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Thread: 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis aka the rolling junkyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    +1 PITA, but not near as bad as suspension stuff. Just f'n messy.
    Took me all day. Need to get one of those spring clamp pliers. Trying to use channel locks or vise grips is a pain in the royal ass. Had issues with the coolant overflow hose clamp and the OFA one. Also the wiring loom that runs down the side of the OFA is just dumb. I couldn't get the wire back on to the bracket because when you do that it blocks the second bolt that goes into teh block.

    While the radiator and coolant overflow hoses went easy enough the OFA one I couldn't get off, seeing as I was replacing the upper & lower hoses I just cut the hose with my tin snips to start then hack sawed it off then took the hose off with my massive channel locks.

    Partway through when I got the camera.

    Had to JB weld the pressure switch cover. It cracked with the quickness, no surprise considering its been on the car since 11/1996.

    Have seen worse, not much corrosion or pitting.

    Reason for the leak, the rubber rings of OFA gasket failed to remain pliable. The oil ports on the gasket were completely flat flush with the plastic surround.

    Gates hoses fit good.

    No leaks now.
    - Richard

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    Nov 2005
    Upstate, NY


    Very nice.
    I pop the poewr steering pump when I have to do those. I found it makes it suck a little less.

    -ryan s.
    08 Lincoln Navigator L - 163k
    03 Mercury Marauder- 58,171 miles
    97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP "Tank of Justice III" (TOJ3) - 184k -->578.9 miles on ONE tank of gas<--
    73 VW Super Beetle "Bunky" <----- Wifey's
    Quote Originally Posted by pantera77 View Post
    Well my buddy tells him he knows exactly who loves buying shitboxes.

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    Misplaced the gasket then found it. The oil port gaskets are completely flat:

    - Richard

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    Nice build car looks good.


    2006 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Ole Blue Hair

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