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akirby last won the day on March 16

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About akirby

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    fordmantpw's alter ego

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    2018 F150 Supercab XLT Magnetic Grey 3.5LEB

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  1. akirby

    X-Plan Rules Question

    Go to fordpartner.com and enter code MC405. You can’t generate valid pins using that code (mustang club of America) but you can view the rules.
  2. Interesting. 2nd one used a Tesla powertrain and only lasted 3 yrs.
  3. Actually I agree with hybrids being the better short to mid term bet which is why I like Ford's strategy of hybrid utilities, F150 and Mustang. I do think they're missing out on some important R&D by not having at least a token BEV.
  4. Somebody has a serious fetish about meaningless awards.
  5. akirby

    2020 Ford Explorer

    Not this version. When they decided to go RWD/CD6 they decided to go upscale with both Explorer and Aviator based on the success of the previous gen Explorer Platinum and Limited. Aviator will go even higher - pushing $80K - $90K.
  6. akirby

    2020 Ford Explorer

    Oops. 2019, 2020 - whatever it takes.
  7. akirby

    2020 Ford Explorer

    Nope - they’re part of the cold weather package and optional on both 200A and 202A XLT. But with 202A you have to get the moonroof and 20” wheels.
  8. akirby

    2020 Ford Explorer

    Looking at the expected retail mix, it’s 5% base, 10% XLT 201A, 29% XLT 202A and 64% Platinum/Limited/ST. They are clearly marketing this as a premium vehicle.
  9. I agree about Chrysler in general but not about RAM and Jeep. Jeep has a big faithful following and people (especially youngsters) love them. They were smart to come out with several smaller crossovers which benefit from Wrangler appeal. RAM has stepped up their game with interior and exterior design and features even if the engines are ancient. They're very competitive. I agree they don't seem to be prepared for the future with electrification and smaller more fuel efficient engines and quality is still an issue, but they've done a lot of things right the last few years.
  10. akirby

    Eco Boost engine cover

    You can ask the dealer but I think they’ve deleted that on current models.
  11. akirby

    5W-30 oil in 1.5L Ecoboost?

    If they specify 5W-30 for all the other ecoboosts but 5W-20 for this one they must have had a good reason. If you use 5W-30 and have an engine problem under warranty they might not cover the repair.