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  1. elijahbird7

    If Only

    This is from the 2020 Ford Explorer. Wouldn't it be nice if we could change the dash background color to whatever color we liked???
  2. I have noticed something a little odd. In my area, there are several areas of 35 mph speed limits. It seems like when I go from a stop, and just get close to the 35 mph limit, and have very little pressure on the gas pedal to not go past that speed, the transmission shifts kind of slowly between 2nd and 3rd, and the tach goes from 1.5 to 2000 RPM during that shift. But in a 45 mph speed area, it shifts just like it should between 2nd and 3rd because I am giving it more throttle. Doubt this is a real issue, but it seems a little strange. Of course I have it in D, so I guess I'll have to try S and see if happens there at all, likely not.
  3. elijahbird7

    21" Wheels

    When I bought my Nautilus, I just didn't like the Gray Coating on the 21" wheels. Last year when I bought my 2018 Mustang GT convertible those 20" wheels also had a Gray Coating, but not as dark as the Nautilus. I got a set of Chrome 20" wheels for the Mustang from Detroit Wheel and Tire, and love the look on that car. So when I got my Nautilus, I ordered a set from them again. They said it would take 6-10 weeks to get them, since they had quite a few orders. After 10 weeks, I contacted them for an update, and they said a Ford/Lincoln Dealer caused a serious problem by returning a set of Nautilus 19" wheels instead of the contract they had to return Nautilus 21" wheels. So, I said I would wait 4 more weeks and contact them again, and as of Monday, they still had not found a set, so I sent them a photo of my '16 MKX with the 21" Polished Aluminium wheels and asked if they had those in stock, and they did, except for the black "Fan Blade" center look, which was fine with me. Only took two days to get here, and my Lincoln Dealer made the switch this morning. Now I like the look much better. Some people may not, and like Gray Coated wheels, but not me!
  4. elijahbird7

    21" Wheels

    You ship the factory wheels back to Detroit Wheel and Tire, they are considered a "Core", and once received, you get $1500 back on your credit card from the original $2500 fee.
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    21" Wheels

    There is a funny story, every Thursday evening, I meet with my old car friends at our local Culver's at 5 PM. I had this Nautilus since March 1st, and many times drove it to Culver's. Where we sit, I can see where it is parked. I got the chromed wheels put on the car on a Thursday morning, and drove it to Culver's at 5 PM that day. Two couples at various times walked up to the Nautilus that day and seemed to be really interested in it. No one had looked at it the months I had it there before.
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    21" Wheels

    View from the front.
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    21" Wheels

    I am not sure why they produced it that way, probably would have looked better to line the front corner of the hood with the end of the fender. Aligning the hood with the fiberglass that goes around the grille was not perfect in every vehicle I looked at, and time will tell if it stays in place after a few years. Mine lines up very well though.
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    21" Wheels

    You can see in this photo where the headlight unit fits right up to the point of the front fender, but then curves downward where it is below the forward facing hood.
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    21" Wheels

    Actually, that's they way they designed that hood facing slightly forward from the ending point of the front fenders. Both sides are exactly the same.
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    21" Wheels

    And again, these are the wheels that the Nautilus Brouchure call, "Ultra-Bright Machined Aluminium". It reminds me of what it would look like if I put Blackwall tires on my '56, '57, '59 Tbirds, '66 Mustang convertible or '79 Lincoln Mark V....
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    21" Wheels

    Just in case there is interest in the cost of replacing the wheels through Detroit Wheel and Tire, it ends up costing about $250 per wheel. You do pay around $2500 up front, which includes $279 for both way shipping. Once you return the wheels on your car, you get the $1500 core charge back. I shipped my wheels back on Thursday around noon, and they arrived back to them on Friday morning. Yesterday, Wednesday, the $1500 core charge was posted back on my credit card, so now the company will have a set of the 21" Nautilus wheels for whoever is next in line. The company has 3 choices with the return wheels. Sell them as they are, Chrome them, or Black Coat them.
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    21" Wheels

    The Sales Manager at my Dealer asked me to send her a photo of my Nautilus with the Chrome Wheels on it, and asked if she could show it to customers who are not happy with the Gray Wheel look. She also asked me to send her the Website address so she could give that to any customers who wanted to go in that direction, and she said she will tell Lincoln that they need to offer some choices of the same wheels with different surface coatings. I made it very clear that the next time I am ready to trade, Lincoln will likely loose me as a Customer if there aren't other wheel choices than Gray or Black coatings. I understand Lincoln may be going in the Dark Wheel look to get younger customers, but any younger age person with enough money to buy a Lincoln will very likely head to Audi, BMW, Lexus, Volvo, etc, while us current customers who are not happy with that look may go elsewhere. Time will tell.
  13. elijahbird7

