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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036

    @tjc78 said:
    Nice find on the Escape Q. It has my favorite Ford exclusive feature on it!

    Do tell

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,476
    @qbrozen,
    Hope the Escape works out for you.
    Our old 04 had drum brakes in the rear, never had to replace them in the 145k we had it.
    Hope you checked the rear upper shock mounts. That's a common rust area and the reason we sold ours.
    I know what feature tjc78 is referring to. Very handy.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952

    I can only think of the entry keypad. Is there something else?

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,993

    @qbrozen,
    Hope the Escape works out for you.
    Our old 04 had drum brakes in the rear, never had to replace them in the 145k we had it.
    Hope you checked the rear upper shock mounts. That's a common rust area and the reason we sold ours.

    NOW you tell him. :o

    A former co-worker lost his Taurus wagon to the same issue. A bit of a rude awakening when it occurs.

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,362

    Wife told me today she’d entertain us getting an M240 if I flipped both the ZHP and the Outback. This feels like a trap to get me to give up a third car.

    Where is Admiral Akbar when you need him?

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,760

    @qbrozen said:

    @tjc78 said:
    Nice find on the Escape Q. It has my favorite Ford exclusive feature on it!

    Do tell

    Yes the keyless entry pad. I always liked having it, and never carried keys. I would just lock them inside.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036
    edited October 2021
    tjc78 said:



    Yes the keyless entry pad. I always liked having it, and never carried keys. I would just lock them inside.

    I'll have to look into programming it. Could be helpful to just leave the key in it.

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE. 62-car history and counting! MB Sprinter and '92 Nissan Gloria on the way!

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,760
    edited October 2021

    @qbrozen said:
    I'll have to look into programming it. Could be helpful to just leave the key in it.

    Factory code should be somewhere in the car (tailgate hinge maybe) or in a card with the manual if it’s still there.

    Enter factory code, then press 1-2, enter new code, press 1-2

    Factory code will always work as well as new code.

    To open the car enter 5 digit code, then 3-4 opens the other doors, and 5-6 should be for tailgate (opens trunk on sedans)

    7-8 & 9-0 locks it

    Doing this from memory, so hopefully I didn’t miss anything.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,476
    edited October 2021
    @qbrozen,
    If the card with the code in not with the owner's manual, you try this video.
    I didn't watch it.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,760

    On the Panthers it was always on the trunk lid hinge or on the keyless module in the driver’s door (DDM)

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 206,408

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  • corvettecorvette United StatesMember Posts: 9,156
    tjc78 said:

    Nice find on the Escape Q. It has my favorite Ford exclusive feature on it!

    The cracked plastic on the hatch?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036
    corvette said:



    The cracked plastic on the hatch?

    whatchu talkin bout?

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE. 62-car history and counting! MB Sprinter and '92 Nissan Gloria on the way!

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,683
    edited October 2021

    @qbrozen,
    Hope the Escape works out for you.
    Our old 04 had drum brakes in the rear, never had to replace them in the 145k we had it.
    Hope you checked the rear upper shock mounts. That's a common rust area and the reason we sold ours.
    I know what feature tjc78 is referring to. Very handy.

    If you used your brakes more your insurance rates wouldn’t be so high. :'(

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,683
    tjc78 said:

    @qbrozen said:

    I'll have to look into programming it. Could be helpful to just leave the key in it.

    Factory code should be somewhere in the car (tailgate hinge maybe) or in a card with the manual if it’s still there.

    Enter factory code, then press 1-2, enter new code, press 1-2

    Factory code will always work as well as new code.

    To open the car enter 5 digit code, then 3-4 opens the other doors, and 5-6 should be for tailgate (opens trunk on sedans)

    7-8 & 9-0 locks it

    Doing this from memory, so hopefully I didn’t miss anything.


    It sounds to me like it would be a LOT easier to just use the key. You young guys must have good memories. :s

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    Most likely the dealer can look up the code too. Easier than taking apart the door!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,760

    @qbrozen said:
    whatchu talkin bout?

    That’s a third gen Explorer thing, almost every one you’ll see on the road has a crack in the plastic part of the rear hatch.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,476
    Explorers were well known for the cracked panel on the rear hatch.
    I watched a bit of the video I posted, it is for a 2010 Escape.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,683
    tjc78 said:

    @qbrozen said:

    whatchu talkin bout?

    That’s a third gen Explorer thing, almost every one you’ll see on the road has a crack in the plastic part of the rear hatch.


    If I’m looking at that right, that’s the best looking crack I’ve ever seen.

