Welcome to the Crown Vics ETC blog!

On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018 with a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

177,777 Mile Update

Vic has finally started costing someone money... ME.  I previously posted about the usual intake swap.  But after that costly repair came the odor of gasoline who's source was eluding me.  Long story short, I thought it was one of the recently touched coil packs that hadn't been seated correctly. 

Nope.  Bent/rotted gas tank.  I'm told it looked like something hit it and eventually it rotted in the corner.  So now Vic 2.0 has a new gas tank.  Taxi Guy had a hard time removing the old one because for some reason the hardware that keeps it under the car is different from later years, and it added hours to the job. 

We finally got the snow tires off and now I can actually drive the car without that "winter tire drone".  When the tire swap was going on, we tried to install my new Motorcraft shocks, but found out that they didn't come with the top bushing/bolts!  Seeing as the old ones may need to get cut off, we aborted the mission and I ordered the bushings.

Stay tuned...


Brand New Ford Super Duty Police Truck Spotted in MA

This brand new Ford Super Duty police truck was spotted at a sign shop in Massachusetts