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  1. enigma-2

    You was that "masked man"

  2. Latest recall from DOT. Yokohama Tire Corporation (Yokohama Tire) is recalling certain Yokohama RY023 tires, size 255/70R22.5 16H (DOT date code 0320 and 0520 through 0620), RY023 tires, size 295/75R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0520), RY023 tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date codes 0320 and 0520), RY617 tires, size 11R22.5 16H (DOT date code 0320), RY617 tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date codes 0220 and 0420 through 0620), TY517 MC2 tires, size 295/75R22.5 14G (DOT date codes 0220 through 0620), TY517 MC2 tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date codes 0420 through 0620), TY517 MC2 tires, size 11R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0620), TY527 tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date code 0520), 712L tires, size 295/75R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0420 through 0620), 712L tires, size 11R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0620 and 0320 through 0420), 709ZL tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date code 0420), 709ZL tires, size 11R24.5 14G (DOT date code 0220), LY053 tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0620), 109L tires, size 11R22.5 14G (DOT date codes 0220 and 0420 through 0620), 109L tires, size 285/75R24.5 14G (DOT date codes 0620 and 0320 through 0420), 109L tires, size 295/75R22.5 14G (DOT date code 0420), 108R tires, size 11R24.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 and 0620), and 715R tires, size 295/75R22.5 16H (DOT date codes 0320 through 0420). Due to improper manufacturing, the tires tread or bead may detach, possibly resulting in loss of vehicle control. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires - Other than Passenger Cars." A sudden loss of vehicle control increases the risk of a crash. Yokohama will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2020. Owners may contact Yokohama customer service at 1-800-423-4544.
  3. This video gives several examples of how to spot fake Chinese Motorcraft parts, such as spark plugs and ignition coils. Appearently anything sold on Ebay and several vendors on Amazon are selling close copies of Motorcraft parts. Includes filters and ignition parts (common replacment parts). Don't Get Burned Buying Counterfeit Ford Motorcraft Parts! By Ford TechMakuloco https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OpDJNDb6b9A&feature=youtu.be
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  5. This recall is probably NOT applicable to the Edge/MKX vehicles. Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain CrossClimate+ tires in size 225/60R16 103V XL tires with DOT date code 4618. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls
  6. Its below freezing here, and besides ..... I've gotten (retirement) lazy. Anddddddd, the MLX made me pull in Had no say over it. It pulled in all by itself. (honestly!)
  7. I watched about a couple of dozen videos for my headlights. Finally settled on this one as I've found Scottie to be dead on and I trust Meguiar's products. He uses Meguiar's Headlight polish to clean fogged plastic and Meguiar's Headlight Coating to coat the plastic 2x year. (Only had the Meguiar's on for about 6 months so far, but am expecting good results). The important thing to remember is to reapply the coating at least annually. Semiannually in the southern states. More sun damage. There are several videos pushing clear coat paint, but it was never made for this application. Would not trust it to last but a year (sunbelt) or two (northern areas). The coating the lens manufacturers use is a special paint, baked on using UV light. They make this for consumer use, but your still not going to get any more than the OEM guys get. (But you can get lifetime clear if you use a protectant annually). I've also used 303 Protectant and found the headlights don't fog. I also use it on my wiper blades. Fourth year on MKX blades, five on the convertible. Still soft and pliable. (I also use it on ALL of my outdoor plastic items and they have never faded). https://youtu.be/E9NP0_nF2ak
  8. Car wash. Ultimate with $3 discount coupon. Soap and water rinse. Sealer wax and rim cleaner. Triple foam and tire shine. Simoniz hot wax and Lava foam. Rain X and Dragon dry. Done. On to the Chinese restaurant.
  9. enigma-2

    Uprated Underbody Shields / Skid Plates / Armor

    My initial guess is something similar to the "plastic steel" putty marketed by Devcon. It's a mix of epoxy and metal particles. One concern is that plastic expands and contracts more than the OEM shield and may require better fasteners. (Even the stock fasteners have proven problematic. If it were me, I would run with the existing panels and replace only when they were near failure. If they hold up, all the better. If not, it's what you were considering anyway.
  10. I've had excellent luck with Bridgestone Ecopia Dueler H/L 422's. (MKX with AWD).
  11. If your car is only 5 months old, haven't you taken it in for warranty service?
  12. enigma-2

    How to park a Lamborghini.....

  13. If you want to over power lift hate arms, buy ones that are slightly longer than OEM.
  14. I wrote a little about my experiences in replacing nozzles in this thread: As far as headlight restoration, I use two products that have kept my 2009 MKX headlights crystal clear. Do this annually in the fall. To clean and polish the plastic lens, I use Meguiar's Plastx Cleaner and Polish. Rub thoroughly into the plastic and wipe off with clean microfiber towel. After the lens is clean and clear, I treat the plastic against UV with Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating. It comes in a pressurized spray can and requires two coats. Just follow directions. I'm certain there are other products that will work just as well, but I can verify these two will keep your headlights clear. If your headlights are really bad, consider using Meguiar's headlight restoration kit first.
  15. My 09 does this every once in a while. Hyperflash. On time I get it, another I don't. Think its in the SJB. (Everytime I get hyperflash, I can correct it by turning off the turn signal and then turn it back on again. Happens once every 3-4 months or so)