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  1. No remaining oil life report!

    3G Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    Maybe I'm just old school but I'm a firm believer in 5,000 mile oil changes if using a quality blend or full synthetic, 7500 miles if using a higher end oil, or 10,000 miles if replacing filter and topping off oil at 5,000 miles with a higher end oil. Now Amsoil is whole different basket of...
  2. Anyone noted this?

    3G Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    It's from the heat, one would not think it but that little bulb can make a lot of heat in a tight space like a housing. To help mitigate this issue, use some dielectric grease on the base of bulb and on those edges....on all bulbs that are not LED. I have seen many 3157 bulb sockets...
  3. What do you do with "extra" oil?

    3G Engine and Technical Discussion
    I pour it all in and roll. 3/10 of a quart ain't gonna hurt nothing! Just a little extra oil in the event you're out hot-footing it, to absorb dirt, and to help the engine oil stay .000001 degree cooler lol. Also to account for any oil loss between changes.
  4. Headlights

    3G Exterior and Interior
    I think that car still had the early tire pressure monitor system. Crazy setup but kinda cool, it used the ABS module and wheel speed sensors. A smaller(under inflated) tire rotates more times than a larger(fully inflated) tire. When the ABS system "noticed" one tire was rotating "X" times...
  5. Custom painted headlights!

    3G DIY Garage
    If I could pony up the money for the rest of the stuff I need for projectors I'd tear apart the headlights and do a dual projector retrofit and paint the headlights. Have the Morimoto projectors....and that's about it lol.
  6. Custom painted headlights!

    3G DIY Garage
    How hard were they to open? What temp? More details :)
  7. What type wax are you using?

    3G Exterior and Interior
    Collinite Insulator Wax
  8. Intake Valve Cleaner

    3G Engine and Technical Discussion
    I am not concerned enough to pull the intake on my 1.6 yet. I also switched to Pennzoil Platinum(used it since it has came out on other vehicles), figure a full synthetic will significantly cut down on those hydrocarbons and less chance of coking/sludging inside of the hot turbocharged engine.
  9. Anyone attempt an air ride setup on there escape?

    3G Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension
    Have you checked airride technologies? They may have something bolt in that will do the trick. If they have nothing listed I'd call them.
  10. Fender Bender and new parts

    3G Exterior and Interior
    Yeah everyone was fine, just my wife's pride was a bit sore but it's ok now. And even more fortunately the kiddo wasn't with her, he wouldn't have gotten hurt but it would have scared him, and the impact was maybe 15mph so if there had to be a wreck, I couldn't ask for better circumstances. It...
  11. Fender Bender and new parts

    3G Exterior and Interior
    So the wife had a little fender bender(more of a bumper destroyer, fenders are fine). Wiped out the front bumper on the left side, got the intercooler, radiator, drivers headlight, and fog/turn signal. So I talked with the bodyshop today, he's going to see about getting the smooth black...
  12. What have you done to your Ford Escape today?

    What Did you Do To Your Ford Escape Today
    lol I spawned an entire forum section! What did I do to the FE today? I called the bodyshop to see what was up. Last Thursday the wife had a little fender bender in it. Left front bumper corner pushed in, broke a couple clips on the headlight which I am going to acquire, busted...
  13. Dealer used 5W30 in 2.0 Ecoboost - Wrong?

    3G Engine and Technical Discussion
    I do my own because I was a tech. for 5 years. I saw what some guys did, I also saw more tech.'s who were stand up, did the job right, and sweated the small stuff even though it was someone else's vehicle. However, even though there are typically more tech.'s that do the right thing, that...
  14. Dealer used 5W30 in 2.0 Ecoboost - Wrong?

    3G Engine and Technical Discussion
    ......First of all, they aren't going to know you used 5-30 unless you tell them. Secondly, the small difference between the two oils is not going to make that much of a difference or increase wear. The reason they went to 30 was probably because the little bit of extra heat from the turbo...
  15. Audi Allroad 2.7 Vs Escape 2.0

    Ford Escape Versus the Competition
    I think there will be a different outcome. The turbo on the Escape does spool quick but I think that Allroad could still take it, especially if you boost launch it. Even boost launching both of them.