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    edited October 2021
    On my wife's proposed trade, she strongly dislikes having a third car and has been doing everything possible to remind me of that fact. I suspect if I get rid of the ZHP that will be it for a good long while.

    Regarding the Jeep, yes - it is more than adequate for family needs. For a variety of reasons we are going to be a one kid household, which dramatically simplifies logistics. The Jeep has plenty of cargo room for sports stuff and travel stuff as needed and covers our desire for a 4WD vehicle to go to the mountains in winter.

    There is definitely some appeal in combining fun car with daily car, especially having a garage parking spot, but I'm not sure what makes sense at this point.
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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,265
    Ditto for my wife. I wanted a "toy" a few years back, a BMW 3-series convertible but she nixed the idea immediately. Said it was a waste to have to keep my d d outside all the time while having the toy take up my garage space. Wasn't even the money to be honest as I could afford it with no problem, she just thought it was a waste. I didn't agree but just went along as it was easier at the time. But, even now, I'd still like a "toy" convertible and am hoping once we both finally do retire in a few years, we can get one. Think once we have it sitting there, she'll see the enjoyment of having it.

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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,815

    On my wife's proposed trade, she strongly dislikes having a third car and has been doing everything possible to remind me of that fact. I suspect if I get rid of the ZHP that will be it for a good long while.

    Regarding the Jeep, yes - it is more than adequate for family needs. For a variety of reasons we are going to be a one kid household, which dramatically simplifies logistics. The Jeep has plenty of cargo room for sports stuff and travel stuff as needed and covers our desire for a 4WD vehicle to go to the mountains in winter.

    There is definitely some appeal in combining fun car with daily car, especially having a garage parking spot, but I'm not sure what makes sense at this point.

    Sounds like its a win-win. The Jeep is decently roomy and there are some good sub 250 options for hitch mounted racks, above the tire racks or even a shelf to go in the cargo compartment.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,952
    I am definitely getting a 3rd car/toy of some sort when we finally move. My wife doesn’t care how many I have. Unless I try to take away her garage spot. Then she really cares!

    No issue to her if I put a sporty car in the garage and keep a truck or beater out in the driveway.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,476
    My 02 Explorer had that panel crack. The dealer stepped up, way after warranty, and replaced it with my cost being $50.
    Of course, the new one cracked a few years later anyway.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036
    ok. was staring at my escape trying to find a crack. lol.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,683

    Ditto for my wife. I wanted a "toy" a few years back, a BMW 3-series convertible but she nixed the idea immediately. Said it was a waste to have to keep my d d outside all the time while having the toy take up my garage space. Wasn't even the money to be honest as I could afford it with no problem, she just thought it was a waste. I didn't agree but just went along as it was easier at the time. But, even now, I'd still like a "toy" convertible and am hoping once we both finally do retire in a few years, we can get one. Think once we have it sitting there, she'll see the enjoyment of having it.

    I have the solution to your problem. I don’t know why you haven’t thought of it…park the “toy”outside. :s

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,452

    @Sandman6472 said:
    Ditto for my wife. I wanted a "toy" a few years back, a BMW 3-series convertible but she nixed the idea immediately. Said it was a waste to have to keep my d d outside all the time while having the toy take up my garage space. Wasn't even the money to be honest as I could afford it with no problem, she just thought it was a waste. I didn't agree but just went along as it was easier at the time. But, even now, I'd still like a "toy" convertible and am hoping once we both finally do retire in a few years, we can get one. Think once we have it sitting there, she'll see the enjoyment of having it.

    Or get a convertible as your DD

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,683
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @jmonroe1 said:

    If I’m looking at that right, that’s the best looking crack I’ve ever seen.

    jmonroe

    I’m not gonna touch that comment :)


    Go ahead, give it a try. B)

    jmonroe
    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036
    Geico didn't seem to have a clue what to do about my "new" vehicle. The app wouldn't let me change the address for one car and told me to call. Got through to someone pretty quick. I explained the situation. She put me on hold for about 5 mins. Came back and said I'd need a whole new policy and I'd have to register it in SC. I explained to her how that isn't possible given SC laws. Put me on hold again for a while. Came back and finally said they could do it on my current policy. The location, however, kicked up the premium. When I added in NJ, it was $390/yr. Now, in SC, it is $460. :(

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,149

    Wife told me today she’d entertain us getting an M240 if I flipped both the ZHP and the Outback. This feels like a trap to get me to give up a third car.

    Having a 3rd car comes in handy for when engines decide to grenade themselves.
    '15 Audi Misano Red Pearl S4, '16 Audi TTS Daytona Gray Pearl, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion
  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036
    How about a 5th or 6th car?

    ;b

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,149
    qbrozen said:

    How about a 5th or 6th car?

