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  1. https://www.motor1.com/news/345257/lincoln-zephyr-return-rumor/amp/ https://leftlanenews.com/lincoln/lincoln-mkz-successor-to-resurrect-zephyr-name-get-rwd/ https://carbuzz.com/news/is-the-lincoln-zephyr-sedan-making-a-comeback https://www.caranddriver.com/news/amp27180235/lincoln-zephyr-mkz-sedan-future/ https://www.autoevolution.com/news/lincoln-mkz-could-be-replaced-with-all-new-zephyr-rwd-sedan-133854.html These all have appeared around Corsair's debut. My initial take is MKZ will evolve into the Mustang's equivalent in time. The current S550 will stick around longer, but that will be so Lincoln can pioneer a CD6 coupe that will be one step ahead of the Mustang. What helps Lincoln stay exciting are the new advancements that keep it ahead of Ford cousins. Combined with more invested interior and passenger involvement, to justify that luxury premium feel of spending more. Engine Choices: 3.0T will be a given. I would absolutely love to have a 5.0L Coyote Grand Touring Hybrid for the top tier performance choice. That motor is under works for future Mustang but might have a surprise show up in a vehicle like this first. If destined for creation, such a vehicle will come 2020 - 2021 (with solid information coming as 2019 begins to end). Here's hoping! I'll definitely hold off caving to the Aviator in order to return back in a heavily evolved MKZ.
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    After having such great service and repair done to my 2017 Lincoln MKZ Black Label, it has all come to a end for this car. First is my Dash Camera's POVs which I copied time wise when they are to start. Pardon the profanity but I lost it knowing what happened. More so screamed in anger than in pain as I am okay and well. Only air bag that did deploy is the one underneath the steering column which protected my legs. Created a more awareness style video to counter a degenerate comment: https://youtu.be/UqH9gBRjUNE Get a dash cam. Before anything else. There are good people, and there are bad people. This is a world we have to stand up for ourselves. This last photo pains me the most, when it says "goodbye". But thank you MKZ as I really did walk away safe and sound.
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    Precise reason why I chose this dual camera: The powered rear sunshade will have enough clearance to function. A itty bit may rub against the camera as the shade goes up, but does not interrupt function or get stuck when retracting down. Rear camera unit records in 1080p as well. You can have the shade up while the camera still sees everything just fine. I have taken my vehicle surveillance to the next level: Razo d'Action 360 Camera! https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07M8P8Q2Y?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title Pricy for sure, but I really like this unit. I still use the Aukey DR02 since those cameras are good for showing vehicles in distance. But the Razo 360 camera comes into play for side views and potentially defense against car vandals. It's fun to use for other things beyond just dash/parking surveillance. The 4k resolution is really nice too.
  4. There it is...the Corsair appears. Website information that is. Actual reveal will be in about 9 hours from now. Lincoln did good justice inside and out for this segment. This is a very nice vehicle.
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    What’s your next car?

    ACC allows for larger gaps between vehicles than what most drivers are used to. Even at the smallest distance setting, it allows for what the system is programmed to consider a safe distance. Faster you go, the larger the gap between vehicles. Quite the amount of drivers ride too close depending on speed, especially if they do not use ACC. I'll admit the one thing to beware with ACC is the gap may invite poor drivers to literally cut in front of you if traffic starts to tighten up. In my MKZ, I would turn off ACC as some drivers will lane change abruptly due to the distance gap, and upset the cruise with sudden brakes. I would drive "close enough" to a vehicle in front, of mine, just to deter abrupt lane changes. So once traffic is getting heavier, I usually drop the ACC. On a side note, the latest ACC on the Aviator is able to adjust based on Speed Limits signs. I actually will like that feature at times. Want to see if it will allow for a grace speed limit factor. ...and now, two more days till New York Auto Show presses should spill the beans on remaining vehicles. Though Ford leaked the arrival of the HP 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang.
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    RATS....

    That is not too bad on price to fix. Heard of horror stories of damage being in the thousands. Glad you got that sucker. Once these critters become pests, I have no mercy on eliminating them (I have dealt with squirrel in the attic before).
  7. Any future modifications for performance enhancement will relate strongly to the 2.3L and 2.7L Ecoboost engine scenes. Everything up to the Throttle Body (prior to the Intake Manifold) directly shares components with the 2.7L Fusion Sport. So anything that works on the "intake" side of things will be acceptable on the 3.0T Lincoln engine. Because the MKZ and Lincoln overall is aimed at daily driving (meaning very little need to optimize high RPM and throttle action), the 3.0T engine has quite the bottlenecks in place when wanting to unleash its true fury. More air and cooling will definitely improve its power, but at the cost of fuel economy...hence the stock intake system limits.
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    Lincoln Continental FMIC

    It's great you're still making offerings for these vehicles!👍
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    What’s your next car?

