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scorpionking0102

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    2016 Edge Sport "To Good To Be Blue"

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  1. scorpionking0102

    2016 Edge sport 2.7l oil leak

    Good day all, I have a 2016 Sport with 19,000 miles on the odometer. After noticing a lot of 2.7 EcoBoost owners complaining of oil leaks from this motor, I starting keeping an eye on my garage floor. Low and behold, the oil spots are now showing up there. I took it to my dealer to have a service done and ask the service advisor if he was aware of the problem with the 2.7, and he said " not to his knowledge". Of course now it is out of warranty. If I have to, I will be on Ford like an "Alabama wood tick" and pester them until this is resolved. They know they have a problem, so what is a satisfactory permanent fix. If the plastic pan is the issue, replace it with an aluminum one, not steel. Instead of having the oil pan removed several times, I will wait it out. "Slayer" doesn't get ridden that often anyway.
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    Sunroof glass replaced....finally.

    Thanks for the info on tempered vs laminate. I’m thinking Ford never incorporated the film coating due to cost, but I’m grateful for having the “hanger queen” back on the road. BTW the Nautilus is on my wish list. Great looking vehicle!
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    Factory vehicle cover

    Evening all, I have a like new factory vehicle cover by Covercraft, which I ordered when I optioned out my 2016 Edge Sport. Used only to cover my Sport while it sat in my climate controlled garage for a period of time. Never used outside and was eventually folded and put away in its bag. This is the one Ford markets and it is very well made and padded for all season protection. As I said, like new condition. Paid well over $200. Asking $150 or OBO.
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    Front bra for 2011>2014 Edge

    Evening all, It’s been some time since I listed this item and never reposted it at a later date. I have a front bra that will fit model years 2011>2014 Edge. Made by Colgan, a premier maker of vehicle bras. Not one of those cheap Chinese knock offs. Used only twice to protect my 2013 Edge while on vacation, cleaned and packed away in the original box. A new one will set you back about $165, but will let it move for $75+SH. If you have one of these model year Edges and want to protect the front from stone chips, this is a great bargain. I have a 2016 Edge Sport and no longer need it.
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    2016 Ford Edge Sport 21" Rims & Tires (4)

    That is a really great price, considering the price of a factory OEM wheel only lists for $900 to $1100 each, from Ford.
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    From one veteran to another...

    From one veteran to another, been there done that. When I see a service member in a restaurant line I will offer to purchase their meal and thank them for their continued service. My career started as a tanker went to jump school, became Infantry became an Army Ranger. Got out for eight years, couldn’t stand civilian life. Came back to Aviation, went to school for helicopter maintenance, worked my way into an AeroScout slot where I learned to fly scout helicopters, as a scout. Then, became an Army medic, worked my way into flight medic school then finally retiring with 26 satisfying years of service to my country. Also, did two tours in Kuwait, as a contractor supporting OIF 2007 and 2008.
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    Sunroof glass replaced....finally.

    Good evening all, I took the “hanger queen” into my local Ford dealership to have the cracked sunroof replaced. I held out as long as I could for Ford to find a laminate one like the one it was built with. I checked with Carlex aka Carlite and Ford asking why they made the decision to replace laminate glass with the tempered glass. The answer from Carlite was Ford made it stronger, lighter and “cheaper”. Everything I know about tempered glass, is it shatters into thousands of pieces. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of getting shower of glass on my head. When a leading consumer magazine did an article on unexplained panoramic sunroof explosions, which the Ford Edge was included, they also said laminate was a safer option. I checked the new Edge ST and it also has been replaced with a tempered glass made by Pilkington with a Ford logo. I brought the sunroof home with me in hopes someone will start a class action lawsuit started to make Ford install laminate overhead for panoramic sunroof applications. Now , at least, I can take her for a bath without the fear of a leak, hopefully. And get a coat of ceramic sealer.
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    What have you done to/with your Edge/MKX today?

    Another comment why Ford has a metal replacement is there are more F150's sold in the United States than any other vehicle brand and if Ford wants to remain top dog in truck sales and possibly make it to being on top for 50 years, they have to keep their truck audience satisfied and content. The Edge nameplate will be long gone before then.
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    What have you done to/with your Edge/MKX today?