    ;b

    The rule should be you can have no more than 1 non-running car.
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 206,408
    I’m still working on the 2nd car…

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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,170

    On my wife's proposed trade, she strongly dislikes having a third car and has been doing everything possible to remind me of that fact. I suspect if I get rid of the ZHP that will be it for a good long while.

    Regarding the Jeep, yes - it is more than adequate for family needs. For a variety of reasons we are going to be a one kid household, which dramatically simplifies logistics. The Jeep has plenty of cargo room for sports stuff and travel stuff as needed and covers our desire for a 4WD vehicle to go to the mountains in winter.

    There is definitely some appeal in combining fun car with daily car, especially having a garage parking spot, but I'm not sure what makes sense at this point.

    I will have space soon for your ZHP. :)

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 31,036
    andres3 said:

    qbrozen said:

    How about a 5th or 6th car?

    ;b

    The rule should be you can have no more than 1 non-running car.
    Well, the nonrunner is #7, so I didn't count it. hahaha. The Benz was running when I dropped it off at the mechanic's.

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE. 62-car history and counting! MB Sprinter and '92 Nissan Gloria on the way!

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,149
    edited October 2021
    Someone mentioned a harmonic balancer issue with the Audi 3.0 V6. That might be it. In hindsight I did notice idling at times the idle was rougher than it should be in terms of vibration QUALIFIER for an Audi.

    Typically, at idle, your not even sure the engine is on at times, so any vibration can be noticeable. It was very minor though, and didn't think anything of it until........

    I was thinking perhaps a bad motor mount as those are known to be a maintenance issue.
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  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Member Posts: 2,452
    edited October 2021

    The rubber part lets go in the Audi 3.0T harmonic balancer/ crank pulley- the center part is rubber

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 206,408
    breld said:

    On my wife's proposed trade, she strongly dislikes having a third car and has been doing everything possible to remind me of that fact. I suspect if I get rid of the ZHP that will be it for a good long while.

    Regarding the Jeep, yes - it is more than adequate for family needs. For a variety of reasons we are going to be a one kid household, which dramatically simplifies logistics. The Jeep has plenty of cargo room for sports stuff and travel stuff as needed and covers our desire for a 4WD vehicle to go to the mountains in winter.

    There is definitely some appeal in combining fun car with daily car, especially having a garage parking spot, but I'm not sure what makes sense at this point.

    I will have space soon for your ZHP. :)
    And I'll be happy to accompany @breld to the Pacific Northwest to help him shuttle it home to Colorado...

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    Punch pending....
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  • breldbreld Member Posts: 6,170

    Punch pending....

    I like the strategy. The wife doesn't exactly like having a 3rd car...so "I'll show you."

    2021 Polestar 2 - 2022 M340i - 2022 X5 - 2021 Bronco - 2004 330i ZHP

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    Not quite - she is on board with this :-)
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  • au1994au1994 GAMember Posts: 2,815

    Not quite - she is on board with this :-)

    Well, guess I’m not working anymore today. Refresh, refresh, refresh…

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  • tifightertifighter WAMember Posts: 3,144
    edited October 2021

    Punch pending....

    Oh, let me get the popcorn. I'm looking forward to this one.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,865
    qbrozen said:

    Geico didn't seem to have a clue what to do about my "new" vehicle. The app wouldn't let me change the address for one car and told me to call. Got through to someone pretty quick. I explained the situation. She put me on hold for about 5 mins. Came back and said I'd need a whole new policy and I'd have to register it in SC. I explained to her how that isn't possible given SC laws. Put me on hold again for a while. Came back and finally said they could do it on my current policy. The location, however, kicked up the premium. When I added in NJ, it was $390/yr. Now, in SC, it is $460. :(

    I admire the amount of effort you put into this. Honestly, I never even considered all of that. I just added our car to the policy; where and how we use it is really our own business!
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,865
    breld said:


    I will have space soon for your ZHP. :)

    You better take him up early on that, as I suspect there will be less room available very, very soon....
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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTMember Posts: 15,362

    I'll save you all the suspense - we're going to sell the Outback to CarMax and clear just under $12k in equity on the lease. We're going to use that money to put into our little one's college fund and officially finish prepaying 4 years of in-state tuition here in WA.

    In return, she is going to give the Tesla Model 3 SR+ a whirl - Midnight Silver (gray) with Sport wheels. Picked up an in-stock model drop. I figure worst case, we'll flip it and break close to even.

    WOW! Bravo & well played!

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAMember Posts: 8,646
    We did a lease, which is $$ relatively speaking, but that way I'm not paying WA sales tax upfront.
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