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  1. 2 points
    Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    By the way, does everyone recognize the logistics associated with ethanol? While gasoline and diesel typical gets into the downstream distribution system via pipelines, you can't ship ethanol in a pipeline. It moves inland via railcar or truck to the distribution terminal-or via barge/ship to a marine terminal. At the distribution terminal it is stored in a separate tankage/piping system and is pumped to the tank truck loading rack where it is additized on line through an automated blending system that mixes the proper ratio of ethanol to gasoline. So when you think about E15 or E85 blends, don't lose sight of the logistics cost to get that ethanol blend to the consumer. For what its worth😎
  2. 2 points
    Bob Rosadini

    New light & medium duty news

    Thx-so that says for every 100 gallons of gas you would need 5 of E85 or a lesser amount of neat ethanol-not an unrealistic combination assuming say a medium duty F-750 in vocational use might get say 8-10 mpg. Using the worst case of 8, that would mean a range of 800 miles-something that very few class 7 vocational trucks might see in a week, never mind in a shift. Make it 5 mpg-a 500 mile range is still a lot for a class 7 vocational truck. I recognize that you and other very technically savy people have offered reasons why an Ecoboost 7.3 would not be practical but I continue to focus on the high cost of a 6.7 Power Stroke from a first cost basis as well as a maintenance CPM given DEF issues, oil changes etc. Something must be motivating Ford to look at a "boosted" 7.3.
  3. 2 points
    630land

