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Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis



  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Uh, this is not the place for that conversation ...
  • Reading back through these message boards I'M surprised that many CV and GM owners make their vehicles look like police cruisers. My question is how can I improve my am/fm reception I just purchased a 2000 GM LS With 37.000 miles.

    thank you
  • When i first bought my GM, i noticed that flat black box under the trunk with all the hoses stretching to both sides like a debris trap waiting to get ripped off. What a place to put that there? I wrote to Ford/Mercury hoping they will locate this contraption elsewhere or have it shielded from debris on the road. wonder how many CV/GMs have had this ripped clean off their vehicles or have the hoses torn off?
  • Just interested in opinion’s on what motor oil others use in their G/M synthetic or conventional motor oil?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    Mobil 1 for the last 25 years in '80.'82,94 Town Cars.
    95 T Bird & 66 Mustang. Currently I mix 5/30 with 20/50 (1/2,1/2) & the engines are quiet, smooth, & powerful. :)
  • Pennzoil High Mileage oil in my '94 GM with 203K miles. Reduces amount of smoke and amount of oil that is burned between changes. Still the original engine with no problems.
  • "Reading back through these message boards I'M surprised that many CV and GM owners make their vehicles look like police cruisers."

    Indeed, it's the only way to get respect for the Panther platform on the streets these days! :cry:

    Plus, who doesn't love those little hubcaps?
  • I just changed my oil this afternoon, I used ford's motor oil "motorcraft" 5w30 synthetic blend. Ill see how this oil performs. not sure who makes the oil for ford.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,666
    what engine and HP are for the "Police Interceptor" version of the CV is???...I somehow cannot believe they have the same 4.6L, 239 HP engine I have... :shades:
  • iusecadiusecad Posts: 287
    AFAIK the Interceptor has the same HP & torque as the civilian Vics with the H&P package...

    the owner's manual for my '98 P71 says something like 235HP & 275 ft/lbs...

    3.55 gears, too; same as the H&P package?

    Has anyone driven one of these cars with a posi in the snow? Did it actually move it in a straight line or does it still fish-tail even with both wheels spinning?
    I was toying with the idea of getting a newer Vic or GM and putting Eaton's E-Locker in it; the E-Locker lets you electronically lock the rear end at your discretion. But I think it only works at low speeds... (I don't know too much about it...)
  • For 2005/2006, CVPI has 250 hp, mainly due to better breathing from the Mercury Maurader airbox and some computer programming; the HPP/LX Sport has 239 hp.

    Rear end is 3.27 in the Sport, 3.27 or 3.55 in the CVPI, depending on what is ordered.
  • I have an 05 GM and would like to replace the current vertical bar grille with an aftermarket horizontal bar grille, but am unable to locate one. I believe that the 03, 04 and 05 OEM grilles, fit the same.
  • You talk about inexpensive mods for a 50 to 75 hp gain.

    What might those be and have you tried them???
  • After a week I dont think I like this oil, seems my fuel economy went down. I was at 27-28 mpg. After changing oil I noticed a drop to 23-25. very interesting.
  • I am considering purchasing my first Grand Marquis - a 1995 LS. Here's the caveat, though - it has 170K miles. At first this seemed like a ton, but the more I read about these vehicles, the more it looked like the 4.6L engine & the tranny they put in these things are just about bulletproof. This being said, is 170K too many, even for a Grand Marquis? To my knowledge, all major components on this rig are original, but it appeares that it has been well taken care of. Any input will be much appreciated!
  • these vehicles are plentiful and good deals are common.unless you are getting this vehicle at a bargain price,i would stay clear of it.too old and too many miles in my oppinion.i would look at something with atleast half those miles.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,666
    Even tho we hear about GM/CV going 250K or more, and they are used by taxis and police departments, 170K is still a lot of miles...I might consider a Mercedes with that many miles, and even then I might pass on the deal...

    Since the GM/CV cars (sadly) depreciate like rocks, I would suggest looking for one with 50-75K miles, and can still pick up for a good price...

    I would hate to trade in my 2004 CV now, 1 year old, 30K miles, $25K new...they would probably offer me $10K for it, and that would be generous... :cry: :cry:
  • bruneau1bruneau1 Posts: 468
    Same engine with a more aggressive axle ratio. In Fact the 239 engine in the non-police version is a little faster because it weighs less. But the cops have flashing lights, radios and guns, so speed doesn't matter.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,666
    I am not sure wht you mean with your post...question, or adding a comment? :confuse: :confuse:
  • I've just purchased a satellite radio and I would like to run the antenna hook up through my existing radio in my 2000 Grand Marquis using a FM module relay (Switch box)
    I've read the install can be fairly easy if my car radio has RCA cable inputs.
    Just wondering if anybody may know if the 2000 Grand Marquis LS is equipped with the inputs?

    Thanks for the help!
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