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1989 Lincoln Town Car PCV Valve Motorcraft

P311-27F5B70    W0133-1699149  New

Qty:
$18.15
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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1989 - Lincoln Town Car Signature
Motorcraft
1998 Lincoln Navigator PCV Valve Motorcraft

P311-150A321    W0133-1700500  New

Qty:
$30.75
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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1998 - Lincoln Navigator
Motorcraft
2004 Lincoln Navigator PCV Valve Motorcraft

P311-30C8908    W0133-1702395  New

Qty:
$24.46
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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2004 - Lincoln Navigator
Motorcraft
2011 Lincoln Town Car PCV Valve Motorcraft

P311-38111BD    W0133-1772033  New

Qty:
$85.19
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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2011 - Lincoln Town Car
Motorcraft
2003 Lincoln Town Car PCV Valve Motorcraft

P311-51F6809    W0133-1707461  New

Qty:
$37.61
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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2003 - Lincoln Town Car Signature
Motorcraft
2005 Lincoln Town Car PCV Valve Motorcraft

P311-51F6809    W0133-1707461  New

Qty:
$37.61
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • w/o Electric Heated PCV Valve
Brand: Motorcraft
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2005 - Lincoln Town Car
Motorcraft
2002 Lincoln LS PCV Valve 6 Cyl 3.0L Motorcraft

P311-1DB3628    W0133-1870768  New

Qty:
$22.61
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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2002 - Lincoln LS V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2968
Motorcraft
2005 Lincoln Town Car PCV Valve Motorcraft

P311-38111BD    W0133-1772033  New

Qty:
$85.19
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • with Electrically Heated PCV System
Brand: Motorcraft
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Vehicle
2005 - Lincoln Town Car
Motorcraft
2012 Lincoln MKZ PCV Valve 6 Cyl 3.5L Motorcraft

P311-375E083    W0133-1702783  New

Qty:
$86.63
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
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2012 - Lincoln MKZ V 6 Cyl 3.5L 213 3496
Standard Ignition
1983 Lincoln Mark VI PCV Valve 8 Cyl 5.0L Standard Ignition

P311-43D7DAE    V201  New

FV220 , D8ZE 6A666 A2B , D9ZZ-6A666A , PV98C , 4-98B , PC194 , D9TZ-6A666-A , FV220DP , 19020 , CV885C , FV198DP , CV854CB , PCV96 , D8ZE 6A666 AA , 6P1112 , D8ZZ-6A666B , 70-9414 , PCV203 , D8ZE 6A666 A1B , FV198 , EV98B , 25040321 , PCV94 , CV854C , 76-2794 , D9ZZ6A666A , 12351219 , E0TE 6A666 AA , D92Z-6A666A , 9F5 , 28148 , PC13

Qty:
$7.58
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • Product Attributes:
    • Hose Size - Inches: 1/4"; 5/16"; 5/8"
    • Hose Size - mm: Refer To Inches
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1983 - Lincoln Mark VI V 8 Cyl 5.0L 302 -
Standard Ignition
1980 Lincoln Versailles PCV Valve 8 Cyl 5.0L Standard Ignition

P311-43D7DAE    V201  New

FV220 , D8ZE 6A666 A2B , D9ZZ-6A666A , PV98C , 4-98B , PC194 , D9TZ-6A666-A , FV220DP , 19020 , CV885C , FV198DP , CV854CB , PCV96 , D8ZE 6A666 AA , 6P1112 , D8ZZ-6A666B , 70-9414 , PCV203 , D8ZE 6A666 A1B , FV198 , EV98B , 25040321 , PCV94 , CV854C , 76-2794 , D9ZZ6A666A , 12351219 , E0TE 6A666 AA , D92Z-6A666A , 9F5 , 28148 , PC13

Qty:
$7.58
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • w/o High Altitude Emissions
  • Product Attributes:
    • Hose Size - Inches: 1/4"; 5/16"; 5/8"
    • Hose Size - mm: Refer To Inches
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1980 - Lincoln Versailles V 8 Cyl 5.0L 302 -
Standard Ignition
1979 Lincoln Mark V PCV Valve 8 Cyl 6.6L Standard Ignition

