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  2. bbf2530

    Tire size question

    Hi kbuicker. Well, apples to apples, anytime you go to a larger wheel diameter with a lower tire sidewall ratio, the ride will be rougher. More wheel and less sidewall means less tire cushioning. Whether it is "significantly rougher" is a personal opinion. I don't find my 2018 MKZ with 245/40-19 tires/wheels to be "significantly rougher" than my 2007 MKZ with 225/50-17 tires/wheels. However, the roads are relatively good here and I am careful when they are not. With both cars. Keep us updated and good luck.
  3. kbuicker

    Cabin Air Filter

    Yep! Meaning, the airbag is active, will inflate and NOT To have your rear facing child seat in the passenger seat (who does that anyway?!?!?!)
  4. kbuicker

    Tire size question

    so, are you guys saying the 19 OEM rims and tires give a rough ride? I was considering buying some 19" OEM take offs, to replace my current OEM 18s. I don't want too if the ride is significantly rougher. BTW, I used 'GENERAL' tires this last time, absolutely wonderful tires so far (almost 15k miles on them).
  5. kbuicker

    Found out 2017 Premiere 18" Rim is bent.

    NO worries :) , I did end up going back to my original rims. Still have a dang wobble in the steering at 30mph or so. Going to get it checked this wknd. I would hate to think I have ANOTHER bent wheel. With the stupid concrete roads and potholes, it's no wonder.
  6. Hi Sam. If it is the original battery, then yes, you should replace it now. Modern cars are heavily computer/electronic and electrically dependent. If we get 3-4 years out of the battery, we got more than our moneys worth. A slowly failing battery will cause all sorts of electronic and electrical gremlins. Better to just replace the battery than chase those gremlins or be stranded. A proper battery load test can tell whether the battery is failing. But it needs to be a proper, modern load test. Older battery testers will give too many good ratings to failing batteries. And just to explain battery warranty replacements (for Eurythmian). While our cars are still within the 4 year/50,000 mile New Car Bumper to Bumper Warranty, a defective or failed battery will be replaced for free, under warranty, while still within the 4 year/50,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty period. However, once outside the 4 year/50,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty, we must pay for a replacement battery, even if the current battery was only replaced under the Bumper to Bumper warranty a month ago.. So as an example, even if we had the battery replaced at 3 years 11 months, or 49,900 miles under the Bumper to Bumper Warranty, there is no warranty on that new battery after 4 years/50,000 miles. Therefore, if it fails at 4 years 1 month, or 51,000 miles, there is no warranty and we must pay for the new battery. The warranty expired at 4 years 1 day and 50,001 miles. Of course, individual Dealers may make exceptions for good/regular customers, but that is entirely up to them and on their dime. Now, to make it more confusing with all of the above being understood, the new battery we purchased will now have a warranty of its own. That warranty will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. I always recommend the top line "Motorcraft Tested Tough Max" battery, which has a 3 year full replacement, 100 month pro-rated replacement policy/warranty. You can usually get discount service coupons for Motorcraft batteries on the Lincoln Owners or Ford Owners websites, and individual Dealer websites in the Service sections. Concerning why some owners have battery drain issues, that is something that needs to be diagnosed and fixed by the Dealer. There have been TSB's for some earlier model second generation MKZ's that addressed repairs for early issues. Hope this information helps and good luck.
  7. bbf2530

    AC issue

    Hi Marcel. If the lines are freezing, then it could be a problem with moisture in the system. That could mean a leak. Here is a generic explanation: http://knowhow.napaonline.com/car-ac-lines-freezing-up-heres-what-you-can-do-about-it/ You can also find more general information here: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Lincoln+MKZ+HVAC+system+icing It could also possibly be a problem with the EVAP temperature sensor? Hopefully one of our tech members will jump in with more expertise and advice.
  8. I installed my solar panel under the rear windshield, if you have a Hybrid it makes all the sense to install there since the 12V battery is in the trunk. my panel seems to be making a difference, as the car sat unused for 4 days and still did not die as it has done before,, the voltage dropped to 11.87V but still enough to start it. eventually will have to replace the battery, it is probably the original (2015 MKZ \hybrid.
  9. marcel1967

