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About Cosmos36

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  1. On some vehicles, even of recent vintages, that are not garaged in coastal areas and subject to salt corrosion commonly confront such issues in western Oregon seaports. I wonder if JFD resides in such an environment per his Southern Atlantic regional location.
  2. Cosmos36

    New Member

    Welcome to the forum jeepdoc. Congrats on being active at your age even though some members here might consider you a youngster since they can clearly recall the bombing of Pearl Harbor. And, some of those folks may still maintain their vehicles just as you described. Fair winds and pleasant sailing to you.
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    Tire recommendations

    In some locales, it may be difficult to find a retailer that will install differing tires at front or rear-only axels, especially snow tires. In Oregon a lawsuit involving installation of snow tires only on the front of a FWD vehicle that was involved in a fatal crash spooked tire retailers.
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    2017 MKX Black Label

    The "...typical life of brake pads" varies by media source and a plethora of conditions & caveats, but 45,000 miles commonly appears. My MKX is at that number now with plenty of pad left. Some years ago (the '70s), a Maverick was given to a family member with 93,000 miles on both the original brakes & Michelin tires. Your mileage is exceptional and likely reflects both your topography (no mountain driving), freeway vs suburban driving, and disciplined driving manners. I cringe at the poor driving manners of some others on the road who drag their brakes down hills, racing from stoplight to stoplight, braking constantly while tailgating, etc. Incidentally, thanks for not referring to your vehicle's 'breaks'. And, welcome to the forum.
  5. I have never experienced this issue with my MKX (or any other vehicle), but I'm wondering why your post did not mention any alert of a BLIS malfunction in your vehicle's information display. I assume that you inspected the sensor area for any debris or damage that could be influencing the BLIS function.
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    Hmmm...just wondering if there is any possible connection to recall #20S37 re: seat wiring harness issue affecting air bag?
  7. During model years 2009-2010 Ford produced in excess of 77,000 vehicles with EcoBoost (EB) engines. By the fall of 2013 Ford had produced a total of 2 million EB-equipped vehicles and hit the 5 million mark in March 2015. The domestic & global records for annual and total EB production have continued for each subsequent year. Since the introduction of Ford EBs, many individual owner's EB engines have exceeded 250,000 accumulated miles. Granted, some of those owners have surely experienced a variety of issues with the several generations of EB motors. However, my 2.7L EB has had no problems in over 6 years of self-maintained ownership and I don't anticipate any in the foreseeable future. As to the future of current combustion engines, the global EV30@30 campaign promotes a goal of 30% electric vehicles on the world's roads by the year 2030. That includes hybrid & fuel cell vehicles...it will certainly provide room for continued production of some EcoBoost engines with continuing refinements.
  8. The OP's use of '2.T' confuses the inquiry when reference is later made to 2.7 & 3.7 engine reliability. The MKX never had a 2.0 ecoboost engine. It arrived in the 2019 Nautilus with direct injection. It can be assumed that the OP is referring to a 2.7L turbo V6 in a 2016-2018 MKX.
  9. I have the 2.7TT engine in a 2016 Select with 45,000+ carefree miles. The novel engineering, performance (especially torque), and fuel mileage (22 mpg suburban, 27 mpg @ 70 mph/lazy 2,000 rpm) of the "nano" EcoBoost engine enhance its fine reputation. It is especially suited for both freeways and mountainous driving.
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    According to current Consumer Reports, Lincoln branded vehicles reliability rankings "...have been disastrous, ranking dead last amongst all manufacturers." That has not been my experience comparing my 2016 MKX to various branded vehicles over many decades of purchases.
  11. Cosmos36

    Hi from IL

    Welcome to the forum. If your MKX has been given TLC by previous owner(s) and you adhere to maintenance schedules (especially engine & drive train lubrication with premium lubricants), you can expect a satisfying ride with your Lincoln. As a previous resident of your region (Go Purdue Boilermakers), the winters can be severe on vehicle longevity. Good luck.
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    Love my Nautilus!

    Welcome to the forum. The MKX/Nautilus is an excellent vehicle, so satisfying to me that it is the first of many cars over a lifetime that I have retained (for nearly 6 years) in my stable instead of periodic trading. What engine do you have...2.0 four cylinder or 2.7 V6?
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    tirre pressure monitor

    It was likely either (1) a glitch or (2) a forewarning of a pending failure of the monitor, common after 5-6 years of age. I've had a similar occurrence on my 2016 MKX over recent months.
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    Intermittent moan noise

    Gary A...welcome to the forum. Your 'moan or sigh' noise is a good description of some sounds that duplicate those in my 2016 MKX HVAC under-dash ducting system when it is adjusting auto/dual-control air distribution. It seems to occurs during the winter season or when ambient temperatures change due to the varying highway elevations that I drive. The noises may be accompanied by soft whooshing or padded thumping sounds. It's not annoying to me...just a rare reminder that mechanical devices are at work under the dash in accordance with their design function/my command settings. That said, I would rather that the closing 'thunk' of the liftgate were a trifle less dramatic. Gary R.
  15. Do your Pirelli tires have the Pirelli NCS feature (identified with PNCS on the sidewall)? Reports of issues (e.g. interior delaminating causing failure of the NCS construction) are not uncommon. If not, your 'clockwork' noise issue is common with such tires at the circa 25K mileage. Regardless of warranty/tire wear estimates, decades of experience have taught that most tires are likely due for replacement many miles before owner's expectations with noisiness/comfort being a primary reason. RE Michelin tires: Back in the '70s, I had a French-made set of Michelin rubber go 93,000 miles but I would never expect that experience to be repeated. I replaced the OEM Michelin tires on the MKX at circa 24K miles with Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring for stiffer sidewalls & longer wear...practically none at 20K.