    If you're thinking about the Corsair, ordering should open week of May 13th. Then vehicles should start arriving in August 2019. 2020 vehicles will be out before the actual 2020 year rolls over (I got my 2017 MKZ actually in July 2016). Here is a buildout sheet: http://www.bblfleet.com/fleetdocs/ford_buildout.pdf Edit: while it says "MKC", that will also reflect the Corsair as the following model.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    I've seen a Fusion Sport axle back, but if one was to improve the exhaust: I would just drop the suit case resonator and muffler for a "Hi flow H-Pipe Resonator" and then into true dual exhaust mufflers. An increase of quarter inch piping diameter all around from stock (I think is 2.5, so increase to 2.75). Have to go custom with a shop regardless, if seeking a complete exhaust upgrade. Of course this would have to be fabricated all custom, combined with darkstar's catted downpipes (you might as well go full turbo-back for best performance). The 3.0 should (in theory) have a deeper tone compared to the 2.7L in this case. Though I would recheck to see if the firing order is the same between the two.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    Ah ha yeah, definitely a shaky camera warning should be applied. Actually he bought these from low mileage salvage vehicles. There is another video in his channel showing them. Definitely explains why this motor is capable of more power, and intentionally bottlenecked for fuel economy. Once the airflow goes up though, fuel usage increases. Thus fuel economy drops faster compared to the 2.7L but the power gap widens...but hey, gotta pay somewhere to play. Tsk this definitely means catted downpipes are a nice power upgrade.
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    What’s your next car?

    I'm now becoming allured by the Aviator, which is a first ever in regards to SUVs. My Black Label dealer has been in touch and would like me to come out and try out their demo unit that is to arrive around April 25th. I don't think it'll be a Grand Touring (later release in the year and ordering banks isn't open for it) but would let me get a chance to see the new 3.0 layout in longitudinal form. My hope is the 3.0 Engine (with the hybrid) in the Aviator has PFDI technology and if so...I just may put down a deposit depending on MKZ and Continental information for 2020.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    Good to know you got it, and helpful to share what change ups worked best for you. Interesting video I came across when browsing Youtube: Someone who finally dissected the turbocharger between the 3.0 MKZ and 2.7 Fusion Sport. The many small factors like this is what adds up to higher performance between the two.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/ford-ford-edge-auto-transmission-m14-x-119-bolt-w715622s439/?c=Zz1lbmdpbmUmcz1lbmdpbmUtYW5kLXRyYW5zLW1vdW50aW5nJmk9TVMxNTI3MDUmcj0xOCZhPWxpbmNvbG4mbz1ta3omeT0yMDE4JnQ9cmVzZXJ2ZSZlPTMtMGwtdjYtZ2Fz That should be the behemoth bolt right there. https://www.tascaparts.com/auto-parts/2018/lincoln/mkz/reserve-trim/3-0l-v6-gas-engine/engine-cat/engine-and-trans-mounting-scat Is the page with all mount hardware.
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    Lincoln to Debut All-New Corsair at New York International Auto Show

    😄 The Plebs' Corsair is revealed: Well...It looks more aerodynamically friendly to drive? I mean nice to see the box look gone. Definitely give Ford credit for the space improvement. But main dislike: Well the front, it's got this goofy grin I cannot unsee. Not to mention I can see people calling this thing "cute" now that I look at it more. I know my mother and/or sister would probably like it (Meaning nope, not for me). Nice features though, as I'm surprised it got a HUD option. This excites me for the Corsair reveal though, to hopefully nail it like the Aviator did all around but on this platform size level.
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    How do I update the map?

    Looks like the latest is now A10 cards: https://www.amazon.com/Ford-Lincoln-Navigation-Canada-Updates/dp/B07NPD6TB7 One of the sellers is at about $50 which seems good considering it just came out not too long ago. Best to upgrade every 2-3 and stretch it out.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    I did not have mine fitting like some OEM finish either. I mostly just trimmed down the inlet side so the box would sit securely between the body frame air inlet and massive D4900 battery I had at the time. The box did cave a little inwards at the small curve but I was after function over form anyway. Well...I definitely had it snug since my accident that box, nor the battery go anywhere. Now I was able to make the brackets fit, but again twisted and forced the curve a bit more into place. Steps i did was: 1. Remove upper flexible intake hose (it's a two piece design) and attach it firmly to air box. 2. Pre-screw the two brackets on the air box to the chassis frame with box. This is the only way you'll utilize the brackets and force an otherwise oversized CAI to fit. 3. Tug and tighten the lower intake hose to the air box. 4. Wrestle in the air box till it felt really secure against the battery on the back half. If it just wont go in, I would take it out and slightly trim down the inlet mouth with a sanding dremel bit, then repeat attempt. I ignored that Steeda positioning screw cause being sandwiched in made it more than enough secure. Dont forget to make clearance for the hood strut by cutting a groove for it. I also still kept the gasket trim in place too to maximize the sealing against the hood. 5. Once the box was in, I tugged and tighten the upper flexible intake hose (already attached to the CAI) onto the plastic intake pipe. An 8mm socket can remove the screw so the pipe flexes around while staying on the turbo inlet. This can help with positioning. Box will be slightly twisted in at the small curve, but doesn't restrict air or anything. Actually might of been beneficial in creating a ram effect with air, as with some DEI thermal padding on the box's inside, I got great IAT1 temps and heat soak recovery, many times better than the stock air box. Vehicle Motion would even hit sub-ambient temps at times which is excellent. So while the box was never perfect fitting, the function was perfect. The flexible intake hoses will stretch some more, but be fine and readjust to stock air box if needed. The longer the steeds cai stays in, the box will mold to the forced shape. So I found it easier over time to take out the CAI and put it back in as I didnt have to fight it in as much.
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    Lincoln to Debut All-New Corsair at New York International Auto Show

