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Double Nickels

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    Ford Customer service (or not)

    Which leads us to present VW. Is there 1 car on the market which is politically correct? And if there is, why aren't you driving it?
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    Ford Customer service (or not)

    I'm not buying a Japanese car. They were Hitler's buddies and they bombed Pearl Harbor. I'm not buying Korean, because I don't trust anybody who rides a unicorn. I don't like how Macron, Trudeau, Johnson, and Princess Anne were making fun of our President. Now I can't buy Ford or Chevy.
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    Ford Customer service (or not)

    Nope. He posted his own.
  4. I got an Ikea futon into mine. I measured the van and the box to make sure that it would fit.
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    Finally replaced my radiator

    1st check the fan fuse and relay. Then check the connection. Is the harness burnt out of corroded? The fans usually don't fail. Connect it to 12v power, and it should turn right on. Alternative option, not a good option, is bypass the car's computer by installing an aftermarket fan control.
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    Finally replaced my radiator

    The car is already on the lift. That's advantage you don't have at home. A shop has other advantages. I have replaced radiators. I have seen shops do it. On some cars, it's easier to hook up a recovery machine, drain the A.C. chemical, then disconnect and remove the radiator and condenser as a single unit. Once out of the car, it's simple to transfer the condenser onto the new radiator, and drop it all back in. It sounds like more work, but actually cuts down on time and effort. Advantage is a fully charged A.C. system. On small cars with limited space, you don't always have the access to reach and manipulate the clips holding the condenser to the radiator.
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    Can I put off trans rebuild?

    If you get the transmission with gear ratios for a Focus, because it cost less, it will not work. You must have the correct gear ratio. Unfortunately, you will have to pay a little more for the correct unit. for some of us, this is a job for a shop. Not everyone has the lift, tools, training, and experience. Can you save a few dollars doing it yourself?
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    Live News Report

    Is this a 1st generation Transit Connect? KPIX is channel 5 in San Francisco. This reporter is jumping into action....after his cameraman set up the right shot.
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    Live News Report

    Nothing is too good for him. Channel 5 spares no expenses for his comfort.
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    Can I put off trans rebuild?

    You have options........
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    Can I put off trans rebuild?

    Remanufactured at the factory, with a warranty, is almost always better than a rebuild kit. Worst case scenario is a mechanic who wants you to pay him to rebuild the transmission, he's not that good, and you get overcharged. Let's assume that your mechanic is good, but he does not build these transmissions every day. It may be that why I he has installed rebuild kits in plenty of cars, he's never rebuilt your transmission. And if he's not a transmission specialist, then reconsider.
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    Shelter In Place

    Now we will be short on meat.
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    Roof Rack Holes

    I don't know if those are meant to be reused. If anyone does reuse them, I suggest a ring of silicone.
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    Greetings from the Wiregrass!

    My ex thinks the white van is the stereotypical registered offender car. She felt weird and creepy every time I picked her up. Once, she called, and said, "stop driving around the block in circles, you are scaring the neighbors, just park in the driveway, I am almost ready." Errr. .... I ran late at work, and there's a little traffic. I'm still downtown. That's some other parolee felon circling your block in a kidnapping mobile. If he pulls into your driveway, call 911.
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    Greetings from the Wiregrass!

    You could be one of the cheerleaders to make everyone feel good about owning a stock which loses money. They also need you to help sell their junk bonds. I have to admit, that with such low pricing, plus corporate welfare, it's hard to resist buying F stock.
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    Greetings from the Wiregrass!

    Ford needs you at the shareholders meetings
  17. Liability. They recommend 4 jack points and leave it at that. Anything else you do, they are not liable.
  18. I don't think any hitch receiver was engineered to be a lift point. No hitch receiver manufacturer recommends it. Does that mean that it won't work? Clearly, it has been done. But does that make it safe? Some people don't use jackstands. Every vehicle manufacturer specifies a lift point in the owners manual. Some owners manual specify where not to lift. But we see people lifting at the differential, lower control arms, engine/transmission support cross members, bumper.....sometimes nothing bad happens. You should probably know better than to use a jack under the engine or transmission. Sometimes damage occurs. Some people die. Knowing the risk, you make your own choice. Nobody can convince you that it's safer to use the recommended lift point. And you already believe that there's nothing wrong.
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    Shelter In Place

    "We don't have to wear 1 of those. I'm safe, baby. You can trust me." Not what you are thinking. We were going to the store. She wanted me to wear a face mask.
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    FordPass App Vehicle Location Problem

    I need that for when I leave the bar, and can't remember where I parked.
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    5W-30 Synthetic Oil Use

    What do you like?
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    5W-30 Synthetic Oil Use

    That's what I like to see on forums. Modifications. Only problem there is that everyone's drive style and real world conditions will be different. But still fun to look at what other people are doing. Most informative when someone posts what didn't work. Especially if someone were to post "exclusively used XXXX oil and filter, then engine sludge built up and seized.". But I doubt that could happen unless whatever they did was way different than OEM recommendations . Let's suppose that you have a brother in law who only uses Mobil1. His car gets an oil change every 3 months. It's only driven on weekends to go shopping. About 1,000 miles in 3 months. Can you take the drained oil from his car, use it in your car, and call it Mobil2? For the sake of argument, it's the same car, so you reused his filters too. Not that I ever put my used motor oil into my mother in law's Honda.
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    Shelter In Place

    NYC has survived other events. This will change lifestyles. I can't even imagine what it is like to be in such a crowded place, with a virus in the air. How can people take the subways?
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    Shelter In Place

    That could solve a lot of other issues also. We would be in a different mindset. In order to preserve human life, we exchange our way of life. Necessary items would be rationed and distributed by soldiers, to prevent panic buying and hoarding. All movements will be restricted by way of checkpoints and road closures. Civil Rights would not apply as soldiers take our DNA and test every person door to door - as this would be "reasonable search & seizure". We will all be implanted with a chip like dogs at the pound. A rebel subculture of Transit Connect owners would flee for the hills, where they establish pockets of resistance to government tyranny and oppression. They camp in their little vans, stage raids on Costco for toilet paper, and say things like, "better to have a fever, standing up on my own 2 feet, than live on my knees, at the feet of President AOC"
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    2010 XLT Slammed

    Is he a member on this forum?
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