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    dummy acceleration question

    Hi haulingit. That's okay. Just wanted to clear up that point. And yes, it is the same for the Navigator, Aviator, Nautilus, Corsair, Continental, MKZ etc. 87 octane is the minimum requirement. Full, advertised HP/torque is obtained using 93 octane. And using 87, 89, 91 octane will see correspondingly lower maximum HP/torque output. And it is pretty much the same story for the vehicles from all manufacturers nowadays. One point to keep in mind: For most drivers, the slightly lower max HP/torque is a non-factor. Unless you race your vehicle (race an Aviator?), or floor it in a consistent manner on the streets, the majority of drivers will never notice the ~20HP difference. And they will have a few more dollars in their pocket every fill-up. Good luck
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    dummy acceleration question

    Hi haulingit. The recommended fuel is 87 octane and above. The minimum octane requirement is 87 octane, as per Lincoln and the Owners Manual. And 87 octane is also the minimum required for the Nautilus and Navigator, so I am not sure where you obtained information that premium was required. While full, advertised HP/torque are obtained using 93 octane, you can use 91, 89, 87 octanes. They will simply give correspondingly lower full HP/torque. Perhaps ~20HP lower when using 87 octane. Just do not use any fuel lower than 87 octane. More important than octane (assuming you use at least 87 octane, as required), is the quality of the fuel you use. Using a quality fuel, with full detergent and additive packages, is even more important with modern engines. Therefore, it is best to use major, brand name fuels, as opposed to convenience store/bargain brands. And using "Top Tier" rated fuels can help assure quality. Good luck.
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    2017 Escape Titanium Leather seats

    Hi mfnc. Yes, if they are replacing with leather. I would still get some competing estimates though. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
  4. Hi Pd. Really nice work! Looks great! Good luck.
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    Really Need Help

    Hi Matthew. More information will help others help you. You can start with the model year of your Fusion? Which engine??
  6. Hi DrB. Can state that my own Lincoln Dealer experience has been very good. Good luck.
  7. Hi DrB. I will answer the two questions that I can. Yes the vehicle battery recharges with driving. And I would assume the method of washing can/will vary by Dealership. My Dealership does it by hand. Others may use the drive-thru car wash method. So it would be best to get a definitive answer as to what your Dealership does by asking the Dealership/Service staff. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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    Miles to empty issue

    Hi skidlm. Did you check your Owners Manual to see if it can be manually reset in the Drivers Information Center? If you checked and it can not be manually reset, don't worry, as it will reset itself. The "Miles to Empty" readout uses a running average of the previous ~500 miles to perform its calculations. So it will recalculate as you drive the vehicle and are using fuel again. Alternately, you may be able to reset it by disconnecting the battery. However, i would advise against that, as you will lose some other memorized functions (including some engine/transmission parameter memory). Then you will need to perform other procedures to re-establish them. My opinion: If it can not be reset in the Drivers Information Center, I would just let it relearn over the next ~500 miles. In the meantime, you can use it to brag to your friends. 🤗 Good luck.
  9. H Will. You are correct that two fobs (and the correct Owners Manual fob programming instructions) are needed to self program those two fobs, or a third/fourth. However, I just wanted to point out (to avoid confusion for others): A vehicle owner does not need FORSCan or an IDS scan tool to eliminate previously programmed keys. Every programming of fobs into the system erases all previously programmed keys from the system memory and starts fresh. All the 4 fob limit means is the vehicle owner can only have a maximum of 4 programmed fobs at any one time. So just as an example...If I was to purchase a used Lincoln/Ford vehicle and the previous owner gave me two fobs, but I am worried he might have a third fob he could use to gain access to my vehicle: All I would need to do is follow the Owners Manual instructions to program my two fobs, and any extra fobs the previous owner has would now be paperweights as far as my vehicle would be concerned. You can alternately insert "crazy ex-girlfriend/boyfriend" that you gave an extra fob to, etc.. etc. 🤣 Good luck.
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    Vehicle security

    Hi bradley. A little more information will help. Vehicle, model year etc? Flying blind: If it is an older vehicle with no PATS or other system (and you are that worried), a simple alarm system with an ignition kill switch, wired somewhere between the ignition and battery would be a good start. Something hidden under the dash, in a console etc, that you can easily switch on/off yourself each time you get in the vehicle is ideal. If done properly, you would not need two of them. Will two be more secure? Sure. And three or four would be even more "secure". But unless you are driving a classic GT500 or "Eleanor", it can also reach the point of overkill. If you are that worried, you could also install a battery quick-disconnect. But to use it, you would essentially need to open the hood to disconnect/reconnect each time you drive the car. Personal opinion? In all honesty, your best course of action would be to Google "Auto alarm installers in my area", then call around for advice, recommendations, price etc. Advice from professionals from multiple sources would be better than advice from non-professional Internet strangers. And since you did ask...yes, it is possible you are over thinking here. 😉 Again, simply an opinion.
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    22-inch wheels? good or bad?

    Hi Wheeling. The drawbacks of larger diameter wheels are the same as always (all comparisons naturally being "apples to apples"): The necessarily shorter tire sidewall for a larger diameter wheel means a harsher ride and more chances of bent/damaged wheels. The heavier weight of a larger wheel means more unsprung weight, which equals ride and handling penalties. Lower profile/sidewall tires are more expensive than their higher sidewall ratio counterparts, etc. etc. And larger wheels are more expensive. Again, all comparisons being "apples to apples". Some people don't notice or mind the ride, handling differences. Some do. Some people drive in areas where bent wheels are less common. Some do not. It all comes down to personal preference, since larger wheels are an aesthetic choice. Good luck.
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    Map Version

    Hi LHB. Glad to hear you were finally able to get your NAV system updated. Good luck.
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    Snow tire package choices?

    Hi Panivator. Keep in mind it is not just width you need to determine. You also need to determine the correct sidewall ratio to keep the correct overall diameter. My opinion: Go a size narrower than your factory tire width, with the corresponding taller sidewall ratio to get the correct overall tire diameter. Or alternately, call/go to The Tire Rack or other expert tire resources and get an expert opinion. Don't depend on information from a Service Department that "...never dealt with snow tires before...", or anonymous Internet mooks like us (myself included). Get the correct size recommendation so that you have a place to start. Then you can shop around for price if you wish. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    2017 Escape Titanium Leather seats

    Hi mfnc. My opinion, based on experience: If you want it to look good, I would recommend having it repaired by a professional automotive upholstery shop. Those DIY kits are not going to give you a good looking repair, especially on leather. You can Google "Automotive upholstery shops near me" and call a few to find out your options. And if any other members have had good experiences with DIY-type leather repair kits, I am sure they will jump in to help. Let us know how you make out and good luck.
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    Snow tire package choices?

    Hi Panavigator. Yes, this is why you use a professional source like The Tire Rack. They will offer wheel size choices with the proper sidewall ratio tire, which will keep a factory acceptable overall wheel/tire diameter. And also yes as far as tread width. It is conventional wisdom to go slightly narrower than the factory all-season (or summer only) tire width with a snow tire. Especially with the wide factory tires on vehicles nowadays. A wide tire acts like a snowshoe, which is not good for optimum snow traction. You want a narrower tire which will sink into the snow and allow the winter tread to bite. Let us now how you make out and good luck.