Enthusiast 01be16a5a93688912f14755221fb15211b518d9a788cf01b455e03cc1bd585acEnthusiast
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When I bought my 1994 T-Bird in February, I said, "I'll drive it for 20 years"! Seventeen years later, it now has 198K+ miles on it. It's been a great car. Too bad a couple of the mechanics haven't been so great! :-) Aug.2017 - 23 years and about 248K miles later, she is still running with the original engine & transmission. Wow! The best investment I ever made. Taking a five hour non-stop trip over to Eastern WA and back, again. Hope she continues to hold up. So comfortable compared to today's style cars.
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Question Asked: How does one go back to correct info once entered in the history of car?
June 27, 2014, 05:15 PM
I'm entering all of my expenses off a hand written sheet of 20 years. Your system is a great idea, but difficult to use. Can't seem to correct a wrong entry - like mileage. Can't enter new date without clicking every month going backwards. Extremely time consuming. Am I not using it correctly?
Question Asked: Oil drip, blown all over engine, dip stick shows full. I check frequent. What?
June 23, 2014, 01:10 PM
At first was told the crank seal was leaking. Later I found anti-freeze dripping under the car. I do have to add anti-freeze often. Now, maybe the water pump? Mileage is 227,900. I can't afford a new engine(or car). Will repairing afford me more mileage or is engine ready to die? Approx. cost?
Question Asked: Can you add a 20/50 oil to 4 qts. of 10/40 when changing the oil? 225k miles.
February 19, 2014, 09:21 PM
A mechanic said he adds 1 qt. of 20/50 to 10/40 when he changes oil. I asked about the "no Zink" in the new oil not good for older engines. I've used 10/40 for many years, now. Do you think this is a good idea?
Question Asked: Is the rear wheel cylinder and the drum the same thing?
December 13, 2012, 03:38 PM
The two seem to be used interchangably? Or am I misreading the terms?
Question Asked: Where can I find Rear Stablizer Bar & Front Radius Arm Bushings? 1994 T-BIRD
December 13, 2012, 12:10 PM
Ford no longer makes them. Mechanic will repair if I find them.
Question Asked: What causes the engine to surge & move the car while at a stop w/foot on break.
December 13, 2012, 10:38 AM
Had a multipoint check done12/11/12.Found EGR-No Flow Detected.Could this be the cause? The surging is getting worse over the last few months. Need to fix problem. Had the Idle Air Control Valve replaced in 1995 w/20K miles.It caused a serious lurch at a stop!
Question Asked: What color is the transmission fluid suppose to be?
November 06, 2012, 08:03 PM
There are 212,000 miles on this transmission. Is there anything special I should do to keep it going as well as the first 212,000 miles?
Question Asked: What's a reasonable price to diagnose an electrical problem?
June 03, 2012, 04:23 PM
2012, 15:30 Enthusiast Here's what he say's - for $270+tax he'll diagnose & fix the problem. If it cost more, he'll let me know how much more! He wouldn't give me a bottom line quote to just diagnose the problem. I find this excessive & questionable. What do you think?
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Car Review: 1994 Ford Thunderbird
July 25, 2010, 06:21 PM
This is the best road car next to a Cadillac. 28 MPG from the very start. Some problems over the years, but made repairs immediately (some under warranty). Have not had repeat problems. Keep it maintained better than the average person. Have every maintenance receipt since I purchased it new. I'll tally up the receipts - see what its cost me over the years.
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