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A quick repair without needing to remove the interior panel off the hatch.  Holding up well and no more door ajar notices.

 

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My current 2011 Ford Edge (Lulubelle) will soon be surpassing the Orange Crush 285,500 mile mark.   At the rate things are going it seems the 1.5 Gen Edge has benefited from learned maintenance from the Orange Crush and I also believe some improved engineering from Ford.  The 2011 is definitely holding up much better then the gen 1 Edge. 

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In a celebration for my Youtube channel and for Lulubelle.  I decided LU needed a spa day. First time every.  280,000 hard earned miles. This is the result.

 

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Just an update.   Lulubelle is now peaking at 283,000 miles and will soon pass the Orange Crush in mileage.  The 1.5 Gen however has proved to be a much better gen Edge as far as wear and tear.  No major issues and that water pump is still pumping even though it is the OE water pump. Let head off to 300,000 and see what new territory looks like.

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As ole Brittney Spears said. Opps I did it again.  Second Ford Edge to 285,500 miles and not one water pump failure. This video covers what I repaired comparing the two gens to each other.

 

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The complete front end suspension rebuild has started. 

 

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Another video about the preparation for the $1800 dollar suspension rebuild project.  The project has been completed and more videos will follow.  I will say it was needed and LU now drives nearly like a new Edge again. Well worth the effort.

 

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The suspension complete replacement costs for the DIY'er

 

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Running at the 290,000 mile mark and LU the 2011 Edge is so smooth with the new complete suspension replacement.  the cost and work was worth the effort.  LU is paid off and recently evaluated for trade in at 2300 dollars by a dealer. LOL   I asked for the trade in evaluation expecting low ball dealer trade in price.   The thing is this Edge show excellent wear in oil testing on the engine and transmission.  It runs flawlessly and is still on the OE water pump and timing chains. Oil changes are at 250 hour intervals (over 10K miles)  using a different synthetic oil each oil change.   I also checked under the Edge and hardly any rust and no leaks. This is one tight Edge with many more miles to go.  LU is a keeper.

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LU is smiling at 296,000 soon.  Pretty sure 300,000 is going to happen before Christmas.   As a celebration after the first of the year LU will be receiving her first ever new water pump, chains, tensioners, guides etc.  Pretty sure it is time as the ole Duratec is making a bit of noise so pushing it just  a bit more.   This will be 15K more than the 2008 Edge ran.

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On 10/17/2019 at 10:54 PM, macbwt said:

LU is smiling at 296,000 soon.  Pretty sure 300,000 is going to happen before Christmas.   As a celebration after the first of the year LU will be receiving her first ever new water pump, chains, tensioners, guides etc.  Pretty sure it is time as the ole Duratec is making a bit of noise so pushing it just  a bit more.   This will be 15K more than the 2008 Edge ran.

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Why not keep going just to see how long the original wp will go? chances are you will get warning with leaking if it does go, but if not its a 300k mile vehicle - is it really worth putting all that money into a new wp and chain anyway?

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On 11/19/2019 at 11:59 PM, erikrichard said:

 

 

Why not keep going just to see how long the original wp will go? chances are you will get warning with leaking if it does go, but if not its a 300k mile vehicle - is it really worth putting all that money into a new wp and chain anyway?

 

I keep asking my self this same question.  When or if something happen I will know the answer.  Keep in mind dealer trade $$$$ is only 2200 dollars. LOL

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On 11/26/2019 at 6:27 AM, macbwt said:

 

I keep asking my self this same question.  When or if something happen I will know the answer.  Keep in mind dealer trade $$$$ is only 2200 dollars. LOL

 

I say go for a million miles on an original wp - the way you put on miles it could happen! 'Course I'm not going to buy you a new engine if things go bad so I don't blame you if you don't take my advice.

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