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#48 of 137 Re: 2002 lincoln continental gas mileage [cphil]
May 16, 2008 (5:41 pm)
hey...im new to the forums...i got a 2000 continental...109k..runs great. but i was reading the stuff about the miles per gallon...ive had mine up to 99.9mpg, but i average about 17.5-18...its all on how you drive, how much you press the gas....try resetting it on the high way, its pretty interesting...but i got a question about maintenance....my front driver head light has condensation inside of it....anywhere to buy a new seal or a new headlight cheap?
#49 of 137 Re: 2002 lincoln continental gas mileage [samiam3706]
May 16, 2008 (5:58 pm)
What do yu mean by "up to 99.9 mpg..You driving it that fast?
How can I reset it on the Freeway..Im pretty dumb about this stuff..LOL Now it is kind of acting like it hesitates a little when I push on the gas from a stop so I have an appointment with AAA for next week to have it diagnosed by them but they charge so much that Im having second thoughts..Do you think I should do that?
I have no idea why your have headlight has condensation..Hopefully someone smarter than me will answer that question for you..Maybe you can check an auto dismantler..Surly someone has wrecked on of these cars at one time or another..
#50 of 137 Re: 2002 lincoln continental gas mileage [cphil]
May 16, 2008 (6:10 pm)
haha yea...i think i was going at least 90 mph...i got a video of my car on youtube, just search samtana3706...but anyways when ur on the highway, press the button to show ur mpg, and then press the reset button....itll give u a live update of ur miles per gallon
a little hesitant? thats weird...mine kinda slips when the engine is cold from 1st to 2nd gear...but when its warm its fine...i dunno is diagnostics will be able to tell why its hesitant...does it jerk or is it slow reaction u pressing the pedal
i think i need to just get a new headlight :--/
#51 of 137 Lincloln
May 16, 2008 (6:25 pm)
I dont even like to go that fast in a airplane..LOL As far as pressing the button, my computer gives me the mpg. on its own..Maybe that is off..I will do as you say and see what happens...
No, no jerk, just a slow reaction, when I press the pedal, kind of like pressing on air for a second or two then it takes hold..It may have been doing that all of the time now with the lower gas mileage I may just be noticing it...Maybe I won't get the diagnosis..They want way to much.. Oh yeh, my "check engine soon" light is on now..I think it came on when I hit 40,000 miles..How can I get that off?
It may be a good idea for you to buy the new part instead of a used one...You may be money ahead that way.. I tried to find you youtube thingy but not succesful..
#52 of 137 Re: Lincloln [cphil]
May 16, 2008 (8:34 pm)
You should take your car to Auto Zone or Advance-they will check your engine trouble codes.My guess is a bad COP(coil on plug).They cost about $40.A bad one can cause a miss and lower gas mileage.Mine gets 24-27 mpg hwy and 17-19 in town.The transmission issue sounds like a dirty filter.
#53 of 137 Re: Lincloln [fangio2]
May 16, 2008 (10:07 pm)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zh7mKD7om2o is my only video as of now...i would listen to dude above me and get a local auto store to check shit out for you before you go and spend lot of money....what kinda filter would be dirty to cause my tranny to slip from 1st to 2nd fuel?
we get about the same mpg hwy and city what year
#54 of 137 re: Lincoln MPG.
May 17, 2008 (7:43 am)
Thanks to both Samiam and Fangia2 for your replys..You both have been very helpful..Auto zone is close to my house so I will stop by there today..I didnt know they checked out things like this before...Good day to you both..
#55 of 137 Re: Lincloln [samiam3706]
May 17, 2008 (7:39 pm)
The filter to check is the transmission filter.Generally it just calls for a cleaning-not a replacement.Mine is a 2000 model.
#56 of 137 Re: Lincloln [fangio2]
May 17, 2008 (7:50 pm)
alright cool...where is it located..or is there a web site i can go to and look for myself? thanks
ur welcome dude. thats what we're all here for
#57 of 137 Re: Lincloln [samiam3706]
May 17, 2008 (8:07 pm)
Mine was done at Cottmans transmission.I had the fluid changed at the same time-cost under a $100.My wife had it done so I can only go by what they told her.I would check on the web if you are planning on doing it yourself.