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andyross

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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in Can I swap a 3.0l into a 2.5l 2011 fusion   
    It would probably be cheaper to simply buy a V6 Fusion. There are probably tons of differences in many parts, including springs, due to weight and other differences. Not to mention computers, wiring, etc...
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in Replacing headlights with LEDs   
    When it comes to headlights, make sure any replacement is DOT-compliant. You don't want to have poor lighting, or hurt the vision of oncoming motorists if it doesn't aim properly.
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    andyross got a reaction from GML in Clicking sound when pressing brakes in parking   
    The clicking when in Park is normal. That is the solenoid unlocking the shifter when you step on the brakes. If you don't step on the brakes, the solenoid prevents you from shifting out of Park.
     
    40-50% seems pretty far to turn on the brake lights. Not sure just how the brake light switch is mounted on the 2013's. It may need to be remounted or adjusted.
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    andyross got a reaction from drolds1 in 2011 Milan Premier-Brake Petal Travel   
    With such low mileage, you may need to have the brakes checked. Until recently, I was mainly working from home, so the car would sit most of the week. I bought the car used, and had the brakes redone (new pads, resurfaced rotors) just over 3 years ago (about 18K miles). Although on the outside they looked mostly OK (slightly rippled), on the inside was a different matter. The left front inside rotor was down to barely a half-inch of swept surface, and the others were also reduced, just not as dramatically! One rotor was also starting to chip on the edge. That said, even with all new pads/rotors, the braking isn't dramatically different, just a bit more grabby at lighter pressure.
     
    Also, you are talking about two completely different cars with nothing in common. That alone can account for some differences.
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in 150 mph with a 2.0 turbo diesel engine   
     
    Americans love their lawyers and suing large corporations!
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in 150 mph with a 2.0 turbo diesel engine   
     
    Americans love their lawyers and suing large corporations!
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in 150 mph with a 2.0 turbo diesel engine   
     
    Americans love their lawyers and suing large corporations!
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    andyross got a reaction from Frank F in Jacking up car??   
    That's what it would look like when you are on your back looking under the car!!
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in Ford to offer gas-electric hybrid police pursuit cars   
    Comments from the Ars Technica thread:
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in New Continental ExtremeContact DW's!   
    How worn were the Eagles? That could affect how they railroad into the grooves. The sharper edges on a new tire would hook into them better. Also, certain designs may just fit the width of the grooves better. I have similar issues with the Pirelli Cintarauto P7's on mine.
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in Ford to offer gas-electric hybrid police pursuit cars   
    Another story with some more information. According to this, it has 17" front brakes? I don't know if that is really correct, or somebody misread something and it's 17" wheels.
    https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/04/fords-police-responder-hybrid-sedan-twice-as-efficient-as-the-average-cop-car/
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    andyross got a reaction from Frank F in Ford to offer gas-electric hybrid police pursuit cars   
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/04/10/fords-new-hybrid-police-car-fights-smog----and-crime/100234812
    https://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/cars/2017/04/10/ford-offer-gas-electric-hybrid-police-pursuit-cars/100273144/
    https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/money/cars/2017/04/09/photos-fords-new-hybrid-police-car-gets-tough-on-gas-mileage/100273808
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in New Continental ExtremeContact DW's!   
    How worn were the Eagles? That could affect how they railroad into the grooves. The sharper edges on a new tire would hook into them better. Also, certain designs may just fit the width of the grooves better. I have similar issues with the Pirelli Cintarauto P7's on mine.
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    andyross got a reaction from kman937 in 2012 sport transmission grinding/rattling issues   
    Could be a heat shield that is coming loose. Check the exhaust system and related.
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    andyross got a reaction from Frank F in Ford to offer gas-electric hybrid police pursuit cars   
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/04/10/fords-new-hybrid-police-car-fights-smog----and-crime/100234812
    https://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/cars/2017/04/10/ford-offer-gas-electric-hybrid-police-pursuit-cars/100273144/
    https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/money/cars/2017/04/09/photos-fords-new-hybrid-police-car-gets-tough-on-gas-mileage/100273808
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    andyross got a reaction from Frank F in Wiper blade choices   
    Thanks. I ordered it through Amazon. $13.97 for the 24", and $10.97 for the 19". There are some cheaper prices, but these are with Amazon Prime.
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in Ford recalls 441,000 vehicles, including Escape, Fusion   
    Another story with additional info:
    https://consumerist.com/2017/03/29/ford-recalls-441000-vehicles-over-fire-risk-door-latch-issues/
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in Need Help Identifying a Bulb   
    OK. I guess the test is to see what happens if the OP just turns on the marker lights, and see if that extra bulb also turns on, but without the full headlights.
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    andyross got a reaction from Frank F in Automatic sensing wipers   
    It's a bit hard to tell from the pictures on the web site, but the sensor seems similar to my 2011. The rear-view mirror mounting is extra wide. In that area, if you look from the outside, you may see a 'window' inside the solid black outline. That is the sensor. Splash water over that, and the wipers should turn on. Not entirely sure just how it actually senses the water, but assume it can sense an IR beam getting deflected or something.
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    andyross got a reaction from Frank F in Automatic sensing wipers   
    Check your Window sticker. It should list the standard and any optional features. Looking at the Ford site, you have to get the Driver Assist package for rain-sensing wipers. That package adds 602A and Hybrid SE Tech package. Couldn't see the Tech package on it's own. Very confusing.
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    andyross got a reaction from WWWPerfA_ZN0W in Load of issues   
    The hard shifting is a known problem. There is newer software available that makes a major improvement. Instead of a neutral-drop shift and then confused shifting for awhile, it does a 'power hold' for a bit, then thumps into gear, with little effect on shifting after that. That will only happen one or twice anyways, as it will quickly get back to normal.
     
    For my 2011, it's listed as TSB 11-9-9 when it was updated in April 2014 (I bought the car used December 2013).
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    andyross reacted to akirby in Plug in hybrids at apartments   
     

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    andyross got a reaction from Titanium_2016 in Wipers colliding with each other   
    From what I read about wipers, it seems as if cars with 'outboard' wipers may have two separate motors that somehow need to be synchronized. Not sure how it's done, but it should be in warranty. As you mentioned, the dealer is probably the best to check it out.
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    andyross got a reaction from Titanium_2016 in Wipers colliding with each other   
    From what I read about wipers, it seems as if cars with 'outboard' wipers may have two separate motors that somehow need to be synchronized. Not sure how it's done, but it should be in warranty. As you mentioned, the dealer is probably the best to check it out.
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    andyross got a reaction from Titanium_2016 in Wipers colliding with each other   
    From what I read about wipers, it seems as if cars with 'outboard' wipers may have two separate motors that somehow need to be synchronized. Not sure how it's done, but it should be in warranty. As you mentioned, the dealer is probably the best to check it out.
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