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2005-2007 Ford Escape Hybrid PTU Fluid Change

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1st generation Ford Escape Hybrid PTU fluid change. The PTU is a high stress, high failure part for this model generation, but changing it’s fluid as preventative maintenance is surprisingly easy. 1st gen Ford Escape Hybrid PTU fill plug

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2005-2007 Ford Escape Hybrid eCVT Fluid Change

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Changing the “filled for life” electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) on my 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid for the first time in 220k miles. This CVT has surprisingly good design for user accessible draining and filling. No oil pan needs to be dropped and it has a standardized socket size and torque spec for both fill and drain plugs. 1st gen Ford Escape Hybrid eCVT and engine fill drain diagram

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Keep using Adobe CS on a newer mac

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Adobe Create Suite no longer works on macOS after Mojave and I’ve been keeping an old mac around to run it. It took me longer than I’d like to find a solution: Run the older version of macOS in a virtual machine and run Adobe CS5.5 inside that virtual machine. Adobe CS5 running in VirtualBox

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