Vic Pitstop...I wanted to devote
this page for basic Crown Victoria maintenance -- torque specs, general
dates & numbers, car detailing, fluid capacities, when/where to grease,
maintenance schedules, tools, tire pressure, error codes, fuses, wiring,
and more ad nauseum (not really -- I love it).
Click on any of the
links below for more info
on Crown Vic Maintenance:
Engine, transmission & driveline:
Engine Pictures & *cut-aways* (oh,
This site has GOT to be my most favorite Ford engine
resource on the internet. On JW's site, you will find clear, beautiful
pictures of the entire Ford modular engine family: many as pre-prepped
cut-away engines, detail painted on stands. Just LOOK at the 16v
4.6L that is listed with the '98 Crown Vic specs !! This
site is a must visit even if you are only
vaguely interested in your Crown Vic powerplant...also
includes quite a few of the other Ford engines like the Zetec, Powerstroke, LandRover, etc...
- Engine (4.6L
SOHC 281 ci block; one cam per head)
Aluminum Cylinder Heads: If you plan
on pulling the heads for any reason (new gaskets, upgrading to SVO heads
or porting & polishing), check these three pics of the 4.6L with the
heads pulled. This is from Benjamin's 1993 Ford Crown Victoria
Police Interceptor @ 168k miles. Notice the CORRECT & manly red rags.
These are absolutely essential !! =)
Modular V8's: a nice little article
on the modular engines v.s. the older 302 / 5.0L design. Lot's of
interesting facts, some specs & torque numbers.
Suspension: Here is the GIF of the page in the
Factory Service Manual. on the Air Adjustment Suspension Procedure for
a '92 CV. Thanks to John H. for this.
(in PDF format; should work for ALL Vics, very Police Interceptor-friendly)
Codes, EEC IV/V & EFI:
(You can't fix a computer with a 21mm wrench!)
OBDII Diagnostic Scanner -- The OBDII Scan Tool for reading and
diagnosing engine trouble codes and much more.
Scan Tool and Virtual Dashboard -- OBD-II On Board
Diagnostics. Phase 2 Browser Why is your Check Engine Light on? Simply
plugin to OBD2 connector Analyze trouble codes, performance and
maintenance. Design your own virtual dashbord instruments. Direct
digital connection from car to your personal computer. Free Vehicle
Explorer 1 software browser, data files and upgrades Supports EPA ARB
SAE ISO open source and code standards for automotive networks. Can be
used off line when not connected to your cars OBDII local network.
Does not use phone, modems or internet. No connection fees. Does not
violate warranty, emission regulations or modify performance. No
decryption needed. Free technical support and setup.
IV / V & EFI:
An excellent & exhaustive site in EEC 4 & 5, EFI stuff, Mass Air
sensors, Mass Air conversion, O2 sensors, MSD units, test codes, errors
codes, chips, CPU info, mailing lists & more -- WOW !
Detailing: Tips and Tricks for the "Driveway Detailer"!
This is the EXCELLENT article by Scott Wakeman that is posted on The
Corral. Very complete & will make you break a sweat just thinking
about doing all of this to your CV in one sitting ! A must read for
you guys & gals who like to keep your CVs spotless & looking good !
Care Articles: www.carcareonline.com has a very nice "How
To" section that covers a lot of topics in PDF format -- clay
bars, paint, convertible care, engine compartment, interior, rubber, tires,
wheels & more.
Care: lot's of tips & information on correct car care, plus
their online ordering for K & N, leather & detailing stuff.