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OLDSCHOOLFOOL last won the day on August 4 2018

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    adaptive cruise control?

    Me being the cranky old mistrusting guy that I am, I could never trust such a feature but I can appreciate the idea in general. Making several trips form VA to NC and back over the last couple of weeks, I notice that when ramping down the speed manually on the cruise control that the van will downshift to slow down to the new set speed if the adjustment is quick. Don't really like this since I'm used to the vehicle coasting under this condition or even picking up speed if going downhill. Maybe I'm just a control freak.

    center caps for a 2012

    I was trying to work something out like this with push thru center caps, trim rings & chrome lug nuts. What I was looking at was using some steel wheels at 65.1mm hub dia. with a push thru center cap. Theory was that the thickness of the center caps would reduce the diameter down close to 63.4mm (.030" material thickness) and retain the hub-centric aspect. My question to you is: What is the hub diameter on these wheels?

    3 front seats

    I'm all for a vehicle carrying more passengers, not much more annoying than a big-ass SUV that seats four or five. But I'm wondering where the feet of the middle passenger is going to go? Can just imagine a left foot jamming on the accelerator during a short stop! Maybe its the right foot in Europe.

    OEM tires and wheelspin

    I had wheelspin when I first got the van. Changed out the original Continentals for a wider footprint and haven't had any issues since, wet or dry.
  5. Couldn't view the .pdf, but the idea is so simple! 5150 is right, you deserve a prize! I don't suppose you know if the seat bolts are English or metric?

    Am I the only one who hates these fasteners?

    I removed the one on my Outback. Never regretted it. I get the oil changed on the TC at the shop mostly because I don't want to deal with that pan and......well I've gotten a little lazy as I have gotten older. The first time I change the oil myself you can bet that pan will "disappear".

    Elbrus I03 Wheels

    After a little more reading, it seems they are a discontinued line from Tire Rack so I'm not going to put more effort into it. Shame, I like the way they look.

    Elbrus I03 Wheels

    Anyone know where to buy these wheels? 16x7.5 5x108

    Fan becomes LOUD at 3 and 4

    I wouldn't be an expert opinion, but that's just what my 2016 cargo van fan sounds like.

    Fusion Wheels

    It may depend on how much value you put on the wheels. I think you would be lucky to find the wheels used in fairly decent shape for less than $40 each.

    Resetting TPMS

    Super 33 black electrical tape....about a one inch piece should do nicely.

    Resetting TPMS

    I'm with you, it just ain't happening. I'll look at that light for the duration of the vehicle first. It's been on now for close to a year anyway.

    Ford of Canada NONservice

    I have definitely seen persons in different geographical locations have trouble with the color "yeller" (and understandably so), but brown is brown pretty much anywhere you go (at least in English).😁 Poutine does indeed look good.

    OEM Wipers

    Every vehicle I have bought wipers for in the past 20 years has been the "hook" type. Soooooo easy. Thanks for posting that pic. I seem to recall the bayonet style being the one back in the 60s & 70s but that was a long time ago.

    OEM Wipers

    I am curious if there is some "special" connection of the blade to the arm, or is it just the "standard" hook, slide and clip just like most every other car in the past 15-20 years? I don't really care for the way the arms sort of retract back down under the hood when you switch to "off".