P311-4A0558E    V202  New

PCV222 , D2OE 6A666 AA , C9TZ 6A666 A , D90Z-6A666A , D8OE 6A666 AA , D8OE 6A666 B1A , D7AE 6B890 BA , D3OZ 6A666 A , D8AZ6A666A , D9OZ-6A666-A , D7AZ-6A666-B , D8DE 6A666 BA , D8OE 6A666 B2A

Qty:
$6.79
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • Exhaust stock and reorder
  • Product Attributes:
    • Connector Gender: No Connector
    • Contents: Valve
    • Nipple Orientation: Straight
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1979 - Lincoln Mark V V 8 Cyl 6.6L 400 -
Standard Ignition
1980 Lincoln Versailles PCV Valve 8 Cyl 5.0L Standard Ignition

P311-4A0558E    V202  New

PCV222 , D2OE 6A666 AA , C9TZ 6A666 A , D90Z-6A666A , D8OE 6A666 AA , D8OE 6A666 B1A , D7AE 6B890 BA , D3OZ 6A666 A , D8AZ6A666A , D9OZ-6A666-A , D7AZ-6A666-B , D8DE 6A666 BA , D8OE 6A666 B2A

Qty:
$6.79
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • with High Altitude Emissions Exhaust stock and reorder
  • Product Attributes:
    • Connector Gender: No Connector
    • Contents: Valve
    • Nipple Orientation: Straight
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1980 - Lincoln Versailles V 8 Cyl 5.0L 302 -
Standard Ignition
1980 Lincoln Mark VI PCV Valve 8 Cyl 5.8L Standard Ignition

P311-4A0558E    V202  New

PCV222 , D2OE 6A666 AA , C9TZ 6A666 A , D90Z-6A666A , D8OE 6A666 AA , D8OE 6A666 B1A , D7AE 6B890 BA , D3OZ 6A666 A , D8AZ6A666A , D9OZ-6A666-A , D7AZ-6A666-B , D8DE 6A666 BA , D8OE 6A666 B2A

Qty:
$6.79
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • with Federal Emissions Exhaust stock and reorder
  • Product Attributes:
    • Connector Gender: No Connector
    • Contents: Valve
    • Nipple Orientation: Straight
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1980 - Lincoln Mark VI V 8 Cyl 5.8L 351 5753
Standard Ignition
2001 Lincoln Navigator PCV Valve Standard Ignition

P311-49F063D    V341  New

YC3Z-6A666BB , FV398 , HV196 , PV233 , 6P1113 , PV1073 , F7UZ 6A666 BA , EV238 , 78147 , 6P1125 , PCV306 , PCV232 , F7UZ-6A666CA , FV411 , 6P1124 , 76-2595 , FV403 , FV397 , 19110618 , PCV241 , Y3CZ-6A666BB , PCV233 , 76-2649 , 76-2594 , CV5055C , EV233 , PCV397 , F75Z-6A666BA , YC3Z-6A666BA , EV248 , YC3Z-6A666CA

Qty:
$6.46
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • Product Attributes:
    • Connector Gender: No Connector
    • Contents: Valve
    • Hose Size - Inches: 7/16", 3/4"
    • Hose Size - mm: Refer To Inches
    • Nipple Orientation: Straight
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2001 - Lincoln Navigator
Standard Ignition
2004 Lincoln Navigator PCV Valve Standard Ignition

P311-49F063D    V341  New

YC3Z-6A666BB , FV398 , HV196 , PV233 , 6P1113 , PV1073 , F7UZ 6A666 BA , EV238 , 78147 , 6P1125 , PCV306 , PCV232 , F7UZ-6A666CA , FV411 , 6P1124 , 76-2595 , FV403 , FV397 , 19110618 , PCV241 , Y3CZ-6A666BB , PCV233 , 76-2649 , 76-2594 , CV5055C , EV233 , PCV397 , F75Z-6A666BA , YC3Z-6A666BA , EV248 , YC3Z-6A666CA

