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On 4/13/2021 at 3:22 PM, circatee said:

 

Curious, did you happen to remove the EDGE badge?

Took it all off. Not a fan of badges at all.

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On 4/9/2021 at 12:51 PM, akirby said:

 

Nobody reads the manual anyway (except me).......

 

Ford stopped putting a printed manual in the 2021 Edge and put a searchable electronic copy in the vehicle that can be read on the 12" SYNC screen. It saves Ford printing costs.

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Oil Life Monitoring System said I was below 50% (read 48%) on our 2020. Time to change it for a 2nd time (less than 7,000 total miles on the odometer). 

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Did a ton of little small things recently.  Among the few is.

 

 

1) Brand new set of Ford Performance Plugs(used to be called the SP542's) gapped to what LMS says.  Definitely a noticeable difference as the stock ones were all gapped to like 0.030-0.035

 

2) This.  

 

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CP-E "stage 1" Rear Motor Mount.  As far as steps go, it was super easy to replace.  But as far as tightness of the main 21mm bolt?  Oh my GOD was that thing tight.  Did they dip it in cement to use as thread locker from the factory?  Used a jack and a leveller to take all the weight off, got the trans side 15mm bolt out no sweat, and good GOD it didn't help at all.  It would come 1/4 turn at a time, and make a loud SNAP everytime.  I legit thought I was breaking it or stripping it, but it finally got it past the OEM Thread locker, and it came right out nice and easy.  After the bolt came out, to my total amazement it was not stripped, cross-threaded, or even a tiny bit damaged.  Clear it with a wire wheel and it looked pristine.  It 100% looked covered in blue cement though before I wire-wheeled it.  WTF Ford?  It went back in with my fingers, all the way fully seated.  Legit just that much threadlocker, so if anyone else does this in the future...be ready.  Put fire on the bolt for a long time, and use a 3' breaker bar along with a cheater bar if you've got it, and just do work.  Once it's out though, it takes 10-15 seconds to install the CPE mount and torque it down.  

 

 

 

Both of these together made a noticeable difference in throttle response, top end performance(new spark plugs gapped tighter), and weirdly the front end feels tighter/more sturdy.  Maybe that's a placebo but it definitely feels tighter and more responsive to throttle, turns, and general handling.  I actually really like the new driving experience with it, I can feel the engine through the steering wheel at idle, but not in a bad way.  My DSM with solid mounts is straight retarded by comparison, so this is a cake walk. Curious to get some new 0-60's and 1/4 mi Dragy runs tonight to see if it made any kind of difference.  

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On 4/15/2021 at 10:16 AM, d332y said:

 

Ford stopped putting a printed manual in the 2021 Edge and put a searchable  electronic copy in the vehicle that can be read on the 12" SYNC screen. 

That makes it a PITA to read in your living room. But you val always download a PDF version for your cell/laptop/tablet.

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Replaced my backup camera this evening.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, WWWPerfA_ZN0W said:

can't see pics.  OEM or aftermarket camera?

Hopefully it's working now.

 

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On 5/2/2021 at 1:29 PM, CrackedDSM said:

CP-E "stage 1" Rear Motor Mount.  As far as steps go, it was super easy to replace.  But as far as tightness of the main 21mm bolt?  Oh my GOD was that thing tight.  Did they dip it in cement to use as thread locker from the factory?  Used a jack and a leveller to take all the weight off, got the trans side 15mm bolt out no sweat, and good GOD it didn't help at all.  It would come 1/4 turn at a time, and make a loud SNAP everytime.  I legit thought I was breaking it or stripping it, but it finally got it past the OEM Thread locker, and it came right out nice and easy.  After the bolt came out, to my total amazement it was not stripped, cross-threaded, or even a tiny bit damaged.  Clear it with a wire wheel and it looked pristine.  It 100% looked covered in blue cement though before I wire-wheeled it.  WTF Ford?  It went back in with my fingers, all the way fully seated.  Legit just that much threadlocker, so if anyone else does this in the future...be ready.  Put fire on the bolt for a long time, and use a 3' breaker bar along with a cheater bar if you've got it, and just do work.  Once it's out though, it takes 10-15 seconds to install the CPE mount and torque it down.  

 

No kidding! I wasn't so lucky with mine. I tried working it but I lost and broke it and ended  up using a few diamond whole saws to drill it out. Worst mount I've ever change.

 

To go on topic My B6 shocks arrive on thursday and hopefully have time to put them in next week and likely a meth kit to follow soon.

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On 5/11/2021 at 6:05 PM, Perblue said:

To go on topic My B6 shocks arrive on thursday and hopefully have time to put them in next week and likely a meth kit to follow soon.

 

You are going to love those B6 shocked and struts. I assume you are getting both. They work great on my car and have been thoroughly canyon tested. :shift: I will never go back to the OEM Shocks and struts.

As for the Meth kit I also assume that you have the Rambo cold side pipe with the meth bung hole ... I said bung hole.  lol . Anyway, snmjim has been down that road and can give you some vital info on meth injection with the 2.7EB. You should talk to him about it. ;)

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11 minutes ago, Xtra said:

 

You are going to love those B6 shocked and struts. I assume you are getting both. They work great on my car and have been thoroughly canyon tested. :shift: I will never go back to the OEM Shocks and struts.

 

 

I hope so, with our terrible streets my stock ones are taking a pounding. Ford replaced one since it was totally blown but not the others since they are not leaking. I can feel a difference from the new one compared to my still original ones. Also yes I ordered both. 😁

 

17 minutes ago, Xtra said:

As for the Meth kit I also assume that you have the Rambo cold side pipe with the meth bung hole ... I said bung hole.  lol . Anyway, snmjim has been down that road and can give you some vital info on meth injection with the 2.7EB. You should talk to him about it. ;)

 

I do have the pipe but no bung hole, lol. I was thinking I'd have to get one put into it. I wasn't planning on meth but with losing my 94 octane pump, got knocked down to 91 due to apparently an ethanol shortage, I really don't want to step back. Also no E pumps around so that isn't an option. 

 

I'll shoot snmjim a message in a bit. Thanks!

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On 5/11/2021 at 9:05 PM, Perblue said:

 

No kidding! I wasn't so lucky with mine. I tried working it but I lost and broke it and ended  up using a few diamond whole saws to drill it out. Worst mount I've ever change.

 

To go on topic My B6 shocks arrive on thursday and hopefully have time to put them in next week and likely a meth kit to follow soon.

 

 

I honestly was already planning on how I was going to get half of a broken 10.5 grade bolt out, with every snap it did.  Then it just started coming out and finally could just get it out with a simple ratchet.  I couldn't believe the amount of threadlocker on there.  I've taken bolts out with red loctite that came out easier.  I swear it's not threadlocker, it's actual cement.  Until someone proves me wrong, that's my headcanon. 😛

 

 

You ST guys have the B4 struts from the factory...so they're pretty stiff on bumps and potholes?  I would like to upgrade to some stiffer springs and shocks from my Sport but my wife really doesn't want to sacrifice the ride quality.  She's ridden in my GSX on coilovers and solid mounts so she's all paranoid now and won't let me touch the suspension.  Lol. 

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3 hours ago, CrackedDSM said:

You ST guys have the B4 struts from the factory...

 Had no idea that Bilstein was supplying B4 shocks and struts for the ST. I wish that they would make the B8 available for the Edge ST and Sport for use with the H&R springs. .

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