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  1. 2 points
    Well, the obvious solution is to buy a new one.
  2. 2 points
    Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    I drove 14 hours yesterday, we decided to get it over with. The transmission exhibited an abrupt 1-2 shift a few times but averaging 72 mph for the entire trip I averaged 27.7 mpg, one reason is because on my way home a guy in a Honda Accord V6 drove straight up my tailpipe going around a long curve merging off of 290 West to get onto Rt 20. I put the car into sport mode and gav it some gas, now it's true the MKZ is no Sport sedan but it actually does better than other non Sport sedans in the twisties. He couldn't keep up and of course we ended up next to each other at the stop light where I figured I'd just let him go but no, I looked over to my left and he and his girlfriend looked like they thought they were going to whup on an old fart in his old fart Lincoln. The light went green, he gave it everything he had, I waited a sec before hitting the gas and then floored it and the car responded with the front tires screeching for grip and blowing by him like he went into reverse. What a waste of gas, I knew what the result would be and it went exactly like that but watching it happen it drove home the point that the way the MKZ sits right now if I race a stock 3v Mustang GT, a lightly or more modified 2v New Edge GT it isn't even going to be a race and it may very well scare a few gen 1 Coyote's if not give them a run. I'm trying to envision Lincoln execs as engineering has delivered to them a new 3.0 twin turbo that delivers 400hp / 400 torque, screw Ford it's about time we had some fun. I have seen other 3.0's on the road, but they are driven exactly like the 2.0's and 3.7's, very conservatively not that I expect them to be street racing but Lincoln has a rep for old folks driving slow cars. I fully intend to use that when I go to Great Lakes Dragaway this Spring, I'm going to let the car cool down when I get there and I'm going to pick and choose a few Mustang's running what I think my car will run and then I'm going to ask them if they want a go. I'm pretty sure of the responses, like, you're kidding right? I simply can't wait, who would have thought I bought a new Mustang GT April 2018 and then I would trade in a lease for what I thought might be a 3.7 MKZ only to find out it's the mighty 3.0 twin turbo that turns out to put the same kind of smile on my face when driving, incredible. 😜
  3. 1 point
    Airflow

    Devin's 2014 MKZ

    Lol. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m all in on the MKZ again. I now want to get through my lease so I can make some tweaks to it like exhaust, black out the trim, and the rear motor mount. Another year to go.
  4. 1 point
    Zalvern

    3.0T Performance Modifications

    Well I had a 2.0 Fusion prior to the MKZ days, so I can chime some things in. One thing, since you have the 2013 MKZ, back in those days the 2.0 Ecoboost did not have twin scroll type turbocharger. So unfortunately the lag is just going to be a part of the beast's nature at times. The 2.0 Ecoboost from then would mimic off the 2013+ Focus ST range. If you want to upgrade the diverter valve for your MKZ application (it is located behind the wheel well fender on the passenger side), you would use this one I believe: https://www.rallysportdirect.com/part/blow-off-valves/t9354-go-fast-bits-dv-diverter-valve I did not know about GFB back then, so I went with Mountune's Recirculation Valve on my 2014 Fusion: https://www.mountuneusa.com/mountune-Uprated-air-recirculation-valve-Focus-ST-p/2226-trv-aa.htm Since you said: My goal is to get a better response when I step down on the throttle I would just recommend getting the Livernois Throttle Enhancer, between the two items. It should give you the sensitivity improvement that you seek with the throttle. The nice thing about that device is it works in like, all Ford and Lincoln vehicles and easy to install and swap around. I appreciate it even in my Focus now since it can at least feel like its packing more torque off the line despite being NA, and I still use it to this day without any issues. Doesn't add any power what so ever, but makes the throttle body more responsive based from the pedal input. Also nice to reduce foot fatigue if you want to cruise with little throttle input.
  5. 1 point
    DeviLSh

