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shtaka

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  1. shtaka

    Mixed blessing

    When I asked the question, I was hoping for a simple response, e.g. Tire pressure on a 2017 3.0 is 38psi. Some people run them slightly higher. Check recommended pressure on label and check cold tire pressure. Brevity is the soul of wit.
  2. shtaka

    Pano roof repair issue

    I asked my usually critical wife if she thought the door was misaligned and she thought I was crazy, so I guess I'll drop the issue.
  3. shtaka

    Mixed blessing

    Maybe I didn't tell my story clearly enough. First, I will admit I am not in the habit of religiously checking my tire pressure on a monthly (or other) timeframe. I don't check my oil with a dipstick on a regular basis either. While I don't consider the car's measurement of oil life, MPG or PSI to be gospel, I do use them as baselines and monitor for change and take appropriate action if needed. So, if my MPG had dropped by 2mpg I would have been concerned and looked for a cause. It went up so I'm not concerned but still interested in the cause. That said, I am sensitive to the way the car feels and drives so if something feels "different" I will act on that too if need be. When I took possession of the car in October from the dealer, I mistakenly assumed that they had properly inflated the tires before delivery and didn't think too much of it. When I checked the pressure using the readings from the car, I mentally registered that they were in the 35-37 range and didn't think too much more about it. Since the car was new to me, I had no baseline of driving feel to compare it to and it wasn't till I got it back from 2nd dealer that I noticed a difference in feel that started this whole thread in the first place. I've been on enough car forums over the years, Audi, BMW, Saab and now MKZ to know that people have differing opinions even on something as simple as tire pressure. As a previous poster said, he prefers his at 40 cold. So I was looking for insight and opinions like that from the group. I did appreciate the reminder to check the tires cold. But you did confuse me with your persistence about checking the label. Are there more than one possible labels? I see you have a 2018. Why would my label be different from yours? Different tires sizes?
  4. shtaka

    Mixed blessing

    I was only aware of the previous tire pressure from trying out the option on the dashboard. I mistakenly assumed that the car would come from the dealer with correct pressures set. I guess I can be obsessive about MPG but not PSI! I must mention that I am in my 70's and have been a car guy since I was old enough to drive so, while I appreciate your responses, I do find your tone to be a bit condescending.
  5. shtaka

    Mixed blessing

    Checked it yes. Original tire pressure was the way it came when I first picked it up from dealer when I bought it. Ultimately had other concerns with that service department, so when the car came back from a different dealer service department with the right pressure, I was a little suspicious over who was right. To be honest, I never bothered to check the label until now because it wasn't an issue until I got it back from the new dealer and the car felt different, in a good way. Nice to have better MPG although, for the most part, with my minimal driving, a full tank will last 10 days or more anyway.
  6. shtaka

    Mixed blessing

    As advised, I rechecked pressure on cold tires and they were, in fact, at 38 PSI, which is a couple of pounds more than they were before the service. I thought the car felt firmer, but I don't know if my ass is sensitive enough to notice a couple of pounds of difference! However, there was definitely a difference in MPG. For a trip I've taken a couple of times before and consistently gotten between 26-27 MPG, I now got 29-30. I understand that the reading from the car is likely not the actual mileage, but I am comparing it to itself. Even if it's off a bit from actual it's still pretty impressive for the 3.0.
  7. shtaka

    Mixed blessing

    Had my car in for service at the dealer last week. Afterwards felt different somehow. I checked tire pressure and it said 40psi for all tires. Higher than I would have expected but figured dealer tech knew what he was doing. Road trip on Saturday down 95 to NY with 3 adults and trunk full of luggage. Used adaptive cruise most of the way. Averaged 29.6 in my 3.0! Thought maybe higher tire pressure was reason for great MPG, but after a little research I’m wondering if they’re way overinflated to the detriment of the tires. Car is going back to dealer this week to have door seams repainted and am prepared to give dealer a talking to if they are overinflated. what do you think?
  8. shtaka

    Rust on door seams

    Mines going in this week to have all 4 doors done.
  9. shtaka

    Pano roof repair issue

    I will ask about adjusting it. I thought it curious that the SA told me it was an $800 part as if that was a factor in deciding to repair/replace. And, as far as I can tell, the prices he was looking at were for a Black Label, which my car isn't. Similar parts for my car are about $140! Again, not that it matters.
  10. shtaka

    Pano roof repair issue

    Got a call from the SA that the roof part was back ordered and wouldn't be in until the 19th. I reminded him that I already had an appointment on the 19th to bring the car in to have the rust at bottom and sides of doors repaired and that I expected they would have the car for awhile so the b/o shouldn't be an issue. Also, they will pick car up and leave a Lincoln loaner. Once they do that, they can take their time with roof and doors. Now figuring out how I can get them to repair/replace misaligned ashtray door.
  11. shtaka

    Pano roof repair issue

    It's a 2017. I'm a little disappointed/concerned that technician initially threw hands in air and said he/she couldn't fix it.
  12. shtaka

    Pano roof repair issue

    No the strip is misaligned. Why I don't know. Repair originally done by dealer I bought the car from. After poor repair job, I brought the car to another dealer 10 minutes from home vs the dealer that's an hour away. First they said they didn't want to touch it because they thought they might only make it worse! Plus, because work was first attempted by another dealer they were also reluctant to take it on. I got the Concierge involved and they told dealer yes it would be covered and I told them not being able to repair it was an unacceptable answer. It's going back in next week. We'll see what happens.
  13. Need some input here. First, the piece between the windshield and pano roof is not fitting correctly. Dealer I purchased the car from replaced the piece but it is still not lining up correctly. On close inspection you can see gasket is not lined up correctly. Took it to new dealer who says, essentially, there's nothing we can do. I asked them to take a second look. Has anyone else had this issue? How was it resolved?
  14. shtaka

    HD radio 2017

    I bought mine used and honestly, HD radio wasn't on my must have list. What would it take to upgrade to a unit that supports HD?
  15. shtaka

    HD radio 2017

    Yes, I agree. That's why I was surprised to find out my car didn't have it.
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