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About akirby

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    2016 MKX

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  1. akirby

    Ventilated/Heated Front Seat Backs

    Unless they’ve changed the design in the last 3 years that’s just how they work (or don’t work). It’s a known problem on multiple vehicles since 2015. One person even 3d printed a part for his F150 that helped but didn’t completely solve the problems. Ford had a TSB that helped a little. Will be interesting to see what he says. Make sure he knows there was a TSB for the 2016 Edge.
  2. akirby

    SYNC 3 V3.4

    Why would you risk installing a bootleg copy of the software and bricking your system? I didn't see any new features, just a map update and a different look.
  3. If you want to extend the life top off the fluid level once a year, get a Solar BA-7 type tester and a C-Tek charger/reconditioner and charge it once a month or so. Otherwise just plan to replace it every 3-4 years.
  4. Batteries in modern vehicles rarely last more than 3-4 years.
  5. Having the same symptoms on my 2018 F150. Gotta take it in for other stuff anyway.
  6. akirby

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    I’m going to guess that they had to add it for marketing purposes so they can call it a 8 speed and that was the fastest and/or cheapest way to do it. Thats the downside of starting with an existing tranny and not building a brand new one.
  7. The vehicle has to be running and it has to be in Drive or Reverse for the DRLs to activate. They don't activate in Park or with the engine off.
  8. akirby

    Poor trans shifting theory investigation

    If you mean the Mustang Mach E - it doesn't have a transmission. If you mean the SEMA concept Mustang Lithium with a manual transmission - that was just a concept vehicle not meant for production. BTW Porsche does put a 2 speed tranny in the Taycan.
  9. akirby

    Evaporator case? Really? I doubt it

    That sounds like the blend door actuator - the motor that moves the flap that chooses cold air or hot air.
  10. Also remember that the rear isn’t directly connected to the transmission. I’m sure the engagement of the rear diff solenoid buffers at least some of the torque.
  11. akirby

    Evaporator case? Really? I doubt it

    If it’s only on one side it’s either the blend door actuator or the controller. I would not let them touch it if they said it was the evaporator.
  12. akirby

    New 2019 Ford Edge Titanium Owner

    You should not only check the mirror visually before changing lanes you should still turn your head and glance just to be extra safe.
  13. I think the longer axle can twist more and absorb the initial torque without breaking. Just a guess though.
  14. akirby

    What Brand oil filter?

    You just said you go one year between changes and you weren't sure the filter would last that long, so 6 months should be fine. Actually I think the motorcraft filter is just fine for normal oil change intervals anyway. Not sure why people spend so much time looking for something else if motorcraft works just fine. You're not getting better performance.