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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: bullwinkle] #5092401 05/01/19 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle

It is a Panther chassis, there are many Crown Vic PIs that went through police service & have ran big miles in taxi service (which I'm guessing is the case here?).


You are correct. The Crown Vic is a surprisingly durable car!

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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092411 05/01/19 06:01 AM
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Towncars use that engine and limos routinely go 400 or 500K miles. There was one on Ebay a while back with over 700,000 miles.

Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: double vanos] #5092416 05/01/19 06:07 AM
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I thought everyone in Dubai ran 20w50 in everything!

On a more serious note - looks good. How's the interior holding up? Does it all crack?


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M/C did a good job! It looks like the passenger side had a little more varnish than the drivers side. Hotter on that side maybe?


I believe that's the oil pumps through the driver's side first then to the passenger side head. The oil passages on that side are very small, too.


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: bullwinkle] #5092447 05/01/19 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
My main question is-are they the original timing chains & guides? Also, why did the cam need to come out? Valve seal replacement?


No need to remove cams for VS seals., I did it on my Tbird (pretty much exact engine under the intake manifold). There is a tool to tilt the valves.

That mileage isn't spectacular. I know some cabs upstate here pushing 500K. Original everything. They are 98-02 (you can tell by the dished wheels). The transmissions have the drain pan with the plug.

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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092466 05/01/19 07:09 AM
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I only have 151,000 miles on my GM 4.6. Are you telling me I can never get rid of this car as it will run forever?


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092486 05/01/19 07:30 AM
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Passenger side is the "dirty" side of the PCV system. All of the vapors and blowby flow through that side, hence the darker color. Driver's side is the clean side, which only sees air from the filtered air intake pulled through it. Difference in color between banks is normal.


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092551 05/01/19 08:25 AM
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The op has 363,000 miles on this car yet some try to downplay it. Only on BITOG.

Looks good.


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092552 05/01/19 08:26 AM
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Keep in mind that fuel formulation there is different from ours in the States. I have never saw a Police Inerceptor in taxi service after police abuse going over 250k on 5-20 without smoking.
The OP has been doing very well. Just keep your eye on the rear axles and bearings: that year had some bad ones, and the design is half-assed


Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Y_K] #5092564 05/01/19 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Y_K
Just keep your eye on the rear axles and bearings...and the design is half-assed


Design is half assed? Based on what? It's the exact same design as every other semi-float axle over the last century.


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: emmett442] #5092568 05/01/19 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by emmett442
Originally Posted by Y_K
Just keep your eye on the rear axles and bearings...and the design is half-assed


Design is half assed? Based on what? It's the exact same design as every other semi-float axle over the last century.


Leaf springs are more safe and reliable. No need of new-fangled 'coil springs' or 'control arms'.

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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: PimTac] #5092569 05/01/19 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
The op has 363,000 miles on this car yet some try to downplay it. Only on BITOG.

Looks good.



Could be at 500k by now if 10w-40 was used.


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092586 05/01/19 08:54 AM
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Looks like normal wear...seal it back up and go for another 363!


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092609 05/01/19 09:15 AM
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Combo of old style, lazy large displacement engines and new oils (even with some group II) are a combo that will allow you to drive forever. Nice!


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: Dubai_guy] #5092612 05/01/19 09:17 AM
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Looks very good. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: under valve cover pics 363k miles [Re: csandste] #5092638 05/01/19 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by csandste
Combo of old style, lazy large displacement engines and new oils (even with some group II) are a combo that will allow you to drive forever. Nice!

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The high-strung, ubiquitous 1 and 2 point whatever, turbo(and super)-charged engines of today will NEVER reach these miles without at least one complete rebuild.


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