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  1. I was just there. Service advisor said that he thinks that the perimeter lights can only be disabled on van models, not wagons. I'm hoping that the techs know more than the service advisors.
  2. A common roof leak with F-150's, for the last few generations, was the 3rd brake light, or high mount stop lamp. The fix for that was a revised part with a better gasket. On mine, there were stress fractures where the lamp's mounting screws were. That could have been me with a heavy hand torquing down on the screws, or simply heat expansion against the screws. We will never know. My solution was to replace the lamp. There are aftermarket gaskets for those lamps. Sponsored MOFORKIT 3rd Third Brake Light Seal Gasket Compatible with Ford F150 2004 to 2008, Explorer Sport Trac 2007 to 2010 by MOFORKIT 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 $15.99$15.99 Save 10% with coupon FREE delivery by Fri, Feb 22 Sponsored MOFORKIT 3rd Third Brake Light Seal Gasket Compatible with Ford F150 2009 to 2014 by MOFORKIT 4.3 out of 5 stars 20 $15.99$15.99 Save 10% with coupon FREE delivery by Thu, Feb 21 Sponsored MOFORKIT 3rd Third Brake Light Seal Gasket Compatible with Ford F150 1997 to 2003, F250 1997 to 1999 by MOFORKIT 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 $15.99$15.99 | FREE One-Day. FREE delivery by Tomorrow, Feb 20 on qualifying orders over $35 Ford has a cleaner to be used for the headliner which removes those water stains left behind from roof leaks. The Transit Connect may leak from the antenna, the holes used for mounting roof rails, and the 3rd brake light. On my lift gate wagon, there are also 2 rubber wire looms. You, or your dealer, may have to remove the headliner to look for the leak.
  3. Fifty150

    the OH CRAP tote

    Only watch I need for work is a Timex.
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    Egr fault code.

    I do not think that your clogged Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve has anything to do with your new battery and alternator.
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    I'm just glad that where I live, there is no salt on the road. Snow climate guys have to be a lot more careful.
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    There is a right way to do it. Hand wash. Clay bar. Wax. And then there are people who are lazy. But it's better than nothing. Namely: Me. What kind of wax do you like? Hard wax in the can, or liquid wax in the bottle? Do you follow up with metal polish on the wheels & tire dressing? Do you buy "over the counter" products from the local auto supply? Or specialty lines like https://psdetailproducts.com/ ?
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    the OH CRAP tote

    I'm a tool whore. I have a lot of tools. Not to mention that I have about a dozen jacks of different sizes & designs. Low profile, SUV/Truck with extended neck, bottle jacks, Hi-Lift, et cetera. That little one with the case is one of my favorites since it's portable, and able to lift a lot of small cars.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Those are "bling bling" pickups. Work trucks are typically XL & XLT models at best. Those guys might as well be doing construction work in designer jeans, and wearing Rolex watches. My dad also told me that you could wear a Rolex for the cost difference between a work truck & a show off truck.
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    Full size vans require taller ladders. All the more reason to use those soaps that supposedly have wax, and those wax detail sprays.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Some people never leave the house without a handful of wipes in a sandwich bag. Hygiene is important. You don't want to be that guy in the stall, with nothing to clean with.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    Mercedes Metris Way better than the Chevy, Ram, & Nissan microvans. My dad said that if a contractor shows up at your house in a Mercedes, don't even let him in. He has to charge more, for the same job, in order to make those Mercedes payments.
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    I remember sleeping in the back of a bug when I was a kid. My dad also had this Country Squire station wagon. Kind of like the Griswold road trip mobile. Back seats were always folded down, and all the kids would ride in the back. About 10 or 12 kids back there with 1970's bean bags, moving blankets, and sleeping bags. The whole clan would also pile into the back of a pickup truck. I remember playing Dodge-Ball in the back of a moving cargo van. We had so much fun back then. One accident, and the entire family would have been wiped out.
  13. These vehicles were engineered for optimal results at the speed limit. At 55, you get the best mileage.
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    the OH CRAP tote

    You don't even have your Transit Connect anymore. By June, you mom would have traded hers in for something new.