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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post
    Some come out with no problem others don't. I've broken a few impact T50 bits within the past couple years on 2 cars using a 1/2 breaker bar and dad's old pneumatic impact. (Sunex bits, time to find another brand, open to suggestions, but these were cheap on Ebay, LOL). This was after applying Liquid Wrench top and bottom months in advance and then again the day before and day of the next attempt. I even hammered on that bolt like Derek mentioned.
    Next step when it gets warm again (and after I buy a few more impact T50s) is to get the fire wrench out. All to replace the C-pillar interior panel in the Scab. (3-point belt goes through the panel and has to be unbolted from the floor). I even broke a bit on the same bolt on the JY donor car. For some reason the P-side came out of both cars with no issue, but D-side on the JY '90 and my '91 didn't and aren't budging.
    Wow! Sounds like you did all the proper steps so as Dave said, the first time is the most difficult. Good idea about putting anti seize on the threads before re installing them!

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    Thanks for all the tips guys. I found someone with Snap-On impacts from 1/2Ē to 1Ē and impact torx sockets. I donít know when Iíll get the chance to mess with it but that should get them out.

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    I have one frozen bolt in one of the Lincolns. I ended out stripping the bolt even with the proper tools. Don't know what I will do except leave it alone. All the others through the years have come out pretty easy. I do have extra bolts if you need one.

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    The Napa tool line did well for me on the torx bits. https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/CHTS...pressionRank=5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurygm88 View Post
    Thanks for all the tips guys. I found someone with Snap-On impacts from 1/2” to 1” and impact torx sockets. I don’t know when I’ll get the chance to mess with it but that should get them out.
    Hopefully, since the car seems to have been cared for, you won't have much issue. Even the easy ones take a good amount of force though.
    I also put anti-sieze on the bolts I re-install like others mentioned because I know how bad they can get. Doing this should help the job to not suck as bad if there is a next time.
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    Yah, as Vic said, the ole blue wrench is a good alternative. Good bye paint though.
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    Due to weather and laziness it had been two weeks plus since I had started the Lincoln. So last night when it was 19 degrees I decided to go out to the garage and let it warm up. Headlights were still closed fully and it started right up. Iím having really good luck with EEC-III CFI so far. ďKnock on wood.Ē

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    Wow, I'm surprised the headlights were still closed. I think Ford states "acceptable" as three days or something silly like that. Wait until it's like 5 degrees, everything loves when it's that cold.

    I started my '88 last week, I think it was 20 degrees or so. It fired up but idled really low. I decided to see if it would correct itself, but after 8 seconds or so, the idle went lower and it died. Fired it back up and gave it a stab of the go-go juice. Drove it all day. Nice car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    Wow, I'm surprised the headlights were still closed. I think Ford states "acceptable" as three days or something silly like that. Wait until it's like 5 degrees, everything loves when it's that cold.

    I started my '88 last week, I think it was 20 degrees or so. It fired up but idled really low. I decided to see if it would correct itself, but after 8 seconds or so, the idle went lower and it died. Fired it back up and gave it a stab of the go-go juice. Drove it all day. Nice car.
    Luckily the choke and choke pull off on the Lincoln still work properly it just needs a little more fine tuning. I donít think the throttle kicker is functioning but it doesnít seem to matter. Someone either here or on another forum told me the service manual says if the headlights stay shut for 24 hours itís acceptable. That same person claimed thereís would stay shut for at least 6 months. And no they arenít stuck I made sure they were working.

    My Ď88 MGM had occasional idle issues for the 4 years I owned it. No amount of messing with the IAC or TPS seemed to help. But it always seemed to run better the colder the weather was, go figure.
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    Acceptable was listed as like 8 or 12 hours on the 82 I had. After I fixed a few joints and replaces a couple bits of hose, those would stay down a day or 2. Would probably have to replace all the rubber hose with vinyl vacuum hose to really get a good seal on the system.

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