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  1. I'm looking at buying a new Edge with class II tow pkg for towing a 2000# trailer including into the Sierras and Rockies. I would like to get the best gas mileage while keeping enough torque and power to do the high, steep hills well, say over 40mph. Here are some numbers I found to compare the two engine choices for the Edge: TowCap mpg hp Torque 2.0L EB AWD 3500# 20/27 245 275 @3000 3.5L V6 AWD 3500# 17/24 280 250 @4000 Can you all please tell me your experiences towing with the Edge? How big is your trailer load? How's the hill performance? What's your towing and non-towing mpg? I'm now towing my 2000# (1920 actually) TAB trailer with 2007 4 cylinder Subaru and it does okay, I lose 10 mpg when towing (from 24 to 14 mpg) and it slows on real steep hills to 30 mpg using 2d gear at 5000 rpm. It's not overheating but I don't know what the wear and tear is. (It looks like no 7-pin connector is available from the factory for some reason, so I'll have to get that and brake controller installed. Otherwise the class II trailer pkg looks good.) thanks much, -deac
  2. mikea1949

    3.5L V6Engine Block Casting Failure

    My wife loves her 2007 Edge SEL AWD and it has been an excellent vehicle for 112,000 miles. Recently, we took it in for service- clean heater air intake filter, service engine. When we got car back I noticed a few drops of oil on floor. Didn't think much of it as figured it was oil spill on engine from service. A few days later the leakage increased and the bottom of the car was covered. Crankcase still had oil on midpoint of dipstick. Took car into dealer for evaluation expecting a loose hose, oil filter, drain plug. Instead they reported and showed me oil coming from a vent in the block casting below alternator and just behind front engine cover. Dealer checked with Ford and received an email reply called an SSM(?) - a report that is not generally published from Fordtechservice.dealerconnection.com dated 19 March 2008. The report noted that engines built with date code between 1 April 2007 and 31 July 2007 may experience leakage of oil into the cooling system as a result of casting porosity near the main oil galley in the engine block. Corrective action is to replace engine at $7,200. Can anyone confirm this issue or that Ford has some available mitigation for this severe failure? Is there another problem that may be less severe related to oil leakage from this casting vent? Thanks for reading, MikeA
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