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  1. rubyinla

    Cabin Air Filter

    So I bought my 2016 MKZ from the local big box dealer, last October, who also sells; Honda, Volvo, Jaguar, Maserati, VW and Mazdas. Took over 3 hours ? to sign all the papers and face down the finance guy. The car was 2 years old with 25k. I ordered a new cabin air filter off Amazon soon after buying the MKZ, just because I do filters as a car guy. Finally!! got around to replacing it in a garage kept car with 29k on it (750 ?? miles per month). The attached picture of what I found was kind of... disappointing??? Guess the mechanic was pistol whipping the inspection? So the Lincoln service writer agreed that they where mice or similar droppings. So how does a mouse get into a sealed system and why didn't the mechanic take care of it??? Do I have dead mice in my ventilation system left over from the previous owner ??? Doubt it, but a lack of information and bull poop from uninformed service writers raises that question. Email from the service writer: " I showed photos of the filter to my manager and your inspection sheets, We would be happy to offer you a free oil change. However, my manager did want you to know the car was sold in October, and undergoes two inspections before it is sold, and the filters that come originally in the car are not stamped with "motorcraft" as the one you showed me, so it was replaced with the OEM replacement as stated in your report. The original filters are stamped differently from the factory. ( I did not actually know this)....but anyway, we value you as a customer and a free oil change is something we can offer. " I'm thinking his service manager should double check his mechanics. And I'd sure hope the original filter had been changed after 2 years. He didn't mention how bent the filter was from someone not installing it correctly either. And the motorcraft filter was certainly not up to the standard of the carbon filter I installed. At least I get an oil change.
  2. rubyinla

    Cabin Air Filter

    My problem, their defense, is I waited too long to change the filter. Six months later they can claim anything. It's quite simple to change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSUDBSJ485U I put one of these in. Nice thing is you don't have to fiddle with which way the air flow is 🙂 https://www.amazon.com/Cleenaire-Advanced-Protection-Bacteria-Allergens/dp/B01N8YQGLR/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_5?keywords=cleenaire+cabin+filter+caf71&qid=1558016329&s=automotive&sr=1-5-fkmrnull And have used this brand in our Flex: https://www.amazon.com/POTAUTO-Activated-Replacement-compatible-Upgraded/dp/B01KPN444E/ref=sr_1_5?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1558016046&s=automotive&sr=1-5&vehicle=2015-55-5859------------1&vehicleName=2015+Lincoln+MKZ
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    Thanks for the input. After watching it wabble around I have been concerned about that. Those fixtures just aren't sturdy like they were in those metal dashboards in the '60's 😞
  4. Great resource. http://www.nicksmustangranch.com/Service_Manuals/2014_MKZ Hybrid/Service Manual.htm That is just one of the links from this site: http://www.nicksmustangranch.com/Service_Manuals/ Dig around. Note, some of the directories start out with jpg files.
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    Service Manuals 2014 MKZ, MKS, MKT

    lol.... oh yeah.
  6. rubyinla

    Service Manuals 2014 MKZ, MKS, MKT

    Not sure what an SBC is, but I had a Morris Minor, MGA and MGB in my younger days. Last real 2 seat sports cars I had where Miatas,
  7. rubyinla

    Service Manuals 2014 MKZ, MKS, MKT

    riff faff... Anything for an MGB owner 🙂
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    One thing I've confirmed is that the quality of the USB cable you are using makes a big difference when charging.
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    It's crazy. I have 2 Anker's and have tried both in my wife's car car. They both reports it will take 4 hours and 23 minutes to charger her phone. Here are the specs on the unit: https://d2211byn0pk9fi.cloudfront.net/spree/accessories/attachments/70827/74134B91CEBBF9D_71AN2452CSS-BA_manual_-_9.12.2014.pdf?1533028033 With the same cable the phone will charge in an hour 20 using a 5volt - 1.8amp wall charger. To continue the crazy I have plugged my phone into the goose neck holder and it's charging fine with maps. It's putting out a total of 3.1amps, so 1.5amps for each plug I'm assuming.
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    Thanks for the input MKZMark. Do you happen to remember what your Amp output is? This cigarette mount has a 5 volts / 1.5 amp output. My Samsung wall charger is listed at 2.0 Amps After some semi-professional 🙂 fiddling in my garage, I think I have the dash cam OBD-II power adapter working. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PWRSRW9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    So the mount's ok. The biggest wiggle is caused by the plastic mounting of the cigarette lighter. The next problem is the mount's charger doesn't generate enough power to keep the phone charged while running google maps. The charge dropped from 38% to 12% in 40 minutes. My regular charger held the power for over 4 hours of a road trip and then some. Annoying. Next is the OBD-II power adapter that is suppose to be able to power my dash cam, but doesn't. Grrrrr
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    Spare Fuse #'s for Battery and ACC?

