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Ralph Greene

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  1. My wife's standard model with 2.0 is now a little over1 month old. The vehicle computer says she is averaging about 22 MPG in urban driving on 87. Don't know trip mileage yet. For our use, it has plenty of power, but do wish it had the dual injectors of the 2.7. Imagine some day will be doing maintenance to clean the carbon build up out. No port injectors to wash over the pistons. Shouldn't have problem on 2.7.
  2. I wish the 3.0 V6 Ecoboost was an option. Offered between the 2.3 and 5.0. That could easily make more HP and torque than the Explorer versions. Make it more of an M3 competitor.
  3. That's the only flaw I have found on her car. When standing in front....the seam between hood and fender is about twice as much on driver side as passenger side. The hood almost touches the fender. It's very noticeable and bugs my wife. Is there any adjustment that dealership can make to this? I'm not taking about a difference one would need a micrometer to notice either. Am I being too "picky"? Otherwise vehicle seems well made.
  4. Ralph Greene

    Lagano Victory at Darlington Tainted?

    I don't think going into the corner that fast, obviously to hit him from behind, reflects well on Logano. And I can hear him now crying when he gets it done back to him.
  5. No worries....I appreciate your response. My underhood is exactly like akirby. There is a nice little bolt there just like his pic shows. That question was bugging me. I'm retired from Merrill Lynch, didn't learn much automotive there. Lots of practical stuff I don't know. Now....if you want to buy some futures contracts on pork bellies....well...at one time I did that. In my old age, I'm impressed by people who know about stuff and how to do things. Lots of us know a lot about useless things in retirement.
  6. Thanks guys! I looked all over the written owners manual and the digital one. And the manual from NACO. They just keep saying exposed metal part or somilar.
  7. I carry a NOCO GB40 battery jump starter in back of wife's vehicle. Have rarely had to use it on past vehicles, because she just buys a new battery every 3 years. But have used it on other people's vehicles to get them started. When looking over her new Nautilus, I see you can't get to neg terminal on battery and use it as a ground, it's way back in engine compartment. So what ground point do you guys use? Is there a ground point designed on the vehicle? Not much exposed metal I can reach with the short cables that come with the NACO GB40. The bolt on top of the strut tower is exposed and can reach. Would that work? A better place in that general area? I have read that some vehicles have designated ground points built in place. Electricity is not something I'm knowledgeable about. Thanks
  8. After my Local Ford dealership (Central Florida) refused to sell us a loaded up Edge Titanium at X plan, the local Lincoln dealership did 2 weeks ago. So was able to buy a new 2022 Lincoln Nautilus at X plan cheaper than the loaded up Edge, although the Edge did have a couple features not on our Nautilus with premium package. Got a $1000 rebate also. The sales guy said they usually sell a Nautilus at MSRP plus $899 dealer fee these days. My X plan had a $75 dealer fee. I totally know you never out trade a car dealer, but I was satisfied with the sale and what they gave me for a 10 year old Edge with 81,000 miles. Parks Lincoln in Longwood, Fl is a very nice dealership. They are very transparent in their dealings.
  9. Yes features are nice. Our 2012 Limited Edge had most of these, but in slightly different form. I think these controls are more logical. More like how a computer works. My ordered Weather Tech mats and truck liner arrived, and will get a 2" receiver hitch on Wed for my US made 1UP bike rack. akirby....I know you originally wanted the 2.7. Are you now OK with the 2.0? The 2.0 and 8 speed auto make a good combo I think. Car has more get up than I expected. But I live where it's flat.
  10. Thanks guys LOL....Found it....but it's not on the left side. It's on the right side of steering wheel, and had been turned off. When in display, trip 2 comes just after trip 1 on the toggle....when it's turned on. Have spent a lot of time sitting in garage studying this thing. Think I've got most figured out. I've had to turn a lot of the features on. On our car, all the left side controls do is change station and volume on radio. It seemed logical to me that if there was a trip 1, there would be a 2. And when you guys affirmed that, found it. We've had the car 2 weeks now, and all I have found to complain about is the gap on the hood is about twice as wide on passenger side as the drivers side. Maybe dealer can adjust some of that out when I go in.
  11. It's a standard model and I know it lacks some of the features of the higher levels. But on the speedo screen wife uses "trip 1". But if there is a "1", where is trip 2? Mostly curious.
  12. One thing I would mention is front seat comfort. And the contour of the front seats on the standard Nautilus model. I'm 5' 10" and 165 lbs, and the front seats fit me perfectly. Holds me in place just right, without being too snug. If I was a large person, I would check out these seats to make sure you will be comfortable. And maybe the upper levels have wider seat backs.
  13. My wife just got a standard FWD 2.0 2022 Nautilus almost 2 weeks ago. For the way we intend to use the vehicle, the 2.0 is more than adequate. It's noticeably quicker, with lots more low end tq, than the 3.5 Limited Edge it replaced. The only time I notice any engine roughness is when it restarts with the stop n go feature. Otherwise quiet and smooth. And i'm an old hot rodder who likes his power. But this is not that kind of vehicle. We don't intend to tow anything, and don't live where it is hilly. And rarely drive on 2 lane roads, so passing power not of any consideration. And rarely go anywher fully loaded. The 2.0 has more power than most would think. It has a sort of BMW sound (that impresss my grown kids who drive BMW's). I even think it has enough power to handle the extra weight of AWD if I lived in snow country. I'm sure the 2.7 is nice, but if you don't want to pay for it, and the AWD that is required with it, the 2.0 is fine.
  14. I'm a reasonably competent computer literate 80 year old. But haven't yet figured out why using my phone as a key is beneficial to me. And I don't think of myself as a retro grouch. I embrace most new tech, buy it, etc. I use my I phone for lots of things, investments, communications, etc. And the Lincoln Way site won't let me in. I've used old sign ins from years ago. Tried Ford.com. Tried to reset password. Have tried to start over with sigh in and password. it keeps saying "something not right". I give up for a while.
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