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    For the love of aircraft

    You guys will love this site! Take your time and look around there is plenty to see! http://www.nmusafvirtualtour.com/
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    Your music, what are you listening to these days?

    This pairing is fantastic!
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    For the love of aircraft

    I love these "Hogs"! Any of you pilots have a feel for how much "slide slip" the quicker aircraft might experience when doing the sharp banks @ say 400-450K. within the canyon walls?
  4. Is the small icon in the side view mirror supposed to illuminate when the de-fog / de-ice system is energized? I've had this vehicle for almost 5 years and just noticed that mine does not. So the question becomes, should it?
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    From one veteran to another...

    It's "our" day for better or worse. To help make the best of it see if you can one or more of these: https://lifehacker.com/the-best-veterans-day-freebies-for-vets-and-military-pe-1839365637
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    Oil Change question - keep the underside splash shield?

    I have done the mental back and forth over removing the shield as well. I got a small battery powered nut driver and an adapter to hold the torx bit, and as Todd suggests it takes just a few minutes to remove. One consideration I had but did not explore is: Would any noticeable wind noise be generated by turbulent air from its removal? I was just too lazy to do the R & D to find out.
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    Coolant flush concerns on 2016 3.5

    I believe there is. Being internal in the engine it is being placed at risk of by two different fluids, oil and coolant. It is my belief that using a full synthetic oil and changing it more frequently than Ford recommends and doing the same for coolant will help extend the life of this water pump.
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    Coolant flush concerns on 2016 3.5

    Stick with your plan and see how it works out for you.
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    Coolant flush concerns on 2016 3.5

    2012- 3.7 and you want to quibble about one year?
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    Coolant flush concerns on 2016 3.5

    Says who?
  11. Chipster

    Coolant flush concerns on 2016 3.5

    Ford has basically told all owners of vehicles with the orange coolant to change it. Also regardless of mileage, a change should be done every five years. See the attached service advisory above and this:
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    Coolant replacement - interval and tips

    Yeah, your right. Done!
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    Coolant flush concerns on 2016 3.5

    I am having the orange coolant changed out of my 2016 3.5. I wanted to get the orange stuff out and replaced with 10X Peak. My original plan was to get a "flush" as part of the plan, but after looking at the heater lines where I assume the flush T fitting would have to go I am spooked. While I can only see an obstructed view, I am concerned about the possibility of a fitting failure later in time and not being able to get to it without a lift. With this in mind and since this vehicle has low miles (< 16 K) I now am thinking about a drain and replace. What do you all think about my concerns? Comments?
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    Coolant replacement - interval and tips

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