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  1. Scott

    2020 Explorer 3.0

    Another article in MT: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford/explorer/2020/2020-ford-explorer-st-review/?wc_mid=4035:16934&wc_rid=4035:33679316&_wcsid=04C5391F077AB88F44A2F56AAF61793949839C82A15D0FCC
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    3.0T oil change ?

    Finally got around to doing my first oil change. It was really easy. I haven't ever seen a oil plug like this one. There is really no reason not to do this yourself it is so easy! The filter looked really dirty. Maybe they always look like this? Hopefully the dealer did actually change the oil as they said and not just reset the oil change gauge.
  3. Scott

    Battery Drain?

    The battery on my '17 died this past Thursday. I was heading home from working out, got in the car, and all I got was a clicking sound and some noise from the rear speakers, which was odd. I tried several times to get it to start, and finally for some reason it turned over enough to start. I got home, left it running in the garage, and called the dealer. I drove right there and they did the 2 1/2 hour test and installed a new battery. The car only has a little over 18,000 miles. Now I am concerned that I have some sort of a battery drain issue??!!
  4. One more dumb question, when the temp is turned up to a point where the AC does not need to run, should the AC light stay on or turn off? Mine stays on. Thanks!
  5. OK, so I was trying a few more things this morning. I turned auto off and then shut it off entirely. Then, I started it back up and pressed auto. Turned the temp down, and the AC light came on by itself. I am not sure what this issue was, but for the moment, it seems to be working as expected. My wife drove it a couple of days this week and was messing with the defrost and who knows what else. Thanks for all the suggestions! Scott
  6. OK, so when I press auto, the AC light does not come on. I have tried shutting the system off and then press auto, and the AC light still does not come on. From the responses here, it sounds like I have an issue. I will probably try a master reset to see if that might fix it, but it sounds like I will have to make another trip to the dealer. ☹️
  7. I have a question about the auto setting on climate control and air conditioning. When you turn the temp down far enough for the air conditioner to kick on and the AC button is not on, does the AC button automatically light up? Mine doesn't, and I don't think the air is kicking on either. Can someone please check how this works and let me know? Thanks!
  8. Scott

    Clunky Shifting & "Dead" Spot

    I tried a different brand of gas for the last fillup, and that seems to have really helped with the "dead spot". I was using Costco 91, and just filled up with QT 91. Both are top tier fuels.
  9. OK, so I have a couple of things that have been bugging me on my 2017 3.0 AWD that I want to see if others are also noticing. 1. Sometimes when I let off the gas, I get a clunk. I suspect that it may be at the same time it is shifting. Or, slack in the drive line maybe related to AWD? Also, when mostly shifting into 3rd, it seems to rev up a bit and then slow back into gear. I mentioned this at the dealer, and they said it was normal. Really? 2. From a standing stop, I often get a bit of a hesitation or maybe a dead spot. I can sometimes notice it when stepping on it during a downshift. I mentioned this at my dealer, and they said it was due to the fuel system needing to be cleaned and of course had an expensive cleaning process. I can't remember how much it was, but I think it was around a hundred bucks. I did run some Techron in a tank, and that seemed to help but it was temporary. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Should I go back to the dealer, or maybe another one, and have it checked out?
  10. Scott

    Small Update Mod

    WOW, that is pretty low for the dealer to do something like that. The upgrade looks great. Good luck getting the dealer to fess up and make it right.
  11. Scott

    Fixing small scratches in plastic door trim around windows

    I just used Plastix on all the black plastic pieces last week and it made quite an improvement.
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    Rim Corrosion

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    Rim Corrosion

    Never heard of pothole mitigation. 🤨
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    Rim Corrosion

    Tire was replaced this week. They gave me a 25% credit, so it ended up costing $198 out the door. I think I may have a slight leak in the drivers side rear that I am keeping an eye on. I suppose it could be cracked or bent too since it is on the same side as the cracked one that was repaired. :-(
  15. Scott

    Rim Corrosion

    It is basically a bulge in the sidewall where it has probably been weakened from hitting some of the big potholes around here. I'm hoping that the rim was not bent also.