    Devin's 2014 MKZ

    Comparison - Stock vs H&R's
  6. 1 point
    DeviLSh

    Devin's 2014 MKZ

    Hey guys - Still here, and the MKZ is approaching the 62k mi mark. Started noticing clunks/noises over bumps from the rear, so I took it in for a diagnosis - they confirmed my suspicion of blown rear shocks - which of course, are NOT covered under CPO coverage, even though the fronts are. How convenient. $1,200 was the quote from the dealer, so I declined, and ordered the following from RockAuto - Two rear motorcraft struts, rear mounts, and front strut mounts and bearings. At the same time, I ordered a set of H&R sport springs from Tire Rack. I figured I might as well make lemonade out of this scenario. I finished the install this weekend and so far I am loving the car on the new springs. Firm but not harsh, handling, response and body roll dramatically improved. Still feels civil, especially in "D" mode. I still came in at under $1,200 for all parts and I got much more out of it than I would have if I just had the dealer do it, so I am feeling good! I have had rear brake noise for a while, so I took this opportunity to tackle the rear brake job as well. See below for some pictures and additional info. Let me know if I can answer any questions on the springs/hardware. These are the same part# for the FFS, and mkz 3.0TT too, so if any of the MY17+ guys have questions, I can try to answer. Install Pics & Comments: To start off, I had to put the rear brakes in maintenance mode, and get the lugs off. It appears my car is a victim of the dual-layer lug nut failure. Had to pry off the exterior layer of 1/20 lugs. The others came off by hammering the socket on, and using brute force to loosen. Installed a set of 20 new Dorman lugs. None of the OEM's were salvageable. Rear brakes were straight forward. The rotors have a threaded hole for popping them off the hubs, worked flawlessly. Pad swap was simple, and I re-greased the slide pins since they were a little dry. Pads were less than 3mm, indicators long gone, it was TIME - haha Rear Springs - I thought this would be easy, but it took us a while to get this done. After removing the shock's electrical harness, and unbolting the shock, you will need to unbolt the sway bar, outward lower control arm hardware (3 per side), belly pans, and finally, the rear subframe hardware! Supporting the RSF with a jack, threading out the bolts, the entire assembly lowers enough to let the springs come out. Note the 6-7" gap between chassis and sub-frame. Side by side, OEM vs H&R And installed, along with new Rotors. Fronts - MUCH easier, get the wheel off, unbolt the upper sway link, unplug drive control harness and brake line bracket. Then loosen the lower strut bolts (2) and upper mount nolts (3). After this, the assembly comes out easily. Compress the springs and swap over the upper mounts. And we are good to go. **Be careful to note the orientation of the upper mounts.** After getting the car back on the ground (had to use a pinchweld adapter for my jack to clear side skirts) installing all new lug nuts, (Broke a stud in the process), the car was wheeled out of the garage for the first look. LOWER! After a couple days of settling and test drives - here is how she sits One final shot! H&R says 1.4" in front, and 1.3" in rear. I'd day its about an inch all around, but it may settle more. I will take final measurements after my alignment and some more break-in driving. Looking to address the final look, and ordered a set of 5 & 10mm spacers. Hopefully those will be on next week. I will update with pics. Looking into front brakes next, those weren't nearly as bad, but they will need to be done soon. Thanks for checking in - just found out my rear-pass window regulator isn't working, so a new project is on the horizon. -devin
  7. 1 point
    Chris109

    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    This is where it's messed up. As I've said previously, I get the Sirius Select. But I do not get the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA or NBA. On the one page it says "What will I hear", these are listed. If you click on 'compare packages', NFL, NHL, NASCAR, are listed. NBA and PGA are not checked. My radio only goes up to 180 something. On the list, all of these other stations are 'streaming only'. So, to get streaming, I need to pay 'another' $5 a month? I think not. I'm wondering if it goes according to each individual. If that is the case, I will just go back to 'selling' the car and get 3 months free every time. I would call, but I have a problem with people who don't speak English very well.
  8. 1 point
    fusionff

