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David Dewhurst

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    2019 Ford Edge SE

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  1. David Dewhurst

    Rear brake rotor grooves

    Set up appointment for dealer to check pads/grooved rotors. First thing out of Tech's mouth after I told him both rear rotors have grooves full width of pads and front rotors are smooth was a stone must have got caught and grooved the rotor. I questioned if he thought it was a coincidence both rear rotors were grooved and neither front rotor was grooved. I asked if he knew how much clearance existed between the pad and rotor and the Tech didn't have a clue. I told him at the inspection appointment I wanted to see the pads/rotors when taken apart. SHOW ME THE STONE/STONES full width of the rotor.
  2. David Dewhurst

    Rear brake rotor grooves

    2019 Edge, rear rotors smooth at 8, 200 total miles three weeks go when at dealership for oil/filter/rotate tires. When vehicle taken to dealership front and rear rotors were smoth. The dealership inspected/measured the pads.We wouldn't talk about the fact that the dealership doesn't know the correct procedure to rotate tires. Anyway I casually look at brake rotors , today 600 miles latter both rear rotors are heavily grooved. Front rotors are smooth. Should be interesting after the dealer inspects.
  3. David Dewhurst

    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    Forget the paddle shifters for a moment, forget the no low gear in my Edge for a minute. My Edge has non-adaptive cruise control and within an Edge with adaptive cruise control when one switches the adaptive cruise control OFF, do you really believe you have anything different than non-adaptive cruise control? I'd suggest you then have the exact same cruise control and if you read a few more comments in the owner's manual, you'll clearly read there is a brake heat related issue in hilly/mountainous conditions. Twist it any way you please, when you have your foot on the brake pedal traveling down a mountain, the brake rotors and pads will heat up (worse yet is the brake fluid will also heat up and the pedal at some temperature will get soft and spongy) and there will be a safety issue the same as when one over uses the brakes on a race car. But then reading is like many things in life, different strokes for different folks.
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    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    todd92, I've road course raced cars for years. Been there, do that and attempt to manage brake heat on a regular basis, as it's part of the game. Maybe sometime when you drive mountain switchbacks out west in serious mountains you'll understand. JoeVic, your on solid ground. akirby, 21st century vehicle expectation are that one is not required to give the vehicle a rest like one would a horse traveling up a mountain. Simply put FORD cheapened their 2019 Edge by eliminating the manual shift to Low gear and they acknowledged very straightforward in the Edge owners manual, "You should select a lower gear when the system is active in situations such as driving on steep grades, for example in mountains areas. The engine needs additional engine braking in these situations to reduce the load on the vehicle's regular brake system to prevent from overheating." Please continue reading the owner's manual so that it floats your boat. Happy Turkey Day!!!
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    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    you guys are really funny. This as I recall started out because of no lower gear to shift to to slow the 2019 Edge in hilly/mountain roads. Of further testing I've completed and doing some research on shift points Ford could easily change the shift points and with changed shift points and while in cruise slow the Edge down. The threshold for the cruise to downshift is 35 mph but even then the the shiftpoint overspeed is 8 MPH. WOW, why is this why Ford has the shiftpoint the way they are? Can you say gas mileage............... The general manager of the dealership agrees there's an issue with the cruise control as I stated to him, it's David poking goliath and goliath doesn't care for such. By the way I have a son who's 56 owns his own company and thinks similar to me. I have another son a couple years younger from MI who works for a auto manufacture and guess what, he thinks like you guys. As long as you guys get your jollies posting with attempt to ridicule it's ok by me.
  6. David Dewhurst

    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    It would be real interesting to know what generation thinks as you people do, Millennials?
  7. David Dewhurst