Qty:
$6.46
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • Non Heated
  • Product Attributes:
    • Connector Gender: No Connector
    • Contents: Valve
    • Hose Size - Inches: 7/16", 3/4"
    • Hose Size - mm: Refer To Inches
    • Nipple Orientation: Straight
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2004 - Lincoln Navigator
Standard Ignition
2002 Lincoln Blackwood PCV Valve 8 Cyl 5.4L Standard Ignition

P311-1813BA4    V371  New

19146023 , 76-2717 , EV268 , 6P1260 , PCV391 , 76-2647 , 6P1169 , 76-2686 , AJ03-13-890B , PCV355 , PCV304 , 045-0356 , PCV255 , 76-2668 , 2L5Z-6A666-BA , 1F22-13-890 , 6P1226 , 6P1107 , 1L5Z-6A666AA , YF1Z-6A666AA , PCV330 , PCV483 , EV243 , 214-1996 , 1F22-13-890A , AJ03-13-89X

Qty:
$13.37
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2002 - Lincoln Blackwood V 8 Cyl 5.4L 330 -
Standard Ignition
1980 Lincoln Continental PCV Valve 8 Cyl 5.8L Standard Ignition

P311-43D7DAE    V201  New

FV220 , D8ZE 6A666 A2B , D9ZZ-6A666A , PV98C , 4-98B , PC194 , D9TZ-6A666-A , FV220DP , 19020 , CV885C , FV198DP , CV854CB , PCV96 , D8ZE 6A666 AA , 6P1112 , D8ZZ-6A666B , 70-9414 , PCV203 , D8ZE 6A666 A1B , FV198 , EV98B , 25040321 , PCV94 , CV854C , 76-2794 , D9ZZ6A666A , 12351219 , E0TE 6A666 AA , D92Z-6A666A , 9F5 , 28148 , PC13

Qty:
$7.58
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • with Calif. Emissions
  • Product Attributes:
    • Hose Size - Inches: 1/4"; 5/16"; 5/8"
    • Hose Size - mm: Refer To Inches
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1980 - Lincoln Continental V 8 Cyl 5.8L 351 5753
Standard Ignition
1980 Lincoln Mark VI PCV Valve 8 Cyl 5.8L Standard Ignition

P311-43D7DAE    V201  New

FV220 , D8ZE 6A666 A2B , D9ZZ-6A666A , PV98C , 4-98B , PC194 , D9TZ-6A666-A , FV220DP , 19020 , CV885C , FV198DP , CV854CB , PCV96 , D8ZE 6A666 AA , 6P1112 , D8ZZ-6A666B , 70-9414 , PCV203 , D8ZE 6A666 A1B , FV198 , EV98B , 25040321 , PCV94 , CV854C , 76-2794 , D9ZZ6A666A , 12351219 , E0TE 6A666 AA , D92Z-6A666A , 9F5 , 28148 , PC13

Qty:
$7.58
Standard Ignition PCV Valve
  • PCV Valve
  • with Canada Emissions with Calif. Emissions
  • Product Attributes:
    • Hose Size - Inches: 1/4"; 5/16"; 5/8"
    • Hose Size - mm: Refer To Inches
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues. As a global manufacturer of emission components, complete quality control is maintained through the manufacturing process from componentry to finished product.
Brand: Standard Ignition
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1980 - Lincoln Mark VI V 8 Cyl 5.8L 351 5753
Motorcraft
2018 Lincoln MKX PCV Valve 6 Cyl 3.7L Motorcraft

P311-243A170    W0133-1700193  New

Qty:
$37.61
Motorcraft PCV Valve
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Motorcraft
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2018 - Lincoln MKX V 6 Cyl 3.7L 227 3726

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2002 licoln continetal

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Question From dolivers on 2002 licoln continetal

Lincoln 2002 continetal 4.6 All codes have been fixed and new fuel pump car runs great a high speeds will idle well right at first. Then when you come to a stop may idle well for few seconds or minutes then rpm go up and down a little around 600rpm then die like you turn off key??? what would cause this??? pressure in fuel runs between 28 to 32lb and this is the one with elctronic fuel regulator. Also have replaced throttle positioner sensor and map valve. DAN

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

You may want to check for vacuum leaks, see if you notice any hissing sounds coming from the top of the engine area, look at the PCV valve & hose in particular.