    Rim Corrosion

    Pick up one of these, and have the tire swapped out at a local tire shop or dealer. Or maybe you'll be able to find one cheaper. One Two
  9. 1 point
    Hey guys, new user here. 70k miles on my 2017 MKZ with oil changed every 10k Miles 2.0 awd with 20 inch rims and window tint... I attached a couple pics of it. Hope you guys like it
  10. 1 point
    drolds1

    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    I don't remember when that started either but in order to qualify for the 6 years of Traffic and Travel Link, the vehicle must be equipped with factory navigation. I also still get NY metro area traffic and weather on Sirius channel 133, one of the few stations of its kind left. Frankly, the traffic info on WAZE is more up to date.
  11. 1 point
    rubyinla

    GPS Map Update '14 MKZ

    Picked up the A10 map off Ebay for $41.89 and today it's even cheaper... https://tinyurl.com/y35ze6md << current Ebay price from the same vendor $38.95 Just fired it up in the garage and works just fine. Have yet to drive with it.
  12. 1 point
    Yeah, saw the 2nd battery and the unusual polarity stacking. Paid a buck each for Sony batteries at local "hardware / salvage" shop next to Office Depot. Check expiration dates. The 2025's I picked up are good till 2027. I'm taking my chances with the multi-meter and waiting for the system to warn me. We're talking 7500 miles or less a year with 2 fobs. Not worried and I've got an extra set in my desk 🙂
  13. 1 point
    drolds1

    GPS Map Update '14 MKZ

    F7 is for Europe and the U.K.
  14. 1 point
    Zalvern

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Yep, this is why I'll hang tight till 2021. The MKZ as we know it may become a memory, but I totally expect a "Mustang-styled" Lincoln to arise. It may model after it but with Lincoln's style (so don't expect it to be Bullitt amazing loud like) but bring things like four doors (better rear space) and AWD. Lincoln will at least maintain one coupe/sedan (hopefully both styles. I also say the Continental should stay around and start offering those coach door variants more freely. Those things will really catch more eye if going RWD based. The 80th Continental Coach Edition sell out should gave Lincoln the hint. This is why I'm about to make my decision to acquire a 2020 Mustang Bullitt after all, since I really expect it to be the last of its "kind". 10 speed I'll get later.
  15. 1 point
    Zalvern

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Yep, I know people complain often about the weight of vehicles today, but torque is higher than ever for a reason. Plus the Dynamic Torque Vectoring helps, even better if you run the right season tires despite having no suspension upgrades. I miss that MKZ sleeper of mine, since I relocated the badges from the rear as well. If you tune up, I say even a 2017 stock Mustang auto will fall short behind the MKZ. Now 2018+ forget it, especially if they're 10 speed auto, but the stick will definitely demand some shifting skills. My Lincoln dealership enjoyed the fact I had mods and what not going for it because yes, most of the market will be your stereotypical older folk person driving a Lincoln. They never gave me a issue with service (especially when I had my engine work), and enjoyed I was very considerate and cooperative in return (and patient, because won't lie, there were so many hang ups and delays when service work was needed, but that is life). I still wait to see what becomes of the MKZ for 2020+ MY, since Lincoln really hasn't made it official if it gets axed or not. Information has been so tight lipped on the MKZ's future. I'm hoping for it to live on and become better though so that I yearn for it again.
  16. 1 point
    Loki-MKZ

    Livernois tune for 3.0TT MKZ

    Zalvern, Yep, over there I'm Loki GT. :) The GT Premium 401A is an awesome package, mine is the 400A package so doesn't have the fancy LCD gagues.
  17. 1 point
    fusionff

    Out to dinner

    You parked it all wrong. Next time closer to the curb on the left, and leave more room on the right for the morons door to swing out.
  18. 1 point
    @R2D2, good point as the 2nd battery is hidden under a label and not easily visible. Also buy two pack not a two single packs...
  19. 1 point
    Every place has them. Pharmacy, hardware, Ocean State Job Lot, Wally World... There are different sizes, so get the multipak. You can start the car by removing the rubber section of the console (drink holder area) and placing the FOB down in there. I believe there is a semi-cutout area (square) where to place it. Then, start the car.
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