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by andysinnh
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: required maint and dependability?
Replies: 17
Views: 1651

Whether to buy an extended warranty or not depends on a lot of things. To many with a note on the car, they tend to want the car covered under a warranty as long as they're making payments. For others, they want the car under warranty for as long as their loan and/or lease is in effect - and if that...
by andysinnh
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shopping for tires
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Re: Shopping for tires

I am looking for tires, not for my Five Hundred, but for my Chevy Malibu. This is my work car, and I put over 40,000 miles a year on it. I am looking for a tire (215 60 R16) that is quiet with good treadwear, and good in rain. Here in central Arkansas snow is not a major factor. My question is if a...
by andysinnh
Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 22
Views: 1540

Here in southern NH price ranges from $2.98 to $3.03 per gallon, at least in my nonscientific poll earlier today. :D Further north in the state it's a bit less...

andy
by andysinnh
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Strange sound coming from drivers' side door
Replies: 5
Views: 838

If you've disconnected the power to the vehicle and it's still making noise, then it's not electrical (at least from the vehicles's point of view). But here's an interesting thought. Years ago we heard this beeping from my wife's acura that we kept troubleshooting, thinking it was a fancy sensor in ...
by andysinnh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Oil Change
Replies: 20
Views: 3388

For a 3k mile oil change interval, fram will be OK. It's after that mileage that some of their filtering capabilities leave a bit to be desired. But what I'm intersted in is why you're adding Slick50 to your oil? If you add the semi-syn from Ford, that's all you need. The days of additives to make t...
by andysinnh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: CAI
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

No, it doesn't void your warranty. The Magnusson Fergus act awhile back ensures that. The law puts it that Ford would have to prove that the CAI caused some specific damage. I think on the Taurus, there's just not that many trying to tweak out the car. So not many have tried CAI. If we wanted somet...
by andysinnh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Increase Horsepower
Replies: 27
Views: 4679

Re: K&N

I have no clue yet. I just ordered my K&N yesterday my guy at AdnvanceAuto Parts said it would be in today sometime. Plus I have no way of checking my HP rating. Can you please advice me how I can check my HP? I only know that everyone is telling me that a K&N will help my gas mileage and increase ...
by andysinnh
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: CAI
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

I put a K&N drop in filter in the wife's 07 Freestyle, and it didn't do much to change the performance - maybe a bit. For me, I've used K&N's on most all of my cars, mostly because of the long-term maintenance aspect. I've gotten pretty adept at making sure the right amount of oil is on the gauze, a...
by andysinnh
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: New to the forum, not to this Ford line...
Replies: 7
Views: 861

So picked up the Montego on Saturday, and i'm very pleased with it. I've attached a photo below, and if you go to my photo site you can see a few more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysinnh .

andy

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by andysinnh
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: New to the forum, not to this Ford line...
Replies: 7
Views: 861

New to the forum, not to this Ford line...

So I've been a passive member of this forum, mostly because of the fact our family owns a Ford Freestyle, and it's interesting to see some of the issues discussed here since they're similar to the Freestyle, and much talked about at the www.myfordfreestyle.com site I participate in. Being in the nee...
by andysinnh
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Snow tires - P225/60R18 or 225/55R17?
Replies: 17
Views: 5014

Andy The dealer I was talking about is Maynard & Lesieur in Nashua. I spoke to Russell there and he was very helpful. He quoted me $157 each. This new tire has a # 5 in it. I can only assume it is the Hakkapeliitta 5. Paul Paul - that's the place - go in there and give them my name, and everyone kn...
by andysinnh
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Snow tires - P225/60R18 or 225/55R17?
Replies: 17
Views: 5014

I'm on my 5th or 6th set of Nokian snow tires, and I wouldn't buy anything else. I started buying them back in the late 80's when they were just Nokia, and the Hakkapeliitta 10's were the only snow tire they sold. Being in New England, we were like the US "proving ground" for these tires. Every wint...
by andysinnh
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: The Demo is Back
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

So I'm a traditional "Honda Guy", and when looking for vehicles for my wife (to replace her leased Pilot) we needed something with low entry height, AWD, and the bells/whistles she wanted. We drove no less than 20 different vehicles, and we ended up with a Freestyle. Why not a 500 (late '07 model ti...
by andysinnh
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Industry News / Links / Articles
Topic: '08 Ford Taurus a bomb, thus far.
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

I think the issue is, if you read more into the article, is that ford's getting out of the "supply rental companies" business, which was the huge volume that the Taurus typically addressed. So, if you're not selling a car to rental companies, then the volume will obviously drop - likey to the same l...
by andysinnh
Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Car would not start last night - Transmission or Starter?
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Just to update you all, it was a battery.. a bad cell to be exact. Unfortunately, the car was beyond of the point of being able to be jump started so the only option I had was to get it towed to the Ford Dealership itself. Also unfortunately, it cost me $175 after all was said and done. Well, that'...
by andysinnh
Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Exhaust valve problem
Replies: 50
Views: 7345

Re: seat

Now it's time to change brands of gas. Go to a top tier gas that has enough detergents. Try either Shell or Chevron, but because of the deposits from gas, I'd switch to Chevron with the Techron Plus in it if it's available around where you live. BP pays to have their logo put on the gas cap, but th...
by andysinnh
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Undercoating questions for new Taurus?
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Doing undercoating on cars these days can be tricky, because what you cover or what you coat can be a problem. Drainage holes - cables - hoses - anything that would facilitate draining water away or things you'd need to get at - once they're undercoated, it's a real pain to work with them. Overall, ...
by andysinnh
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Anyone experienced this strange problem?
Replies: 53
Views: 9958

Hi - First, a quick introduction - I'm Andy and I live in southern NH. I'm a visitor over here from the Ford Freestyle forum. We've owned our '07 Freestyle Limited AWD for about 5 months now, and the wife loves it (her primary vehicle)..... So this morning in the garage she was getting the exact sam...