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  1. Our son was born in 2001. We bought a 2001 Taurus Wagon as it was easier to get stroller etc. in and out over a trunk. In 2005 we bought a 2005 Freestar. That mini van ended up taking him to 1st day of kindergarten, to moving him into college his freshman year. We had it from 2005 to 2019 and drove it over 200,000 miles. No issues . A mini van is so great on trips. Roomy inside, great ride. My wife drives my '13 Taurus right now, I have a '17 Escape. She is deciding what she wants to replace the Taurus soon. the Taurus wagon and mini van were what my wife drove. Our son at college is driving my 2007 Explorer with 250,000 miles. The Freestar feels more roomy than the explorer or Taurus.
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    Next Generation Nascar Leaked? (Mustang)

    I wish each mfg would have a body that looks like the real car (with all safety stuff), but adjust front air dam and wing on back to make aerodynamics about equal.
  3. That's what my son wants to get into. He's majoring in Material Science Engineering. How to get battery raw materials out of ground with less environmental damage, how to make batteries last longer, and what to do with them when life of battery is over. He is finishing sophomore year, it was not a good year 2020 or 2021 to get an intern job though. Hope next summer he gets a good intern job.
  4. I like it, saw one for 1st time at local dealer.
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    Porosity in Ford Blocks

    I just had my 2017 1.5 liter changed out under warranty.
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    Got it back yesterday. Seems to run great. Technician seemed very organized. Only issue was service desk every calling me with updates during process. They said they are short staffed. Had a text system, i would text every Tuesday for update and never got a reply. they called back 1st 2 weeks, but never after that. Never called to say they had started, that missing piece (short block) had arrived, etc.
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    Service manger said this is a 20+ year guy.
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    Finally getting started. Service Manager took me back on Saturday to take a look.
  9. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/2022-ford-maverick-pickup-spied-totally-undisguised-in-commercial-shoot/ar-BB1eQeiF?ocid=spartan-ntp-feeds
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    Update. No word on parts coming in yet. I asked for something other than EcoSport, the seats/head rest killed my back. They gave me a 2021 Escape Titanium. A lot better than eco sport. Good chance to compare my 2017 to the 2021.
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    It is the coolant leaking into cylinder issue. Replacing under warranty. Eco Sport rental in the meantime. No timeline yet on how long it will take. Does engine warranty start over at 0 miles and the date of install? Any issues with replacement? I’ve seen pictures where instead of a slit for coolant between cylinders, the replacement has an oval hole off to the side of the cylinder. When did that change go into the production 1.5 engine? This will be 2 Fords in a row for me with issues. My 2013 Taurus had the water pump issue, that was out of warranty and cost me $2,200. That issue was the water pump being internal to engine, and when it goes leaking coolant into engine. Bad design. But no issues with wives 2005 Freestar mini van (kept it 15 years and 205,000 miles), or my 2007 Explorer that my son is driving now with 245,000 miles.
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    I dropped off at local Ford dealer last night. They had loaner ready for me. They may not get started today, but we will see how it goes. Eco Sport loaner. Very small.
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    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    2017 Escape Titanium 1.5 L. 44,000 miles. Driving to work on Thursday got the "Engine Fault Service Now" warning light. I was 2 miles from work, so got off interstate drove some back streets the rest of the way in. At lunch i started it, no more warning light. Driving in Friday Warning light again "Engine Fault Service Engine now", quickly followed by "engine overheating stop now" (or to that effect). Temp gauge went very high. Pulled off of high way onto off ramp. Stopped for 10 min. +/- . Started up temp was back to normal. Drove side streets the rest of the way in. Once sun came up checked coolant, it was very low. At lunch went to the auto parts store to get coolant, and added about 1/3 of bottle. Warning lights were all off now. drove home back roads. Checked coolant when i got home, it was low and again i added about 1/3 bottle. Fri night did some goggle searches to find the issues on 1.6 and 1.5 engines for coolant loss. Sat morning started escape, a lot of cloudy white smoke. Back out of garage due to smoke and parked outside. Sunday drove around neighborhood, no smoke. coolant didn't go down, but again only a few miles driving. I set up appointment for warning light, but nothing available until March 12. I've e mailed my service manager to see if I can get in earlier, and if its safe to drive the 40 miles to the dealer i bought it from and who has done my servicing. I drove my Taurus to work today. Would it be safe to drive , or if warranty anyway, and Ford dealer would be ok?
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    2017 Escape Titanium Leather seats

    Thanks i needed another positive comment to convince my wife. Ha ha
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    2017 Escape Titanium Leather seats

    He usually recommends replacing. he didn't say what he uses when he does patch. usually in spots like sides or back that don't move much with getting in and out.
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