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  1. Galaxy Dancer

    WHEEL ART

    Oct 10th 2021 just completed our "Wheel Art" project. ■ TOP SIDE - Our 2013 White MKX AWD @ 89K miles is complete top side. Under the Bonnet Fluid Maint' (Liqui Moly Engine Flushes and Special Tec oil changes, PTU oil changes, Rear Differential,Trans, Coolant, Brake and Pwr Steering changes) Replacement Stuffs (new rad hoses, belts, plugs, rear shocks, front loaded struts, awesome Michelin CROSS CLIMATE 2 tyres, an additional rear brake light incorporated in the towing apparite, interior/exterior LED's, Lincoln rear MKX bumper guard and Microlon Treated Eng-Trans-PTU-Rear Diff-Coolant/Radiator-A/C-Power Steering) Fun Warranty Stuff (drivers side window rails & motor, chrome door handle, rear driver side door internal open/close mechanism, glass roof plastic ski's, rear wheel bearing, transaxle seal, APIM, fuel vapour canister sensor) ■ NOW BOTTOM SIDES - Those horrid, dirty calipers and dingie dirty rusted rotor hats and every thing rotor out side of the pad area. Short of spending a kings ransom on Aft Mkt brake systems I discovered an affordable option. ▪︎ PLASTIC WHEEL WELL TREATMENT - scrubbed/clean, Turtle Wax Graphine Pro Flex Spray wax. Graphined treated. Marvelous clean appearance. The visual background for it all. Awesome stuff for the entire vehicle as well. ▪︎ DFC.COM - OEM stock replacement GEOSPEC/MET finished rotors. Neat silver finish superior to porous Zinc coatings that rust. These do not. This stuff lasts and boy do they look grand. Everything coated, internal vanes, tops, the rotor hats. DFC claims the coating against rust will out last the rotors life. I purchased their rotors, ceramic pads and stainless steel bracketry kits per rotor. ▪︎ CCI CALIPER COVERS - Plantation FL. these covers look like high end authentic calipers. Brilliant design. Attaches to the stock caliper points with insane Earth Magnets. Not the foreign junk or domestic fake looking competitors that attach on with clamps screws and bolts that fail. CCI offers 3 diff designs. You determine colour an label. We chose Platinum Silver Satin with corporate "LINCOLN" as our label. Not mechanical am I, so my Lincoln dealership mechanic installed them. Very impressed was he! They look stupendous. Nice design feature is they direct the brake dust aft of the wheel. Even better, those front massive stock Ford calipers with the CCI covers look massively great and complement the front end "Bull Dog" look I so like. Speed tested. Buried the spedo. No issues. ☆ The GRAPHINED WHEELWELLS + DFC GEOMET ROTORS + CCI CALIPER COVERS = "WHEEL ART"
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    Exhaust upgrade

    Hello. just had my flex pipe replaced. the dealer uses a non OEM partner as the OEM part is OS. Do not heat wrap that section. you will break the unions as that area will get so hot. The cat will also be affected. COO. your PTU? Change the oil every 30 k miles with RedLine Syn Gear oil. 75w140. our local OILER does ours.
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    New Tires for our '07 MKX

    WE just replaced our Tyres with MICHELIN CROSS CLIMATE 2's OUR 2013 MKX runs 20" Rims. They are awesome. No Noise and a ride like no others. We travel Wisconsin, Door County. These tyres are wonderful in the wet and in the snow.Handling ultra crisp. Check your dealer or Costco. They gave us an awesome deal plus Michelin rebates. Your 18" wheels should be less. Like you our Mkx is garage kept. rests on a carpeted garage floor. Be careful with tyres. Cheap not necessary a better deal in the long run.
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    Wind noise

    our 2013 MKX had nasty wind noise Rear top of drivers side window. Dealer replaced internal window rails and motor. prob solved.
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    Power transfer unit went bad

    Motorcraft fluid is sub grade. Use Redline synthetic Gear Oil 75x140. it is superior with high heat protection. Use Redline Synthetic Gear Oil 75x90 in your Rear diff also. Have been using RedLine in our 2013 MKX in these areas since new. There after, PTU changes every 30k miles, Rear diff every 75k miles.
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    Lincoln Extended Warranty - Worth It?

