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  1. This link excellent tips on diy oil and filter changes: In addition to those above: Prefill your oil filter prior to install . Filter is a vertical install and screws in easily even when full. pre-grease the 6 x T27 torx screw threads prior to skid pan install to minimize corrosion seize...i used some Marine propeller grease i had handy. Cheers
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    burning? Antifreeze...

    Sounds internal...any oil contamination?
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    burning? Antifreeze...

    Pressure test should reveal a lot..keep us posted.
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    91H vs 97H load rating

    2016 TC XLT (non commercial registered) 32k miles will need tires soon.Spec'ing out Pirelli Cinturato tires which some forum members like . My ?'s...will the 91H load rated tire ride smoother than the 97H. Van is for personal use(2 adults 320lbs total and never exceeding 300lbs cargo) and no trailer hitch. Tire stores will mount the lower rating if i bring in wheels only..legal implications which i understand. Advice appreciated
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    91H vs 97H load rating

    Some disappointed customers on the Yokohama website.. https://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/tornante
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    91H vs 97H load rating

    Actually saving money not the issue. Concerned more with the ride quality..stiffer sidewall for higher load rating..GBL stated ride quality difference negligible ...old school thinking sometimes muddies the waters.
  7. Do gen2 TC's need inspection?
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    91H vs 97H load rating

    Excellent advice as always. Tire Warehouse recommended the Yokohama Tornante over the Pirellis...anyone run these?
  9. I'm thinking H11 low beams to start with. High beams plenty bright but lows on no stripe roads at night are challenging.
  10. I did the same..counter clockwise about 2 turns each lamp..helped but could be brighter.
  11. Maybe i will install one of those off road KC smiley face light bars...jk
  12. And what the heck is 3d Bionic Technology?
  13. 32k miles on my 2016 XLT cargo and pads were worn out(grinding noise). These use the caliper parking brake combination and i found servicing these a bit confusing. My regular tech walked me through pad change and suggested turning in the puck while applying pressure with needle nose applied to the 2 holes. He also cautioned that on some vehicles turning the puck is usually clockwise but could be counter clockwise. So far i have only done the right rear pad change(clockwise worked) and will pursue left rear this week. Anyone done there own rear brakes and are both sides clockwise push and turn?
  14. The tool with adapters is definitely the way to go...i improvised with some Harley tools i have..applied pressure than a couple of turns..rinse and repeat until puck bottoms out.
  15. Update..both rear calipers require clockwise plus pressure to bottom out. My tech advised after assy to depress brake pedal(eng off ok) and then pull up your park brake lever to reset the caliper parking brake internals with the new components.Your good to go if your wheels spin freely๐Ÿ‘
  16. Thank you..looking at MK3 Ford Focus videos(calipers look the same) no mention of any ccw but i will verify using your method.๐Ÿ‘
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    2015 TC transmission fluid change

    Good question..i'm due. I wonder if the cooler lines would work.Drain and fill several times to labor intensive for me.
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    fueling auto stop going off prematurely

    2016 XLT cargo...mine works fine.
  19. Approaching 30k on my 2016.I too am concerned about the trans..it has performed as advertised. I also checked trans out put drive shaft seals as i heard some leak. Mine were both dry
  20. Used retired credit card edge to scrap off the majority then 91% isopropyl which works well but leaves a slight residue. Hit it with some quick auto spray wax to restore shine. Thinking there has to be a better way
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    Catalytic converter

    I always thought federal emissions were 8 years and 80k.
  22. I would leave it in place..i hit a huge puddle on i 93 in Boston after a deluge..my TC submarined briefly. I thought for sure i was going to crash or get hit from behind.After resurfacing TC stayed straight and running properly. I think the pan deflected most of the water away from the lower engine bay area. Without the pan i suspect i would have belt squeal ,engine stutter or a CEL at the very least.
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    Blower Fan Access

    How did the leaves get in there if the 2 screen caps under the hood in back were in place?
  24. Just did oil change today..got lucky..plastic inserts tightened down ok but more caution next time.๐Ÿš
  25. Getting ready to do an oil change..is the drain plug washer reusable? 22k on vehicle.