    Exactly my thoughts. I can come to like the front as its more menacing. Ever since I heard about the exclusive Blackwing V8 engine (and don't expect it to be exclusive to just the CT6-V forever), I was charmed with the idea it may show up in future models like the new CT5 as top tier performance. But then comes the side and rear (which just looks to be imagined from the CT6-V redesign), and it just falls apart in interest for me. One thing is for certain: The MKZ will be around for 2020 MY, as well the Fusion too. But I do not expect any changes except maybe, some new paint colors. Edit Update: Order banks are estimated to open around May 14th for both the MKZ and Fusion.
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    Lincoln to Debut All-New Corsair at New York International Auto Show

    https://www.motor1.com/news/313837/2020-cadillac-ct5-revealed/ The rival has appeared. Hmm
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    Lincoln to Debut All-New Corsair at New York International Auto Show

    Once NYIAS begins, more 2020 MY vehicle information should open up. There are quite a few vehicles I really want to know the order bank options for. Corsair sounds cool for a name just like Aviator, and more ideal for those of us not needing the large space of the Aviator/Explorer line. Though I do not expect it to get any powerful engine trims like the 3.0 or 2.7 as its always stuck with just the 2.3/2.0 engines. Unless maybe it gets the Hybrid GT dose too? MKZ...if it lives on, well I hope it does.
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    Devin's 2014 MKZ

    If you look into some DEI Thermal Wrap to layer on top of your heat shield creation, it will greatly help improve both heat soak resistance and heat shedding when the vehicle goes in motion. If you have a scantool like OBD II, you can test and see how those IAT temps are doing. To make it more stealthy, a fine layer of black engine paint will do(or whatever color you may prefer). Its what I did for the Steeda Intake which made it extremely better over a sealed stock box. Enough air supply, resists heat soak, and shed heat faster when in motion. Taking the time to make your own intake for the 3.7 is great to see. Well done!
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    Devin's 2014 MKZ

    Heh, its like looking at a MKZ version of my 2014 Fusion, which used to be Sterling Grey as well. The H&R Springs were good. Only had some times where the bottom front bumper panel would happen to scrape, but nothing too bad given the drop. Looks great Devin! You would probably be fine putting that rear motor mount on if you wanted, plus the front wheel hop reduction is nice. Now its the transmission mount that would be more...*ahem* noticeable with vibration increase, while the engine mount is just a pain to install because of that huge bolt. That Edge ST was very underwhelming, so its great to hear you're sticking to the MKZ! If I didn't lose mine, now I would have upgraded both the downpipes and seek a more optimized exhaust to really let the 3.0 flow to the fullest.
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    3.0T Performance Modifications

    I still lurk and participate. I await to see if a MKZ replacement comes for 2020 MY, before I cave to buying a Mustang GT and get a Lincoln later. Seriously I'd just like the Aviator's GT setup to be in a MKZ-like body. Or even a Continental and I'll be right back in the Black Label line (Destination interior is sweet). Anyways feel free (to anyone) to PM me in regards to my thoughts and opinions involving the 2.0 and 3.0.
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    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.
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    RATS....

    Dang, the tasty soy wiring strikes again! This is why there are various lawsuit attempts going on from those who suffer from vermin attacks on their vehicles. It makes me nervous to put a vehicle in storage, just to come back and find it all chewed up. I was surprised to learn that vermin actually will become adamant to eat and make residence within modern vehicles because of the soy-based wiring material. Sadly expect to turn towards insurance for help because its probably not going to be cheap (should go under comprehensive coverage which I always find worth getting the lowest deductible for). Entire harnesses will have to be replaced and rack up thousands of dollars for parts and labor. It is a fire hazard and thus unsafe to drive in this condition, do not risk it. Do investigate for a nest, it'll be a bunch of stuffing/leaves/etc. and what not stashed somewhere. You will want to maintain traps and repellent if ever putting your vehicle in storage again. Peanut butter and snap traps around the vehicle should help catch the pest(s). The problem is when these vermin (Rats, Mice, even Squirrels...) become smart and adamant to keep nesting and eating until killed.
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