There's more information than I originally had.
  4. crushalot

    Seat Back Cooling Issues

    Thanks for confirming, I didn't even think to look in the order guide. When you have a chance could you try again to post or PM me those illustrations? I was never able to view them. Thanks again.
  5. drolds1

    Seat Back Cooling Issues

    The illustrations that I posted earlier are from the 2020 service manual. 2020 Lincoln MKZ order guide: So, yeah. I agree-BS. I don't know what else you can do. As I PM'd you earlier, mine don't work right either.
  6. Hi, I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time with this but I can’t seem to get an accurate reading off my dip stick after changing my oil. I changed my oil last week and did everything according to spec. After warming the engine up a couple mins I shut the car off and waited a few minutes to let the oil back into the pan. When i checked the oil, the first hole is filled and there is a section above that where it isn’t a clean line of oil, like it’s on half of the stick and then on the top bend of the dip stick. I wiped it and tried again, this time both holes had oil and above where the bend is had the same half covered thing going on. I started thinking I didn’t get so the oil out as I had the car on ramps but you’d think being angled like that would help the oil drain. Anyways, i used s small tube and pump and took a little out. Only the first hole has oil now but I’m still getting oil above and higher on the dip stick. Has anyone had this problem before? I feel real stupid and feel like I need to drain the oil into a clean container so I can measure it but would rather avoid the mess if possible... next time I’m out I will try to snap a picture so you can see what I mean. Any insight is appreciated, thanks y’all.
  7. crushalot

    Seat Back Cooling Issues

    Frustrating update - The service manager from the second dealership working on this issue told me after talking with Lincoln engineering that they said Lincoln stopped using TED devices to cool the seats! This is questionable to me as they specifically updated the interior buttons to activate the function says AC right on the button. Why would they update the button to include the label AC while dropping the device that actually cools? SM said that on the window stickers they say heated seats and no longer state cooled seats. He wasn't able to tell me when the company made this change. He states that there is no TED in the seats at all any longer. If that was the case how could the bottom instantly cool down 5+ degrees? I call BS. Can anyone confirm that there should be 2 TED's per seat even in the 2020 MY? @drolds1 - When you confirmed that there should be 2 TED's was that for MY 2020? Maybe 2019 models were that last to have the TED's? I just can't believe that all the 2020 MKZ's work like this and essentially heat your back while cooling the bottom. Other members here have confirmed the seats appear to be working and I have had at least one 2020 loaner that was working correctly cooling the seat backs. What else can I do here? Thanks
  8. So I installed a JLT 3.0 Oil Separator on my 2019 MKZ about a year ago. While is seems to be doing it's job, I was getting a lot of oil vapor smell. It's especially noticeable after parking in my garage, soon the whole garage stinks like crank case. Part of the problem was JLT originally supplied the wrong type of hose. They provided Thermoid Flex-Loc 300 hose which is designed for air compressors. So when I contacted them about the problem, they shipped out some 3/8" Gates Fuel Line and initially the new hose was much better. However lately I've started noticing the smell again. So while pondering what might be leaking, I stumbled upon the OEM PCV Baffle Plate and figuring out how it works from the factory. Essentially, the PCV valve is a one-way check valve. It vents crank case pressure out to the manifold through a short PVC hose. During regular driving conditions the manifold is under vacuum. However during spirited driving, boost pressure in the manifold would want to go back towards the crankcase, which is eventually blocked by the PCV valve. So after adding the catch can, I've realized the catch can and rubber hose system is likely experiencing "boost pressure" when the turbo kicks in. The PCV valve still blocks the boost from entering the crankcase, but the rubber hoses and catch can weren't designed for boost conditions. So in attempt to resolve this, I've ordered some better hose and another vacuum check valve. This second check valve will be installed close to the intake manifold to prevent boost pressure from going back to the catch can system. I ordered Gates 4219BF Barricade Fuel Injection Hose which is designed to be a low-permeation hose. I also ordered a MLE Innovations Check Valve (pn# 18322) which is designed with a very low opening point (cracking pressure) of only 0.5 psi, it works immediately and provides 100% sealing up to 150 psi. Once I get the items above, I'll take some pictures of the installation and let everyone know if it resolves the problem. Note that the JLT 3.0 Oil Separator (in it's current shipping form) would be fine and not have this issue on a non-turbo car.
  9. bbf2530

    MKz Lug nuts

    Hi johnnpee. No need to spend $200. Twenty of the Gorilla lugnuts recommend above (5 packs of 4) will cost less than $100 (unless someone is foolish enough to pay retail price). And owners with locking lugnuts only need need 16, so less than $80 (4 packs of 4). Yes, lugnuts can also be found for less than that, especially if they are hidden behind a center cap and don't need to be chromed and/or look nice. However, as with everything...we get what we pay for. In the end, any correctly sized set of quality chromed lugnuts will do the job. Good luck.
  10. Chris109

