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About 1steven

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    new york
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  1. 1steven

    Lincoln MKZ Do It Yourself Section

    I use car ramps,no jacks (MUCH safer!),always mobil one all synthetic with tufoil added ( been using this patented additive in my cars for past 35 years now,with NO adverse results, and never any engine issues).Now had 2016 mkzh for 36 months,brought brand new, presently 78k miles and total average mpg of 42 mpg....life is good!
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    Ecco mode question.

    I've noticed when I use eco mode the car seems to want to go in the 'ev' mode sooner and more frequent than non eco mode while sacrificing car pickup ( ie acceleration)
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    Hybrid MPG

    I own 2016 mkz hybrid, brought brand new,always changed my oil since 30k miles and added tufoil,now 78k miles and with 8 round trips from NY to Florida/Georgia at speeds up to 75-ish (I'm no slow poke!),using only 87 octane gas, Average TOTAL mpg at 42.0 mpg. My average mpg with my 2012 mkzh before I sold it with same driving pattern and oil changes was 38 mpg.......and I still enjoy and have fun driving my car and always trying to improve my mpgs!
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    Oil Change - 2014 3.7L (w/pictures)

    Car ramps are soooo much easier and safer for oil changing than those jacks! And I have my tire center rotate the tires for ten bucks!,I believe money well spent for the time I save.
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    Hybrid MPG

    True,work with the technology,as with the 2016 mkzh,anything 75mph and up exclusively uses gas engine only,so keep cruise control 74 or below. Also,sometimes tweeking cruise control down a mile or two engages hybrid mode,then tweek back up on downhills,those ev miles will add up!
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    Hybrid MPG

    Next oil change behind me,added 2oz tufoil,last 400 miles driven virginia to new York averaged 47.4 mpg,and that's doing highway speeds! Just broke 44,000 miles on car
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    Hybrid MPG

    I have used tufoil(patented oil additive) in my cars since 1986,never had any engine oil related issues (just better mpgs!). Thought would give my hybrid a go.1st round trip to florida wth 2016 mkzh,averaged 38 mpg,this last round trip with 6oz tufoil added before trip avg mpg 40.7
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    fuel filling to capacity

    Dealer finally after 4days back in shop figured out that problem was the gascap filler unit,which they at first said was "no problem a month ago. Now tank fills to capacity at first clickoff of gas pump nozzle,just as the car manual states.
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    I can tell you my 2016 trunk while closing comes v e r y close to metal contact before bouncing off the gasket.i will inform the dealer at next visit about this but in the mean time maybe applying liquid gasket to the trunk tip might help.good luck!
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    fuel filling to capacity

    Fyi I asked mechanic at the dealership about this at my last oil change and they had no answer for me,but noted it in my paperwork
  11. Does grade assist hinder or increase mpgs? I understand it charges batteries while in this mode BUT once fully charged while still going downhill,since it's still slowing vehicle down,doesn't that hinder mpgs vs COASTING (ie not in grade assist)?
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    mkz hybrid suspension

    Yearly vacation,then back to work
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    2015 MKZ Hybrid Mobility Kit

    I've never even given t h a t part of the vehicle any thought as far as what it looks like in all the vehicles I ever drove!only thing that should really matter in a trunk is that it doesn't leak.
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    mkz hybrid suspension

    The difference between my 2012 mkzh and 2016 mkzh driving to Florida and back to NY was noticeable (ie 2016 was more comfortable in comfort mode)