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Lincoln LS, Auto Body, Engine, Oil, Sedan
#104 of 123 Re: water in fuel [skidad]
May 11, 2008 (7:59 am)
Yeah, I think I was quoting the installed price with labor. If ou're real handy under a car, could do it yourself.
#105 of 123 Re: water in fuel [skidad]
May 11, 2008 (9:31 am)
If you put new bushings in the old swaybar they'll just fail again. The new swaybar will last a lot longer (maybe the life of the car).
#106 of 123 Our 2000 Lincoln LS
Jun 18, 2008 (7:36 pm)
The other day I sold our LS. It was a V-6 sport. Bought it with 95K miles, had it for two years and put 20K easy miles on it, It had annoying issues that you do not expect from a Luxuary car. I did not care for our only Loncoln dealer in town where their service advisors work on commission. No trip to the dealer cost less than $250. Had the air bag light on twice ( clock spring and wiring harness under driver seat) $580, had blown PCV valve rubber elbow ($280), Idle selonoid ($270).
Lincoln LS is a good looking car, has an excellent highway ride, but unless you have a good trust worthy independant mechanic to work on it, I do not recommend buying this car.
#107 of 123 Lincoln LS maintenance questions......
Aug 11, 2008 (6:00 pm)
Just purchased a 2005 LS. V6, 47K, excellent cond. Where is the cabin filter? Under driver seat? I bought an air filter, Oil filter, and the Motorcraft part synthetic 5W20 oil. Looks like the coolant, plugs, and tranny fluid doesn't need to be changed for a long time. I don't think I would go 100K, but maybe a year or two? I only will drive this car about 7K a year.
The Motorcraft oil was pretty cheap. (but the car used 7 qts.?) Would this be good oil to use in my '07 Mitsubishi that also uses 5W20 oil?
Thanks for any help and any other maintenence issues I should take care of?
#108 of 123 Re: Lincoln LS maintenance questions...... [toomanyfumes]
Aug 11, 2008 (8:24 pm)
It's under the hood on the passenger side just below the windshield wiper. I wouldn't use the motorcraft 5W-20 in your Mitsubishi unless it calls for that viscosity - if it does then the motorcraft is a synthetic blend so it should be better than regular oil.
#109 of 123 Re: Lincoln LS maintenance questions...... [toomanyfumes]
Aug 12, 2008 (7:06 am)
The round plastic plugs where you have to push in the center piece to release them could easily get lost. After replacing the cabin filter, make sure all plastic pieces are pushed in place securley.
Being three years old, I would go ahead and replace the coolant also. It is very easy to drain and flush the coolant. The drain plug is on right side of the radiator, and easily reached. You do not need to raise the car to drain the coolant.
#110 of 123 Re: Lincoln LS maintenance questions...... [jodar96]
Aug 12, 2008 (1:11 pm)
Thanks for the replies. Doesn't the cooling system need to be bled? I saw some info on a Lincoln forum so I will probably go ahead and do it.
#111 of 123 Re: Lincoln LS maintenance questions...... [toomanyfumes]
Aug 13, 2008 (4:11 am)
There is a more detailed bleeding procedure but I don't remember the details other than I think there is a valve near the top of the engine (highest point in the system) and that needs to be bled to remove air bubbles. Should be in the shop manual.
#112 of 123 Re: Lincoln LS maintenance questions...... [akirby]
Aug 13, 2008 (4:26 pm)
Yeah that was what I had read. The coolant is down on the list, we detailed the interior, along with replacing the air filter, a wash and wax, a little paint touch up, etc.
The car seems to be maintained and taken care of, the more I drive it the more I like it!
#113 of 123 Hot A/C when It should be cold
Aug 16, 2008 (4:20 pm)
Still haven't found the reason the passenger side A/c blow hot when it S/B cold..As usual by the time they start the A/C and then check it, it's back to normal again..