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  1. nsindel

    Tire Recommendations?

    UPDATE ON GENERAL G-MAX AS-05s Good afternoon everyone: Had the tires for just under 30k miles. They were good in the wet, great dry, and were not terrible the one time I had them in snow with chains. They all of the sudden started to have wear on the outside fronts, which the tire shop...
  2. nsindel

    Transmission issue (?) PIU 3.7 AWD

    Good morning All: After going through 10 pages of search results for transmission issues, I was unable to find my specific issues... BACKGROUND: 2016 FPIU 3.7 w/AWD, current mileage 122,600. Changed Trans, PTU and rear diff fluid at 100,000, all with Amsoil of the correct weights, about 1.5...
  3. nsindel

    Police Interceptor Utility Photo Thread

    Friend picked this up for me as a joke, and homage to a cult classic movie... Gonna run it for a little while just for fun, but not a permanent addition.
  4. nsindel

    FordPass/Ford.com registered owner issues (fleet vehicle)

    Hello Everyone - Thank you for your input on this. I spoke extensively with Ford and they even opened a case for me - am I special or what ?!? Long-and-short; all responses here are correct - Department of Homeland Security liked the vehicle so much they don't want to take it off their fleet...
  5. nsindel

    FordPass/Ford.com registered owner issues (fleet vehicle)

    Greetings All - Posting this in the PI section as all of our vehicles were at one time managed as part of a fleet. Wondering if anyone else has had a problem like this, and more importantly, if you did, how did you resolve it. I purchased my 2016 PIU in August of 2021. It is a former federal...
  6. nsindel

    remote start

    Greetings again Burbank! (sorry I didn't recognize you earlier - was a quick response) Wow, this is a complete 180 from what I dealt with. I'm really sorry to hear about your experience - I wouldn't recommend them either with what you have gone through. So different, it makes me feel like the...
  7. nsindel

    remote start

    Has anyone installed the 12voltsolutions kit for- 016-2019 PIU I still stand by my posts - great system. Just responding to the above post where they didn't like the system; unsure of 2013 availability.
  8. nsindel

    Tire Recommendations?

    HA - it was a long time ago, in a very different world. You can thank me, and the group I was with, for the law enforcement finally giving up on chasing us and just leaving water running across the roads to slow us down (and create a hazard to everyone). Side note - That didn't even work, I...
  9. nsindel

    Tire Recommendations?

    Hello Neighbor (Simi Valley here, so same climate/conditions for anyone that reads this): I got into the General GMax AS-05 about a year ago, and I can vouch for them as fantastic tires. I went to a Just Tires here in Simi Valley, and though they are not Goodyear products, they were able to...
  10. nsindel

    2016 PIU. Aftermarket Remote.

    Hello again USA - From my 2 calls to 12Volt, they say you just have to enable the remote start menu (for me, that'll be with IDS when my guy gets back in town), and it will work. I can't 100% vouch for it since I have not enabled it yet, but everything else they have told me about their...
  11. nsindel

    2016 PIU. Aftermarket Remote.

    Hello USA and All: There is a factory option, but I decided against it as it had a separate FOB for the remote start, and also required wiring an antenna up the A pillar, across the headliner, and having the antenna hang down behind the rear view mirror. Mainly, I didn't want a second FOB...
  12. nsindel

    Engine squeak

    Good evening All: Resurrecting this thread from '19 because I'm experiencing this issue as well. Only difference from OP on this thread is that engine is turned off, I get out of vehicle, and it sounds like the squeak is slowing down - motor is off, so I can't figure out what is still spinning...
  13. nsindel

    2016 PIU. Aftermarket Remote.

    Hello All - I went the route that MattMPA did and have factory FOBs. I went further and purchased a program from FLVPMods to remove the PI hatch release timer - it annoyed me. With that being said, I can say for certain that the factory FOBs, just on their own without any other programming...
  14. nsindel

