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I am subscribing to this thread as my 2011 Edge is knocking on 100,000 miles.

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Just wish there was a way to update the thread title to "what to expect at 260,000 miles" I am beginning to think I am going to take this car down the road for a while longer and now believe the 500K might be in the light at the end of the tunnel. I fuly expect to be over 300K this time next year, easily.

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I changed the title to "What to expect at 200,000+ miles" and pinned it because it has so much good information.

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The end of the year is near. Edge starts, runs, turns and stops. Just like it has done for the last 6 years. Next week another 1k miles and off to the races again. Wonder if I will hit 300K by Oct or Nov time?

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Well a minor issue with radio. I can not see the display. Seems to have a display but very very faint. Thankfully I have things preset but if I loose power I will not be able to see to redo the presets. Anyone experience this or know what the problem is?

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That rings a bell - do a search for display repair. Might have been on another forum but I remember somebody doing a DIY repair. Not sure if it required a new screen or just resoldering.

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Thanks. Sort of a kick in the pants on the radio display. Guess if I get fed up with it I will need to replace it with an aftermarket radio, which could lead to other issues. I will wait and see.

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11 degrees below zero and the Edge cranked over and started. Of course a new battery helps.

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I am going to change out the Serpetine belt and power steering belt at the end of the month. I will post a few photos of the belts and maybe even make a video of the job on my youtube. Thought some of you would like to see a few photos of a serpetine belt with over 265,000 miles on it and the condition it is in after I replace it. Going to change out the tensioner also. Who knows maybe the whole car will collapse because the serpetine belt is what is holding it together. LOL. Wish me luck as this is the first time I will be working on it. Thankfully the army base has a skilled mechanic on hand at the skills shop to bail me out should I get in over my head.

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Changed the oil after 5k miles and no real noted loss of oil and the rear seal seems to have stopped leaking. Praise for High mileage Mobile one motor oil.

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This is what a PCV looks like after 264,000 miles. Overall it rattles just like the one I replaced it with. I would say I most likely did not need to replace it, but for 5 bucks what the heck. If you want to know what I went through to replace it please refer to the post under the 3.5l engines in the forum and look for the PCV replacement. I linked two youtube videos showing the location and then the removal/installation. I would have picked a better location for the placement, but maybe the Ford engineers felt placing it under the intake and near the firewall was a great location.

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This last week I have been noticing my brakes in the right rear seem to be grinding and I get a sensation of grabbing. Next week I will inspect them when I get done replacing the serpetine and power steering belts and the tensioner bearing. The rears only have about 35 to 40k miles on them, but I chose to have the rotors resurfaced and not sure about the quality of pads the repair shop installed. The fronts only have about 90k miles on them, but I had new rotors and i believe the pads were a carquest brand. I will video the serpetine belt and power steering belt replacement and post a link to my youtube on this form topic. I may even have a brake video if the brakes need replacement. We need more Ford Edge repair videos!!!

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If the rotors were resurfaced properly, I'd suspect the calipers more (sticking slide pins or rust in grooves). This video shows what I mean:

Looking forward to what you find out, good luck!

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Did a quick touch test on the rotors today and all four are smooth as glass with no indentations or ridges. Should be interesting to see the condition of the pads when I check.

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I feel silly. After 4 months of my aftermarket remote not working I finally took it to the installer and within 1 min she came back and said "all fixed" I said what was wrong and she asked me if I had a bad battery or replaced it? Yep in October, which is when the remote stopped working. Apparently all it needed was a quick reprograming. Warmed car in the morning is a great thing....

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Since I am so curious as to the state of the 3.5L engine condition I have ordered an oil analysis kit. $25.00 to have a lab test the oil and find out just how much wear and tear this engine has on it. I will post a video review of the results once I change the oil (Two weeks?) Then one week for the results to come back. This should be very interesting and let me know just how much life is left in the engine. My current track and due to changes in my client numbers and scheduling should have the 300K mark being reached earlier than expected. ETA to 300K might be as early as August.

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Good thing it was a simple fix for the remote, I hear horror stories ALL the time :) Blackstone analysis? Cool! I am sure the results will be "golden"!

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Yes Blackstone. The results could be "Golden" or a "Horror"

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Interesting fact: Almost 13,000 gallons of fuel have been run through the fuel filter and fuel system in my ford edge so far.

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I do wonder if the filter were replaceable, how much difference it would make to the engine's operational efficiency. 1%? Less/more?

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I doubt I would notice the difference, unless the filter is really dirty. I am still wondering when it comes time for fuel tank replacement if ford will even offer to replace mine with nearly or over 300k on the vehicle.

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