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  • My MKZ's Year
    2018
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    MKZ

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  1. bbf2530

    Joined the 3.0t MKZ Team

    Hi hansjm2. Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum! Your MKZ looks great! Hope to see you around the forums and good luck.
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    My damn Lincoln dealer closed up shop

    Hi fusionff. Well...that stinks! And I know how hard it can be to find a convenient Lincoln Black Label certified Dealer in NJ. With traffic, the closest Black Label Dealers were ~30 minutes in any direction. 😮 That was one of the reasons I wound up going with the Reserve trim for my 2018, instead of Black Label (the other was being forced to have a moonroof for the options I wanted). If it is any consolation (and I realize it will not be): Since purchasing my first new car in 1976, 2 Ford and 3 Lincoln or Lincoln/Mercury Dealers that I patronized have closed in my area, forcing me to go further and further from home for my cars. Began to seem as though a Lincoln or Ford Dealership was doomed if I bought from them. 🤣 Good luck.
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    Newbie doing research

    Hi Dave. Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ Forum. We have a great group of friendly and helpful members here. Feel free to look around and ask any questions you may have about the MKZ. Good luck.
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    A new Stallion added to my stable.

    Hi Multitask. Actually...experts are far rarer than "navels", because everyone has a navel but not everyone is an expert. 😎 Information that does not matter to you may matter to others, and that is what the MKZ Forum is for. 😎
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    Climate Controlled Seat Filter

    Hi Lee. How cool are you expecting them to get? Even when working properly, the cooled seats (it is not "seat A/C") will generally not get your "butt cold" like an air conditioner. They will cool a warm/hot sweaty caboose, but not make it cold. We obviously can not determine over the Internet how cool they are getting or whether they are cooling properly, so if you think there is an issue with your cooled seats, make a service appointment. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Another MKZ- (2020) replacement

    Hi easyrider. You are very welcome. I only mentioned it so you would not use a chrome polish or cleaner on the clearcoat. 🤗 Best of luck with your new MKZ and hope to see you around here on the forum!
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    A new Stallion added to my stable.

    Hi Multitask. Oy vey. 😎 Actually I did not bypass the meaning and content of your statement. I let you and others know that if it was not a typo, you should not use 86 octane fuel (which is what you typed). 87 octane is the minimum required by Lincoln/Ford. It is important information for you and others. If someone else reads your post stating you can use 86 octane fuel and follows your advice, they could damage their engine and run into Warranty problems. And on top of that, I had decide not to point out that "premium" higher octane fuels do not increase fuel mileage. This is a well known fact in automotive circles, researched and proven by every expert automotive source. When people make anecdotal claims that premium fuel gave them higher MPG's, it is actually due to other variables, such as AUTO/AC use, differing traffic/driving environments, temperature variables, only a short term sampling, etc etc. But I figured why start what I don't want to become a silly discussion. So if that was the "meaning and content" you thought I bypassed, now you know why I bypassed it. And now it has been addressed. 😎 And the Panoramic Moonroof was a standalone option (although it did require the "Elements Package"), not part of the the Luxury Package. Do not take it personally if we correct accidentally erroneous information. That is part of what our job is here, because it helps everyone to have the correct information. Good luck.
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    A new Stallion added to my stable.

    Hi Multitask. Our cars require a minimum of 87 octane regular fuel. So I am assuming it was a typo when you stated "By putting in Regular gas (86 octane)". If it was not a typo, you should make sure you use 87 octane or higher from now on. Good luck.
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    Another MKZ- (2020) replacement

    Hi easyrider. Congratulations on your new MKZ! Looks great! Just one FYI: Your wheels are not "chrome". They are "Bright Machined Aluminum with Premium Painted Pockets". It is an aluminum wheel with a clearcoat paint finish, and should be cleaned and treated the same way you will clean and treat your MKZ's paint. Best of luck with your new MKZ!
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    Racechip For 2.0T models

    Hi Jake. It is a paid promotion and states so in the video. 🙄
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    Map Updates for a 2020?

    Hi Multitask. Yes, that was why I stated, "That is the correct website. So if you are entering the correct information, I do not know why it is not guiding you correctly". There is obviously a problem with the website and your vehicle information. Therefore, since I am giving you credit and assume you are entering the correct information, calling Lincoln Concierge is the next step, if you really want help. So you will do that at some point, some day. 🙃 Some additional information: When I enter my VIN and ESN/SYNC Serial Number, the website guides me correctly. I just tried again, and it worked properly. Are you sure you are entering the correct ESN number? There are two ESN serial numbers in the settings section of your SYNC screen. The correct SYNC ESN serial number is the second one listed, further down the "About SYNC"/SYNC information list. If you do not scroll down, you can't see it. And I still need to adjust to your rhetorical question tendencies. 🤣 Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Map Updates for a 2020?

    Hi multitask. Contact Lincoln Concierge. That is the correct website. So if you are entering the correct information, I do not know why it is not guiding you correctly. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  13. Hi john-csi. Yes, it has been performed by others and there are multiple threads explaining what needs to be done. Here is one video outlining what needs to be done: Concerning your MKZ's warranty: If you modify your car to SYNC3, Lincoln will not honor the warranty on any problems you may have with SYNC, the audio system and possibly any electronic/electrical issues you may have later. Essentially anything tyhat can be even remotely connected to the modification. I am sure one of our tech members may jump in with more assistance. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Map Updates for a 2020?

    Hi Multitask. Are you using the website I linked to below? https://syncnavigation.com/lincoln/home
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    Racechip For 2.0T models

    Hi Jake. Save your money. "Chips" for modern vehicles are worthless. The "videos and stats" which these sites provide do not prove their legitimacy any more than me typing..."I am the King of Scotland"...proves I am the King of Scotland. When you read the fine print, it is simply marketing hype. Good luck.
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