    SOMEONE MENTIONED IN THESE REPLIES THAT SUN ROOF NOT COVERED. MY DEALER AND LINCOLN WARRANTY COVERED THE PLASTIC SKI'S AND MOTOR. THE ALSO COVERED DRIVERS SIDE CHROME DOOR HANDLE ASSEMBLY. We are renewing our full warranty Jan 2022 on our 2013 MKX.
  7. our 2013 MKX AWD RUNS ON Michelin Cross Climatex2. Superior design. Even with our 20" wheels it rides oh so smooth. Best ride yet.
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    Full Synthetic Motor oil

    We use Liqui Moly full synthetic Special Tec AA 5W20 weight engine oil. We change every 6K miles. Prior to the change we use Liqui Moly Engine Flush. Filter is Ford OEM FL500S. I don't trust aftermarket. Stay away from Fram. AMAZON we purchase it all from. including RedLine Gear Oils.. My local OILER does the flush and change. ▪︎LIQUI MOLY (LM) is a German petroleum company. Been around since early 1920. Switched from MOBIL1 synthetic. LM manufactures and quality controls it all in one facility. MOBIL1, multiple locations worldwide. My DuraTec V6 engine responds oh so better to this LM oil. Just for you. My lubrication schedule. 📅 Everyone has their own. We like our MKX. Lubrication maintenance is the life of your vehicle and it extends well beyond engine oil changes. ▪︎ PTU - changed every 25K miles. We use Red Line Gear Oil 75W140. Out performs Motorcraft hands down. At my OILER. Dealership claims their PTU oil is lifetime never needs change. NOT SO. No concern if you do not have AWD. ▪︎ Rear Differential - changed every 75K miles. Red Line Gear Oil. At the dealership. ▪︎ Transmission - changed every 30K miles. Motorcraft trans fluid. At the dealership. ▪︎ Brake Fluid - changed annually. At the dealership. ▪︎ Coolant - change every 30K miles. Motorcraft coolant. At the dealership. ▪︎ Power Steering Fluid - changed every year. At the dealership. Hope this helps you.
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    LED PUDDLE LIGHTS

    I found a company, DRIVE BRIGHT Overland Park KS 913.304.0720 that offer an OEM designed direct puddle light replacement for our MKX or any Ford vehicle that have side view mirror puddle lights. The units are nicely engineered with excellent quality. Installation was a breeze. All you need is a small flat edge screwdriver. Ref. YouTube "Puddle Lights" The results are tremendous. Unbelievable white light around the door side and ground that extends a much larger area of lumination. Puts the stock limited yellowly light units to shame. Very pleased. Total investment $59.95.
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    Xenon OR LED?

    Sorry for the delay. Have been overseas in the Med sailing. NO these are not the ones. These are just H11 bulb replacements. You need Phillips Xtreme H11 KIT. The kit has HID bulbs, wiring and balasts. These are the Phillips Fog HID lights installed on our MKX. The are great. They Compliment the HID FACTORY HEADLIGHTS nicely. And I love the long distance of light from the HID fog lights. Contact XEONDEPOT www.xeondepot.com. 877-522-2701. I choose 6500K cool white light. Oh a word about converting factory lights to LED lights on you MKX. ■ If your MKX is CANBUS enabled, make sure the LED lights are CANBUS compliant. If not, you could have flickering lights and could wreak havoc on your electrical systems. ■ Stay away from cheap LED's, especially from China. ■ Make sure the replacements are the right size and voltage. I have replaced all interior OEM lights with LED's and exterior license plate and amber turn signal lights with LED's. I only use CARiD, Lumen NB line of LED'S. They are CANBUS compliant and ultra quality made. Our interior LED's look awesome. Bright,however very easy on your eyes. Check them out. www.carid.com. Ring 800-505-3274. And for your puddle lights get these incredible OEM/CANBUS compatible LED puddle lights. Just need a small screwdriver to install. I nestled them on our MKX them and cannot be more impressed. The light spreads are amazing. I get alot of comments from Ford owners. A cut above. Contact DRIVE BRIGHT www.drivebright.com. Ring 913-304-0720 ask for Dan. Contact me if you need help with any of this stuff. Have a great 2018.
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    Sync Card

