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  1. coronan

    PTU drain plug

    Awesome work Brian! Can you clean it up and check the pattern with gear marking compound? Do you have a dial indicator to check backlash?
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    PTU drain plug

    If you put a magnetic drain plug in the bottom: You will be amazed how much more metal shavings it finds than the top plug!!!
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    PTU drain plug

    Ironpedeler; What were your symptoms?
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    PTU drain plug

    I'm doing What Ford Should have. Extra Heat Shielding for the PTU shaft seal. The piece of sheet metal i added is about 3.5" x 5.5" If i had to make it again I would only make 5" long. The shield now spans the entire width of the Exhaust pipe and will limit heat from radiating up. Work Smarter; not Harder.
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    Transmission Fluid Replace?

    Mac, What are you paying to have your transmission flushed? Are you getting full synthetic oil? How long does it take round trip? (Home > shop > home?) My method takes an hour. I didn't want to do it. I told the GF to schedule it 5000 miles ago, but she didn't, so I did it sunday night, while she made dinner. I changed the PTU oil while i had it in the garage, too. Does anyone else find the dip stick impossible to read?
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    Transmission Fluid Replace?

    I Attempted the 2 bucket method. It does not work. The transmission fails to suction from the Transmission cooler hose. It will pump out old fluid. Here is my setup. Call me lazy but the bumper looked like to time consuming to remove to get to the trany cooler. So i went after it at # 3 in Hacker's drawing. Just a few screws to remove the fender liner. Its a silly 5.5mm. WTF Ford? Who uses a 5.5mm head screw??? The pressure side is in the back. A ~ 0.625" OD hose fits in the hole and helps direct the mess into the pan. If i had to do this again I'd use a graduated bucket, so i know how much has been removed. This blue hose is connects to the hose going to the cooler. I submersed it in fluid but it failed to suction. A more elaborate method would be to run a longer hose to a elevated reservoir so it might gravity flow in. But That's more complicated and asking for a messy spill. The Transmission will dump its guts in just over a minute. Increased flow while in drive. With the GF at the Helm. We spent about 15 sec in park, 20 sec in Reverse, 30 sec in drive. Then the outflow got foamy. (cavitation) And we shut the engine off. I measured 6.5 liters in the pan. Added 7 liters via the dip stick. Ran another 20 sec in drive and 20sec In low. Then Clean red fluid was being discharged and we shut it off. About 3 more liters came out. That's 95%! No wasted fluid doing 6.5 liter fluid change 3 times. At $12 / liter thats an extra $70 saved.
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    2009 Edge SEL AWD Transmission Plan

    While you were getting the lip service the manual says to run the gear shift through all positions to purge all old fluid and air out. Did ya clean the magnetic drain plug?
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    Coolant/antifreeze change problems

    Anyone using ZEREX™ G-05 Coolant? http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/Zerex_G-05_AFC_Technical_Bulletin.pdf
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    Coolant/antifreeze change problems

    I find it hard to believe that there is not a block drain in the engine. How much coolant comes out with the pressure tester?
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    2009 Edge SEL AWD Transmission Plan

    Have any shops offered back flushing to push particles off the filter?
  11. Hello, I'm taking over the maintenance on my GF's Edge with 100k mi. I try to put thought into parts / brands I buy. I don't like going to the big box stores because they tend to push crap with a lifetime warranty. I also know that the Dealership isn't called the "Stealership" for nothing. Generic things get rebadged. What parts are worth getting from the dealer? Any online parts resources for OEM. Any recommended part numbers that have proved themselves? Thanks!
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    wtb one 20 chrome clad wheel

    I too am interested in 1 wheel in and tire. I'd like to carry a full size spare while towing. Maybe someone out there was in a wreck and has 3 good ones. Northern California preferred for pickup.
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    replacing brake pads on 2011 ford edge sel

    Tisk Tisk. You should not let the caliper hang by the hose. Tie it up with bailing wire. Did you check the guide pin boots for tearing? That will shorten the life of the pads in a hurry if the caliper can not center it self and float away from the rotor.
  14. I want to create a data base of how long x pads last. How long x rotors last. I've just turned 100K on my Edge. I know there are other folks on this forum with at least twice that many miles. My last setup lasted 40K mi maybe (2k mi towing, no trailer brakes, 3k RV) Stock rotors turned. Pads (unknown make / model) I didnt install them my self. They Squeaked from day 1 until they were metal on metal. Any recomended setups? If the Stock ford equipment lasts 80K mi, its tempting to go back to that. I don't care what you just installed. 1. What has gone through the test of time??? 2. Does it squeak? 3. Improved stopping distances? 4. Do you tow? What? Trailer Brakes? 5. How many miles did you get on your Pads / Rotors? Thanks!
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