You may also want to clean the throttle body, if it gets too dirty the comp can't raise the idle up enough any more via the IAC motor and you can get this problem.........

2002 jag smokey start

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Question From rbjordan on 2002 jag smokey start

2002 X-Type Jag 3.0 auto with 85K miles smokes when started. Just started doing this and uses about a quart between changes.

Response From steve01832

Possible valve seals leaking oil.

Steve

Response From wally

Sounds like valves leaking maybe rings

Response From steve01832

Rings will always allow oil past them into the combustion chamber. This will be seen as blue smoke constantly out of the tail pipe. Valve seals allow oil in the head to seep past only when the engine is off. This is why on start up a puff of smoke is seen then clears up.

Steve

Response From rbjordan

Thanks, thats what I thought. Called my mechanic (not Jag dealer) he says cams have to come out for valve seal job, and that means motor must come out total around $3000. Ouch!

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Just curious - what type and weight of oil are you using and how often both miles and time do you go between changes?

T

Response From rbjordan

Castrol 5W30, and I go 3000 miles between changes. I was told to switch to synthetic oil and check my PCV valve on the valve cover. Time between changes varies, but it is never more than 3 months.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Unless the smokey start is really annoying it probably would go away or be minimal with synthetic. Absolutely make certain PCV valve and system is working properly as that causes oil to get to funky places too. Your maintenance is fine and even if a fussy Jag should be ok IMO with the care you have given it.

The smokey start would be a valve guide/seal issue. Oil from valve cover must return to pan and sludge (better not be with your schedule) can block passages and pool oil over the seals and be smokey starts and after perhaps using the engine as a mean to slow down it can suck a bit down the guides.

If PCV was too aggressive it might be sucking up oil and not noticed while running. Hey - one quart in a 3,000 mile run is so minuscule when you think about it it's not much.

If oil cap is on valve cover, you may get a view as to any sludge situation but my bet is not an issue. Dipsticks can be telling as well. An overheat in the history can change anything right away,

T

Response From rbjordan

Thanks for the info. Inside the oil cap running gear looks spotless. I don't think it is sludge. I hope the synthetic helps, and can I clean out the PCV valve? I know old school vents could be cleaned, and they were only a couple of bucks,a new one for the Jag is $40.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

PCV clean out: Yes - I clean some that were ok but in that you want to try to solve this I'd get an exact quality one for just this engine. It may be a common Ford PCV - dunno? All I know is Ford did get involved with some things for Jaguar around that model year anyway.

If it uses a hose or hose and metal that all has to be good too,

T

Response From rbjordan

Yep, it's a Forduar. I was hoping that would be a good thing, it has not been. Can't get the valve at any parts stores, so I will have to go through my mechanic. I will take a look tonight when changing oil and try to clean my valve up. WD-40 ok to use?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Opinion: NAPA sells quality parts and ask for the best.

You can just use carb/throttle body cleaner for a PCV - it should rattle. PCV valve isn't the most wild piece of engineering in a car - I've only run into a couple that really were a failure or caused issues, usually just noise. IMO they get replaced way too often on cars that are cared for I've had them be fine for ions or the life of the car.

What is as important is that the hose and or elbows (rubber) are all in good shape. In Fraud's (ooh I mean Ford) infinite wisdom they make lousy elbows and don't they make different size ends so you get stuck back to a dealer. They and others are also good at hiding or running the path under manifolds such that it's a huge issue to replace! Because you claim this happened rather suddenly I think there's more to it (still probably simple but not known where yet) than just the PCV.

Test: If you find it ok, with engine idling put your thumb (care for hot stuff) over it. It should demonstrate a vacuum. If not the hose needs to be checked in full. Idle will likely go a bit kooky while you play with that test. Put it back right away.

Ford and Jaguar: Not sure the total extent but seems to me that more dependable engineering was used in the Jags and more of the performance things got used in some Lincolns (LS Model) to the benefit of both. Not sure who is in bed with who now - laugh.

BTW - WD-40 is a staple product of mine but not the best cleaner for this type thing,

T

Response From rbjordan

Gotcha, carb cleaner it is. Jag is now owned by Tata Motors, Mr. Tata is a bollionaire. Not sure who is sharing / stealing engineering now, but Mr. Tata can buy anything he wants / needs. This seems to be good for Jaguar, since the new XF looks impressive.Recent reviews sound good too, XFr very fast.

