Any things I should worry about??

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I just got the fantastic job of maintaining my Grandpa's 98 Lincoln Continental... [Smile] It's currently doing the ARX cleaning phase with ST:) I was wondering if the 4.6L V8 in it was prone to any bad things?? Or are there some crappy factory parts that I should inspect regularly?? It has 36k miles on it right, and usually is driven at the rate of 4k mi/year right now!! After the rinse phase, I'm planning on running M1 5W-30 in it with probably a yearly OCI...that's good, right?? Thanks guys!
 
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The modular ford engines are some of the most durable v8 engines ever made. The 4.6 in the crown vics regularly see 400K+ in very heavy duty useage. Devote way more attention to the trans fluid than the engine oil. 4.6 Ford v8's are very robust and durable engines.
 
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The early 4.6's were prone to valvr seal leakage, but that was fixed apparently by 98, although I think the 98 4.6's had that plastic intake manifold crossover that was prone to cracking, hopefully the Continental has had it replaced by now.
 

drewjp

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Well, the reason for Mobil 1 is that it mainly just sees very short trips, even throughout the winter. I want the stability and cleanliness of M1 in there, since cost isn't a factor. I believe it calls for 5W-30, but I'll have to double-check I guess.
 
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