- Jun 1, 2013
- Albany, NY
Lincoln Conti, 95, DOHC, coming up on 150K. This morning I start it up and it sounds like a turbine when I turn the wheel. Wasn't started in like a week and it was cold out. Noise didn't really improve when it warmed up, even after 10 miles. Felt a few deadspots when it was cold, but that went away. I realized the fluid was never changed. Got it at 75K with dealer records, and I never did it. Anyway went to the parts store, got TYPE F (what is specified) and a bottle of lucas PS leaks stop(just in case, for the noise). Pumped out/replaced 3qts of type F. Best way to do this is to remove the PCM relay - that way you don't flood the cyls. Jack up front of car so the wheels are just off the floor(no need for stands, no one is going under it). Suck out what is in the tank, disconnect the return line, plug the nipple, stick a tube in the return line to the waste container. Quiet and smooth as a mouse now. I'm wondering now if I should add the Lucas or return it? There are no leaks, but I'm wondering though if it has additives to help the pump. Here is [censored] proof PS fluid eventually breaks down. Probably 100K is a good interval.