    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup thread

    Here is your modern day "Ford compact sedan", folks. Many will get bed covers, so that will be its 'trunk'.
  4. 1 point
    Ford Dealers can submit vehicle orders via either the traditional CONCEPS ordering system or the newer WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system. Fleet orders and/or specification changes must be made via CONCEPS. The WBDO system only accepts stock (Dealer Stock, Demonstrator) orders and all variations of retail orders (Retail, A/X/D Plan, Etc.). Both ordering systems generate error notices and will not display pricing information until any errors are corrected. The CONCEPS ordering system requires the Dealer to manually enter all the order codes… Year, Body Code, Priority Code, Option Codes, etc. The newer WBDO system uses plain language descriptions, etc. and only displays options available for that vehicle’s Model Year, Body Code & Order Code. Retail orders using the WBDO system default to Priority Code “19”. Dealers assign priority codes to each order based on the Order Type. Stock orders are assigned priority codes 20-80, retail orders are assigned priority codes 10-19. Fleet orders are assigned special alpha numeric codes that represent a requested production week. The priority codes determine the order for which vehicle orders are to be selected and/or considered for scheduling. This overview doesn’t consider commodity issues (model, powertrain or option scheduling restrictions) that may be in place for a scheduling week. Commodity issues and/or restrictions can apply at either or both the regional and national levels. The highest priority that a Dealer can use for a retail order is 10. An order with a “10” priority code will schedule ahead of an order with an “11” priority code, etc. This allows Dealers to prioritize the order in which vehicles are scheduled, especially when a Dealer may have multiple retail orders in the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank). With the WBDO ordering system, retail orders default to priority code “19” so it’s important that a Dealer change the priority code to a lower number if they want the order to be considered for scheduling earlier compared to other orders. Ford provides Dealers with a schedule for vehicle allocation each week on Monday mornings which shows how many vehicles of each model line that the Dealer has allocation for scheduling that week. That same weekly allocation report also includes information on any regional commodity issues or restrictions. On Monday afternoons, the Scheduling Toolbox Report is released which provides more detailed information on commodity issues and scheduling availability on a national basis. On Tuesday mornings, the AM Scheduling Preview Report is available to show Dealers which vehicle orders have been selected or previewed, on an initial basis, to be selected for scheduling that week. The same report is updated and available on Wednesday morning to show any changes based on commodity issues that may have changed. On Wednesday afternoon, the Regional Scheduler issues a notice informing Dealers of the vehicle specifications available for scheduling for orders not already showing on the AM Preview Report. This provides Dealers with information on what vehicle specifications are available for scheduling should they have orders showing on the AM Preview Report that are not what the Dealer wants. Ford generates what are called “SIMS Orders” each week which are Ford’s suggested orders based on commodity information available at the time. If a Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling that week and has no Dealer orders in the USOB or orders that don’t meet the commodity restrictions in place for that week, the scheduling system will default to trying to schedule SIMS (Smart Inventory Management System) orders if they meet any commodity restrictions in place. The SIMS orders are available to Dealers online Monday mornings and in print form on Tuesday mornings. Dealers can enter their own vehicle orders or change the Ford generated SIMS orders. Ford Dealers earn vehicle scheduling allocation each month based on reported vehicle sales, current inventory, projected sales, etc. Each month, Dealers usually meet with their Ford Zone Manager to review the allocation offered for scheduling the following month. A Dealer can accept the suggested allocation per vehicle line or change their commitment. Should a Dealer want more allocation than offered for a vehicle line, they can submit a request for supplemental allocation which will be considered based on total allocation available and commitments from other Dealers in their Zone. There are times when Dealers accept less allocation than offered for a vehicle line which makes that allocation available to other Dealers that may be looking for additional inventory. At other times, a Dealer may want more allocation for a vehicle line than Ford has offered. A supplemental allocation request is how Dealers can get allocation for extra inventory. A Dealer needs allocation each week for scheduling for each vehicle line. Even without allocation for a vehicle line, Ford is pretty good at trying to schedule retail orders even when a Dealer doesn’t have allocation that week. When a Dealer knows that they don’t have scheduling allocation, it’s always a good idea for them to provide the retail order information (Body Code & Order Number) to their Ford Zone Manager and the Regional Scheduler. The Regional Scheduler can reprioritize the retail order to priority code “01” which basically forces the Ford scheduling system to schedule the unit ASAP unless extreme commodity restrictions prevent the scheduling. When a Dealer doesn’t have allocation, the Ford Zone Manager may try to get the allocation from another Dealer that is willing to give up their allocation. Ford scheduling is done on Thursday’s but at times scheduling may be carried over to Friday’s due to scheduling, commodity or other issues. Vehicle scheduling confirmations are available on Friday mornings for allocation scheduled on Thursday. With only a few exceptions (Focus RS, EcoSport, Transit Connect) VIN numbers are generated at the time that an order is “Submitted to Plant” for scheduling. The initial scheduling information will show an order scheduled for a production week. Afterwards, the information will be updated to show production for a particular date. Along the process, the vehicle order status information will be updated along with the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) at the dealership. Years ago, the ordering process was much easier, with few or limited commodity issues to deal with. Ford’s vehicle scheduling was mostly driven by scheduling and building vehicles based on Dealer orders to meet Market demands. For a number of years now, the ordering process has become more complex and time consuming based on the constantly changing commodity issues and restrictions. It is now not uncommon for allocation to roll over to the following week because manufacturing can’t accurately forecast how many vehicles can be scheduled for production. In many cases, it seems that either because of vendor supply issues or other factors that Ford skews vehicle scheduling to higher content models in order to maximize corporate profits rather than scheduling vehicle production to meet Dealers orders or Market demand. The overall vehicle order process, scheduling and status updates is listed below for reference. · Dealer places order into the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) · When Dealer has vehicle allocation for scheduling, orders are scheduled based on Order Type, Priority Code and commodity restrictions. o Scheduled vehicle orders display as “Submitted to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily schedule status report. o Vehicle orders are assigned a VIN number when scheduled except for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, Transit Connect) o The initial vehicle scheduling notice will include information for the scheduled week of production. The initial ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) is usually provided within a few days of the scheduling notice. o Dealers can change vehicle specifications for a scheduled vehicle up until the vehicle is “locked in” for production or about two weeks prior to the scheduled build date. Specifications for certain vehicle lines (EcoSport, Focus RS, etc.) cannot be changed once scheduled. § Dealers are limited to making 6 changes to scheduled orders. § Dealers cannot change Order Type, Body Code, Order Code (Package/Trim Level) · Vehicle order is next updated with a scheduled production date. · Vehicle goes into production and shows as “Sent to Plant” on the Dealer’s daily status report. o Vehicle invoices and window stickers are generated and available to Dealers at about this time. · Dealer’s daily status report shows updates on production status. · Vehicle status updated to “Produced” · Vehicle status updated to “Released” meaning that the vehicle has been released for shipment. · Vehicle is loaded on rail car. Dealer is provided with carrier information (Canadian National, Norfolk Sothern, etc.) along with the actual rail car number. · Vehicle status is updated to show arrival at the final rail destination (Ramp 41/Newark, NJ) · Vehicle is received by the car carrier (Fleet Car, Diversified Automotive, etc.) for delivery to the dealership. · Vehicle is delivered to the dealership. Dealers have access to the “Vehicle Visibility” application which provides status updates on a 24/7 basis for any vehicle order. This information is provided to answer the most often asked questions about the vehicle ordering process by the Ford enthusiasts that are members of the Blue Oval Forums. I’ll update this information as conditions warrant.
  5. 1 point
    Skidderz

