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#183 of 1804 302 engine vs 4.6
Aug 18, 2000 (12:43 am)
The 4.6 engine begins to burn oil around 100,000 miles and needs a valve job at 130,000 miles.Ford was the car of the 1980's but fell apart in the 90's. The 302 engine was good for almost 500,000 miles. Ford says they are going to improve mileage. My 1993 Lincoln TC got 22.5 to 23.5 mpg. My 1998 TC gets 18.6. Ford is going backwards. My next car is going to be a GM product with some power and decent gas mileage. By the way, I have a 2000 GMC pickup with 285 hp. and I love it.
#184 of 1804 Rattle and Squeak
Aug 18, 2000 (5:43 pm)
Well, if we squeak loud enough and long enough maybe we will be able to rattle somebodys cage enough to get the Lincoln Town Car to be up to par with its competitors. The Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Cadillac, etc, people sure do complain about the cars they drive....COMPLAIN!!!!!!!!
Aug 18, 2000 (6:30 pm)
Maybe the Town Car people need to eat lunch with the LS and Navigator people at the Lincoln Design Center every day.
#186 of 1804 How did moving the Lincoln HQ
Aug 18, 2000 (10:38 pm)
to CA improve the Lincoln automobiles? They are manufactured in Wixom, MI.
#187 of 1804 Blindfolds
Aug 19, 2000 (2:06 am)
How else could they not see what the people out here in Silicon Valley like. My son ownes a new Mercedes Sport Sedan. BUT, may be some people like Cadillacs, and some people like Lincolns. I like Lincolns. SO, why can't Lincoln do what it takes to produce a economical high performance good handling LUXURY automobile? They certainly have the parts. They certainly know what it takes to make a car go fast and handle well. They know how to make a vehicle NOT fall apart. They know how to make a vehicle not tire you out after a long trip. They certainly know how to make a vehicle get good gas mileage. They definitely know how to make a vehicle look GOOD. Dog-gone-it, what the hold-up?
#188 of 1804 Near Future Hopefully
Aug 19, 2000 (9:21 pm)
Jag S Type plus Lincoln LS equals two great automobiles........What IF,..Jag XJ8 plus Lincoln Town Car would equal two GREAT Automobiles....
#189 of 1804 Town car comments
Aug 22, 2000 (11:04 pm)
The Town car probably will be what it is for a very long time. It is the ONLY semiluxury sedan suitable for limo conversion because it is rear wheel drive, solid rear axle and has a frame.
I have seen the 4.6 engine, carefully maintained, with almost 500,000 miles and running fine. Of course oil consumption is significant and the limo company was using 20W-50, I think, in the high mileage engines. I don't think there is a more durable engine on the market, but then again, the Town Car and Crown Vic are just about the only passenger cars in the U.S. subject to so many miles in a short time, typically upward of 100,000 miles in a year in limo, police and taxi applications.
The previous pushrod engines used by Ford are by nature inferior in technology, metallurgy and tolerances and emissions. They are, as a result, less likely to run as many miles as the current modular engines.
#190 of 1804 " Semi-Luxury"
Aug 23, 2000 (1:29 am)
Wow, I guess my wife was right... "The Lincoln Town Car is a old-peoples car, and its only good for a Limousine."... well, I am 57, 6'2" and 230lbs, all my friends are Ford product people. What am I going to tell them when I drive up in a DTS?
#191 of 1804 Simple, ford624
Aug 23, 2000 (4:11 am)
You just apologize & you'll be forgiven.
#192 of 1804 89TC vinyl top
Aug 24, 2000 (4:38 am)
I have an 89 Signature, white/black vinyl top. Anybody have a suggestion for a good topdressing that will maintain a wet look shine but not run down the sides of my car every time it rains? Everything I try leaves unsightly black streaks after rain.
112,000 miles, quiet as a mouse; door panels starting to show cracks from elbow pressure. Unbelievable ride at such high mileage.
Just changed original shocks (load levelers). Brought back the original quality ride.
Also have 94 tbird 4.6 LX; 64 Ford galaxie 500XL convert, and 58 white "square" bird (59,000 original).