    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    Without backtracking and reading all what wouldn't happen with a shift to a lower gear to slow an Edge/Escape on hilly/mountains roads, here's some facts for those who say downshifting with a small pukey engine will do nothing, guess what, please read very slowly for the facts to sink in. 2018 16.L EcoBoost Escape. Fact, 7% slope road (normal Fed. funded road), break hill at 25 MPH shift to neutral, coasting, reach speed of 40 MPH at whatever RPM at bottom of hill. Fact, 7% slope road, break hill at 25 MPH 1,200 RPM, shift to Low gear, coasting reach speed of 10 MPH and 4,500 RPM. It doesn't matter if the hill/mountains condition is 7% slope, 10% slope or greater within reason, the engine will brake the speed to a safe condition. Please tell me again how a pukey little engine will not engine brake. : )
  8. David Dewhurst

    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    When I contact Ford, I'll provide this site Ford's exact response.
  9. David Dewhurst

    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    Please forgive me for posting the caveat Ford stated in the owners manual, " and the brake system will overheat" with my clarification included "and cause a safety issue." Ford wouldn't dare use the words safety issue, but it's a fact of life with continuous use of pads to rotors.
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    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    akirby, for a Moderator you are certainly filled with canned answers.
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    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    Ok to those who tell me I'm dumber than a box of rocks and don't know squat about the 2019 Edge SE FWD with passive/normal cruise control and what it will and will not do for whatever reasons you stated. Driving down a steep hill for the first time a couple days ago in cruise control at 35 mph, the Edge in cruise at 35 mph/1,500 RPM down shifted at a speed of 39 mph/2,600 RPM, then down shifted at a speed of 45 MPH/3,700 RPM with the final down shift at a speed of 50 MPH/4,000 RPM. Wouldn't you guys call that down shifting 3 times. This would suggest the threshold for down shifting is strictly a programming issue which Ford could easily do so that the Edge would down shift starting at 30 MPH while keeping the speed shift points closer to actual speed plus maybe 1 MPH the same as the 2013 Edge did. The speed gain during the 3 down shifts was 15 MPH which if they re programmed to 1 mph over cruise set speed similar to the 2013 Edge, the speed gain would have been only 3 mph and likely there would be a 4th down shift to 4th gear. Have not communicated directly with Ford Motor Company, but this experience adds a bit more fuel to the fire. EDIT: Went back to hill this AM normal gas pedal to 35 MPH, started down hill at 35 MPH lifted foot off gas pedal, never below 35 MPH and from gravity accelerated to 50 MPH. Went down hill in S mode cruise control 35 MPH and same similar shifting as previously stated in D mode with a speed of 50 MPH. Short summation, the down shifting is all games and fun for those without a clue because the downshifting on the 2019 Edge does nothing other than change the tack RPM's compared to the 2013 Edge which slowed the vehicle. Because the Edge has no process to down shift to a lower gear in hilly/mountain roads as was mentioned in an earlier post Ford Motor Company one must use the brake and the brake system will overheat and cause a safety issue.
  12. David Dewhurst

    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    akirby, my expectations with non adaptive cruise control are, set speed and Edge maintains said speed on horizontal road surface, uphill road surface and downhill road surface. Waving By emoji
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    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    Waldo, do you really believe the drivel you write. Waving By emoji
  14. David Dewhurst

    NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

    Waldo, this would be the information, you say is not within the Ford Edge owners manual. Must be you didn't read the previously posted information from the Ford Edge owners manual as per below. Using Adaptive Cruise Control (Scroll down to Hilly Conditions) http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/vdirsnet/OwnerManual/Home/Content?bookCode=O41026&countryCode=USA&languageCode=en&marketCode=US&viewTech=IE&chapterTitleSelected=G1676149&subTitleSelected=G2011260&topicHRef=G2011261&div=f&variantid=6275&vFilteringEnabled=False&userMarket=USA Waldo, to make your life simpler, posted below is an excerpt from the Ford Edge owners manual. Hilly Condition Usage You should select a lower gear when the system is active in situations such as prolonged downhill driving on steep grades, for example in mountainous areas. The system needs additional engine braking in these situations to reduce the load on the vehicle’s regular brake system to prevent it from overheating.
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