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  1. enigma-2

    Bad Static on FM Radio

    Couple of thoughts on this. As your FM is runnimg below the FM quieting level, the reception via the antenna is suspect. This is particularly true if your also experiencing poor reception on the AM band (AM is weaker and more directly influenced by a bad antenna). How's your AM reception ? The second possibly is your vehicle battery is going bad (low voltage). (Some radio's are sensitive to input voltage).
  2. It's part of the fuel pump. (I think, I don't think there's a 2nd one). This video may help. (Did you do the test?)
  3. I believe its actually kerosene. (Only it smells better .. smile). But covering is definitely faster and easier. 👍
  4. Many codes are stored and can be read later. Perhaps Auto Zone? If it is the EPV I'd expect to see codes like P0446 or P0455 stored and the most likely condition would be a rough idle or rough running right after you fill up with gas. Probably get a check engine light as well. (Still, I really don't know if it could cause a no start on first try or not. Doesn't seem like it, but ..). Honestly I still suspect that its fuel related. Perhaps a bad check valve allowing the fuel to drain back. After the first try the fuel rail is pressurized and starts on the 2nd try. One way to test this theory is to turn the ignition "on" but not start. Leave it this way for a few seconds (to allow the pump to pressurize the line) then turn to start. If it starts, I'd zero in on a check valve (but it's not the only possible possibility).
  5. Sorry, the video was entitled "how to remove stickers from cloth visors". Thought it would work. (He used 81% alcohol, I wonder how Goo Gone would work)? I've never even noticed the labels on mine. Can't even tell you what they say, but then again my interior is Camel. (Blends).
  6. Doubt it's the filter (internal to the tank). You need to pull the codes and see what's stored. Often can do this at a local auto parts store, O'Reilly, Auto Zone, etc.
  7. Video on how to remove the Ford sunvisor decal.
  8. Ummmm, as I remember it, the color was closer to adamantium.
  9. Could be so many things. The best start is to check for stored codes. Based on age, I would suspect either the fuel pump or its relay. When you first turn the key (run, not start) do you hear the fuel pump running? If yes, check valve may be leaking and fuel prime lost. If no, turn off and on again. Running now?
  10. Righr. And while you're at it, eliminate the owners manual and let them figure out Sync on their own. (Doesn't it bring a smile just thinking about a blonde trying to turn on the wipers without a manual)?
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    Cuts on legs from the bottom edge of ST doors

    Ahhhh, I may have reached an embroidered conclusion. Perhaps "wise, experienced, strong and leaky" would better describe our circumstance. (I hated Warfarin when I was on it. Cuts were fun ...)
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    Mileage when taking delivery

    (I know it's old, just seen it and thought I'd respond in case someone else mistook its meaning). "Convoy" is a transport company. They hull for GM, Volvo and Ford. The car was transported on a carrier.
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    Cuts on legs from the bottom edge of ST doors

    You know what they say about guys who answer their own postings, don't you? Edit: their smart, great looking, manily and hung.
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    Front License Plate

    OK. No front plate. Pinstripping instead! DFO.
  15. Heh. Amazon.com: Skeleton Hand Fender Ornament: Handmade
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    Exhaust sound

    Don't like the sound of your exhaust. Change it by using electronic exhaust.. How about a jet aircraft, or Jingle Bells or (ohhhh yeaaaa) a Corvette C7? Or others, selectable by your cell phones. THOR - electronic exhaust (thor-tuning.com)
  17. What's amazing is that we cannot longer make the F1 (Saturn V) engines today. (In fairness they can build better engines today, but the the technology used in the 1950's has been mostly lost). https://ourplnt.com/remake-rocketdyne-f-1-engine-humans-moon/ When i was a early teen, me a two of my friends were walking down an alley. I noticed a box sticking out of a trash barrel and looked in as we passed. There were some strange pieces inside, so we stopped and pulked them out. They were advanced, carefully machined and had a wierd coating. So being curious kids, we took them. Played with them, burned them (an acetylene torch didn’t affect them). We passed them out to the neighbors. The neighbor across the alley worked at Bendex Corp and took one into work and asked if anyone knew what it was. His supervisor called the plant in a neighboring city that built classified missile parts and described it. Within an hour the FBI was at the plant interviewing my neighbor. Of course he told them that "I" was passing highly classified missile parts around the neighborhood. Anddddd they showed up at the house an hour after that. Turns out it was the most classified part of the Talos Missile. The missile used several of these at the front as the antenna. It's exposed the extremely high heat during flight and has to continue to broadcast all the way to its target. Of course I told them everything including showing them which house where we found them. Turns out he was an employee of the Bendix facility where these parts were being made. The agent said they would "take him at work" as it was still during working hours. Never seen anything in the newspaper. Point of all this, (think it around 1959) I've never seen anything published on what this material was or how it worked. It's really amazing just how advanced we were back in the 50's.
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    Seat cover 2014

    Its possible to "over-condition" leather and cause stickness. (Also, parts of the seat is leather, and other parts are "synthetic" leather. Plastic. Before you proceed, read the site and see if helps. (If you do go with a cover, be observant where it seams fall on the backside. The seams will rub against the seat and cause abrasion). https://leathermilk.com/tacky-leather-conditioned-leather
  19. It's been that way since sync-1. I never seen this as a being a problem.
  20. You have a 2020 or read about it somewhere ? Yea, it IS incredible !
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    Front License Plate

    Did you remove the plate holder or just black it out? (Looks like its still there.)
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    Blew a shock at 23k miles

    Ain't no way, sorry. "the installation or use of a non-Ford Motor Company part (other than a certified emissions part) or any part (Ford or non-Ford designed for off-road use only) installed after the vehicle leaves the control of Ford Motor Company, if the installed part fails or causes a Ford part to fail. Examples include, but are not limited to lift kits, oversized tires, roll bars, cellular phones, alarm systems, automatic starting systems and performance-enhancing powertrain components or software and performance ‘‘chips’’
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    2019 Ford Edge ST Towing

    Too much weight causes hard steering and from my experience, over steering. Normal hitch weight should be between 10% and 15% so 375 is still within the limits. (May push you headlights higher though (think getting flashed). One thing you could consider is the use a weight distribution hitch, but I don't know of any that are class II. Why don't you call "etrailer" at 800-940-8924 and talk to them. (Experts).