Response From Tom Greenleaf


Gotta love the Nano! Can't you just see your feet hanging out the grille?

You can (hope you can get to PCV easily) run carb cleaner thru it while running - don't go drown it but it will about stall the engine and prove it is getting to manifold vacuum source.

Love that Tata - I'd own one for the 2 grand into price and put a propeller on the roof and make a mower attachment and could at least mow the lawn without getting wet

T

Overheating 86 Towncar

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Question From gingavitis on Overheating 86 Towncar

Hi all, this is my first posting here. I searched for a little more information but being female and all, I only know so much about my car. Don't get me wrong though, I know an awful lot more than most. My car has many many issues, and I would not doubt that some may be contributing to the other. This is what I can tell you:

1986 Lincoln Towncar Signature Series, 5.0. Mileage, unknown. It never worked when I bought it, and it only reads up to five digits anyways, which does read somewhere in the 15,xxx's, which I am sure it is probably more like close to 2xx,xxx's. I drive like a grandma, so I am good to my car and keeping them running longer than most.

The most recent work we had done on my car was because it would not pass emissions. We tore off the intake plentum, cleaned, took off valve covers to replace gaskets, (suspected the place of oil leak, turned out we were wrong), replaced sensors and most, possibly all hoses for coolant. Some sensors were not even connected, and several hoses in the back of the plentum were blocked shut with rust. (This explained why we could never get the system flushed when we tried for hours after we replaced the water pump about six months ago, same time we also replaced the thermostat.) Also replaced all vacuum lines as they were brittle and breaking at the touch.

After a week's work on the car, sometimes staying up all night to do so, we put it back together. We tried flushing the coolant system again but still came back dirty, just not as dirty as before. We suspected there was leftover residue in the not-so-old lines that had been replaced months ago, and it rumbled happier than I had heard it in a long time. Seemed to be going through more gas the first day, but it sounded so very happy. Passed emissions, results were about half all across the board from what they were before.

I was checking fluid levels all week to be certain everything was tightened down. Coolant levels were low, the next day it was dry. Also when I popped the hood after parking it seemed extremely hot under there, much hotter than normal (for about a year I have had to unhook the battery every time I park for several hours because there is something draining it, not sure what yet). Then finally one day, I had to make a stop before home, and on the way home I stalled out from overheating. My ride home was usually 20 minutes, with stop it was about 30-40. Hoses seem clamped well, but as time has gone on, I have water at all times, and fill before I go anywhere. It is always empty. Now I can only drive for about 15 minutes before it stalls out and won't go anywhere again for several hours of cool-down, unless I only want to move for only two minutes.

Very long story, I apologize. We suspect that part of the problem may be the thermostat is blocked open from some rust that was broken loose, therefore overheating, also suspect could be water pump has gone bad from the overheating? How do we tell? When I first drive, the first few movements through first and second gear it sounds like my belts are squealing, but the belts are not damaged and not getting worse, and as tight as they can go, and straight of course. Is that possibly the water pump squealing? Once I move into third gear it seems to get much quieter but still present, and doesn't quite scream like a belt does.

If you have any ideas on what else it could be, please let me know. I am having a real hard time right now, not to mention hard to come up with cash to fix the car, so any thoughts are a big help!

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If need be, flush cooling system again! Pressure check cooling system. Look for vent hole on bottom of water pump - it should be dry. You need a mirror to see that.

There is a metal heater hose that goes under upper intake that is known to rust out. new is going to be trick but can be found.

These cars eat fan clutches. Just look at fan when just shut down and it should stop almost right away. If you toss that make sure it's a thermostatic one.

Radiator may need to go. If you are filling it all the time you need to find out where it's going. When you catch it low take a look inside for how crusty radiator tubes might be or clotted with rust. Never exceed 50% antifreeze as pure product doesn't work well at heat transfer.

