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About Cosmos36

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  1. As is often said in the automotive media, CVTs are not for everyone. The same may be said of DCTs or any other drivetrain iteration. I owned a Veloster with a dual clutch and absolutely loved the DCT...some drivers likely cursed them. Later this year we'll get more tech info (is there still a Toyota design connection?) and driving impressions on Ford/Lincoln eDCTs for 2024.
  2. I haven't yet driven a vehicle with eCVT, so the jury is still out for me in many respects. I'm satisfied that my research on how the eCVT functions mechanically is adequate. It appears that the eCVT is a vast improvement over previous designs. What is paramount though is how the intelligent eCVT is perceived and sensed by drivers & occupants.
  3. The 2024 Nautilus has many admirable features that appeal to me, but I would never endorse the cvt as a component of the optional hybrid powertrain. Previous experience with cvt-equipped rental vehicles resulted in a hatred of those trannys...a deal-breaking feature on any future addition to my stable.
  4. Good bye to the twin turbo V-6...only a standard 2.0 turbo I-4 or optional hybrid for $1,500 more...bummer! Lincoln has a build/price online.
  5. Cosmos36

    Hello from the Gulf of Mexico

    I'm wondering if there is a difference between the MKX 2016 and 2018 horns. I have always considered the former to be most comparable to the fantastic 1950s Cadillac horns which I owned 'back in the day'. Perhaps the horn in your 2018 is of lesser stature.
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    Drone at idle, trans gear not matter

    Your description closely describes the 'drone' commonly experienced by owners of recent vintage MKX owners (mine with the 2.7 turbo) when a cold engine is first fired off and running for the next minute or two until the ECM adjusts fuel mixtures & engine timing. It's all intentional to address emissions at startup, but some owners have admitted to being embarrassed when they were showing/demonstrating their new MKXs. Perhaps your 3.7 ECM is mimicking the more recent vintage MKXs.
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    Drone at idle, trans gear not matter

    I would suspect that some function (or functions) of the Engine Control Unit/Module (ECU aka ECM) affecting ignition timing, air-fuel mixture, variable valve timing, etc may be influencing engine sounds, especially during idling prior to engine warmup.
  8. Cosmos36

    Hello All

    Welcome to the forum. Even after 7+ years of ownership, I'm still so satisfied with my twin turbo MKX that I won't consider parting with it. It remains one of the finest performing & best appearing vehicles on the road. Enjoy.
  9. Cosmos36

    Misfire bank2

    Bank one is next to the firewall...bank 2 in next to the radiator.
  10. 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.
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    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.
  12. Cosmos36

    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.
  13. Cosmos36

    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.
  14. 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?