    External Radio Antenna

    Guys the easiest solution is a shorter aftermarket antenna. I replaced them on my last 2 F-series. I have a ‘21 F-350 and have had really good reception with the Spartan FFD2-15 ($22 on Amazon). You should remove it for an automatic car wash but it’s an easy twist. Just my opinion.
  6. 1 point
    akirby

    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup thread

    And that’s if the battery is completely full which isn’t likely unless you’ve been braking all the way down a mountain.
  7. 1 point
    joseodiaga4

    2022 Lincoln Navigator News

    each day we have new spy pics haha https://fordauthority.com/2021/06/2022-lincoln-navigator-reserve-spotted-with-very-little-camouflage/ Lincoln show it already!!
  8. 1 point
    pmbaseball24

    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    I should have clarified… I gave them a deposit the day of ordering and Ford marketing has verified they see the order in the system. Its more of an allocation question than anything. Do retail orders and dealer stock orders pull from the same allocation that a dealer has available? Or are retail “custom” orders somehow exempt? I have a sinking feeling they are lying about their allocation possibly because they are such a small dealer? Smaller volume may mean less super duty allocation? Just speculation. microchip shortages and delays, I can deal with all day long. Lying and possibly getting a run around from my dealer, not so much.
  9. 1 point
    joseodiaga4

    2022 Lincoln Navigator News

    agree, hope we can see soon something like this in a Lincoln:
  10. 1 point
    Chris E

    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    When I read your post I was thinking how ice-capades was going to blow a gasket over this kind of BS. That kind of dealer is what gives Then the reputation of a shyster. IC knows his business and does it the right way.
  11. 1 point
    Amen to that! I have learned a ton of information from ice on this forum. Thanks for all your help.
  12. 1 point
    Decker

    Who`d a Thought....

    It`s come to this. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez had to apologies for his pride in his country`s diversity. What the hell is wrong with us...? just the social media addiction individuals can figure that out. "The Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came from the jungle, but we Argentines came from the ships. And they were ships that came from Europe," Fernandez said, referring to the many European migrants who arrived in the country. He later apologized for the comments and said his country's diversity was something to be proud of." "Fernandez seems to have taken the phrase from a song by local musician Lito Nebbia, of whom the President has declared himself an admirer on more than one occasion". "The comments sparked a viral response on social media, with many criticizing the center-left leader for racial insensitivity." "The Brazilian President's son, slammed the comments as "racist" and shot a retort back at Argentina (in general) over its troubled economy, that's been in a recession since 2018." Maybe someone should point out to the Brazilian President`s baby boy that diversity is pretty much wide spread in South America . The Languages that are Spoken in Brazil are pointing towards a bunch of ships... also. Portuguese - 97.9%. Portuguese is by far the biggest major language spoken in Brazil, with around 97.9% of the population speaking and learning this lanuage. German - 1.9%. Though the speakers only represent around 1.9% of the population, German is the second-most reported used and taught mainly in the homes. Indigenous Languages - 1.9%. is the indigenous languages of Brazil predate European. These are learned and used in the home and family settings. Coming off a ship ain`t all that bad, is it? Wait... the wokers, lefties, the no one can be a victim but us and pre judgmental herd thinks so and I mean if you don`t think that group isn`t right... look out!!!! for the tweeties, tubers, bookers and peaceful protestors...
  13. 1 point
    jpd80

