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About twintornados

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  • My MKX's Year
  1. Another solution to unintended idle (i.e.: parking car, getting out, forgetting to shut off car) would be for the car to just shut off after a period of time...say 20-30 minutes of idle with no FOB present....
  2. Ok, so I have noticed the rear brakes making a bit of noise when backing out of driveway and when applying brakes in low speed travel. Not a grinding sound, just the more audible sound emanating from the rear. So, decided to put the snows on and I see my pads are about halfway worn (noticed the aftermarket rear pads too). Dealer must've popped in new pads prior to delivery. Bought the car used 2 years ago and she had about 31K miles at the time. Now, I am at 61K and I see that the rotors are begining to delaminate. I am not surprised, she is 5 years old with over 60K miles...it is about what I expected. New rotors and pads from the local Advance Auto Parts store (buy 'em on-line, you get a 30% discount, and you can then go pick them up.) and related bits and pieces (new clips and rubber bellows for slide pins) and about 1 1/2 hours of driveway labor, total cost $105.00. She brakes like new and while I was at it, I put a new Interstate Mega-Tron II 65 series battery in while I was "wrenching". The O.E. battery tested out as "good" but was at 74% (I dont get it either, how can it be "good" at 74%). I don't like to wait until the battery is completely dead since that is usually around January when it is -10 degrees and the rig wont start. Snows on, back brakes done, new battery. I am ready...maybe tomorrow, I will run over to the transmission specialist and see about a flush and fill.
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    Power steering pump replacement

    Step one: Drive to dealership Step two: Get a cup of complimentary coffee Step three: Ask for ride home Step four: Leave instructions to "call me when it's ready."
  4. Have you taken it to the dealership to get it repaired? Or are you just gonna come here and complain about it.....I had the dreaded "door ajar" problem, and the dealer fixed it under warranty....stop crying and get it fixed.....likely, still under warranty....good luck "one post wonder"...doubt you will be back....
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    Any thoughts on the 3.7 V6 engine?

    I run 91 octane in my 2011 MKX with the 3.7L....runs like a champ. Only reason why I run 91 is because it is available at my local filling station without ethanol.
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    Dedicated snows

    Ok fellow MKX'ers....spring has sprung and the 20" Pirellis are back on as of yesterday 4/2/15....Spring tip, after you are done torquing your lug nuts, putting the summer carpeted floor mats in, and checking the air pressure, don't put the air gauge away until you check your spare tire....mine was probably never checked since it was installed in the car at the factory....it was at 34 psi when it is supposed to be 60 psi.....it is now properly inflated, and my mind is a little more at ease in the unlikely event I need to use it.
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    2017 Lincoln Aviator

    My guess is that MKT will continue on as MKT Town Car for livery fleets and limos.
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    2017 Lincoln Aviator

    I think MKT would benefit from a re-fresh along the lines of MKC and now MKX...
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    2016 Lincoln MKX: 3.7L or 2.7L EcoBoost Engine?

    The 2.7L Ecoboost is also lighter and will give MKX a more "balanced" handling characteristic and not be as "nose heavy"....the 3.7L will appeal to fleets and liveries.
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    New Guy

    I doubt you'd see much of an improvement if the premium you buy has ethanol in it. Try to locate a station in your area that sells ethanol free fuels. Try this link Ethanol Free fuels / Ohio Hope you enjoy your MKX as much as I enjoy mine...
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    New Guy

    I have a 2011 and I get 21-23 average in what I call "mixed suburban driving". I always make sure I fill up with non-ethanol blends and one of my local stations just began offering 87 octane without ethanol as well....been running their premium that didn't have ethanol in it (E10) and with the addition of the 87 octane non-ethanol product, it gives me more choices.
  12. Lincoln is also assisting them with the extras that are commonplace with other luxury brands....it is a unique relationship.
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    Snow Tires/Rims

    ......it helps that I used to sell tires and was sent to Michelin tire training in Greenville SC....albeit several years ago. It just "torques" me when salespeople today try to oversell based on fear....sell your products and sell them with knowledge of what your customer needs....
  14. I am coming up on my first year of ownership of my CPO 2011 Lincoln MKX and I am completely satisfied with not only the vehicle itself, but by the way my dealership treats me when I come in for routine service or to address an issue...always taken care of professionally and with utmost courtesy....
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    Snow Tires/Rims

    235/65/17's will work, I went with 245's since they were closer in overall diameter, but Edge standard size tire is a 235/65/17 so it will work on the car just fine. You can get by without the TPMS sensors but the TPMS light will be on all winter and I was able to get a set of genuine FoMoCo sensors with valve stems for $60 on eBay.