    I use the A8 card in our 2012 MKX. Works wonderful.
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    A8 NAV SD CARD

    2012 MKX - Updated the NAV SD from A4 to A8. In doing so the entire SYNC system is compromised. Screen halts, Freezes trying to enter a Destination. Horrid performance also. Remove the A8 card and install the A4 and all is sweet and snappy. Dealer installed a new APIM and updated SYNC Gen 2 to Version 4.4 or 4.4.1. Not sure which version. ALSO dealer replaced the originally purchased A8 SD with a new one. Still a dealer issue. Anyone experienced the same? Im not tech savy however could my problem possibly be: ● lack of internal memory to run the A8 SD ● wrong A8 SD for my SYNC version. Do different A8's exist for different SYNC versions. ● incompatible card reader ● SYNC software issue. Also, how does one display their SYNC version #? Many Thanks
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    2012 Edge Sport K&N fit on a 2012 MKX?

    akirby - You were right about K&N. Got the same response from their tech group. Thanks and convinced. Pardons for being such a problem. Hmm, the power of marketing. Enigma-2 thanks also for your input. You both have been very helpful and I appreciate it. FYI I got the riot act Friday the 13th from my Lincoln dealer when I had a new OEM air filter installed. Quote my tech guy who services our MKX exclusively. "Idiots use H&N filters". Question: ● What is a good replacement schedule mile wise? I don't live in a dusty area. Drive less than 10k miles a yr.
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    2012 Edge Sport K&N fit on a 2012 MKX?

    Absolutly not! KOOL-AID is terrible for your health. From your comment, maybe you do? Again if you live in a dusty area and seldom drive outside of that area it, hmm is Dusty. Pls. clarify last sentance.
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    Power Steering Fluid Confusion.

    It also might be wise to do a visual inspection of hoses and the plastic fluid reservoir for cracks. I don't think the fluid needs to be topped up.
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    2011 MKX Touchscreen

    You should check with NHTSA (National Highway Transportation and Saftey Adm.) on line for your issue. Also you may ask FORD if they could run a vehicle history report for you. This may uncover previous issues. I may be wrong, however I thought I read some where that the auto mfanufacturers System Displays are backed by law. Have similar issue right now on our 2012 MKX. The dealer installed a new APIM board, replaced the rear camera, replaced the NAV A8 SD card and some (vent micro motors for the lack of their correct name) for the air system. Our screen was going black, no rear camera image, horrid slow response,stalling and intermittent errors in most of the SYNC functions. At present all SYNC stuff seems to be working and is currently being monitored by myself and the dealer. The defective Lincoln A8 SD card they found was the enabler for numerous NAV fault errors. You know all was fine until the recent SYNC update and the new A8 SD card upgrade occured. Who knows! Hope this helps. Your not alone.
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    Lincoln Extended Warranty - Worth It?

    Enigma-2 I really like your advice to shop dealerships for best price. I thought dealer warranty pricing were all the same. Many $ Thanks.
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    Sunroof closing really slow or not at all

    If that does not work you need to remove the glass, clean tracks, replace the 2 plastic skid pads,super clean all tracts, and reinstall. Also use a synthetic grease. It is less a dirt magnet. Also watch MACTFORDEDGE on You Tube "Panoramic Roof Maint" parts 1&2 for complete solutions. Minus the motor issue which is a good point to check.
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    DISPLAY APIM FAILURES

