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Old 04-20-2003, 18:25   #1 (permalink)
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Any Servicing Tips Or Tips For 98 El Fairmonts?

JUST THOUGHT ID ASK IN CASE ANY ONE HAS ANY TIPS OR EXPERIENCES. I USED TO BE ABLE TO PLAY AROUND WITH MY PREVIOUS CARS BUT I DONT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH MY EL. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY MECHANICAL TIPS TO KEEP AN EYE ON OR MAKE SURE CERTAIN PARTS ARE LOOKED AT DURING SERVICING?
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Old 04-20-2003, 19:33   #2 (permalink)
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ok the most important thing to keep well maintained in an E-Series is the cooling system IMO. Make sure you give it regular coolant changes ( I suggest every 6 months ) and be sure NOT to use bore/tap water, demineralised preferably. Also if it hasnt been done for a while I suggest you change the thermostat and get a radiator shop to clean out the side tanks of the radiator.
other than that they are just as easy to look after as an older ford. I suggest you buy a workshop manual as these are a great tool. Give her regular oil changes ( every 5k )learn how to adjust the timing in self test mode and your set. Also keep the 4 speed auto well serviced as theyre not known for their longetivity
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adjust the timing in self test mode ??? please go on... :)
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Check in the garage forum under El 5.0L timing
a post has been added to mine, i believe that the 6 & 8 r the same to adjust
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