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#93 of 143 Re: 2010 Fusion 4cyl Gurgling noise [akirby]
Jan 04, 2011 (5:53 pm)
I've got the 6 and am hearing the same noise. Dealer couldn't find the root cause because it only happens when the engine starts up from below 35 or so. I bought the car in April, but didn't start hearing the gurgling sounds until late November. Still no TSB No leaks seen.
#94 of 143 Transmission Behavior
Feb 21, 2011 (8:23 am)
I purchased a 2010 Mercury Milan in early January of this year. I am generally satisfied with this car except with the transmission.
When it is cold, it shifts harshly for the first few miles and then settles down. I have made a comment to the dealer and they have told me it is due to the fact that the trans fluid is a non-synthetic. That kind of makes sense.
At 15K miles, I am going to change over to a straight synthetic trans fluid from Amsoil that meets the specs.
#95 of 143 Re: 2010 Milan: ideas about minor noise sources [pod]
Jul 20, 2011 (7:04 pm)
2007 Merc Milan Premier. Perfect car no noise
#96 of 143 2007 Merc Premier V6 6 speed automatic.
Jul 20, 2011 (7:19 pm)
I bought this black beauty certified 42,000 Ford used $13,000 a year ago, the ford lots were full of them coming off 2 year leases. Has the heated tan/chocolate leather heated seats.
I have noticed many of my male buddies ogling over this thing, they seem to be zeroing in this same car, either Fusion or Milan. cruises smooth on the highway at 28 mpg.
Best used car out there, fusions and Milans, you can't go wrong.
Never embassed to pull up to someones house driving American, I would last about 2 days
staring at a Hyundi or Kia sign stuck on the steering wheel but that is just me.
#97 of 143 17" wheels on Milan 2010 I-4, steel or alloy
Jul 21, 2011 (6:16 pm)
My 2010 Milan has the 17" wheel package with the painted hubcap covers. I had assumed that they were alloys or aluminum since the base model comes with 16" aluminum wheels but if I put a magnet on the inner rim (behind the plastic cover) it sticks. It wouldn't make sense to cover an alloy wheel with a plastic cover. Does this confirm my suspicion that they are steel wheels? What are the advantages of alloy over steel with respect to unsprung weight affecting handling or road noise?
akirby, I know you are out there and know the answer. Thanks.
#98 of 143 Re: 17" wheels on Milan 2010 I-4, steel or alloy [pod]
Jul 22, 2011 (6:13 am)
The order guide says the 7 spoke wheel is aluminum but the 5 spoke doesn't say either way so I assume it's steel.
#99 of 143 alum rims v. steel rims, weight surprise.
Jul 22, 2011 (2:50 pm)
Thank you akirby. On reading I was surprised to find that for many OEM rims the aluminum rims are not significantly lighter than the steel. Some are as many as 5 pounds lighter but most are only a few tenths of a pound lighter. Apparently the explanations include: (1) the steel rims have stock removed (as large oval holes, etc.) in places which do not compromise their strength, and (2) the aluminum rims are not always 100% aluminum and donot have relief holes as part of their structure. I cannot locate the weight of the Fusion rims but would be interested if anyonwe has that arcane data. Since the steel rims are less likely to deform with a curb encounter (and lose the bead), in the end the steel may be preferable. I presume the Ford engineers made the decision that the steel 17" rims did not significantly compromise handling (via the unsprung weight load, etc.). I trust Ford engineers to be smarter than I am. I do intend to obtain a set of alloy rims with Continental 205/60/16 extreme winter tires (on CL for $250 total with only 6000 miles on them) as my winter option here in New England. Can't beat that price and who knows when big snow will visit the area between December and March. The OEM steel rims and the alloys are high offset 5 lug x 114.3 mm so the fit should be excellent. Beyond these specifications I don't think there are any other fitment considerations but would welcome an education if that is not the case.
#100 of 143 rim specifications 2010 Milan I-4
Jul 24, 2011 (5:32 pm)
For any others who want to know:
replacement rims for 2010 Milan
hub bore diameter=67.1mm
A different offset will affect how far the outer surface of the wheel/tire comination stands out further than or is further in than the OEM rims. The OEM have a 44mm offset.
A center hub bore of 67.1mm will fit snugly (the size of the OEMs); larger bores will fit with centering rings; smaller bore hubs will not fit unless widened on a lathe which sounds like quite a nuisance and expense.
#101 of 143 rims without TPM sensors on 2010 milan/fusion
Jul 25, 2011 (12:52 pm)
I acquired a set of aluminum 16" rims with good snow tires (205/60/16) mounted on them and intend to use them this winter. How will the lack of the TPM sensor affect the dashboard display? Will the TPM logo light continuously? I do not intend to retrofit compatible TPM sensors to the snowtires unless that is necessary. I can ignore the lit logo but will the computer control system have an issue with this? Does the TPM system interact with the engine controls in any way to limit speed if it senses a low pressure situation? Will a TPM signal that is ignored eventually be recorded as a warranty violation with respect to maintenance, etc.
#102 of 143 Temp.guage problem
Oct 29, 2011 (7:31 am)
My temp guage goes to HOT when i am traveling in long hilly regions while going up hill,but back to normal going down hill. it is a 2008 Mercury Milan with only 29,000 miles,and this is 4th time i have had it back in to garage. They replaced thermostate once then replaced Temp. sensor,but did it again . Back in garage now and have had it for 9 days now & have not come up with a reason. Have been trying to find out about the Lemon Law for it here in Ohio. Thanks for any help.