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  1. Machspeed

    LS Resale Value

    I am possibly taking on another job that requires me to travel a lot. In this, I am considering selling my 06 Lincoln LS. Last week I stopped in a dealership to look at the 2015 Mazda6. I like the styling and the fuel mileage….. really like the car though I wish it had a few more pony’s. Curious...
  2. Machspeed

    Failsafe mode-2005 Lincoln LS8

    Just a quick comment joe, as you have made helpful comments regarding some of my previous posts. Recall I changed all my coils a few weeks back along with the plugs? I went with Borg Warner (BWD) coils and autolite plugs gapped at .041". Car ran great for a couple of weeks then I get the...
  3. Machspeed

    ETC Engine Failsafe after Coil Change

    You know, I did a bunch of research on coils before I went with the Borg Warner brand coils. In that research, I found that the factory Motorcraft coils appear to be as problematic as the off brand units. Go to the Ford truck forums and you can read all about them. They too are now made in...
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    ETC Engine Failsafe after Coil Change

    I posted a few weeks back regarding some rough idling in my LS (06, 3.9 V8) ultimately to conclude that I had a coil problem. Indeed, #4 cylinder coil was bad. I ordered eight new coils, BWD brand, along with some Autolite lridium XP spark plugs. I didn’t find the job too challenging and when...
  5. Machspeed

    Best COP's for the money

    Well, as I started this thread let me thank those of you who responded. Through comments here and those I have garnished off other sites I'm likely going to go with BWD brand coils. I can get these through O'reilly's for $41 each and they have a life time warranty. Supposedly, these are Borg...
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    Best COP's for the money

    Okay, at the risk of a pummeling here by those who may have answered the question on the Holy Grail for COP’s, I’m sticking it out there again. What is the best COP for the money? I’m more concerned about reliability than anything. I’ve been all over the web and this site and most information is...
  7. Machspeed

    06 LS with Engine Miss

    Actually, I highly suspected the coils, but was hoping for something else. Besides that, it is my understanding that the coil issue is not as great on my generation. Can you advise on replacement coils? Should the problem indeed be the coils, should I go back to stock coils or is there a better...
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    06 LS with Engine Miss

    I have an 2006 Lincoln LS V8, with 62 K miles. It is babied and I have it serviced routinely. I noted the other day at a stoplight that the car seemed to have a miss, as I could feel it. The miss is somewhat irregular, meaning does not seem like a constant miss happening in a timely manner. On...
  9. Machspeed

    LS Performance Chip?

    This thread has become a real hoot. And that comment about bigfoot almost caused me to spit my coffee all over the monitor....too funny!
  10. Machspeed

    LS Performance Chip?

    Okay, I gotta ask.....is this for real? http://www.performancechipsdirect.com/Lincoln/LS/ 60 HP and 4-7 mpg improvement....seriously? Anyone here go with this?
  11. Machspeed

    New Member- Just bought a 2006 Lincoln LS V8 Sport

    Beautiful car....and perfect color! When I was searching out mine, it had to be black.
  12. Machspeed

    My ipod install

    Thanks! Yeah, I know. I looked at doing this three, maybe four years ago but never got around to it. Too bad too, because these PIE kits are becoming somewhat scarce and subsequently more expensive. A few years ago I could have had that PIE kit for around $80. It cost me $115 a couple weeks ago...
  13. Machspeed

    My ipod install

    Yeah, but the IPOD was free. Son's hand-me-down and I'm still learning how to use it. Technologically challenged here.....LOL!
  14. Machspeed

    My ipod install

    BTW Mike, I found the paint in Walmart of all places. Just as you stated, it is a little lighter than the factory silver but hardly noticeable. I wanted to paint everything with it, but just like you did not want to mask off all that stuff....close enough. Say Mike, this is a bit anal, but...
  15. Machspeed

    cold weather versus the ls

    What makes me nervous is finding parts for our cars as they age. I love my LS and want to keep it many years, but what will the parts availability be in five years from now? This past week I did some work on it after taking it apart for an IPOD install. I had to fix several broken plastic parts...
  16. Machspeed

    My ipod install

    Well after two weeks of sitting apart waiting for parts, cleaning, painting and fixing stuff, I now have IPOD capability. The sound through my OEM system is impressive, even to the ear of my 16 year old son. Many thanks to LS4me, Joeychgo and others who chimed in to answer my multitude of...
  17. Machspeed

    Dead Battery Or What?

    Yeah, it has a 750CCA in it now. I'm rethinking that I may have replaced it myself a few years back but not sure. Believe I bought it from my local Ford dealer. Mike, while you're here, I wired my IPOD off the cig lighter like you did, which is always on. Do you leave your IPOD or IPHONE...
  18. Machspeed

    Dead Battery Or What?

    Okay, so I've had my car apart and sitting for two weeks trying to find the time to finish an IPOD install. The battery has been disconnected. Had some time today and got it all hook up, tested and buttoned up. The IPOD install went great and it sounds awesome. After cleaning up the interior, I...
  19. Machspeed

    06 LS Glove Box Removal

    Hey Mike, thanks buddy, I was hoping you'd pop in here. I just sent you a PM with a few other questions. Can you advise? John
  20. