I got a shock looking at blueovalnews.com today, the new Charger cop car
is almost ready to hit the streets...rear wheel drive, 340 hp and lots
of goodies. Why on earth doesn't Ford put the 5.4L in the Crown Vic? I
remember a thread a while back on cop car motors- I hope Ford comes up
with a super car to compete with this, because it seems to me this could
be some serious competition for them.
BTW, I have a '99 E350 with the 5.4 and I love it, I'm just curious, is
any 5.4 the "Triton" engine? Is that just a name, or is there a
significant difference in design from the 4.6L? I don't know much about
the 5.4 and 6.8s.
Maybe Ford would be happy to have somebody to share the lawsuits with.
Given the results of many high-speed chases, I'm not sure many city
governments will be all that eager to give cops more horsepower.
We service thousands of police vehicles, in our fleet service
business, for state and municipal police department in six
eastern states. Not all police vehicles are used as highway
patrol units or even as patrol vehicles for that matter. HP is
not a criteria for them, durably is important in vehicles used
for highway patrol since those vehicles accumulate high, hard
use, mileage. Although the current Dodge and Chevy police units
are not as cost effective overall, because they are FWD, many
large and particularly small Departments are utilizing the V6
units to save on fuel costs in those vehicle used for lessor
work. Ford at anytime can offer a competitive, off the shelf 400
HP engine, below the cost of the Dodge if the demand is there.
Chris Nagorka wrote:
exactly HOW are ford more cost effective ?
ever see a cop car after 60k?
pull out an axle and LOOK
CV are deathtraps for pigboys
thats why i like them
useless vehicle for useless people
ever notice how pigboys FAIL to reduce the crimerate
yetalways get more money ??
INSTEAD OF OPENING YOUR MOUTH AND POURING OUT DRIVEL, HOW ABOUT BACKING UP
YOUR STATEMENTS ??? ONE TIME IS ALL WE NEED. IT WAS SO NICE OVER THE WEEKEND
WHEN YOUR MOMMY WAS HOME AND YOU WERE AFRAID TO GO ON THE COMPUTER.
ok, so i ask you again. prove it asshole. there has not been a racall on a
ford crown vic in over 15 years. if you are so smart, give us a recall # and
prove us all wrong, and vindicate yourself.. the challenge is on the table.
put up or shut up.
I don't remember the particulars but the one I'm thinking of required welding
even frame replacement if the cracks were found. I THINK the cracks were near
suspension mounting points. I only saw a couple of the covered vehicles and no
cracks,so it IS possible that my memory is faulty. If you have access to recalls
lists,could you check it out? I would like to know just to satisfy my own
The more I think about it, it's possible that it was a Broadcast Message dealing
with a few vehicles? I just remember the other Techs all groaning and bitching
Those that bad mouth the CV have no idea what they are talking
about. It is not unusual to see CVs in the NYC taxi fleet with
well over 600k on the clock. Nothing on the market today even
comes close to the CV & GM in value for the dollar. ;)
From Alldata for a 2001 Crown Victoria (civilian and Police)
TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
01S21 JUL 01 Recall - Outboard Seats Belt May Not
00S54 DEC 00 Recall - Restraint Control
00S26 SEP 00 Recall - Personal Safety
(Restraint) System Defect
From NHTSA (for Police Interceptor model)
Make : FORD Model : CVPI Year : 2001
Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 02I003000 Recall Date : SEP 27,
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 350000
the gas tank tsb was dropped after a video was shown to a federal grand jury
showing a mechanic welding a steel bar in the trunk so it would puncture the
gas tank in the crash tests the town was doing to prove the cars were
dangerous. as far as the tsb's go, i was refering to safety recalls like
the chevy with the cracked frame, or the dodges with the wheels that fall
off after 20k miles because the ball joints fall apart. not bs like a
seatbelt that may not connect after it has been used 5,000 times. and no
disrespect to all of you that have responded and emailed me, i was refering
to our "expert service tech " when i posted that challenge.
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