Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> "natalie5" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>>My sister aslo drives a Lincoln but its an 87 so she doesn't have as many
>>problems with it
> Hmm...I'm a big Ford Fan but I -personally- would not mess with any ford
> that was less than EECIV, Port Injection.
> But if you have a CFI, (throttle body) that's STILL better than a
> Carb..IMO, of course.
Yep Backyard, I heartily agree. Upkeep on a 20 year old EEC-IV CFI can be, how can I
say it nicely, ...an adventure. I hear EEC-III is even worse, not much experience. I
love my 84 Mark (except for the wimpy 120HP 302). I recently had problems with globs
of carbon blocking the EGR valve open. I found a 1985 TSB that addressed it that
included a, now, non existant carbon trap. I just cleaned the tract as best I could
and hoped for the best. The cats and most (all) of the CFI sensors and parts are
original. I'm due for multiple failures soon. Luckily I have most of the manuals, I'm
still looking for the Emissions/Engine control manual. (Did they call it Volume H back
Most of my problems have been, of course, electrical. The Blower Speed Controller
stopped applying power to the AC compressor just today. Talk about an unobtanium part!
The older a car gets, the more that care and feeding becomes a labor of love. (or at