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  1. normkol

    Reliable Pressure Gauge?

    I have that Craftsman model and it matches exactly to the reading on the dashboard. So, I only use it now when adjusting the pressure. It's so convenient just looking at the values on the dash.
  2. I use a leaf blower, usually gets rid of most of the leafs and crud.
  3. We have a 2016 Edge SEL and a 2016 Honda Odyssey EXL, my wife drives the Odyssey. We bought them one day after the other. My wife is very jealous of my Edge, the technology is vastly superior to that of her Odyssey. I hate the navigation on the Odyssey, very cumbersome to use and the maps are hard to read. When the grandchildren grow up, she wants to get a Sorento or an Edge. That will be in about two years, we'll see what the cars look like then.
  4. July will be two years for my 2016 Edge, and I'm still on the original wipers. They wipe as well as when new. Last year, when I ordered filters from Rock Auto, I ordered the Motorcraft replacement blades, but I haven't had to use them yet. In over 40 years of car ownership, I've never had wipers last this long.
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    Lug Nut torque 2016

    Which makes me wonder what the effect of tightening to roughly 100 lb. ft. would be? The average garage probably has their guns set to that, and won't change. I wonder if even the Ford mechanics know to adjust for the higher torque on these suv's.
  6. Step #5, you can answer YES and tell it to remember that answer, that is on the phone. It will not ask again, it will just download contacts automatically every time you connect the phone or start the car. It only takes about 5 seconds.
  7. Have you cleaned your battery posts/and or clamps frequently? Using those wire brush cleaners remove some of the lead from the post every time you clean them, eventually the post diameter is too small for the clamp to tighten around. This link shows battery post shims, which can bring the post back to proper diameter. https://www.grainger.com/product/25KC79?cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!166595346872!!!!82495988037!&ef_id=Wdy3wwAAAFu4LEX5:20171010165732:s&kwid=productads-adid^166595346872-device^c-plaid^82495988037-sku^25KC79-adType^PLA
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    We're headed to Seattle next week on vacation. I ordered a Ford Escape from Budget, but I doubt it will have Navi. I'll use my Garmin that I keep for these occasions, or my phone with either Waze or Google Maps. No rain at all in the forecast so far, I hope that holds.
  9. I don't know your model year, but on my 2016 I recently got a message on the left display to replace the batteries in the Intelligent Key fob. It wasn't displaying any symptoms, yet. In the 2016, there are two batteries per fob.
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    If you have Sync3, you can get the latest release with Android Auto and then use Google Maps or Waze, all free.
  11. I just got a Garmin High Speed Multi-charger. It plugs into the power port, and has two USB's and a socket for a car adapter. The USB's are rated at 2.1a output each, the socket at 2.4a. I'm wondering if I used all three at the same time if it would overload the power port?
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    2016 Edge Backup Camera

    I'm very happy with the b/u camera in my 2016 SEL. My wife, who has a 2016 Odyssey, is jealous of the Ford camera. Even in nighttime, the view is quite good.
  13. There was a whole thread on this about a year ago. http://www.fordedgeforum.com/topic/20253-2015-16-rear-bumper-cover-wear/?hl=%2Brear+%2Bbumper+%2Bprotector&do=findComment&comment=155836 I got mine on Amazon.
  14. Thanks for the heads up about Waze. I tried it the other day and it it is great! We now have 3 options of GPS in the car, OEM Ford, Google Maps and now Waze. No need to ever upgrade the Ford GPS, Google and Waze do that all the time. As an example, a bridge, the Goethals bridge, that I take every day, has been replaced by a new one built right next to it. Ford GPS shows me driving out over the water, since it doesn't have the new bridge in its data base. Waze correctly shows me on the new bridge.
  15. Speaking of Canada, I was in Montreal last Fall. I spoke, then typed in addresses, in English. No go. I finally typed in the address in French and voila, it was found.