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, 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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Todd's First Repair at 103,076 Miles

Today, Todd's '06 P71 had its first non-owner-caused repair... at 103,076 miles.  The sick part was the water pump.  The only other repair the car has had during current ownership was the wiper motor, which Todd broke, then fixed, himself. 

Oh, and one blown tail light bulb.

So, that means he has gone about 90,000 miles without any problems.

1950s Parking Technology!

OK, the car is a Cadillac, but I couldn't help but share this 1950s take on parking technology!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

UPDATE: Name That Tune-up...

The other day Vic got a tune up.  It was overdue for an oil change, but was also acting strange at low speeds.  The transmission slammed into gear twice as well.  So I decided to get the spark plugs replaced and change the transmission fluid & filter.  So far, everything seems better.  Taxi Guy tried to grease up the front end a bit, but I don't think anything short of replacing everything will ever make it quiet again.  He also said the intake seems to still be leaking a bit by the #4 cylinder.  So we have to keep keeping an eye on that little issue.

We had snow here in MA last week... before Halloween!  People were without power for days because the trees still had leaves on them, allowing snow to accumulate and put too much weight on limbs.  I am starting to wonder if I should get my snow tires on ASAP!