    21" Wheels

    I have had no issues with this company. There was one change though. Last year when I got the Mustang wheels, in one wheel box was your receipt and 4 UPS sickers to place on the outside of the boxes and on top of the sticker that sent it to you, that were your prepaid return address stickers. But this year, there was only a receipt, and no return stickers. I emailed the guy I had been communicating with, and he said I had to go back to their website, scroll down to "Quick Links" to the "PVD Core Wheel Return" link, click on that, type in your information and receipt number, and then you just print out the prepaid slip to then tape with clear tape on each return box. Why they didn't have that information in the box, I have no idea. But, it was easy to do once I got the information.
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    21" Wheels

    Could end up being the only Nautilus out there with this combination. And this is how the same company wheels look on my 2018 Mustang.
  15. elijahbird7

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    I tried this with the Auto Engine Stop turned off. Adaptive Cruise Control will completely stop the Nautilus when you are approaching a car at a stop light, then when the light turns green, and if you have not touched the brake, your Nautilus will then move ahead following the car at whatever speed it goes in front of you. I think the MKX would only go down to 5 MPH and then you would need to hit the brake to stop, but not sure.
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    Alex on Autos Nautilus review

    I did watch one review on YouTube several months ago where the idiot doing the review said the Nautilus was a replacement for the MKZ. I guess that means he didn't know crap about Lincoln....but I never liked that letter naming system either.
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    Adaptive Cruise Control

    I do use my left foot for braking most of the time. I had an uncle in his mid-80's that told me about doing that when you get older, since a lot of old people get into accidents by somehow hitting the throttle with their right foot when they think they are braking with their right foot. At least learning to use one foot for throttle and one foot for brakes seems to solve that problem as you age from what he said. I only have one car with a manual transmission, so in that one I don't use that solution though. I would guess at a driver's license renewal test drive that might be an issue, but with a large center console, they probably would never notice..not to the age quite yet of where I have to take a driving test to renew my license.
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    Adaptive Cruise Control

    I literally had my left foot about a paper width above the brake, since it was the first time I tried it.
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    2016 mkx headlight replacement

    On my 2016, I had my first driver's side headlight unit replaced at 1800 miles. A loose screw was inside the unit. The bumper has to come off to replace it. I asked the Sales Manager how much that cost Lincoln, answer was $2800. Then this past winter, the passenger side unit was gathering moisture inside that would not go away, so that one was replaced under warranty as well. I now have a Nautilus, so hopefully I won't have any headlight unit with it.
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    First Trip

    Just got to Iowa from Illinois for Easter. Some interesting things. The speedometer needle was pointing to 60 MPH, when the digital number was 62. And something I had never seen before, with Adaptive Cruise Control on, when you are approaching a car in front of you, the rear end of a Continental appears! I was also trying to verify when the transmission shifts into 8th gear in Drive, and it is for sure at 60 MPH, because you can flip the shifter(+) on the right hand side of the steering wheel, and the gear number will flash a few times and then go away. I did the same thing at 55 MPH, and 7th gear showed up.
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    2020 Lincoln Corsair (MKC)

    This will definitely look more like a smaller Aviator than the previous MKC.
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    2020 Lincoln Corsair (MKC)

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    2020 Lincoln Corsair (MKC)

    After watching some videos today about the Corsair, the interior is definitely a huge improvement over the MKC. It has Heads Up Dash Display (probably on the high end model), rear seats that can be slid back and forth close to 6", and a Dash that looks very similar to the Aviator/Navigator style. The side interior door panels seem to have a leather section several inches high and look more luxurious. Should sell well. I guess it will be a few years before our Nautilus gets a similar interior.
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    Adaptive Lane Keeping On the Highway

    My MKX used to have that warning come up on the dash when driving on longer trips, although I always had both hands on the wheel.
  25. elijahbird7

    Stupid Me

    Today is sunny and mid-50° here. I had to get a new Hydralic Jack from Harbor Freight because my old one is just past due for replacement and I need a good one to change oil on my Classic Cars. On the way home, I opened the Moonroof for the first time, arrived home, took the new Jack out of the rear hatch and closed it. I then put my Car Cover on the Nautilus, went inside and about 15 minutes later, the alarm was going off and my phone notification from the Lincoln Way App beeped as well. So, I figured maybe the big Cargo Package Matt had slipped back and the rear hatch hadn't closed completely. Checked that and pushed it forward a little and closed the hatch again, locked it up and 15 minutes later, Alarm going again. It seemed like the Sound was coming from the rear of the car, not like my MKX which had sounded like it came from under the hood, and not as loud as my MKX was, but anyway, I finally figured out I hadn't closed the Moonroof...like I said, Stupid Me!!
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