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  1. 2018 Titanium Edge AWD 3.5 Is there a way I could have the engine temperature gauge displayed with the mpg display? Only seems to be an option when the engine rpm gauge is on. Thanks
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    Conventional Oil change

    Bought a CPO Edge over the weekend and enjoying it. Two problems, 1st, Noticed a windshield a sticker that said Valvoline conventional oil change about 3000 miles ago. Manual says, "Recommended motor oil (U.S.): Motorcraft® SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil XO-5W20-QSP" So whoever had this vehicle before me used conventional oil! ? 2nd, After the test drive noticed the oil percentage down to 39% so asked about an oil change at the dealer... salesman said, "oh they just didn't reset it". Really! Picked the car up a day, they were going to reset it... now reads 37%, so they didn't reset it. The oil looks clean, but the oil monitor now reads 36%. I'm thinking I'll change it when it gets down to 10%. What kind of damage was done to this engine running conventional motor oil through it the first 28,000 miles? I'm intending on keeping the vehicle. Thanks
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    What Brand oil filter?

    What oil filters are you using? Mact did a great job of oil testing, but not oil filters. (unless I missed it). Would really like to see Mact do a write up on this. Currently I'm using Bosh premium because there was a good review of them and used them on my Impala for years, but am considering one for synthetic oil maybe Wix. Wix cost just a little more than Bosh but it's made for synthetic oil. ACDelco has a good rebate right now, so maybe I'll go GM? 😀 Thanks.
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    What Brand oil filter?

    Thanks Gadgetjq, I'll check out the link. My Chevy Impala 3.6L took the ACDelco PF63 that I replaced with venerable Bosh premium 3502 and that's what's on my Ford 3.5L now. Both engines use the same filters, had some left over from the 3.6L. If you had the PF63 set next to the 3502 then looked at them with a flashlight you'd see the Bosh 3502 looks much better and the reviews are good. So I like Bosh and may stick with them. One thing I miss about the 3.6L was the factory installed magnetic oil drain plug. Looked just like a regular drain plug with a powerful magnet embedded in the center. You can find them for the 3.5L but they're oversized! I would consider changing the drain plug on my 3.5L to a magnetic one. Haven't found one yet. Wonder if they're the same size too?
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    What Brand oil filter?

    Not sure it's good for 6 months. Guess I could change it monthly. Yea that's an idea.
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    What Brand oil filter?

    I'm still looking. Motorcraft has the advantage of the lowest price filter with a silicone anti-drainback valve. However the filter paper leaves gaps and not sure if it provides protection for the year I generally go between oil changes. It's probable perfectly fine. Since generally this is a once a year thing (for me) the difference between spending $4 or $8 is not that much of a concern. Considering how important oil is I'd thought this topic would be of more interest. Maybe switching to Wix extreme duty. Although Denso is a consideration, which i think makes Toyota oil filters. They boast Dual-layer filtration media and a silicone anti-drainback valve for about the same price as Motorcraft.
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    What Brand oil filter?

    Well there is a difference. Here's one example of filters opened up.
  8. When in for a quick tire rotation on my new to me 2018 AWD 3.5L with 33000 miles on it. While waiting asked the service manager if I should get the antifreeze changed. Nope, you're good till 100k miles. I said it has the internal water pump. He said, yea it's ok till 100k miles.
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    Strange gas gauge event

    Not sure where to post this and it could be/hope it's just a fluke. Filled up my 2018 Edge the other day like I always do, put in the gas filler till it clicked off. After driving off, noticed the gauge read 3/4. Oh well I thought I'll just fill it up next time. Must have clicked off early. Ran some errands wasn't paying attention to the gauge. Got home Wife and I went out started it for another short trip and gauge read full. It's been going down normally since. Hope the float didn't get stuck. Anybody else had anything like this? Thanks
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    Strange gas gauge event

    Wow interesting! Thanks
  11. Just had my 2018 3.5L in for a tire rotation. It has 33k miles on it and while I was waiting asked the service manager if they recommend the coolant change considering it has an internal water pump. He said no you're good till 100k miles. Same guy who said no to needing the PTU fluid changed.
  12. Gearing up for my first tire rotation on my new to me 2018 Edge AWD Titanium. The owners manual indicates there are "arrows" that show the lift points, "9. The vehicle jacking points are depicted by arrows on the underside of the vehicle at the locations shown above." I'm not finding the arrows that indicate the lift points. The second question is the rotation pattern. The manual clearly states that for FWD and AWD vehicle use this pattern. There is another post that states for AWD vehicles you must use an X pattern where LR to RF and RR to LF. RF to LR and RR to LF. "On four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles, the recommended rotation pattern is a “Double X” so the right front and left rear tires switch positions as do the left front and right rear." https://www.tireindustry.org/tire-maintenance/tire-rotation Thanks for any help.
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    Looking for jack lift points

    Ok, thanks that's great I have the lift points and the hockey puck for the jack, How do I lift the vehicle at the lift points then replace the jack with jack stands? The list points don't seem wide enough to allow for both the jack and jack stand. Thanks
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    Looking for jack lift points

    Thanks, I'll try that. What about the rear wheel?
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    Looking for jack lift points

    Ok found the arrows. Took a bit of scrubbing! New problem - I took a piece of 4x4 and cut an indentation in it. But when i jacked up the car using the 4x4 it split the 4x4. Any suggestions on what to use? thanks.
  16. Just changed the oil in my 2018 Edge AWD. The manual says to rotate the tires when the oil is changed, will this mess up the TPMS? Is there a procedure to reset TPMS after I do the rotation? Thanks
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    Will Tire rotation need TPMS reset?

    Ok, thanks
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    Will Tire rotation need TPMS reset?

    That's great. Thanks
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    Parking Brake

    Do you set your electric parking brake every time you park your Edge? Does setting the electric parking brake adjust the rear brakes and so this is something you should do? Or does using the parking brake all the time lead to premature rear brake wear? Thanks
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    Parking Brake

    Nope don't live in hilly area, kinda lead to the question cause I generally don't use the parking brake or have need for it. Funny, after I use the electric parking brake the brakes seem to grab better. Thanks
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    another PTU question

    Did you purchase your 2013 Edge new? Have you changed the fluid in your PTU during the time you've had the Edge?
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    No source button

    I'm enjoying my Edge, but one thing I really miss from my Chevy is the source button on the steering wheel. The source button allowed me to switch from AM, FM, CD, Siris XM and alternate input. The only way to switch sources is to activate the voice command or take my hand from the wheel and eyes off the road? This is a bit annoying with other people in the car and you're talking to them.
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    No source button

    The touch and release, doesn't always work...So with my Edge it's more of a hold and release. I'll look for the advanced option and try that when i get a little more familiar with the system. thanks
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    No source button

    Ok, I'll try just having her change the temp. I noticed that if I change the temp on my side, it changed both sides. I'll have her try it. Thanks
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    No source button

    No I don't mean cruise is "engaged" when you start the car. My Chevy had a switch for cruise you left it on, it was ON when you started the car then when the car was moving you press SET to engage it. With the Edge you always have to turn it on then press SET. Turn it on then press set. Turn it on then press set. With Chevy it's on so you just press set. Just press set at the speed you want above 25mph. Just press set at the speed you want above 25mph. With my Edge it doesn't remember that I left DUAL on so I can have different temperature than the passenger side. Every time I turn the car on I have to set DUAL and turn on cruise control. Start the car set DUAL in climate and turn on cruise control. Start the car set DUAL in climate and turn on cruise control. I'm now using the buttons on the right hand of the wheel to navigate to source, but it's several steps and I sometimes have to take my eyes off the road.
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