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Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD

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billross
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Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD

Post by billross » Sun May 26, 2019 12:50 am

Here's an interesting article from 2013 regarding the AWD system in the PI sedans and utilities.

http://www.hendonpub.com/resources/arti ... ls?id=5091
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Re: Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD

Post by Webmaster » Sun May 26, 2019 10:27 am

It is very lengthy, it felt a little like they were saying the same thing over and over but it’s a good read nonetheless.
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Re: Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD

Post by Jake_Blues » Sun May 26, 2019 2:30 pm

great find!

really explains the extra mile Ford went to provide extra reliability for the AWD system for police usage.

probably for liability reasons - but also for performance.

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Re: Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD

Post by FLZ_Boy » Sun May 26, 2019 10:34 pm

Given that the PI uses "wet" clutches, how would one change out the fluid in that RDU? I have a feeling that it's sealed and no way to access that section of the RDU. I'm thinking that after a certain period time, an owner needs to change out the entire since the clutches will wear out eventually?

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Re: Interesting article from 2013 about PI AWD

Post by VCFP153 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:47 pm

FLZ_Boy wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:34 pm
Given that the PI uses "wet" clutches, how would one change out the fluid in that RDU? I have a feeling that it's sealed and no way to access that section of the RDU. I'm thinking that after a certain period time, an owner needs to change out the entire since the clutches will wear out eventually?
On the XC90 that is a lifetime component, fluid service is not required.

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