Last post on Apr 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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#9 of 15 2001 Lincoln LS Leaky Valve Cover Gasket
Apr 22, 2011 (10:21 am)
This is a re-occuring problem. I have changed the Valve cover gasket a total of 6 times now, 3 times at the dealer while the car was under warranty and 3 times at my local repair shop. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem and if they have found a fix for it. Any info is appreciated.
The car is a 2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L V8.
#10 of 15 Re: 2001 Lincoln LS Leaky Valve Cover Gasket [nenosg]
Apr 22, 2011 (11:23 am)
IIRC there was a redesigned valve cover gasket. If they keep putting on the old parts that might explain it. Or they're just putting it on wrong.
#11 of 15 ford or auto zone
Apr 02, 2012 (10:08 pm)
I am replacing the valve cover gaskets in my 2002 Lincoln LS. What should I expect this to costat a shop. not a dealer. Also is there a quality difference between the genuine ford gaskets and the ones at Auto zone. There is a definite price difference, $70.00 compared to $140.00
#12 of 15 Re: Lincoln LS 2000 Valve Covers [akirby]
Apr 29, 2012 (6:12 am)
Alan, our LSs sure would have been a "hoot" with a 460 under the hood, don't you think??
Those were some fun days, back in 2000-2006, when our LSs were new...
#13 of 15 Re: Lincoln LS 2000 Valve Covers [leadfoot4]
Apr 30, 2012 (7:35 am)
I would have settled for a supercharged 4.2L like the Stype. I miss the handling but not the problems.
#14 of 15 Re: Lincoln LS 2000 Valve Covers [akirby]
Apr 30, 2012 (4:08 pm)
I had a chance to drive a supercharged S-Type back around '03-04, during the local Jag dealer's meet, greet, and test drive. I haven't done too many crazy things in a car, during my 40+ years of having a drivers license, but let me say this, and keep it under your hat....That Jag could hit 90 MPH (in a 40 MPH zone) SO quickly!!!
I seem to recall that you, like many of us, have since traded off your LS for something else, but I don't remember what it was. Could you refresh my memory?
#15 of 15 Re: Lincoln LS 2000 Valve Covers [leadfoot4]
Apr 30, 2012 (5:38 pm)
2006 Fusion 3.0. I'm probably trading it soon for a 2013 to get better fuel economy. Might even get a hybrid just for the driving experience. I'm saving up all my spirited driving for a midlife crisis Red Porsche Cayman S after the daughter finishes college.