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    Coronavirus

    So it's dangerous to cite the CDC's position of over 70 years that masks do nothing to prevent the transmission of respiratory diseases? It's dangerous to cite the numerous medical and statistical studies done over the last year that show masks actually don't make a difference to transmission...
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    Check Engine Light

    This thread is absolutely useless without the codes. Go get us codes! If the light isn't flashing you aren't damaging things, so drive it somewhere and come back with codes. Don't clear the codes until you fix something.
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    4wd drive wheel on a rwd

    The 29ish inch tires will fit a 4x4, but it also sits 2 inches higher than your 2wd does. You may find it rubs. Being a 90 you have slightly larger wheel arches than an 83-88, and you may have more luck.
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    Right to repair

    But it also doesn't mean that the dealer should be forced to provide information that they pay thousands of dollars for access to to the guy down the street for free. If that guy wants access to the information he should be paying for it himself. People like to refer to the dealer as the...
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    Right to repair

    I like ForScan. I started using it on my own stuff while I was off, since I didn't have access to an IDS. I keep it around in case the shop IDSes are in use or acting up. Only things I can't do with it are keys and software updates. It can read and write as-built/PMI, it can do OSC, read codes...
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    Coronavirus

    I have known many people who got the virus. A few have died. I know of nobody so far that has been protected by their mask.
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    Right to repair

    I support right to repair laws that say the information has to be available somewhere, not ones that say someone paying for access to the info has to supply it for free to someone else. So Ford and Chevy can't lock up all their repair info, but maybe have to make it available on sites like...
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    Coronavirus

    No. Not wearing masks because they do nothing to prevent the spread of the virus and cause very real issues for some people.
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    4.0 SOHC

    Well the weak point that caused them to be an issue was reliably fixed in production by 05. I would still change them every 100K miles or so. It's $75 for Ford ones, takes an hour or less to do, no special tools required, just a 27mm wrench, or socket, and its good cheap insurance.
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    Right to repair

    More, why does the screw to remove the air box ducting on the Escapes change from engine to engine and year to year? Why can we not pick a size, 7 or 8 mm, and stick with it? Also, why can I never touch anything I need to touch to work on the vehicle?
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    4.0 SOHC

    I agree. The biggest indictment of the 4.0 SOHC is the "miles of timing chain" and the potential for chain stretch that goes with long chains, but that potential comes from having many links in a single long chain. The longest chain in the SOHC isn't any longer than the chain in the OHV, and...
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    Right to repair

    Ford will never have to worry about trying to make their software proprietary or any of this other crap. The design alone and the need for a million special tools and having almost none of the fasteners be reusable will prevent anyone who isn't dumb enough to work at a dealership from bothering...
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    Ignition coil change interval?

    Yours is only under 1/3 the load of an older one. It should be fine unless you are having misfire issues.
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    How to lower the rear?

    OP says it's a 19.
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    Ford Motorsports collectables.

    I've had that thought too from time to time, but then I remember that the speedo head is one of the few original parts of my truck.

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