    AC issue

    Dual zone automatic temp control. Happens in manual mode, however, in dual control. Had to turn ac off for a while, then air flow was re-established. It appears as though icing occurs somewhere restricting air flow. After air flow was re-established, I turned off dual control (so that same temp in the whole cabin) , seemed to work better. Also kept temp a little warmer instead of real cold. Fan controls work fine, I can hear it louder with increased speed. Thank you for responding.
  10. bbf2530

    AC issue

    HI marcel. To give any type of informed reply, more information would be needed. For example, Do you have the single zone automatic temp control or dual zone auto temp control? I am not sure what was available in 2010. Does this happen in both Auto and manual modes? Does the manual fan speed control work properly? Will it raise and lower fan speed? When the airflow slows down, will adjusting the manual fan speed control do anything? Will the fan work properly in non-Auto and non A/C mode (i.e. to vent ambient air or if you raise the temp to heat the cabin)? Please try all the settings on your HVAC unit, then provide as much information as to how and when this occurs, what settings it occurs on etc. With more information, one of our tech members maybe able to point you in the correct direction. Good luck.
  11. marcel1967

    AC issue

    When driving with the ac on for over an hour, hardly any air comes out of the vents. Turn the ac off for a while and everything resumes to normal until air stops flowing again.
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  13. Interesting. I have a spare sunroof from my first 91 LSC SE. I might try to find out what light does get through it before spending the time to install a solar panel under one.
  14. Ooh, they've mixed the 3.0T engine with the hybrid motor, 630lbft of torque, very cool. I like to hear that there is space in the vehicle for that, I doubt it's as easy to do in a car. Maybe a two-seater Mustang special model, that would be interesting.
  15. So how do these cars lease? I know the residual and money factor figures. But how much in your experience do dealers discount these cars? Test drove one and (still) like it. But the last time I was lease shopping (2016) IMHO the lease deals were not too competitive vs. comparable cars (Acura TLX, Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Genesis, Audi A4). But the refreshed MKZ had been just starting to hit the lots back then. Anybody here have any leasing experiences recently? Thanks.
  16. bbf2530

    2 Phones

    Hi Chris. No, you can not have two phones connected at the same time.
  17. Chris109

    2 Phones

    Is it possible to have 2 phones connected to bluetooth at the same time? I have a backup phone that I connect for Android Auto, but when I do that, my main phone no longer stays connected to SYNC.
  18. MKZMark

    What’s your next car?

    Hey, give me my cat back!
  19. bbf2530

    Door Edge Guards

    Hi Mcondo. Hey, as long as it does the job and keeps your cars safe! Good luck. 🙂
  20. Mcondo

    Door Edge Guards

    Ok, get ready to laugh. This is what I bought - probably could have made myself but nah. Very simple solution to the problem and a third of the price of other products.
  21. Smokestone10

    What’s your next car?

    Speaking of cats... mine is the worst wash mit ever.
  22. Mcondo

    Door Edge Guards

    Thanks for the info - pretty interesting site. Since I am the only one that puts cars in garage I was counting on my ability to avoid opening the door into the TBird. In the rare case I screw up I thought the edge guard might "soften" the blow to the TBird door. But I do like the idea of a magnetic door protector.
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  24. Thread moved to appropriate forum. The Lounge is intended for off-topic discussions, per the first post in the forum:
  25. If Sync 3 ever locks up, the hard reset command is to hold down the audio power button and next track button for about 6 seconds. It should help you get Sync 3 up and running again while driving.
  26. bbf2530

    Door Edge Guards

    Hi mcondo. A door edge guard only protects the edge of the door it is on. It does not give much protection to what you hit with a door. Perhaps a tiny bit of scratch protection, but certainly not much protection concerning dents. So if you put door edge guards on the MKZ and open the door into the Thunderbird, you will still dent and scratch the Thunderbird. And if you put door edge guards on the Thunderbird, they will protect the door edge of the Thunderbird, but not give much protection to what you hit with that door. In my opinion, you would be better off with something like this: https://www.doorshox.com/ Something magnetic, which you can place on the doors when the car is in the garage and remove when you take the car out. A bumper like that will actually give protection to the car doors which a door edge guard will not. I'm not recommending or endorsing this particular product, I simply found it by Googling "Car door bumpers". There are lots of others, and you can also try alternate phrases. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  27. Zalvern

    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    I didn't pay it any mind. I figured it was a typo. All good!
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