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About sean_p_lynch

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  1. sean_p_lynch

    Rear Wiper Blade replacement on 2016 MKX

    Cosmos36, I don't think my arms are that long! Good way to do it though.
  2. sean_p_lynch

    Rear Wiper Blade replacement on 2016 MKX

    I even tried finding video of the 2016 Ford Edge, it's the same as the MKX. It was tough to get the old one off, I kept thinking that I shouldn't have to use this much force. The Valeo replacement would also work, as seen in their video.
  3. sean_p_lynch

    Rear Wiper Blade replacement on 2016 MKX

    Ruby, the video above shows the older style wiper blade. 2016/2017 is like the one in the video below. Notice the difference in the plastic arm housing in the video above and below. Bosch Rear Wiper Blade A281HBosch Rear Wiper Blade A281HBosch Rear Wiper Blade A281H I ordered a Bosch replacement wiper (Bosch Rear Wiper Blade A281H) The replacement came with an adapter so it can fit multiple vehicles. My MKX did not need the adapter. It took a lot of force to get it off, but the replacement snapped on easily. It is hard to get the notch lined up with the bar it snaps on to. You cannot lift the blade too far off the window, so it is hard to see under there. Once you get it lined up, it snaps right on. Make sure you have a good light shining on it, it makes it easier to see. Good luck
  4. sean_p_lynch

    towing advice needed

    I would actually recommend the 3.7 over the 2.7 for towing. If you look at the toque curves for both engines, they are very similar. . Looking at the horsepower curves, you can see how the 2.7l turbo gets up to a higher horsepower very quickly, which is great for when you are not towing and want to pass quickly, but you don't care about HP here. The difference between 303 and 335 HP isn't as important as other things. The 2.7l is more 'pointy', while the 3.7 l is 'flatter'. The 3.7 l gets near the top and stays near the top for a wide range of RPM. I have links below to show this. Why am I recommending the 3.7l over the 2.7l? Two main reasons, and both have to do with heat. 1) Running a turbo creates a whole bunch of extra heat. The turbo needs to use the car's engine coolant to keep itself from overheating. towing adds a great deal of effort, so your engine and transmission are already producing extra heat, ad in a turbo and you are really cooking everything in the engine compartment. 2) The 3.7l is larger than the 2.7l. This means it has more surface area, and so it has more ability to radiate away excess heat. Add that to the lack of a turbo, and you should get the idea. I didn't think the MKZ/Zephyr offered a towing package, like the MKX/Nautilus does. The MKX package include a hitch, wiring and anti-sway software for the drive system. It does not include a heavy duty radiator, or a transmission cooling radiator. You'll have to get an after market towing package. The MKZ is on the same CD4 frame as the MKX/Nautilus/Edge, so there should be options out there. I don't know of any that have covers when not in use. I believe the navigator and aviator towing package have additional cooling features. I'm not sure I would recommend adding an after market transmission cooler to a '16 or '17 MKX. The computer systems are so complex on cars now, unless the mechanic could re-program your system to understand the changes, I would avoid that. When towing, think 'slow and steady' wins the race. You want to reduce strain of your drive train and avoid overheating. Just drive sensibly and keep an eye on the temperature gauge. https://www.automobile-catalog.com/curve/2018/2227025/lincoln_mkx_3_7l_v6.html https://www.automobile-catalog.com/curve/2018/2227055/lincoln_mkx_2_7l_ecoboost_v6.html
  5. Check out the center console for the 2015 compared to the 2016. The 2015 had climate controls on the center console, but other functions like the radio all had to be handled by the steering wheel or the Lincoln My-Touch touch screen. The 2016 and later models6 added back a lot of actual buttons to the center console so you could change settings by feel, instead of taking your eyes off the road to look at a touch screen. Not everyone cared about this, but it was a major complaint from people who did care, and Lincoln addressed in later models. The Lincoln demographic tends to be a little older, and I guess that not taking your eyes off the road is a liitle more important to drivers over 20 or 25 years of age. When you are test driving models, pay attention to this difference. It may or may not be important to you. Mid year in the 2016 model, Lincoln changed from the Lincoln My-Touch to the Sync3 interface for their touch screens. This may or may not be important to you if looking at 2016 models. EDIT: I've added screenshots from the two years for you to see the difference. Also note that the 2016 introduced the push button transmission. This took me a few days to get used to. I can see how it would be unliked by some drivers. It doesn't bother me, but you may prefer the gear lever of the 2015.
  6. a better pic showing the heated steering wheel on the home screen. My car is a 2017 MKX. You can see that it was 10ยบ outside today, so I really was using the heated steering wheel!
  7. I have a 2017 MKX.ted steering wheel icon is on the home screen. I attached a fuzzy picture below showing this. lower right of the screen. Between the icons for the heated and cooled seat controls. I turned it on for the picture. (Sorry about the flash.)
  8. sean_p_lynch

    Exhaust fumes in Nautilus

    Scotty also says that rotten egg smell can come from a bad battery. The hydrochloric acid could forming H2SO4, (rotten egg smell) and that could be a source. Check the battery for leaks and corrosion. My bet is still on bad gas or weird additives.
  9. sean_p_lynch

    Exhaust fumes in Nautilus

    There are, basically, two causes of 'rotten egg smell' in cars: 1) Bad gasoline 2) Bad catalytic converter (usually caused by buildup or corrosion over time) The fact that you state that this happens under normal acceleration really gives strong support to one of these two most common explanations. Since you state this is a new car, the catalytic converter has probably not corroded or gotten fouled up by weird stuff being incompletely burned in your engine and coating the surfaces of the catalytic converter. That means it is probably the gas you buy. That is, unless you're one of the people who add lots of aftermarket additives to your gas tank. Most engines are going to run fine on regular, good quality gasoline from a reputable dealer. Adding more junk in yor tank is probably going to result in weird half-combusted chemicals that will coat your catalytic converter and cause a rotten egg smell. Additives should be used sparingly, and only when needed. Here's Scotty to tell you more about 'rotten egg smell' and catalytic converters. He's a real mechanic (and a real whoot to watch):
  10. sean_p_lynch

    Unfold mirror setting

    I would suspect that a dealer or a mechanic could set this manually by hooking your MKS and setting a code to on or off. This wouldn't be one of the OBD-2 codes for trouble that are the same across many cars. This would be a Ford/Lincoln specific code. A good mechanic would probably have the resources to find the correct setting and change it. A Ford.Lincoln dealer would surely have the ability. This may reset itself if the battery drains or is disconnected for a long time. If you can get whoever does the change for you to tell you what change was made, it will make it easier for you in the future.
  11. sean_p_lynch

    Brand new - pre-owned 2017 MKX

    I was looking for a 2.7t, but a dealer near my house got a really clean 2017 3.7 with low miles and all the features we wanted. The 'Boss' made the final decision. The 2.7 is definitely better, but the 6-speed transmission is an anchor for either. The new Nautilius 8-speed is a long overdue improvement. I would almost expect an 11 or 12 speed with the power these engines put out, and considering what the competition offers.
  12. We just bought a new (to us) Certified Pre-Owned Lincoln MKX reserve this month and look forward to many happy years together. We traded in our 15 year old Toyota 8 passenger Sienna Minivan and got a sweet deal on a 2 year old Lincoln that just came off lease.