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Owner’s Log: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat (12/2016 – 3/2017)


Wow, what a quarter!  I think it’s the most miles I’ve put on a vehicle in 3 months in a LONG time.  The F-150 was driven quite a bit, but no real hauling.  One service visit for an oil change and warped front rotors was the only stop in what was a commute-filled winter.  Read on for more details

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How-To and Review: SeatGuru’s 2015+ F-150 Seat Fix

3d-printed-part-and-tubingShortly after purchasing my 2015 Ford F-150, I found out that a fair amount of owners were experiencing less than stellar performance of their front seat coolers.  When the temperatures finally warmed up, I tried mine out, only to find I was one of the unfortunate ones.  User SeatGuru on the F150Forum.com web site has come up with a fix, and I’ve installed it.  Continue reading for the installation instructions, my review, and the results!

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Owner’s Log: Service Visit for 2010 Nissan Maxima

Since about two months into the ownership of my 2010 Nissan Maxima SV, I noticed a popping noise when going over certain bumps. Through some online research, I found out that some of the bolts holding the roof structure together needed to be torqued down, as per Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) NTB09-132. The TSB requires the headliner to be dropped, so I wanted it done before I got the windows tinted, because dropping the headliner could accidentally scratch the tint film.  Continue reading for lots of pictures and my experience at the dealership.

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Uh-oh: Ford issues bulletin about Fusion/Milan Hybrid Brakes

Well, it seems Toyota isn’t the only one with brake problems these days.  Consumer Reports is reporting that Ford has issued a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) on the brake systems on 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrids and 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrids.  A similar issue to what Toyota is experiencing with their 2010 Prius, it seems the transition from regenerative to conventional brakes is bothering Ford as well.

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