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    3.7L intake? same as 3.5L intakes?

    Disregard, I missed the NA in front of the 3.5.
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    Other possible seat swaps besides Flex and other 5th gens?

    Just curious if anyone knew of any other seats that might swap into the 5th gen. Dont care about wiring/airbags or any of that, as those issues are easily resolved. Looking more for direct bolt in as the requirement? Specifically the front seats. F150s? Mustangs? Focus? Edge? Etc. Hell...
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    Ford Flex rear seats installed, need help finding 1 part

    I hope it doesnt rust away. My old Escalade EXT lived part of its life in wisconsin, and even with weekly washes including undercarraige, the salt at right through several body panels. Here is my '16
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    Ford Flex rear seats installed, need help finding 1 part

    Oh interesting. It looks like you were able to keep your full size spare with those seats. Nice PIU, i have the same color in a '16 EB. We are a rare breed apparently since only 4% of the PIUs made were EB models. Edit: Oh MAN, you have a CTS-V wagon?!?!? Current obtainable dream car right...
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    19E02 - Powertrain Control Module Reprogramming ???

    Whats weird is that this only applies to 3.7L PIUs and not 3.5L ecoboosts and its related to a cat issue. Wonder if EB has a different cat or the higher exhaust temps help negate it. I wouldnt mind smoother shifting with my transmission but my EB isnt listed for this...
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    Ford Flex rear seats installed, need help finding 1 part

    Would love to see pics of your seats :)
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    Water pump failure leads to dead engine

    Just a follow-up to this. My 2016 PIU has 93k miles and 2500 idle hours, which "equates" to about an additional 82k miles by ford's formula (1 idle hour = ~33 miles). It was built late 2015, and had a single gasket pump from the factory surprisingly. The the rubber gasket was starting to fall...
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    Water pump failure leads to dead engine

    True enough, but same with any part change. Its a PIU with 92k and many idle hours. The tensioner was already 5-6 notches out, which is right around the point it starts generating CELs. Still worth it to me.
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    Water pump failure leads to dead engine

    I am pre-emptively doing this job at 92k. Timing chain, tensioners, water pump, etc. Might as well for peace of mind not to worry about it for another 100k.
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    Replacing bench with 2nd row bucket seats

    Ford makes dummy plugs for that airbag light for like... GTXXX mustangs or Shelbys or one of those sportier versions, I believe. You can wire them up with the proper resistance easy enough. Not sure what that is for explorers, but here is a link detailing how others are doing it in the Focus...
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    IDS programming

    You may be able to accomplish some of this with Forscan and a good bluetooth or wired OBDII connector like the OBDLink MX. I changed a myriad of things like unlocking rears/hatch with fob. I believe mine autolocks as well currently, so may be able to find that setting in Forscan.
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    2016-2019 Roof Rail/Cargo Bar Install

    There are threads about 2011-2015 models. Nothing about the 16-19 style (slightly different) ones unfortunately with adding a roof rack, only removing. I'm hesitant to be a guinea pig, since i know the replacement part is expensive. Might need to go find a wrecked 16-19 PIU somewhere, but also...
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    2016-2019 Roof Rail/Cargo Bar Install

    So, along with weather, I ran into a snag. It appears the rubber strips are a long single piece. My hope is that the roof rail mounting spots are under there, but I have a sinking feeling the interceptor molding will be ruined in the process of checking if thats true (assuming its held in by...
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    seat cover replacement for driver seat

    Not an issue on my car, but yeah, i would gather they wouldnt work well with a heater.
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    seat cover replacement for driver seat

    They are liquid resistant... so my guess would be no on breathable. That said, do they need to be breathable for thermal conduction to occur? Or do the seat heaters need to be able to bleed off heat for reliability/fire hazard purposes?
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    installing oem sync system in interceptor

    Which sync are you going for? My 2016 has Sync 1 if you need any forscan settings from it. If you are doing sync 2/3, not going to be much help there I dont think.
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    seat cover replacement for driver seat

    I grabbed a set of neoprene ones from Costco for like $20 for the pair. They match well and I like em. https://www.costco.com/wetsuit-seat-cover-pair-with-dri-lock-water-repellent-technology.product.100403694.html
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    Whining sound under acceleration

    Does it go with the speed of the car? It would likely be wheel/driveline related (wheel bearings, PTU, RDU, etc) Does it go with the speed of the engine? It would like be internal/external engine related (belts, pulleys, or worse). Does it happen above 50-55mph only? Its likely the seal at the...
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    DIY: Made my own $60 "true" cold air intake for my 3.5 EB (reduce REUSE recycle).

