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  1. bbf2530

    MKz Lug nuts

    Hi jm98. Just as an FYI - I do not believe that the lug nut issue was ever a "Recall". Recalls are generally for serious safety issues. A recall requires all owners of the affected vehicles being notified that their cars have a safety issue which must be corrected, and how to arrange to bring your car in and have your Dealership correct it.. At best, Ford simply issued a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) to it's Lincoln and Ford Dealerships that the lug nuts should be replaced if a customer brings their car in and has an issue with "swollen" lug nuts. While some people may consider the "Recall" versus "TSB" conversation a matter of semantics, the wording makes a big difference. That being said, the Service Advisor should have been aware of the issue or at least run your VIN through the OASIS system to see if there are any outstanding TSB's. However, most TSB's do not extend warranty coverage. Hope this information helps. Good luck.
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    Oil change at Ford Dealer

    Hi jm98. If you have an oil change performed at a Ford Dealership, they will use the same synthetic blend oil and Motorcraft oil filter/parts as your Lincoln Dealership. The amount of oil is whatever is listed in your Owners Manual in the maintenance specifications chart (and whatever amount your Lincoln Dealer was using). To make sure the correct amount was used, always check the oil level yourself, after having an oil change performed. Good luck.
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    Sensor Screen

    Hi Chris. I have two myself. That's why I asked, to make sure it was not a typo...and for warranty suggestion reasons. 🙂 Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Sensor Screen

    Hi Chris. Your post states you have a 2017. Your bio information states a 2013. I don't recall if you've mentioned previously whether it is still within the 4 year, 50,000 mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty, or an extended warranty? You can try a SYNC master reset, but don't know if that will affect the perimeter sensing system. Assuming it is within the Bumper to Bumper Warranty, you should make a service appointment and have it properly diagnosed and repaired. I would also recommend taking a video next time it happens. In this way, you can show the Service Advisor and Techs the video, to avoid the dreaded "Could not replicate customers concern" wasted service visit. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    The End of my 2017 MKZ

    Hi Zalvern. Good, glad to hear they have caught him. Hope everything will work out for you now. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    2017 Tires

    Hi Chris. The 2017 MKZ Hybrid has two available wheels, the base 18" and optional 19" wheel. According to The Tire Rack database, they both came equipped with Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires. Just an observation: If the valve stem/sensor was damaged due to hitting something, it is not covered under warranty. Doesn't hurt to try and have it repaired under warranty, just don't mention the damage and be prepared in case it is noticed and denied. Additionally, if it is not covered under the Lincoln Warranty, the Dealer you purchased the car from should repair it, unless you purchased the car "as-is" (unusual for retail dealers). Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Twin Turbo

    Hi David. Yes, it is the end of the 2018 model year, so pickings will be slim, especially for examples considered to be higher-end, like the 3.0T models. And very few Dealerships, if any, will trade for a car from another Dealership just so a customer can test drive it. You may have to travel out of your comfort zone to test drive one. Or test drive the 2.0T model for a basic idea of the cars normal everyday ride and handling. The 3.0T will feel essentially the same in normal everyday ride and handling, except much more powerful, and much smoother, engine wise when pushed a little or a lot. The 5 Lincoln Dealers in what I consider to be my close-enough-to-reasonably-drive area, each have 1-3, 2018 MKZ 3.0T models each. But my location is certainly too far for you. that being said, you may want to try to find a 2018, if you can find a 2018 that fits your needs. The availability of the 2019 3.0T is limited to the top of the line Premier II trim. And availability will be even more limited. Personally, I always special order my cars so that I can get exactly what I want, with no compromises on trim, options, colors etc. In addition, your car will not have been sitting on a lot for months and test driven by god knows who. Just a thought. Keep us updated and good luck.
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    Perilli p7 plus a/s 19 inch. report.

    Hi jrross. I've heard space is relatively tight on the suspension side of things. However, 10mm = 1cm = < .5 inch should not make a difference on the fender side, assuming all the information we have so far is correct. 🙂 Keep in mind: You will need to be careful in the future concerning going any wider than stock tread width with tires, since things will already be extended 10mm out with the Volvo wheels. Just something to remember. Good luck. PS - And always play it safe. Don't take my or any other online stranger words as gospel. Use the tire and wheel offset calculator and other Expert resources to check things yourself.
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    Perilli p7 plus a/s 19 inch. report.

    Hi jrross. What about the wheel width? What is the width of the Volvo wheels? It is not possible to accurately estimate the sizing and clearances without knowing the wheels width. Assuming your +45 and +55mm offset quotes are correct (I don't know firsthand): If the MKZ and Volvo wheels are the same width, then 10mm less offset will mean the Volvo wheels will have 10mm more clearance on the suspension side and stick out 10mm more on the fender side. Here is a good wheel offset calculator: https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
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    Twin Turbo

    Hi again David. Thought I would add my agreement to what drolds stated above. I have a 2018 3.0T AWD. It has been written quite a bit how the torque steer on the 3.0T FWD only version is quite pronounced, as far as torque steer goes when putting 350 HP through only the front wheels. Probably not an issue if you rarely/never drive above 7/10 th's or so, but would be an issue in more spirited driving. And obviously would be a factor in foul weather driving. Not sure off the top of my head how much snow you get in your area of Texas, but the AWD version would definitely make rainy weather driving a bit easier. Just an observation through personal experience: I did not order AWD in my previous MKZ (3.5L V-6 with 263 HP). However, I specifically ordered the AWD version in the 400 HP, 3.0T 2018, knowing that even the detuned 350 HP could overpower the FWD version. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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    Twin Turbo

    Hi David. Welcome to the Lincoln MKZ forum! Everyone is very helpful here and you certainly can't go wrong with a new 2018 or 2019 MKZ. Regular fuel with a minimum 87 octane rating can be used. Full horsepower/torque (350/400) are only achieved with premium, 93 octane fuel. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have and good luck.
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    Perilli p7 plus a/s 19 inch. report.

    Hi jrross. You are very welcome. You mentioned that the tires come with the factory Volvo wheels? Are you planning on using them on your MKZ? Off the top of my head, I do not know the wheel sizing for whichever Volvo wheels you would be getting. You probably know this, but don't assume you can use them without finding out the tire size, wheel size (diameter and width), lug spacing, wheel offset, centerbore size, etc..
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    Have my 2018 Reserve 3.0T AWD

    Hi Art. Hope all is well. However...let me correct that for you. You and I have impeccable taste. 🙂
  14. Hi Brennan. My only experience is with the stock braking system. However, I do have one recommendation: Check and re-torque all your lug nuts. Improperly/unevenly torqued lug nuts can lead to warped rotors. Mine were not properly torqued when my car was delivered last month. While the specs are probably the same for the 2017/2018 model years, check your Owners Manual for the 2017 specs. My 2018 Owners Manual states 150 lb ft. Keep us updated and good luck. EDIT - PS - Just for informational purposes: We can check and re-torque our lug nuts without jacking up the car. If you have a torque wrench, just loosen and re-torque the lug nuts one at time, in the same star pattern as shown in the Owners Manual for changing the tire. It can be done in less than 5 minutes.
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    Have my 2018 Reserve 3.0T AWD

    Thanks guys! Enjoy your MKZ's also! 🙂