    '21 May Sales

    That’s the thing with RHD, it’s easy to say not enough sales but, if you batch the countries together, the business case becomes viable. Aussie Ranger sells with a high trim mix of around 4,000 mostly crew cab 4x4s in the AUS$55k to $75k zone. nothing else in the Ford showroom sell worth a cracker - at best, 300-500 each per month. Vehicles like Maverick and Bronco Sport would add massive points of difference to competitors and make Ford stand out. Ford is liked because it’s American, not because it copies the same products as Europe or Asian makers.
  14. 1 point
    bzcat

    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup thread

    The next logical step for Ford is to make Bronco Sport and Maverick "global" products instead of "regional". Both are currently considered exclusive to the Americas but I see no reason why they couldn't be sold in Europe and Middle East. Both would also seems to be popular in Asia Pacific region where their size and form factors really fit local tastes and expectations. Too bad neither were provisioned for RHD. I can see Ford selling quite a few in Australia. I wonder if it is possible for Ford to make RHD Bronco Sport and Maverick but fitted with RHD Kuga dash and center stack... not idea but it would be a cheap way to get the products out to handful of RHD markets where the pair should do well - Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, South Africa.
  15. 1 point
    FordBuyer

    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup thread

    Wrong....have owned this hybrid for 14 months and mpg sweet spot is 60 mph highway with lights or slow downs every few miles which is common in populated, urban areas. Also braking over a long distance that gives you 100% charge. Frequently average over 60mpg over this type of driving environment.
  16. 1 point
    akirby

    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup thread

    Give it a rest. That opinion is not shared by others including actual Escape owners.
  17. 1 point
    fuzzymoomoo

    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup thread

    Escape hybrid also doesn't have the upgraded electric motor Maverick has yet. I'm sure that will come with the refresh.
  18. 1 point
    akirby

    2022 Ford Maverick Pickup thread

    Not hybrids. You’re thinking PHEV. Hybrids can only go a mile or two and only at lower speeds.
  19. 1 point
    Dwight, Ice Capades posts the needed info in the pinned thread "Product Information". Beyond that, nobody knows much. The Chip mfg that had the fire is back up and operating.
  20. 1 point
    Tonymorr

    2022MY Scheduling

    I ordered 4/1 F350 Supercab Lariat 7.3. Dealer placed it as a stock order so I received no emails from Ford. I found out Friday that it was scheduled for week of July 12
  21. 1 point
    blwnsmoke

    2022 Aviator order help, please.

    Ask him for a copy of the DORA for your order. It will list everything ordered, show priority, VIN is it's been assigned etc. Keep in mind this chip shortage has really screwed up production BUT I don't see why they would extend 2021s by 2 months for ordering.. if you can't get chips, you can't get them, regardless of a 21 or 22.
  22. 1 point
    PREMiERdrum

    Dodge Hornet Rumor

    What's the percentage of these Chrysler FCA Stelantis "development leaks" that actually make it anywhere near production? I swear it seems like more than half of these are convenient vaporware placements to insist they aren't going tits up.
  23. 1 point
    The biggest hurdles for electric vehicles to overcome are short range, long charging times, and lack of infrastructure, i.e. charging stations. These problems will eventually be resolved, but I doubt if they will be fixed by 2030. Until then, consumers will be reluctant to buy electric.
  24. 1 point
    No one ever knows as it depends on how much prior year inventory is still in stock that they want to sell.
  25. 1 point
    I do like amazon, they have a really nice website and service. I'm also a fan of The Boys and The Expanse on prime video. That said, I have recently started to buy directly from manufacturers and traditional retailers like Crutchfield, bhphotovideo, Sonix Electronix, etc. When you bypass amazon, more of your money goes directly to the seller. I still shop at amazon, but I try to support my local businesses first and then diversify my online shopping.
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