    Key Fob Upgrade

    I don't mind the newer ones. Especially when a cute girl comes up and asks, "Is that a Lincoln key fob in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" I respond, "Unfortunately, at my age, it's a key fob."
  11. leftoverture

    Name of your MKZ

    Our first Mkz was Jeeves. The 2018 is known as Coleman.
  12. Zorro

    Name of your MKZ

    There can only one be name - Zorro! Mk Z - The Mark of Zorro
  13. Al Fitz

    Climate Control & Radio problem

    I have the same problem with my 13 Hybrid. The dealer tells me I need a new computer ($1,100) and have it programmed for my car. Grand total almost 2,000. Anyone have the $2 fix??
  14. drolds1

    Key Fob Upgrade

    Ironic. Lincoln specifically designed this fob as part of the MKZ upgrade for 2017. They wanted it to have a heavier, more luxurious feel befitting a luxury car and to further differentiate it from the Fusion. IMO, the previous fob that I had with my 2014 was a cheap-feeling piece shared with the Fusion. The "chrome" trim on it started peeling and went under my fingernail. Ouch! I was a member of the Lincoln MKS forum when that was model was introduced and there were numerous complaints about the fob. Some owners had them replaced under warranty for the peeling issue.
  15. scn101

    Key Fob Upgrade

    I agree with @leftoverture. I preferred the smaller size key fob from my 2014 Fusion vs my 2019 MKZH fob that is way to big and heavy for what it does.
  16. leftoverture

    Key Fob Upgrade

    Good for you and thanks for sharing. As for me, I dislike the newer key fobs because they are so big and heavy. I always wonder how they can make my phone with the capabilities of a super computer but our key fobs remain relatively ginormous devices that sit like a brick in our pockets.
  17. johnnpee

    32,000 miles and time for tires

    I believe the Hankook ‎Kinergy PT H737 has the highest tread life (at least for the 19" wheels). Consumer Reports tested that tire and it exceeded 80k+ miles with a UTQG of 800. Good remarks all around except for slightly below avg wet braking.
  18. johnnpee

    MKz Lug nuts

    Dang that's way too much to change the lug nuts?! I bought my MKZ used and noticed that some of the lug nuts have been changed and some of them haven't 😑. I remember having this problem on my Fusion and got them all changed at discount tire for like $20 or $30 For $200 you could literally buy an impact gun and 2-3 full sets of lug nuts and do it yourself in 5mins.
  19. Hello! Just got a used 2017 style Lincoln key fob for $40 and successfully programmed it to my 2014 (will need the 2 original keys). I hate the cheap hollow plastic feeling of the 2013-2016 style key. Only downside is the key blade is not really transferable unless you get it cut somewhere.
  20. Just to add to the Michelin "hoop jumping," I've read anecdotal accounts of Michelin dealers denying any warranty claims on tires with tire dressing applied.
  21. You can order drom Discount Tire Direct, same company but they will ship your tires directly to a local installer near you. There is a list of installers, with all prices listed, on their website. You choose an installer and they ship your tires to them directly. The installer will contact you when the tires arrive, and you'll already know what the cost is for mounting and disposal, etc. I've bought tires for my truck and my Fusion through them, great prices both times. You can call them with questions or for advice. Discount Tire Direct .
  22. I finally had a chance to check and even though I think they are just over a year old, my Pirellis appear to be the older version. Being summer only tires, it is not surprising they are scary in winter weather. In rain during summer they have performed fine.
  23. bbf2530

    K&N Cabin Air Filter

    Hi Tom. Yes, it is clear what you were thinking. That is usually what everyone thinks when they get reusable filters. 😉 But as you know, if the filter is reusable, it now needs to be removed, cleaned, allowed to dry, and then reinstalled later. In the meantime you either don't drive the car, or drive it with no filter, until it can dry and be reinstalled. Seems like a step backwards from removing a filter, installing a new one, and being on your way. And either way, a reusable is not "Any better than a regular paper filter in filtering and trapping odors". The filters trap airborne contaminants, not odors. There may be charcoal activated filters available that can trap odors, but they would be disposable. Seems you already had a decision made (if you drive in dusty conditions), so do whatever you feel is best for you. I'm sure others will jump in with their own opinions and experiences.Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  24. TomV

    K&N Cabin Air Filter

    Yeah, I know the regular paper filters are sufficient. I was just thinking after you buy 4 or so regular filters... you could have had the K&N. If you drive in dusty locations, where replacement would be more frequent, this would probably be the way to go.
  25. 2014, 3.7 200 000km. Battery is 1 to 2 yrs old, all lights on master switch are not lit, same as all others except pass window switch.window switch works on pass side only. All windows operate by key fob, either all up or all down. Moon roof switch doesn't work. I know all motors are good.
  26. Crashman... It would be good if you included more info on your specific year car. How old is your battery and have you had it load tested?
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