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    2020 Explorer 3.0

    A 2020 Explorer Police Interceptor Utility beat all other tested cop cars in Michigan State Police testing, including the V8 Dodge Charger. This all-new platform was powered by a 3.0EB engine. I'm guessing this is the same, or a version of, the 3.0T used in the MKZ. No specs have been released yet. I wonder if the civilian Explorer Sport will get this engine as well. So much for Lincoln exclusivity. https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2018/10/04/michigan-state-police-ford-police-interceptor-utility-quickest.html
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    Automatic settings?

    Welcome to the forums, Stardaddyed. Enjoy your MKZ. It is awesome! 1.By "turn on," I assume you mean the climate control function, not the multi-contour function. In the former case, no. You must use the switches. It can't be done via the touchscreen. 2. The climate controlled seats and heated steering wheel will come on if you select that feature in the Remote Start menu. Also, they will come on if they were activated when you last shut the car off. 3. The Auto Hold can only be activated with the switch. It defaults to off when the car is shut off. IDK if Forscan could make that happen. It would be nice if they copied how M-B does it; you just press the brake pedal all the way down when stopped and the Auto Hold is activated.
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    New Owner - 2017 MKZ 3.0 AWD

    The defective heads get replaced. This has been discussed in the forums by owners who had the work done. Here's one thread. You can find others by suing the 'Search' function, keyword- "heads."
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    New Owner - 2017 MKZ 3.0 AWD

    If you're referring to this TSB, it's only the cars with those build dates. We've not seen or heard of any problems in later builds. I certainly haven't had the issue with my 2017. WRT your other concern, as long as the vehicle is still under warranty, the TSB will be applied at no charge to you.
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    Drove a Charger Hellcat

    As the title says, I drove a Dodge Charger Hellcat the other day. All I can say is HOLY CRAP!😱 It's insane. Floor it from a 40mph roll and it goes sideways. Had it up to 115 before I take my foot off the throttle They just came out with a Challenger "Redeye" version, which is 797hp. The one i drove is "only" 707hp. For when 707 just isn't enough power, there's the Redeye. The 840hp Demon is no longer available. My measly 400hp MKZ now feels slow by comparison.πŸ˜‹
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    Drove a Charger Hellcat

    It was great fun but IDK if I'd want one as a daily driver. The one I drove belongs to my financial planner's dad. It's not a daily driver. For that, he's got an S-Class M-B.😏 You made the right decision.
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    New Owner - 2017 MKZ 3.0 AWD

    Well, if I do see another one, I'll assume it's you.πŸ˜‹
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    New Owner - 2017 MKZ 3.0 AWD

    You won't find one with the Driver's Sport Package and white interior because that combination wasn't offered. The only interior available with the Sport Package was Ebony with white accents and white piping. 2017 Driver's Sport Package: And they are rare. I've never seen another one around here in the almost 2 years that I have mine.
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    Fine Tune the Average Fuel Used Counter

    I've checked by hand several times and the difference between the two methods never differs by more than .1 mpg.
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    Trunk Recalibration

    Sorry about your misfortune but why go on a Lincoln owners site and advise people not to buy Lincolns? If they're here, they've already bought one. Every car brand turns out the occasional lemon, including Honda. You had the bad luck to get one.
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    Because it ruins the looks of the car. I have a good dealer and I still don't want any stickers or badges on my decklid. They don't pay for the free advertising anyway. In fact, in NY there's actually legislation on the books stipulating that you have the right to decline it and the dealer is bound by law to accommodate you. Some people even debadge the entire decklid as well. It's a no-cost option on some M-B.
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    Welcome, JLara330! Enjoy your MKZ. You've gotta take that dealer sticker off of the decklid.πŸ˜‹
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    parking for 2.5 weeks

    The only caution in the OM for the Hybrid is to disconnect the 12V battery or keep it charged if the period of storage is going to be 30 days or more.
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    New Owner!

    Welcome, SAH62!
  15. OK. Yes, I see that you mentioned that in your original post.
  16. Not your MY, but may be worth checking out anyway: https://ford.oemdtc.com/3928/illuminated-malfunction-indicator-lamp-mil-diagnostic-trouble-code-dtc-p013a-2017-2018-ford-fusion-c-max-lincoln-mkz
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    Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum

    Welcome, Jhofmann!
  18. Yes, your MKZ with HIDs has a ballast.
  19. Yes. There is no external starter motor as in a conventional ICE-powered car.
  20. Front Controls Interface Module
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    Me either, Joe. I haven't heard anything and Lou has been MIA for years now.
  22. Great work! And yes, thanks for posting it.
  23. OK. Good. Let us know if you get them working again.