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Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 12:11 PM
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Nope, I agree, not good for the engine. However,...

Nope, I agree, not good for the engine. However, I never knew of an engine that failed for being too gentle, using standard oil that met specs, using non-T1 gas and only a few over the years that...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 09:30 AM
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Here is what is in my sig: 2016 XLT FX4...

Here is what is in my sig:

2016 XLT FX4 2.7L, 3.55E, 18" OEM

Fuelly stat - 24.4mpg (not currently accurate, just don't feel like updating all the time)
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 09:28 AM
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Hypermiling to the max, use S/S, no jackrabbit...

Hypermiling to the max, use S/S, no jackrabbit starts unless needed and no racing to the lights. It is a pia to follow but once I started on the last fuel up, I paid attention to see where I ended...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 08:28 AM
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It was bound to happen by somebody and a matter of time for me. Mileage info over last 700 miles since last fuel up:
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Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-19-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,366
Posted By stormsearch
Newer vehicles have a much higher electrical...

Newer vehicles have a much higher electrical demand (electrical fans being one of them at 40+ amps) which will load an engine. Alternator efficiency for this vehicle is around 74% and most of our...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-17-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By stormsearch
During sleep mode, the system only relearns the...

During sleep mode, the system only relearns the SOC of the battery based off the age. It does not reset the age, Cn (turn cycles) or other parameters. The SOC value is one of many parameters that...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-14-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,129
Posted By stormsearch
All I have to do is look at my wife's car. She...

All I have to do is look at my wife's car. She paid for the Ford maintenance program. It could be burning oil and nobody would be the wiser until - "Honey, I'm on the interstate broke down..." Not...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-30-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,897
Posted By stormsearch
It does have some intelligence, but oil these...

It does have some intelligence, but oil these days will easily handle average tow loads. Need to be in the upper oil temps and engine revs before it will take it into consideration. Just because...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-16-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,288
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Posted By stormsearch
To me the OEM halogen and the LED with Anzo throw...

To me the OEM halogen and the LED with Anzo throw light very comparatively at long distance and I believe the edge goes to the former. You do get more foreground lighting and intermediate distance...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-15-2017, 02:51 PM
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Posted By stormsearch
I will also openly admit that I'm testing a setup...

I will also openly admit that I'm testing a setup not likely approved by the main sponsor noted in this thread. I mounted the ballast and CANbus adapter in the high beam side of the Anzo housing. I...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-15-2017, 02:42 PM
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Posted By stormsearch
I'll be honest, the stock halogens are not that...

I'll be honest, the stock halogens are not that bad. What I've seen are poorly aimed headlights from the factory. Mine were too high, I was getting flashed on way home from dealer.

Regular...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-03-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,441
Posted By stormsearch
The battery doesn't support your loads when the...

The battery doesn't support your loads when the engine is running and using the snow plow, that is for the alternator. The battery main purpose is to start the vehicle and have enough reserve to...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-18-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By stormsearch
20" tires tend to be more expensive than...

20" tires tend to be more expensive than 18's.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 04-27-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By stormsearch
Don't let your battery die, it could freeze in...

Don't let your battery die, it could freeze in the winter and become a serious problem when it thaws. A trickle charger would be recommended with the battery disconnected. I would get a car cover...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 04-18-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By stormsearch
The issue is if Ford "thinks" the failure is...

The issue is if Ford "thinks" the failure is related they can deny warranty claim, though the burden of proof by law is on them. However, it will take time, money and a lawyer to get Ford to agree,...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 04-13-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,001
Posted By stormsearch
They simply didn't follow the correct procedure...

They simply didn't follow the correct procedure for the 2.7L. There is a SSM sent to all dealers:

SSM 45195 - 2015 F-150/Edge And 2016 MKX Equipped With A 2.7L - Engine May Appear To Have Low Oil...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 04-03-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,124
Posted By stormsearch
I saw a set here at work on another truck, these...

I saw a set here at work on another truck, these look really sharp. I have the Stampede, but I like these AVS matte ones just as much.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-30-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,361
Posted By stormsearch
I'm no certified mechanic but if you haven't...

I'm no certified mechanic but if you haven't tried, try a different grade of gas.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-20-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,087
Posted By stormsearch
If you really want the best, get Gummi Pflege, it...

If you really want the best, get Gummi Pflege, it is expensive comparitively. I've been happy with 303 when taking care of multiple cars. But now, just have the truck and this stick will last me a...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-16-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,911
Posted By stormsearch
Basically everything tvsjr is stating is gtg. I...

Basically everything tvsjr is stating is gtg. I support alot of the local police outfitters, one is using diode isolators with success. But they are mainly used on alot of meter maid type vehicles....
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-16-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,911
Posted By stormsearch
What you have is a standard battery terminal with...

What you have is a standard battery terminal with a Hall sensor, doughnut shaped wrapped around the battery negative cable very close to the battery B- post. If you ever see a BMS sensor on a S/S...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-15-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,955
Posted By stormsearch
Did your starter engage but did not crank the...

Did your starter engage but did not crank the engine? If so, a frozen starter is possibly the culprit. This can happen If water enters the starter at any point of the year without being complete...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-15-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,911
Posted By stormsearch
First, battery state of charge is calculated...

First, battery state of charge is calculated differently if you have a hall sensor or a shunt sensor mounted directly on the negative battery post (for S/S vehicles). A hall sensor setup only...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-14-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,911
Posted By stormsearch
You can if you have a Start/Stop vehicle. These...

You can if you have a Start/Stop vehicle. These vehicles have a sensor mounted directly on the negative battery post. Otherwise run ground wiring thru the Hall Sensor (non S/S) or to a body/frame.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 03-14-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,911
Posted By stormsearch
Both are true. Basically what we are doing is...

Both are true. Basically what we are doing is preventing the truck to either not know (by disconnecting BMS sensor) or not use the battery state of charge value (FORScan disable); vehicle will...
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