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Lincoln LS, Sedan
#15489 of 15504 Re: New 2006 LS Owner [lateralg]
Jan 07, 2013 (10:40 am)
I am no engineer but have owned over 25 different cars since 1987ish. The LS is also my #1 favorite to date! I did the exotic driving experience and drove an AUDI R8 around the track in Orlando.......if I only had $$$$! For the little I spent on this LS... I have no complaints whatsoever! LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Jan 10, 2013 (2:36 pm)
Anyone know a little about the secondary timing chain stays (nylon rub blocks) that fail on the V8's? Any secrete in determining if they are soon to fail? Also, anyone determine if the clock spring is the reason for radio control buttons on the steering wheel to fail, mute button, channel up/down and if the dash lights around the radio are also related to this same issue?
#15491 of 15504 Re: Timing Chains [garthman]
Jan 10, 2013 (5:21 pm)
That does sound like a bad clock spring.
#15492 of 15504 Re: Timing Chains [garthman]
Jan 12, 2013 (5:20 pm)
Mine would click every time I turned on the AC, did it for years and I never could figure out where it was coming from. After it finally failed and was repaired, I never heard it again.
#15493 of 15504 Re: Timing Chains [akirby]
Jan 12, 2013 (5:37 pm)
akirby, We met at the LS Mania 2001 in Irvine. Still have your LS?
#15494 of 15504 Re: Timing Chains [vman128]
Jan 12, 2013 (5:39 pm)
What was repaired and what "clicked". I had two subjects posted.
#15495 of 15504 Re: Timing Chains [garthman]
Jan 12, 2013 (5:56 pm)
I wasn't at the mania events or any other in person events. I traded my 2000 V8 in on a 2006 Fusion back in 2005 which I'm about to trade in on 2013 Fusion.
#15496 of 15504 Re: A Year or So Later, . . . [cdnpinhead]
Jan 18, 2013 (11:40 am)
I will never own another American car.
That is a bit of a pinhead statement to make. I said that back in 76 because of my Pinto about Ford. But in later years, Ford made some outstanding, revolutionary cars - the LS being one of the best. Was stupid to make that statement. I had a Datsun B-210 that was a miserable, hot, noisy rustbucket - swore off Japanese cars - things change, now have had several, still have a Lexus today.
Things change. I have very little faith in GM, but I don't say never.
#15497 of 15504 Re: A Year or So Later, . . . [nvbanker]
Jan 18, 2013 (5:01 pm)
That is a bit of a pinhead statement to make.
Of course; I picked my handle with thought.
That said, since the LS is the only American car I've ever owned (my Eagle was built in Canada, to split hairs). I've owned nearly all foreign (is that word still OK?) cars over the years and am getting old enough that I'm not going to be buying many more cars of any kind. I buy and hold for 5-10+ years, and I don't see any American car today that I'd buy for myself or my wife, and don't see any on the horizon either. I occasionally point out to Allen that I'll be dead and gone before Lincoln builds another RWD car that can hold a candle to the LS, if they ever do.
It's sad that the only time I bought into the notion that an American car could compete with the Europeans, it ended up like this, but it did. They discontinued the manual transmission after 3 years, exactly when dozens (or more) improvements were made to solve teething problems. Then a few years later the whole experiment went down the glory hole.
#15498 of 15504 Re: A Year or So Later, . . . [cdnpinhead]
Jan 18, 2013 (5:10 pm)
There is a very strong rumor of a RWD coupe based on the mustang platform. I think it will take a couple of years if it is true but if it's executed as well as the MKC I think it will make the LS look like a Kia.