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.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

UPDATE: 127,000 Miles and an Adjustment

On 1/4/12, Vic hit 127,000 miles.  It also needed a little adjustment after the intake job.  There was a nasty smell of raw gas that was getting worse and worse.  It was getting hard to sit inside the car!  When I stopped to get some gas, I popped the hood and started sniffing.  I spotted a lot of standing gas pooling around one coil pack.  After sopping up as much as I could with some paper towels, I started to drive back home (about 30 miles).  I stopped by Taxi Guy, and he had me drive the car into a bay, did a few quick adjustments, and now I can breathe in the car again.  One of the coil packs was not seated right in the intake.  I didn't realize just how little there is to keep them in place!  Loosen the fuel rail, twist the coil pack around a bit, then tighten things back up!  I am told there are O-rings that sometimes don't seat properly, helping such a problem to occur.