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#1 OFFLINE   Gbczyk84

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:32 PM

After finding oil in the air filter of our 3.5L 2011 Edge, i purchased the updated valve cover to fix the issue. Replacement was easy, besides keeping all of the wires out of the way.

 

This is not a How-to as FordTechMakuloco has all the information on YouTube. Simply posting some photos of the inside for those interested. I could not tell any physical difference between the 2 parts.

 

 

Part number - BR3Z-6582-R

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:13 AM

can't see pics :(



#3 OFFLINE   Gbczyk84

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:10 AM

What are you guys using for photos? Guess photobucket doesn't show

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:01 PM

You can attach directly to your post. Otherwise, imgur has been good so far. I prefer becoming a Platinum member of this forum, as it allows me to add content at will.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:59 PM

Photos fixed.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:18 PM

Thank you, very helpful!



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:59 PM

Is it just me? I don't see where the difference is between the old & new covers!



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:42 AM

Looks like the baffling around the lower right hand part of the valve cover in this pic is deeper, for one thing.  That seemed prominent to me, but could be light & shadows.  Plus those 3 shapes are extended.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:48 AM

Looks like the baffling around the lower right hand part of the valve cover in this pic is deeper, for one thing.  That seemed prominent to me, but could be light & shadows.  Plus those 3 shapes are extended.

attachicon.gifUpdated Valve Cover Gen 1-5_4_Comparison.jpg

I plan on finding out because I will cut it up to look when I finish installing the new one. Not cutting up the new one but at least will see the inside of the old one.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:15 AM

On the "narrow end" of the cover there is a ford part number in molding.  What are they they on the new vs old?  I honestly don't see a difference either and think you simply changed a like for like cover.

 

edited to add - I do see a difference in the far side of the "narrow" side of the cover - there are baffle intakes slots.


Edited by freebird, 14 September 2017 - 07:17 AM.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:21 AM

Do all 2011's have this problem or did some come with the updated valve cover??  I've never had any oil on the air filter but she does guzzle some extra oil between changes.  I'll pull the intake tube when I get a chance and check for oil.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:59 AM

All 2011s have the POTENTIAL, since the service bulletin addresses 2011-13 MYs.  All 2012s, and some but not necessarily all 2013s.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:29 AM

My 2011 had oil in the intake & throttle body, but it did not reach the air filter. Had it replaced under warranty after I saw the oil in the intake. But I also don't recall there was any noticeable oil consumption between changes.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:41 AM

Isn't it a gift of words how the Ford Service Bulletin calls it "this concern" rather than "this problem" and therefore doesn't take ownership of their design issue......


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:36 AM

Isn't it a gift of words how the Ford Service Bulletin calls it "this concern" rather than "this problem" and therefore doesn't take ownership of their design issue......

 

It doesn't make any difference what they call it.   Even if it was called a "problem" or "defect" it's still not a recall and therefore subject to normal warranty rules.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

My CPO Powertrain Limited Warranty (7yr, 100K miles) says it covers "valve covers".   Is it a stretch to think this would be repaired under the CPO warranty?


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:50 AM

Does it mention valve cover gaskets specifically?


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:10 AM

Just lists Valve Covers as a covered item (items in BOLD are covered)

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:16 AM

I'd say they are covered, but don't go to the dealer asking for a replacement, rather complain about the oil in the intake system.
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