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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-16-01, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Six or V8

I'm thinking of trading the NB on a late 90's Fairlane or LTD. Performance is a secondary consideration but in terms of reliability, ease of service, parts availability and proneness to oil leaks what are members' views on the relative merits of the V8 versus the six? Again not a prime determinant but what difference in fuel consumption might I expect? :p


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Blue: You are going to another Fairlane,so in my opinion the eight for low down torque for that heavier body.Driven right I guess fuel economy would be close to six if not better.But close call,depends on what car and price/condition you see at the yard.
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Ummm, I don't understand the question :eek: :o
Is there any choice other than an eight?

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Going V8 is the going thing! :D

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no substitute for cubic inches ... Vote V8 No1 !
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agreed!

my ebs a v8 and NEVER HAD AN OIL LEAK, or problem with engine / transmisison. I have seen lots of 6es that need oil leaks fixed ( sump, timing cover, rocker cover, etc) but nothing major on any v8 ford.

Ford 6es are also common to do head gaskets, modules and coils.


At least if you get a fairlane youll get cruise cont as standard, which will help with fuel economy, v8 or 6



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Yeah i agree too, V8 is the go, especially for a Fairlane. I always view it this way, if the six's can last long, the V8's are good for much longer. I've seen an AU XR8 with 600,000km and the engine sounded as if it didn't have any wear what so ever.

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Thanks guys you have confirmed my thoughts.

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botch: You are right about head gasgets.Who hell designed the coil to go on the block under inlet? Must have been a penpusher!!
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Thanks guys you have confirmed my thoughts.
It was really a simple question IMO

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