    Found an OBD-II adapter that has a 5v output to a mini-USB. Hope it doesn't blow up the electrical system and computers. Note! the adapter comes with either a mini or micro-mini USB plug and an on/off switch, or not. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PWRSRW9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    It showed up and so far (2, 25 mile freeway trips) it's doing fine. Seems like a good height. A drawback for me is it won't power the dash cam. The holder itself seems pretty sturdy, time will tell though whether the Lincoln cigarette lighter fixture is stout enough. I do like the magnet attaching instead of some ratcheting holder thingies. Phone looks crooked in the picture but it's oriented fine.
  14. rubyinla

    Dash Mat

    Not much, but very little bit helps 🙂 ... https://www.covercraftoutlet.com/index.php?c=12&i=UV11294BL Covercraft has an outlet store. Been using it for years.
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    I found a similar goose neck holder at a local store and did some fiddling inside the store. Seems like, even with a 12" neck it will only raise the phone around 6" because it can't come straight up. The neck still have to do an "S" turn to move the phone far enough away from you and then rotate again to point the phone towards you. Also not sure how long the single screw will last that attaches the neck to the cup. At this point I'm passing on it. I looked at the vent mounted magnetic holder. Came to the conclusion that the charging wires (phone and dash cam} start to get cumbersome. After some more shopping I ordered this one: https://www.amazon.com/KV-Electronics-3-Cigarette-Compitable/dp/B07MMP2TWJ/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=magnetic+Cigarette+Lighter+Phone+Holder+Car+Mount&qid=1555804655&s=wireless&sr=1-8 Just hope the cigarette lighter holder is strong enough.
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    Recommend me a cell phone holder

    Anyone use one of those holders that uses a goose neck and fits in the cup holder? https://www.amazon.com/DEESEE-TM-Universal-Adjustable-Gooseneck/dp/B07NVR51JB?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffab-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07NVR51JB
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    How do I update the map?

    I bought one off of Ebay. Works fine. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R1.TR3.TRC0.A0.H0.Xa10+map+.TRS0&_nkw=a10+map+update&_sacat=0
  18. Michelin wiper blades $8.99. https://www.costco.com/wiper-blades.html
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    Head light upgrade

    Thanks for getting my curiosity up and looking. Yes, it's in the manual and they are also connect to your windshield wipers during certain situations. Page 88 in the 2016 Hybrid manual. http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/Catalog/owner_information/2016-Lincoln-MKZ-Hybrid-Owners-Manual-version-2_om_EN-US_11_2015.pdf
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Thanks Chris... I just called Lincoln concierge and talked to a girl there. Hard to understand her, but the gist of the conversation was there is no 6 year program for my 2016. After reading the SiriuXM web site I found a coverage map: https://www.siriusxm.com/siriusxmtraffic/marketcoverage I'm familiar with Waze but haven't used it a a couple of years. It always seemed to be slow to recalculate so I've stuck with google maps for traffic using the phone. Unfortunately with Sync 2 in my 2016 it doesn't appear that I can link either of them to the car. Thank you for everyone's input.
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    Thanks for the input gentlemen. I'll do some research on that. I do have the factory Navigation. I'll turn turn on Sirius 133 and see what happens. All I'm finding is 6 months free. I'll call Lincoln tomorrow and check with them. https://www.siriusxm.com/infotainment (Traffic, etc) Monthly pricing is based on combining with an active SiriusXM satellite audio subscription. When subscribing to these Infotainment services without an active SiriusXM satellite audio subscription, a minimum Annual subscription plan is required. © 2006-2016 TomTom. All rights reserved. This material is proprietary and the subject of copyright protection, database right protection and other intellectual property rights owned or licensed to TomTom. Interesting, TomTom.. https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/161972/siriusxm-drops-traffic-and-weather-channels-for-se https://blog.siriusxm.com/your-guide-to-siriusxms-new-channels-and-station-numbers/ Went out and checked my Sirius channels and all I got was call an 800 number. Can't select a channel.
  22. rubyinla

    CEL P0456

    Maybe this will narrow it down... ? https://www.silverstatefordparts.com/oem-parts/ford-purge-control-valve-au5z9c915d?c=Zz1lbWlzc2lvbi1zeXN0ZW0mcz1lbWlzc2lvbi1jb21wb25lbnRzJmw9MSZuPVNlYXJjaCBSZXN1bHRzJmE9bGluY29sbiZvPW1reiZ5PTIwMTUmdD1oeWJyaWQmZT0yLTBsLWw0LWVsZWN0cmljLWdhcw%3D%3D https://www.silverstatefordparts.com/search?search_str=purge+valve
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    SiriusXM subscription offers?

    I had been under the (mistaken) impression that the Traffic information for our Nav app was included in a regular subscription. NOT! Silly me. They want $3.99 a month, plus tax.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 🙂
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