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  1. Doesn’t always cause issues. Mine was just the code.
  2. . Turn off what? It tells you when you read lamps are on. No need to turn it off.
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    Concentrated antifreeze/coolant - curious question

    Every auto parts store has coolant testers. $3 and up. https://www.autozone.com/heating-and-cooling/antifreeze-coolant-tester?filterByKeyWord=antifreeze&fromString=search&isIgnoreVehicle=false
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    Battery Charging Question?

    I wouldn’t recommend it. Most ports do power off at some point. Should be just as easy to connect directly to the battery
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    Concentrated antifreeze/coolant - curious question

    Test it. If it’s diluted too much it will show up.
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    2018 Ford Edge ST **DIESEL**

    I agree, I was just adding clarification for others.
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    2018 Ford Edge ST **DIESEL**

    Note they switched from the 6 speed power shift to the 8F tranny with the 2019 refresh in Euro models.
  8. If it sits for more than a week get a battery tender. Otherwise get a ctek charger/conditioner and throw it on there a couple times a month.
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    How many Fords have you owned?

    3 Lincolns, 14 Fords starting with a 1990 Ranger.
  10. Nope. North America only. Anything over 2.0L in Europe gets taxed heavily.
  11. In the states the Sport comes with a 2.7L twin turbo engine and sport suspension. ST-Line is only the appearance package.
  12. It has a sensor because that's how it knows to shut down the AWD when it overheats. But it doesn't show you the temp or tell you that the fluid needs to be changed. If they know how long it needs to stay over temp or at what temp the fluid breaks down then they could easily notify the driver that it needs to be changed.
  13. when they turned the 3.5L sideways there wasn’t enough room for the water pump externally in smaller vehicles like the edge without major super expensive modifications to multiple vehicles. They didn’t just forget that it could be a problem. At the time, water pump failures were pretty rare. In hindsight it looks like a terrible decision but like most things it made sense at the time. As for the PTU fluid - it is lifetime provided it doesn’t get overheated. Once it gets overheated it starts to fail. It appears they didn’t anticipate whatever causes the overheating. It is fair to blame them for not making corrections fast enough. However, simply adding a fluid change recommendation of 50k miles wouldn’t necessarily help. If the fluid overheats at 51K it will probably fail before 100K. The fluid doesn’t wear out unless it overheats. What they should have done is extend the warranty on both the PTUs and water pump to 100K miles. But of course that costs money so it becomes a business decision.
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