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  1. davidparker

    Hellos and Introductions

    Congrats on your purchase and welcome.
  2. davidparker

    Disappearing wheel covers (??????)

    You could order a set of european "center" covers. They will probably stay on better, since they are much smaller and weigh less. But you will probably have to paint the exposed wheels since the factory paint is not very good and does allow the wheel to rust. https://www.fordpartsuk.com/alloy-wheel-centre-cap-5361
  3. I know it sounds silly, but velcro (hoop and loop) has been used on spacecraft. if properly applied it can be really strong.
  4. davidparker

    No Syncro on 1st gear

    Im not sure on the TC, but many first gears are not synchronized, so in most transmissions a bad clutch will definitely cause a problem with shifting into 1st. Even with a synchronized gear, a bad clutch will cause undo wear on the other synchronizers and gears. So I would definitely replace the clutch. Even if it doesn't fix your first gear, it will still save wear on tear on the transmission and probably delay the expense of a new gear box. The good news is that you have a manual transmission. Unlike us here in the US, we can't even get a manual transmission. So when we lose a gear we are screwed!
  5. Sorry, per the owner's manual, it can only be towed on a dolly... http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/vdirsnet/OwnerManual/Home/Content?bookCode=O39543&languageCode=en&marketCode=US&viewTech=IE&chapterTitleSelected=G1600997&subTitleSelected=G1601066&topicHRef=G1606394&div=f&vFilteringEnabled=False&userMarket=USA
  6. davidparker

    speed limiter

    Sounds to me like you have the MyKey function enabled on your vehicle. You can clear the settings IF you have the admin key. Check page 45 of your owners manual. http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/Catalog/owner_information/2014-transitconnect-owner-manual-version-1_EN-US_11_2013.pdf.
  7. davidparker

    GEN2 Transmission Out

    Glad to hear you got it fixed. Also, glad it did not totally fail while driving. Sitting on the side of the road in traffic is always a miserable experience...
  8. davidparker

    Elbrus I03 Wheels

    So I did a google search (which I know you already did), no luck. I would post the same on a Ford Fusion forum web site. Good luck, they are really cool. If you find them, let us know.
  9. Congrats to both of you on passing the magic 6 digit, 100,000 mile mark. It give us newbies hope that we made the right decision
  10. davidparker

    Fan becomes LOUD at 3 and 4

    Yep, my 2018 is loud above 2. Doesn't vibrate the steering wheel, but definitely sounds like a different fan. I would check if the vibration is the same with the different vents open (i.e. floor, defrost, dash).
  11. davidparker

    Help me decide

    Sgsf12: Check out this post. Good info on your search for rear seats and the effort to install. Let us know what you get....
  12. Your a lucky man my friend.
  13. davidparker

    How to remove hitch

    If you search a little bit on the forum, another member has installed a factory hitch after the fact. If I remember correctly, there are two "wings"that insert into the frame that have bolts locking them in that are further in the frame. In fact, I believe you have to remove the cover from the bumper to slide the hitch out. Windguy is correct, if you remove the hitch, there is nothing that keeps the cover collapsing and causing serious damage if you get "rear ended". So, bottom line ImTom, its a project to remove the factory hitch... Sorry dude.
  14. davidparker

    New 2019 Transit Connect Cargo

    Congrats! Please let us know how you like it and the mods you make. We love pics!