    Our 2012 MKX. Recently @ 62K our display experienced several "BLACK OUTS" like the dreaded Microsoft Blue screen. Dealer ran diags, reloaded Sync and replaced the rear camera and servo motors for the air systems. This occurred after the most recent SYNC update and an upgrade of the mapping SD card to A8. ODD performance of the entire system eapecially with the NAV and phone functions. Week later more of the above. Dealer replaced the entire APIM board behind the display screen that runs all SYNC functions. Quite an engineering feat I say about this board. Now the system literally halts or takes way to long to perform a task. i.e. entering a favorite destination in the NAV option takes 4 to 8 minutes to complete after data entry. Same for music and climate functions. Other functions halt. Turn off engine and restart and all is fine until the next episode. Do not know if it is a faulty APIM, main CPU,IF it talks to the APIM, other interface issues or electrical path issues. Darn annoying. Our trusty steed is off to the dealer again to tackle this mess. We have had some warranty issues with this MKX that concerns us for reliability. Since we took ownership, 1. TPU replaced, 2. Drivers side entire door planel replaced 3.passenger side Trans CV seal replaced 4. rear wheel bearings replaced 5. gas canister vapour sensor replaced, 6.entire air brake booster replaced (almost rear ended a Fiat) 7. several servo motors for A/C system blowing heat on drivers side vents. We love this MKX and will endure it's faults as it is truly unique with a design both exterior and interior which is exquisite. We drive a lot of 2016/17 MKX Black Label and lesser MKX model loaners when ours is in for service and they cannot hold a candle to our MKX interior and exterior. EXCEPT for that dreamy 3.0 litre twin turbo rocketship engine. It's magnificent. If anyone has had this display issue problem sure would appreciate some input.
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    Xenon OR LED?

    I would go HID XEON as mentioned. Go with a Phillips HID conversion kit. Phillips makes truly world class products. Their ballasts (per bulb) are tiny and sealed. Great product. Great support and warranty. Stay away from Chinese stuff. Total junk. I Have a Phillips system on our 2012 MKX, fog lights. Love them. Chose the Day Light colour spectrum. It's pure white light. Headlights are factory HID adaptive units. Hope this helps. What colour is your MKX? I posted some LED upgrades in the ACCESSORY section of our forum. Check them out. A pic for you
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    Panoramic Sunroof Maintenance

    Goto YouTube MACTFORDEDGE Panoramic Maint. Video parts 1 & 2. He explains how to remove glass, clean and replace FORD plastic sliding parts. Suggest a 2 person operation removing the glass. It's heavy and your on a ladder.
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    Fog Lights

    Our 2012 MKX has the fog lights. I had them upgraded to a full Phillips HID system. Their ballasts are wondefully tiny. They work great at night on rural roads. Using them in city driving is a waste. Agree with ENIGMA-2. Neat article. Thanks. Combined with our adaptive headlights it's a wonderful system for night time back country driving clarity. Really neat on a snowy night.
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    Using FORScan to 'tweak' the X

    I use an Android app called Torque Pro. Using a Bluetooth antenna I can view all components on the MKX such as OXY, MAF sensors etc. and a whole bunch more. I use only the error reporting function to see how accurate it is to the Lincoln dealer. Quite accurate and then some. I agree with all about playing with the Sync system. When you stop to think about it what goes on in today's vehicles is quite amazing. That whole electronic symbiotic relationship thing. I appreciate this even more having just built a PC gaming system.
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    2012 Edge Sport K&N fit on a 2012 MKX?

    THISGUY159 - Again, depends where you live in Illinois. AKIRBY - How did Arizona get into this conversation? And no I do not work for K&N. Just have 2 decades of wonderful driving experiances on K&N filters. You are on a different tack about normal driving. There are quite a few benefits. Hmm, how would you know anyway. Your paper. Porous Definition? I seriously challenge the H&N admittance statement. MALTA2 - my MKX friend. If this K&N system is your under the hood dream desire and you want a particular sound to your MKX, Then by all means do it. I personally think this system looks absolutley knitted. FINIS
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    LED PUDDLE LIGHTS

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