Trickle drain on battery: Just take the bulb OUT of hood light, trunk light and glove box. Hood and trunk are "mercury" switches and can be bumped and stay on and you don't see it. That and if parked on an incline they come on and you don't know it! Also, overhead reading lamps and the ones in the back will stay on if messed with and you or a passenger forgets to turn them off!

Belt noise: Not big bucks but you almost have to get either Dayco's or Goodyear's "Quiet" belts Goodyear's is called "Gatorback" and they will stretch faster and need periodic adjustment. Don't tighten them so much as the kills bearing of components! Just tighten right at the point where you can't spin alternator fins by hand and leave it there.

Oil leaks can be the low oil sensor on side of oil pan or aggravated by a poor PCV system. The grommet and valve is way down back of engine and tricky to even get your hands on.

Could be blowby from a now older engine. Not dead so easy as they are tough. Trick, while at idle try like a near spent cigaretty with dipstick part pulled out. Smoke should go DOWN the dipstick tube as a good indication PCV system is still overwhelming any blowby.

BTW - OE thermostat was 192F Don't try to lower that to solve cooling issues. 195F is more common and close enough. If you went to 160F or even 180F it's not helping - trust me!

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Response From gingavitis Top Rated Answer

Yes! That stupid metal hose was rusted in a spot, and it was hard to find anywhere. Sorry I forgot to mention that. Dealer said it would cost $120 new, we ended up creating one with fittings put together from Lowe's, about $12 bucks. It is tight and does the job. We have tried flushing it again after it started stalling with no change.

I will have to check the radiator, good point. For fear of dumping antifreeze all over town and killing the wildlife, have chosen not to use antifreeze until problem is solved, just using water for now. Yes I know it can rust it up so much quicker, but I don't want to contribute to a dirty world.

As for the battery, when it first started we did check the bulbs, although the trunk light was not coming on while closed, we pulled it anyways, and it still had the problem. I checked the hood light at night and it was not on while hood was closed. If it's any help, it started after I replaced the battery. I took it back to check for problem, it wasn't the battery. It's not anything being left on that is the problem; it happens every time.

I'm really not certain it is the belts squealing, the guys think it might be the water pump going bad? Do they do that when they go bad? Sad thing is, belts and water pump are not that old. Belts are newer.

We have since found the oil leak issue, the grommet is pretty much gone. You can see it just by crawling under, it is hanging in there. The PCV valve... that was quite interesting. The major job we did of removing the plentum; upon getting to the PCV valve, we noticed it was only attached to one hose, and it was so dirty we couldn't even blow through it. Very puzzling to know it was not attached, has been replaced along with several of the other valves. You think that's probably what caused the oil leak to start?

Thank you!

Response From Tom Greenleaf

There's a lot here so let's take bits and pieces..........

PCV system: The idea to to create a slight vacuum in crankcase areas and burn some misty oily vapors while at it. When the crankcase has pressure instead of slight vacuum it will blow out weaker gaskets. This engine requires taking off that upper intake to do then simple valve cover gaskets as you found out. What stinks is those gasket do better if you can warm up engine and re torque them a couple times - not much more than screwdriver tight but you can't run the engine with that upper manifold off!

Ok for short term to use just water till leak is located. If you think water pump is making the noise take the belts off and spin the components by hand. No wobble allowed for the pump or the clutch. Well - the slightest bit. Pressure test system - you'll find the leak. Dye the water or use some antifreeze to see traces of the color.

Hey - anything holding coolant could leak. These are not generally head gasket eater engines but who knows? The well hidden freeze plugs could be the issue!

Another weak spot for electrical trouble is the main plug to the alternator. Look for heat damage there to that plug. They sell just the pigtail ends to those to solder in a new one.

If you look at the alternator, note how little % of it touches the belt. They will easily give you a quick squeal right after start up and are near periodic to snug up a bit but as said don't overdo it!

You have age and miles on this car. They do well but that takes a toll. Watch your expenditures as you may come across something that is big trouble at this point and decide what to do if that happens.

Side note: I own three of these right now and have had several. Here I lost the battle to rust. One I'm parting out real soon as it's in the way now. That's an '89 last of that series of Town Cars. Tons was the same for years on these and also Crown Vics and the Grand Marquis for many silly parts now getting hard to get OE stuff,

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