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    Hazy exhaust at full throttle

    Haven't had a hiccup out of the wife's 13 Explorer Sport with 90k miles, but today she said she saw black smoke coming out the back when she got on the interstate... a few questions to decipher what she meant and it turns out she MAY have floored it while 'going slow' I started to ask what...
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    SCT X4 WITH custom tuning

    Having had two sct tuners on previous turbo deezles where the gains were in the 150hp & 200 lbft range, the sct hardware is the way to go... and it can be resold.... unlike the tunes I got for my audi's - that was just money that is sitting in my credenza... but still the expertise/experience...
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    The wife asked me what was missing...

    We don't usually have anyone riding back there (empty nest'ers) nor have we ever really used it... so how it got like that, who knows... and from Peter's pic is that screw heads holding it in ?!? guess someone at the factory had a Friday and didn't add any screws to ours :) hmmm, but checked...
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    The wife asked me what was missing...

    Thanks for the pic Peterk - exactly what I was looking for ! and agree Turdle --- wonder if one of the cleanup guys needed a replacement part ?!? :)
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    The wife asked me what was missing...

    Thanks ! - Now where did it go? :) or better yet, where do I find a replacement.... google search didn't find one - nor did ford parts search !
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    The wife asked me what was missing...

    Something looks like it was removed from the back of the console the last time she got the car cleaned ? What's missing in this pic ? :)
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    High End Luxury SUV or '14 Ford Explorer Sport Loaded

    We went from a 2011 Audi Q5 with all the bells and whistles to the 2013 Sport and far and away we like the Sport MUCH better - granted the Audi dealers pamper you... but my Ford dealer does just as well with loaners and care (maybe because I've bought a car and two loaded trucks from the same...
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    Something DID go BUMP in the night !

    That's what I expect to do too peter.... but thought I'd ask here and over at ford-trucks.com - there's a lot of highway prima donna's over there that like their trucks 'purty' :) but I'm saying that in the most complimentary way ! on closer inspection to take a pic in the garage tonight...
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    Something DID go BUMP in the night !

    The next morning we see a significant scratch on the right front between headlight and hood... will get a pic up later.... It's as if it was an inch long piece of 2 inch pipe that hit the front.. one half moon of it is down to bare metal and the opposing quarter circle is a scratch in the...
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    2013 vs. 2014

    I do know that the wife's 2013 3.5L ecoboost sport was rated at 16 city / 22 hwy / 18 combined (4WD) It usually gives her right above 20.2 mpg average on the dash display during her daily round trip commute of 80 miles or so here in DFW... now when I drive it... I get in trouble for lowering...
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    Any way to extract vehicle speed info?

    As with any 'proof' there has to be physical evidence of the 'proof'... Verifying the accuracy of all equipment is a valid tactic... but that goes both ways... Has the radar gun been calibrated recently, request paperwork showing that... Does the officer have training on the use of the gun...
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    What can I do with it now? (Lund Racing Tuner)

    Coming from the sct platforms, I too have lost interest in the tuners that can't be resold... Eventually I am going to change vehicles and, if you think about it... not being able to move the tuner along would be like having the CAR married to me and I can't resell it to someone else :) My...
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    Radar detector tips/ suggestions?

    ok, tried not to say this.... but, some of you telling him that's it's stoopid to ask this are the same ones that put make mods to your car that I think are purely cosmetic and in some cases, juvenile... but that's personal opinion and I let it be... SO FAR, we still have SOME measure of...
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    Dear MFT, thank you for being so concerned about my safety...

    NOT a defender of MFT, but unfortunately, that's your nannie state gooberment, not necessarily ford :)
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    Explorer Navigation Tracking Problem

    Thanks for the testing rebecca... but point being I didn't know the address... with that, and parking on the side of the road for a few minutes, it can be found - my goodness, at least I hope it can be :) I was trying to do what you can in google on my tablets or phones when you don't know the...
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    Explorer Navigation Tracking Problem

    Well, our definition of 'works' must be different :) My 5 year old garmin 5000 WORKS, mft failed again on me yesterday.... Had to run down here for a part yesterday: Ancira RV 5201 S Interstate 35 W Alvarado, TX 76009 took 2 seconds to find on google, about 1 minute to type into garmin, and...
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    Tom Tom GPS & Ford

    Oh Vey ! :) figures they'd pick them - Tom-Tom is one of the worst players in the gps market :( My wife has the garmin back on her dash she distrust the MFT so much.... It's in the shop and they are trying to fix it now...
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    Disable Texts Messages

    Are you talking about the voice prompts ? You can always take it off of "Text to speech"
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    Explorer Navigation Tracking Problem

    K - brought it into the dealer and this issue is so prevalent that the svc writer was joking about other customers saying it took them into the lake, etc.... HE thought it quite funny that the navigation fails at navigation :) He said there was an update recently --- I said I did it --- he...
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    Anyone gone from a sporty car to an Explorer Sport?

    Glad you mft is working out ! the garmins back on the wife's dash she distrust it so much... but that's ok.... re 100 kmh- that's only 60 mph, correct.... you'd get run over from behind here in Texus by some of these soccer moms :) :)
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    Service advisers belittling findings on forum...

    You are correct about recalls, but, in my experience, tsb's are less likely to be honored once the warranty is up...
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    Explorer Navigation Tracking Problem

    I do too much troubleshooting @ work :) and is not something I want to do on a brand new car.... I just want it to work and I want them to fix what I paid for... is it life threatening --- not usually, but I paid for something and it doesn't work... my wife won't even use it and wants me to...
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    Rock Chips 2014 Sport

    Stress cracks are one thing, but rock chips are just that :) Someone follows too closely in my household and SHE gets the driving lite lens even cracked sometimes !!!
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    Anyone gone from a sporty car to an Explorer Sport?

    To the OP, it depends on your definition of a 'sports' car - many German, or Italian, or... drivers wouldn't consider a mustang a sports car :) The wife's DD was an Audi and she likes the sport better - and to me - it holds it's own - again, that's for what WE expect of it... and that's the...
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    Explorer Navigation Tracking Problem

    GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! I've got some choice definitions for the meaning of MFT, but suffice it to say I am livid... This tracking issue almost caused a wreck today as I was trying to figure out why it was telling me to get off the George Bush Tollway and make three right...
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