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zalienz last won the day on December 31 2016

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    2017 Transit Connect LWB Cargo Van

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  1. After reading the article, it affects the full size Transit Van, not the Transit Connects. The flexible driveshaft coupling is a rear wheel drive issue, not front wheel drive, like the TC.
  2. After opening the door, push the high beam stalk forward and the perimeter lights go out. Not a permanent solution, but it does work, and it is easy.
  3. Oil

    I agree with Beta Don. Today's synthetics are really good, the additives don't easily break down. I use Mobil 1 5/20 full synthetic, change it every 7500 miles and use Motorcraft filters. It's easy and I change it myself, about once a year. Keep a eye on the oil level once a month and you'll never have an oil related engine failure.
  4. Hmm, interesting. I have an early 2017, no roof rack, rear parking sensors yes, but it was optional ($195), Heated outside power mirrors - yes. auto dimming rear view mirror - not sure, Automatic headlights, no, but I wish I had them.... Rain sensing wipers, also a no, would need the rain light sensor for that, probably comes with the auto headlights.
  5. It's a subjective topic, so it really depends on what you want. Liftgate - Clear view from the rear view mirror, keeps you dry when unloading in the rain, can be a headache if you're tall and hit your head on it. Liftgate struts will lose pressure and need replacement, eventually. Cargo (barn) doors are often preferred for commercial use, easy to open and close, easy access for loading and unloading. Drawback is you have the doors blocking your view at the center through the inner rear view mirror, providing you have glass in the cargo doors and un-impeded view without a bulkhead or cargo in the way. Choose what works best for you and your situation.
  6. Those wheels look great, Don, congrats!
  7. Lol, yeah, you're busted. Should have got the EcoBoost.....
  8. Welcome! I am one of the five..... Lol
  9. Don, Great job on the interior lights. I was thinking of adding an additional LED light in the cargo area that would be manually switched but this is a better idea. I think I will incorporate it. Thank you for sharing.
  10. Lots of good info here, pick and choose what works best for your situation. http://thevanual.com/
  11. Great thread. I also have a 2017 Transit Connect LWB Cargo Van with the 2.5L motor and optional Trailering Package. Stick with the 5W/20 oil, Mobil 1 is available in that weight. As GBL said, the TC has a engine oil and a transmission cooler, all stock. If you tow a lot, change the engine oil every 5000 miles and the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles, as Ford recommends. There are a few on this forum that tow regularly and have no issues. Go for it, and have fun.
  12. Thank you for that Mustang, I just ordered 4 more of those D-Rings for the sides.
  13. I like your electrical setup. I have been considering adding a aux battery to mine as well. This post is great. I also was considering placing the battery under the floor extension, which you said wasn't going to work out. What was the difficulty about that idea?