    Sure it is. I spent 1/5th price, didn't give K&N money for their overpriced parts, reduced waste, and have a better intake IMO.
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    2016-2019 Roof Rail/Cargo Bar Install

    I think no matter what,the channel trim has to be removed since the rails are two pieces: the bottom piece that runs along(and in, I believe) the channel, and gets bolted in, and the long cap that sits over that base piece that hides the mounting spots.
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    DIY: Made my own $60 "true" cold air intake for my 3.5 EB (reduce REUSE recycle).

    Weird, they all show up for me, and they are all hosted on this site? If they aren't working by tomorrow AM, I'll re-host tomorrow on imgur.
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    DIY: Made my own $60 "true" cold air intake for my 3.5 EB (reduce REUSE recycle).

    Part 2: Now the real fun part. Since the intake will be crossing over some of the wire harness, I added some additional protection to those sections of wire. Granted, this isn't really necessary, the intake didn't really touch these cables and they have wire loom on them, but I am always for...
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    DIY: Made my own $60 "true" cold air intake for my 3.5 EB (reduce REUSE recycle).

    Greetings! I am big into the "reuse" aspect of "reduce reuse recycle". As such, I always try to look ways to re-purpose old items that still have life in them. With that in mind, I set out to build an intake for my 5th gen that didn't cost a fortune, and hopefully might help some of you save...
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    2016-2019 Roof Rail/Cargo Bar Install

    Not too worried about that. Just planning on a cargo box for camping chairs/tents/etc.
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    2016-2019 Roof Rail/Cargo Bar Install

    Reserving this for install/final thoughts.
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    2016-2019 Roof Rail/Cargo Bar Install

    Reserving this for install.
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    2016-2019 Roof Rail/Cargo Bar Install

    I looked around, and saw only a 2011-2015 post about this. I have ordered all the pieces to install roof rails on my 16 PIU. Didnt think I would want them, but definitely want to throw my cargo box on the roof. The rails/bars/hardware arrive on Friday, and I will document the install in this...
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    octane observations

    No need to run premium on the NA 3.7. I still run it in my EB 3.5, I need that OAR to read -1, not 0. Thats a holdover from my RS though.
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    Rear Air Control PIU?

    Hmmmm. Adding this to my list of potential projects. If i can run my own ducting to the headliner ducting, I can toss a blower fan into the space where the A/C normally goes, and i believe there is power run right there as well. I know my pups wouldnt mind it, though the front AC is pretty decent.
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    Rear Air Control PIU?

    Is there ducting from the headliner that runs to where the AC would normally be or at least to the edge of the roof by chance? That might be enough for me to wire up my own solution for at least air flow.
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    Rear Air Control PIU?

    Bumping this thread up, as I have the same question. My '16 PIU has rear vents in the ceiling (but no rear A/C). There are no controls for the rear vents at all, and nothing comes out of the vents with the system. Even if there is no A/C installed, should there be fan controls for the rear...
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    pursuit mode

    I believe thats how pursuit mode works. It keeps the revs up when you brake hard/corner so you can get back into power quicker.
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    Adventures in radiator hoses: HOLY CRAP, SO MANY CONFIGS.

    That's helpful for sure, and a good resource.
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    Adventures in radiator hoses: HOLY CRAP, SO MANY CONFIGS.

    So, my upper radiator hose has a small tear in it I noticed last week. Not leaking yet, but about to go on a small roadtrip and figured if anything, they will be in the car with me if I don't have time to install before I leave. So I began researching... A cautionary note: When they say...
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    Have you checked your PTU fluid level/replaced your fluid?

    PTU Oil Change (Tons of Pics) 2016 Explorer Sport This may be helpful for you.
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    Have you checked your PTU fluid level/replaced your fluid?

    I just replaced the fluid on my '16 PIU using the methods described on this forum for the '16 Sport (ecoboost). Went perfectly, but mine has a drain plug which made it a bit easier. Adding a new vent tube blind and the slow going of fluid transfer were the only obstacles. Total cost was...
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    2014 PIU questions

    Yeah, the hose fix is janky. The RS guys have moved up to these, and they work brilliantly. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2VOBIL/?coliid=I1CFZMUSW8MRRJ&colid=OUY2W9FJUFDM&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Im not sure if they are the same size as the RS, but you can find your size from that listing I...
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    2014 PIU questions

    Is your seat shifting when it creaks? I have a Focus RS, and some of the RS/ST guys get this, and basically resolve it with a couple locking collars on the bar the cushion mounts to.
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