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    • Unfortunately, our members here really don't have experience with the full-size Transit 150/250/350. This forum is about the wee little Transit Connect... That said, with the gas tank being beneath the fourth bolt, is there enough room that you could use a nutsert in the floor? So you're not trying to get a regular nut between the tank & floor. Also, the full-size Transit comes in cargo & passenger versions just like our Transit Connects - so what about getting a middle seat from a passenger version and putting it in your van? The bolt holes might already be there, or you may need to put nutserts in for that seat, too, I don't know...
    • We are customizing our 2018 transit 250 and wondering where exactly to put a third seat in. The gas tank is in the area where the 4th bold would go
    • I enjoy watching your videos. Great job on your modifications. Tom
    • I’ve only removed the rear seats and they were not difficult - heavier than you might think.  As I recall the bolts are Torx 55, 2 in the front and 2 in the back.  Slid the seat forward and did the back 2 and then slid sear back to do the front 2.  Lift up and out.  I think the middle ones are a bit more complicated but will worry about that when I do it.  Currently running with just one of the rear seats in.
    • Congratulations on your new van.  We need photos, I can understand ordering, you can pick color and options.  
    • Good review, ive had my ‘16 for 6 months and have only put 4,500 Miles on it (would have has less but my son’s car broke and he’s been driving my City car).  Totally agree about the 2.0 eco boost engine.  Not sure gas mileage would have been worse.  My neighborhood is hilly and if I don’t get some interstate driving in I’m below 20 mpg.  Even on the interstate I only get 25 maybe 26 on the interstate.   Just returned from Itally where I saw a few Transit Connects as well as a smaller Ford van.  My rental was a C Max Grand which I can only describe as a slightly bigger C Max with sliding rear side doors and two fold down seats in the back for a total of 7 seats.  In the middle row the center seat would fold and stow under the right seat which was nice when traveling.  It had a diesel which got about 40 mpg at 80mph which is the speed limit on the Autostrada.  Not much acceleration though.  Transmission was the automatic with a clutch instead of a torque converter.  Several of the places we went had steep narrow and twisty streets particularly Monaco.  It was a challenge to drive it so that the clutch wasn’t slipping too much.  I noticed other cars in stop and go driving moving a car length at a time rather than very slowly creaping.  I would prefer a 10 speed auto over that one.  An amusing part was it had the Ford MyKey which the rental agency had taken advantage of to set max speed at 140 kph which is 10 above the speed limit and not a problem usually.  However due to inaccuracy in the speedometer it was actually 135 kph which gave me no ability to speed up to get around the vehicle going just a bit slower.      
    • I bought my NOCO from my local battery distributor.  I wanted something that could work on light duty & medium duty trucks.  It had to hold a charge, even it it wasn't used for months on end.  And I wanted to be able to return it ifitI didn't work.  My distributor promised that he would honor the warranty if the product failed within a year.  Of course, I also had to be honest about it if I didn't charge the device, and it did not have enough electricity to work.  On a Friday night, my boss & I left all the headlights on, on every vehicle in our fleet.  Then plugged in the charger to allow an overnight charge.  On Saturday morning, we came in and jump started every truck in our yard.  I was a believer.  The boss ordered a NOCO for every car & truck in the fleet.   At the time, the small lithium battery jump starters were still new to the marketplace.  Only a few roadside assistance companies were willing to try them as an alternative to the old fashion jump packs.  The battery distributor started out with about a half dozen brands, since all the reps were at his door trying to push their product.    The distributor said that he would only carry the NOCO, because all the other brands he tried kept getting returned.  Number 1 complaint was that they didn't work.     I suppose if you have a tow truck, you need a device that works, 100%, all the time, and on big & small cars.     A private person isn't jump starting 25 cars a day, with some of those cars being big trucks.  But you should still expect it to work, 100% of the time, all the time.
    •   I.  would be interested   , too.   I'm looking for the plastic "pocket style". for doors like in the passenger type,  If anyone has a lead on that...
    •   Well, the S-MAX and Galaxy exist in Europe (both with 2.0 Ecoboost) but these are more like Executive minivans with regular rear doors, no sliders. I like S-MAX a lot but find no use for it.  
    • You ordered an XL?     Why didn't you simply buy whatever was in inventory, and negotiate the pricing?      
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