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    Livernois Tune Times...

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    New to forum

    Welcome, Voorhees! Enjoy that 3.0!
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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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    2018 MKZ Filter Cabin replacement

    It's been the same since 2013. Very easy DIY project.
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    Auto Climate Control & Air Conditioning

    That's how I get the system to "vent" outside, non-conditioned air if the ambient temp is cool enough to benefit from without running A/C.
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    Fake Engine RPM Sound Every 30 Seconds

    I couldn't help but wonder if a malfunction in the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system is producing this sound. Just a thought.
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    Clunky Shifting & "Dead" Spot

    I have a 2017 3.0 AWD as well. If you let off the throttle in the middle of a shift, you will get that clunk as the PCM tries to catch up with the mixed signals. IDK about the "flare" of the 2-3 shift. I'll take note of mine and check it out. I think I would have noticed something like that but I'll double-check. This engine is very sensitive to heat. I get that hesitation in the summer unless it's running on premium fuel. Also note that if you're a little exuberant with the throttle on takeoff, with 400 lb.-ft. of torque, you can easily induce wheelspin and TC will kick in. This cuts power and will give you the feel of a hesitation. Do not let the dealer run any fuel system cleaner through the intake. It is not recommended by Ford and could be harmful to your turbos. See this video.
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    Ambient Lighting reverts to default

    Agreed. I've had a couple of electronic "brain farts" in that amount of time as well that I ignore.
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    Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum

    Welcome, Chief7!
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    Ambient Lighting reverts to default

    Turns it off altogether or reverts to white? How often? I haven't heard about this after the 2014 MY.
  11. Maybe they wanted to get a jump on the 2020 Monochromatic package.😏 I've never personally cared for this look. It looks like a cop car to me.
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    CPO Program

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    Ambient Lighting reverts to default

    Yes. This was well-known problem with the 2014s, and we did discuss it here. For example. It was covered by TSB 14-0175. If you're out of warranty, there will be a charge to perform a TSB. Just so you know, they tried 3 times unsuccessfully on my 2014 and I just gave up and lived with it. Others reported non-fixes.
  14. So, now if I want the multi-contour seats that were part of the Driver's Sport Package in my 2017, I'll have to order the Luxury package to get them. Another money grab like they did with the LED headlights in 2017 which had been standard equipment for 2013-2016.
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    Ford Fusion production extension.

    I thought that at first as well. Then I noticed that the Edge and Explorer ST versions were in the brochure. Putting 2+2 together= no Fusion Sport. I was surprised to see that they still make the E-series vans, even in chassis only.
  16. Well, not always but thanks for the compliment. And you're welcome.
  17. Topic moved from 2017+ Lincoln MKZ forum.
  18. Do you have the multi-contour (massaging) seats? If not, then there are no adjustments available on the screen.
  19. The LINCOLN trunk lettering is only available from Ford as a set. See here. If there's a nearby salvage yard, maybe you could try there. Or you could consider debadging the decklid entirely.😜
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    2017 MKX wheels for an MKZ

    All 2015 MKZ wheels are stamped "ET55" on the back. This means that they are 55mm offset.
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    Ford Fusion production extension.

    Hmm. I Wonder what changed their minds. Good news for us, though. On a side note to that, the Ford Fusion Hybrid became the 2nd-best selling hybrid vehicle in the U.S as of last month, surpassing the Prius.
  22. I really don't see how the electronics of a 2017 FCIM could work on a 2015.
  23. I would say no unless you also converted to Sync3.