There was pedal left and since it was an interceptor it was chipped for 141 mph. Frankly, they felt anemic in the van but nice in the Vic. Common advice found is to change the plugs only when the engine is cool and to be gentle throughout the process. My next chunk of cash goes to the Japs. It has always used a bit of oil; A little more as it has aged. Quite the mpg difference in one model year.
As this employee would soon have a periodic need to pull a 4,000 pound trailer, the employee was concerned about damaging his 4. As indicated above, I have the head and 2 piece plug combination mentioned above. If there is more than one plug, make sure you write down or label each spark plug wire before you take it off. I love it so far. We started seeing oil consumption issues not long after getting the car in 2005 at around 63K and I would say that about 1000 miles per quart is about right. On the highway, I am getting about 16.
Your application you referenced as 99. I should have left well enough alone in this case, but at least my engine is clean. The different expansion rates of the metals mean that there is more interference in the threads and you can strip them if you remove them hot. Repairs can be made without removal of the heads, but it does require special tools to work around the camshaft. The aluminum block has pads under the intake area for knock snesors to mount.
It was solid but not for me, too loud of a ride, the steering wheel was off center, cramped riding space. I use a compressor and nozzle to blow any debris out of the deep spark plug sockets. Of course the wife did not want anything to do with it now. I still kinda miss that car sometimes, but after nearly five years of ownership I was ready to move up. Blow em out and they run good again! If you are driving it strictly around town, yes, 12 to 13 sounds about right.
My current 92 has over 190K on it and it does not use more than 1 qt per 1000-1200 miles. On the left side of the picture, you can see two plastic connectors pointed straight at the spark plug holes. As long as I kept pouring oil into it every 1,000 miles, it was happy to start instantly in any kind of weather and run as long as it had gas. If you used a forged steel crank, a set of forged steel rods of high quality, and lightweight forged racing pistons, alloy heads, a decent inlet manifold and throttle body and mass air sensor to suit and a big duration cam the 5. It always felt like it had a lot of power because it would jump when off the line after I hit the accelerator but I really had to keep the pedal on the floor to keep it moving. Reliability seems to be good though.
Highway fuel mileage had been about 18 to 19 miles per gallon prior to putting tires on it that were slightly more aggressive in tread pattern than what Ford gave it. Even the transmission and rear end have survived amazingly. Once you get past there fuel delivery, engine management and head flow become issues. It was a gift from my recently deceased grandfather. The guy decided to stay with a 4. My only complaint so far is mileage. I bet few people here know that.
Overall the car has been reliable and great to drive. Reply a little late here. Recently scared me coming out of a car wash. He turned his nose up at it. He finally donated it to Teen Challenge he said. What problems am I going to run into? I was reminded to respect the V8.
And after careful consideration and checking for issues. I grew up with Fords and have not bought another. We had to spend money we struggling to go on a cruise with since we have not been vacation 5 or 6 years. They are getting rid of it. Had one in my civilian model 2001 Crown Vic.
I drove a crew cab 2009 model in a previous job with the 3 valve 292 hp and six speed transmission and was able to get 16-17 mpg in town and 20-21 mpg highway! So even if you do leave a shell or two in the engine it still should not be more than a 3 hour or so job. For equal brake pull down. I know of another guy that owns one around here and it has shot out 2 of them! Otherwise, it is a better motor than the earlier ones. Many many issues and improvising to get it done. That is the firing order for a 5.