    Adding Police Engine Idle / Secure Idle

    AHH - I am now tracking - I found a diesel tuning shop that would work with my IDS programming - I'm with you on not bringing it to the dealer unless absolutely necessary. I have not yet worked with FORscan. My last car, a CVPI, 'dark car' was enabled/disabled by connecting or disconnecting one...
  15. nsindel

    Adding Police Engine Idle / Secure Idle

    Hello Dennis - You are correct, and those of use with 2016- vehicles only have what you found (and others from various providers) as an option. For 2017+, it was an option from Ford, and with the correct hardware and IDS, can be made 'factory-like' with regards to hardware, utilizing the...
  16. nsindel

    Adding Police Engine Idle / Secure Idle

    Good afternoon All: I have a 2016, so this is not an option for me, however I've purchased a few items from Jason at FLVPMods, and he has a program directly on point for this: 17/18/19 PI Utility OEM Police Engine Idle $25.00 He notes that additional hardware/etc. are required for this to...
  17. nsindel

    Has anyone installed the 12 volt solutions kit for 2016-2019 PIU?

    Hello All: Update - I installed the App Module from 12Volt over the holiday, and I'm happy to report that it is operating flawlessly *, and I am quite pleased with the functionality. It's been nice to be able to start the car from anywhere in my house, at work, miles away, etc., and I can...
  18. nsindel

    Has anyone installed the 12 volt solutions kit for 2016-2019 PIU?

    Hello Matt - Thank you for the clarification. I really thought the perimeter alarm was the function with the rear parking sensors when someone approaches the rear of the vehicle it locks the doors and rolls up the windows. (EDIT: now I shall re-enable it!) With my IDS guy, once the switch was...
  19. nsindel

    Has anyone installed the 12 volt solutions kit for 2016-2019 PIU?

    Hello Matt - I have been debating turning on the perimeter alarm. I had it enabled the last time I visited my IDS guy initially, but turned it off before I left that day because... well because I don't idle in strange neighborhoods and feel the need to use it. I also am wondering how annoying...
  20. nsindel

    Has anyone installed the 12 volt solutions kit for 2016-2019 PIU?

    Fair enough, but if you get the FOBs programmed, you also have lock/unlock and trunk for everyday use. Considering the style of the things, it looks 1990s, but it works. Factory remotes through almost any Ford parts site run about $35.00. I wanted FOBS, so I ordered that kit, and again, will be...
  21. nsindel

    Has anyone installed the 12 volt solutions kit for 2016-2019 PIU?

    Greetings ppv18 - I indeed have installed one of the 12 Volt systems, and its fantastic. Truly plug-and-play - took me about 30 minutes, and most of that time was removing plastics. PIUs require a connection to the back of the ignition key, which is a B#@$h to get to (and some sharp stuff...
  22. nsindel

    Interceptor with Limited Trim or something else?

    Good afternoon JCRob: My shop mechanic here in the Los Angeles area had a customer that was bringing him PIs and interiors/electronics/wheels/etc. from donor (READ: wrecked) retail Explorers and having him do the conversion. Could be parts from multiple donors to make a PI into a retail-clone...
  23. nsindel

    What did you do to your 5th Gen?

    Hello again Eltee - That is seriously clean man - I wouldn't mind the ticket if it came from that rig. Nothing of note so far, and I did a fair amount of looking around. I did find some... interesting stuff on my old CVPI (allegedly of course), but that story will never make print. I will be...
  24. nsindel

    What did you do to your 5th Gen?

    Good morning Eltee: Thank you, I was searching for this for a long time, and I appreciate the comments. Thankfully not a one. I have the amber/red dome light up top, and a mic 'holder' (don't know if there is a correct term for this) on the side of the center console about knee level (really...
  25. nsindel

    What did you do to your 5th Gen?

    Hello again Peter - I have read that the lugnuts are different for the PIU from retail, so what you are saying makes sense to me. Mine was a PIU - PIU swap basically, so I didn't run into any issues. As an aside, this forum has been a wealth of information for me both before I purchased, and...
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