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  1. ThugFordEdge3.5

    What is this black plastic peice?

    Noticed some yellow clear oil around this black plastic peice near the transmission underneath my 2017 Ford edge titanium 3.5L V6. There is 2 Plastic looking screws holding it in place and that black peice was really loose also. Had to tighten it. But I'm worried about where that oil is coming from. I changed the ptu oil about 2 months ago the only other thing is I got done was krown rust proofing done about 5 months ago. There isn't any oil anywhere else but here it doesn't leak on the pavement either. It's just stays how it is in the pics. The dealership fixed my emergency parking brake the other day and replaced the cable. Anyone know what that black plastic part is and why oil is around it and on it?
  2. ThugFordEdge3.5

    What is this black plastic peice?

    I think it may be gear oil coming out of the ptu vent. I did clean it off and so far so good.
  3. I got my coolant changed out at the local ford dealership. They used tap water to mix 50/50 and I realized after I got the vehicle back why I always did maintenance myself. No auto shops around here use distilled water. I was wondering if I should redo it myself? I get mixed answers when I research this online. Some say it's a big no no, and others say that the coolant has enough corrosion inhibitors that it won't make any difference and not to worry. Either way, I have tons of motorceaft 50/50 and the pure orange coolant at home made for my 2017 Ford Edge 3.5L V6. So from your experiences does tap water cause any sort of corrosion or deposits or anything negative? It's been in my vehicle for about 9 days now. This was the first coolant change it ever got. Has 32000km. Should I leave it? Or rush to change it? I don't have any flushing addictive at the moment. If necessary I will buy some. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  4. ThugFordEdge3.5

    Local Ford dealership used tap water for coolant mix

    What I ended up doing is using 50/50 orange motorcraft coolant. I drained out about 5 liters and filled with 50/50 and ran the engine with heat on for about 15 minutes and rev here and there at 3500 rpms and then I drained again and repeated. I did this 2 times and on the 3rd time I left it in. I will do a flush on the next change. The tap water here is 45mg/L and one of the lowest in Ontario.
  5. ThugFordEdge3.5

    Local Ford dealership used tap water for coolant mix

    I'll be doing a flush for sure on the next change. I haven't changed coolant types. This was the first coolant change ever for this edge. A bit early but I like to get everything changed after 30000km to 35000km oils and filters.
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    Local Ford dealership used tap water for coolant mix

    I brought my edge in for a warranty fix on the emergency brake light that stayed on saying it wasn't working. They change the emergency brake cable. So while it was there I remembered the coolant level being really low so I told them to check it out and go ahead and refill it with new coolant while there at it. I completely forgot why I never get it done at dealers until it was already done. Also after break in period I try to have all fluids and filters changed. Especially PTU, and transmission. Seems in the beginning a lot of metal shavings dirty the oils. I try to clear everything up and give a fresh start after break in is done and all those metal moving parts found there place. A nice clean fresh start gives me peace of mind. Plus I'm OCD lol.
  7. I know this is a little late to reawaken this thread, but I have a 2017 FORD EDGE Titanium AWD 3.5L V6 and I bought those 2 exact wipers. Bosch icon 28AOE (drivers side) and 28BOE (passenger side) and for me they don't seem to click in perfectly like the ones that came with my edge. They go in but not a hard flush tight click like you usually get. There is a nail gap between metal and plastic that isn't there with the other wipers that where already on the edge when I bought it. So I'm just wondering, is this normal?
  8. ThugFordEdge3.5

    Local Ford dealership used tap water for coolant mix

    I called the local ford dealership and there gonna refund me the whole amount of 149.00. They tried to fight back, but I simply told them to read the back of the bottle lol. That pretty much did it right there. They can't argue not following directions. If they could afford bottles of motorcraft coolant, they should easily have distilled water on the shelf to go with it. Anyway I was looking at deionized water. They have some sold here at Canadian tire called Turbo Power Deionized water that says it's made for radiators and coolant, also used for filling battery. I'll post the information it shows on the Canadian tire website just below. I think I may just stick to distilled since that is what it states on back of coolant bottle. Than you for all your help. Greatly appreciated. FEATURES Turbo Power Deionized Water helps provide protection against the damaging effects of scale build-up and corrosion often caused by the use of regular water Ideal for cleaning and topping-up cooling systems Effective for topping-up car batteries when battery acid level is low Used to dilute concentrated radiator antifreeze/coolants and as a top-up to cooling system Prevents scale build-up and discolouration in household steam irons and humidifiers Size: 3.78 L (1 US gal) Note: Contains a bittering agent and is not intended for human consumption
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    Local Ford dealership used tap water for coolant mix

    I'll call them as soon as they open again. I was gonna do that but wasn't sure if I was gonna sound too picky. I also checked the water hardness for here in Timmins Ontario, and it says Hardness 45mg/L or Hardness 2.6 grains per gallon seems lower then many other places. But I'm still gonna swap that out ASAP.
  10. Hi everyone. Owner of a White 2017 FORD EDGE TITANIUM AWD 3.5L V6, 32000km. I'm looking forward to learning and contributing.
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