> What year is the car ?
> How many miles on it ?
> Was it maintained properly or just "driven" ?
> Early 4.6 engines might have a valve stem seal issue.
> Later models, it may be something else.
> If she is like my neighbors and drives it till it drops with
> maintenance what so ever until something breaks the oil could
> be as
> thick as tar.
> From what little I know of the 4.6 they run a real long time
> if they get
> regular oil changes with the right grade / quality oil.
> Weak points are mid 90's and later plastic intakes cracking,
> sensors, spark plug wires, and one or two egr system related
Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delay. I had a death in the
As for the info you asked for, the car is a 1994 Town car and has 125K
miles now. As for the upkeep, it has had regular oil changes, tuneups
and detailed untill my father in law got sick and then it just sit. I
checked the oil and it was real clean but I changed it anyway. Im not
real sure what type of oil he ran in it but the sticker in the window
says Quaker State 10W30.
The car still runs great but it has that annoying smoke when you leave
a stop sign and even worse if you have to sit for awhile before you
pull off. It also goes through oil to, about a qt a week maybe every
two weeks sometimes. Let me know if any more info is needed.
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