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    2018 Lincoln Navigator L 3.5 liter Ecoboost (F150) startup noise on idle

    Hello, On the first start of the day...cold start...I am hearing this racket. After about a minute or so the noise goes away...anyone have any thoughts on this? On further starts this noise is not present. I guess you have to wait until the vehicle is totally cold...3+ hours...to get this...
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    Continental truck tire line blowing doors off Michelin Defender LTX

    Continental has returned fire on Michelin! Terraincontact and LX25 line!!!
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    Can a Roadforce Balance tell if tire or wheel is bad?

    Im having a vibration issue and the dealer told me they Roadforced it and either the wheel is bad or the tire. I think its really the ring and pinion gear in the differential. If I take this to a tireshop and get it put on a RoadForce machine what can they tell me? Csn they narrow it down to...
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    Tire distortion...improper storage...help...

    I bought 4 tires and planned on getting them changed last year but the plan changed and were stacked horizontally for 6 months. Changed them out recently and encountering vibration at 70. First thought it was the driveshaft. Dealer bought into it and changed out shaft and other things. After...
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    Continental TrueContact Tour T vs H - Help me decide

    Hello, I am going to order tires and Im deciding between T and H speed ratings. I want to confirm my thoughts. My thoughts are the T-rated tire will probably last longer, be more comfortable and better for all seasons. The H rated is more of a performance version of the same tire which will...
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    Chevron Delo 400 XSP 5W40 ISOSYN, 4700 miles, 2018 Lincoln Navigator L 3.5 Liter Ecoboost V-6

    Vehicle: 2018 Lincoln Navigator L Miles on oil: 4700 Time on oil: 2-3 months Engine: Ford 3.5 liter Ecoboost Oil: Chevron Delo 400 XSP 5W40 ISOSYN Other oil used previously: Mobil Delvac 1 5W40 This oil is rated API SN+. Not much of a difference between Delvac and Delo IMHO.
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    Penzoil Platinum Euro L 5W30, 4942 miles, 2019 Lincoln MKT Livery 3.7liter V6 Duratec

    Oil: Penzoil Platinum Euro L 5W30 Engine: Ford 3.7 liter V6 Duratec Miles: 4942 Vehicle: 2019 Lincoln MKT Livery (similar engine in Ford Taurus and Explorer) I have come to the conclusion the type of oil placed in this particular engine will probably not yield significant changes. The most...
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    Disconnecting Active Grill Shutters Ford F150 RaptorExpedition Lincoln Navigator

    Everyone is in agreement that too much heat is bad for the engine and transmission. Another fact most people are in agreement with is every degree above 200 is a worse and worse situation. 180-200 seems to be that sweet spot for the engine. For the Ecoboost engine in particular 190-200 seems...
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    If one catalyticn converter goes bad is the other not far behind?

    I replaced one catalytic converter at 114000 miles...the left one or "Bank 2"...should now I be looking at the right one or "Bank 1" as suspect? Should I be ordering the right cat getting it ready for the next episode?
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    Ford EcoBoost 170 degree thermostat Reische Performance

    It is now that time where we are entering the summer months and its getting above 80 degrees outside. The standard operating temperature of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator L seems to be between 210-220 degrees which has always seemed too hot to me. Time after time Ive been shown charts and data...
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    2019 Lincoln MKT Livery (Ford Taurus/Ford Explorer) vibration at 70 mph

    I was getting a vibration at 70 miles per hour. The vibration would start at 60 mph and then the peak seemed to be right at 70. I had the wheels/tires Hunter Roadforce balanced by two different reputable tire dealers. It seemed to improve things a little but there was still that vibration...
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    Akenono ProAct vs Akebono Performance vs Raybestos Element 3 EHT vs Wagner OEX

    I drive livery cars in and around NYC logging 75000 miles a year. What is important to me is both pad life and pad performance. I want to minimize runs to the repair shop but I also demand the best performance because I want to avoid accidents. I have used all of these pads professionally...
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    2018 Lincoln Navigator engine misfire...bad left bank catalytic converter

    While I was driving I felt a heavy shudder and noticed the engine light blinking. A blinking engine light means engine misfire and immediately pullover and shutdown. Before I could do anything it went away as suddenly as it came. Use ForScan and code not stored. I believe its the left bank...
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    I found my 3.5 liter Ecoboost oil...Chevron Delo 5W40 CK4

    As some here might know the 3.5 liter Ecoboost engine has some problems such as dilution or shearing the stock 5W30 Semi Synthetic down to 5W20. It has things like cold start rattle and a list of different things. Another key thing is the engine seemingly running too hot sometimes over 220...
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    2019 Lincoln MKT (similar to Taurus/Explorer) struts, endlinks, shocks and PTU

    My MKT now has 46000 miles on it and the no deductible factory warranty expires at 50000. Thus I put it into the dealer because recently its been riding rough. During this time of slow business they are more willing to replace things and did they ever. They replaced front struts, rear shocks...
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    2018 Lincoln Navigator L (F150 Ecoboost) Turbo Blow Off Valve or BOV

    I just got by truck back from the dealership and now they have replaced both turbos...adjusted the exhaust and Im still getting that howl on acceleration. Fortunately, all of the other noises are now gone but there is this annoying howling noise. So I did my Googleing and found the culprit...
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    2018 Lincoln Navigator L Turbo WasteGate Rattle Part II

    First, here is my other thread about the turbo wastegate noise. <a href="https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/5361674" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.bobistheoilguy.com/<wbr>forums/<wbr>ubbthreads.php/<wbr>topics/<wbr>5361674</a> In that thread there is a lot...
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    Have the "Dexcool" coolant flushed out of your GM vehicle...

    Im in the livery business...used to own a Suburban...know a lot of people with these vehicles. The best thing you can do is get the "Dexcool" coolant flushed and replaced with Peak Global Lifetime. Pepboys seems best equipped around here to perform these fluid flushes. Lets say you keep...
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    Motorcraft Semi Synthetic...any good?

    I get a good laugh when I see Motorcraft Semi Synthetic. The world has moved to full synthetic. Conventional and semi-synthetic is special order at Walmart. The shelf seems like its a full synthetic convention. Why would Ford push this semi-synthetic?
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    AmazonBasics 5W30 High Mileage, 5032 miles, Ford 3.7 liter Duratec, Lincoln MKT

    Vehicle: 2019 Lincoln MKT Engine: Ford 3.7 liter V6 Duratec Oil: Amazon Basics 5W30 High Mileage Full Synthetic Miles on oil: 5032 Notes: Accidentally put down SuperTech on lab report when its Amazon Basics. Its the same oil made by Warren Distributing. <img...
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