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Chipster

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  1. I need your collective ideas on removing the gasoline smell from a leaking gas can which leaked gasoline in the back of the vehicle. Got any ideas, or tricks that will help deal with the resulting lingering odor?
  2. Is there any "car care" product on the market that will prevent the failure of the Ford logo on the grille? How long has yours lasted before it failed, and what have you tried in an effort to save it? Maybe it can't be saved...
  3. We have lots of threads on sound systems, system improvements, settings, but I've seen nothing on what folks here enjoy listening to. Not sure this topic will go anywhere, but let's see. I have developed a strong love of "The Blues" over the last decade or so, so I tend to focus my listening towards that. I am also a big Dead, fan along with the Byrds, Poco, and many other groups from this era. These days I am listening to Eric Bibb & Jason Isbell in heavy rotation with other music. What are you listening to these days?
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    From one veteran to another...

    I just wanted to start a thread that will serve as a focal point for the forum to acknowledge the service of all of the veterans here and thank them for their service to this country. I would also like to say to a certain population within the larger veteran community: "Welcome Home" and thanks for your service & sacrifice! It would be very interesting to see where everyone did duty, when, and which branch you served with. Pictures would be a nice add. For me 4 years in the USAF 68 -72. A year in Vietnam (Bien Hoa) a bit less than three years @ Andrews AFB then out. Seems like a long, long, time ago...Thank you all for your service!
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    For the love of aircraft

    I don't know if any of the members of this forum have the fond affection for airplanes that I do, but if you do, this is the thread to post your love of all things that fly. I guess my interest started in a high school "Introduction to flight" class taught by an retired USAF pilot. Fast forward a few years I joined the Air Force and went to tech. school to learn how to "keep em flying". Fast forward a few more years I am in Nam as a crew chief of an 02-B (9th SOS psy-ops bird) and got to watch all the jets of those days take off and land directly in front of me. I also got to watch the older aircraft like the fantastic A-1E (Sandy) I also developed a love of the war birds of WW II. Here are a few pictures of planes I have worked on or had the opportunity to get up and personal with. Also a video I found that really gets your blood flowing if your into quick aircraft.If your also into aircraft which ones do you like.
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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?
  9. 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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    Not Edge, but Ford

    An interesting and telling overview on how Ford blew the launch of the new Explorer. Let's hope they learned from it.
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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 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 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?
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    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 replacement - interval and tips

    Post relocated
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    Coolant replacement - interval and tips

    Do you know about this?
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    Unreliable Motorcraft Battery

    Do yourself a favor. Go buy a smart float charger like Battery Tender or Battery Tender Jr. I had similar issues with batteries (2) on my Edge, but since starting to use my Battery Tender when I know I will not be driving it for several days, or even after a long drive. It is interesting to see how long it takes the Battery Tender to indicate that the battery is fully charged after driving it on fairly long trips. (as indicated by a solid green led on the charger) I offer this as a possible fix for your complaint only if there are no outstanding charge / discharge issues that may exist. Over the years I have discovered that these vehicles a voltage hogs!
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    Some good news. We need it!

    https://jalopnik.com/ford-surprises-charitable-lawn-mower-with-a-replacement-1845228489
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    For the love of aircraft

    Actually what you describe were "A" models. (02-A's) Our's were unharmed psy-ops 02-B's equipped with one 1500 watt speaker which we blasted the VC with propaganda. We also rocked our "Grunt" brethren manning mission local firebases with a little Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze" which was always greatly appreciated. Here is a picture of the speaker on the side of the aircraft.
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