Hi guys, we are looking to buy a new family car, and have come across an ED wagon, with a 5 litre V8 on gas. Is lowered etc, sounds great, but we are a wee tad concerned by the mileage on the car; 290000kms. So please help, should i be steering clear of this one? How strong are the V8's in the ED's? Tranny too? Am not real ofay with ED's, so any assistance greatly appreciated
ive got a 94 v8 fairlane on gas and have never had any major troubles.
ive had it for 5 years and havent even needed to change the plugs and leads.
the only thing ive change is the steering wheel pump.
not to mention unlike the I6s the head gaskets never go.
I'd buy it if cheap enough with the intention of rebuilding the motor and setting it up for LPG. It will last ya 10 years easy.
If the trans has been looked after or replaced recently then it'll last. The first thing I would do is drop the pan and replace the filter and all the fluid, also fit a big cooler. The 4speed hates heat.
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we had an nf fairlane 5lt on gas at work the other day and it had 320k kms on it with original motor with no problems. the only thing that i could find wrong with it was it was hard to start in the mornings. myself, i wouldnt buy that wagon, i would go for an ef too, if you want, go ahead
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A couple of people here have suggested to go to the ef model, Why?
Is it just visual preference, or is there modifications that make it a much better car?
and to those that have replied, thanks heaps
its a newer version with alot of revisions that are so much better,this is where i think ford really picked up it qaulity control. not to offend but the ea/b/ werent good models to start with and the ed was the last of them it was better but still all the same principals. the ef have really dropped in price so there are plenty of bargains out there. you should update to a 2000 au because i have a immaculate one for sale. and the market has dropped because i have had no interest in it at all.and i am going to drop the price to get rid of it.
in terms of the v8 ,there was no noticable difference till the AU8 which had the better heads and intake manifold.
same with susp there is nothing different about it.
so basically its only looks youll get if u go EF
The windsors are pretty reliable, but close to 300,00kms it would probably have a few more years in her yet.
If the cars cheap, its probably not a bad buy, but just remember, it wont neccesarily be just the Auto and Motor that will be wearing.
But the 5.0litres are pretty maintenance free, in comparison to i6's.
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