    Good evening all, My question to all whom have had oil pan leaks is what was the mileage that you first noticed this issue. I have a 2016 Sport and it only has 18,000 miles on it. I would be very watchful when it approaches those miles where it was first noticed. Secondly, being an automotive engineer who has some time with them, my speculation is Ford is collecting these pans to see if there is some commonality causing the leak. Possibly, from the supplier of the pans or makers of the pan gaskets. I guess if this is the case, then they can go back to the supplier for reimbursement costs. Also, the 2.7 can build up a lot of heat in the Edge's cramped engine bay leading to premature component failure. Anyway, now I'll be keeping a watchful eye on my garage floor and unfortunately, my warranty has run out. One last comment. There is an old saying" the squeaky wheel gets the grease ". Insistance is very persuasive at getting results. So complain, complain, complain, but don't be an arrogant alpha hotel and the dealerships may work with you towards making amends for your loyalty to Ford.
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    What have you done to/with your Edge/MKX today?

    Good evening all, I’ve been following this thread and have one question. Why does one want to change out the key fob for the newer style?
  11. Hopefully, your Edge is still under warranty. Also, not all automotive technicians are equal in their abilities to fix an issue. What I would suggest is test drive another Edge with a vista roof and compare the noise level. Then take the service advisor for a ride and show him the difference. What may be “satisfactory” to them, may not be for you. It may just need a minor adjustment. Mine is as sound as a hard roof. If the dealership still won’t address your issue to your satisfaction, then find another dealership who is more willing to address the issue. Also, google wind noise complaints on your specific vehicle year.
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    Sunroof

    Good day to all, I haven’t had that issue yet, but has anyone had their moveable sunroof break? I was driving the interstate and heard, what I thought was a large rock hit the sunroof. When I inspected it, sure enough, there was a large crack overhead. Not to start a “conspiracy theory”, but I have been reading of cracking or exploding large sunroofs, primarily on Kia and Hyundai vehicles, amongst others. The Ford Edge with “panoramic” sunroofs were also mentioned. I believe it was an article in one Consumer Reports article “Exploding Sunroofs: Danger Overhead”. Its a very informative read with a few YouTube articles also. Mine broke because of a rock that got kicked up, but didn’t shatter because it was laminated. When I went to the shop the insurance company was steered to. I looked at it before installation. As it turned out it was a Pilkington glass sunroof with a Ford logo and to make matters worse, it was tempered and not a laminated one. I didn’t accept the explanation the sunroof company gave me and they said Ford reengineered their sunroofs. I went to the Ford dealership to look what they are putting in the new ST,, and guess what, it was a Pilkington with a Ford logo that was tempered. I called Carlite and they are going to get back with me. In the meantime, I’ll just keep it taped with clear Gorilla tape. Consumer reports recommends laminate over tempered, I guess for obvious reasons. Will I still buy another Ford with a panoramic roof. Of course, I love that feeling of having a convertible without the noise which sometimes comes along with one.
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    Shifter handle

    Good day to all, I’m glad to see this mod. I was wondering how to remove the “piano black” trim around the cup holders without damaging it. I want to remove mine and have it covered in carbon fiber to match the dash trim on my Sport. Although it looks nice, it will show swirl scratches if not kept clean with a microfiber cloth.
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    My f*cking car flooded last night guys

    First things first. When I worked for Ford turning wrenches years gone by, when we had a vehicle come in with water leaks or damage, whatever you want to call it, we removed the “complete” interior and let it air dry which also allowed the metal to dry underneath. However, with your situation, a wet/dry vacuum may be a handy tool to have to suck the deep water imbedded within the interior seats and carpet after the interior is stripped from the vehicle, or you may end up with a “musty” smelling car. Have you “googled” what dealers do to dry out flood vehicles? Which brings up the issue of filing an insurance claim on your vehicle. They may list it as flood damaged which in turn could possibly show up on a CarFax report for your vehicle. There have been several reports of “shady” dealers buying flood damaged vehicles cheap and then selling them after they are dried out without the new owner knowing it’s true history. In part, CarFax reports are generated from insurance claims on vehicles. If someone repairs any damage at their own expense, then it won’t show up on these reports. If you decide to dry it out yourself, do it right or hire a company to do it for you. There are a lot of electronics running throughout the vehicles these days, good luck whichever route you choose.
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    What have you done to/with your Edge/MKX today?

    Where did you get the kit? Nice addition!
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