IS 2011 THE END FOR THE TOWN CAR?


LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 DISCUSSION

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Post Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:38 am

IS 2011 THE END FOR THE TOWN CAR?

With so many long standing models going the way of the dinosaur, 2011 may also spell the end of the Lincoln Town Car.

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John "Old School" Dancy, Primos, Pennsylvania, US
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"All of this is assuming that everything else in the system is stock and well maintained."
"Expearence is the abillity to reconise a misteak befor you mak it agan."
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Post Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:29 pm

Re: IS 2011 THE END FOR THE TOWN CAR?

I just read this at Vitas's New England Lincons. What a shame.

2011 is the last year for the Town Car. No surprise.
But what did surprise me is why. The Town Car just barely passes a
number of Federal standards.

1. Safety/crash tests

2. Engine - the old 4.6 consumes what is considered too much oil, a
quart per 5,000 miles.

3. Engine - seals between piston rings allow excessive blow by.

4. OBD diagnostics computer would need to be completely revamped.

BTW, oil change interval recommendations are not based on oil wear but
on oil leakage. The 2011 oil change interval is 10,000 miles because it
is a tight engine.
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Post Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:31 am

Re: IS 2011 THE END FOR THE TOWN CAR?

Yup.
That's Vitas alright.

The late 90s Townies are now the best ride in town, pun intended.
John "Old School" Dancy, Primos, Pennsylvania, US
"They're only factory original once."
"All of this is assuming that everything else in the system is stock and well maintained."
"Expearence is the abillity to reconise a misteak befor you mak it agan."
"PROGRESS ... NOT PERFECTION!"
1984(2)|1985|1986|1988|1990(2) Lincoln Mark VIIs

- © Classic Lincolns All rights reserved.

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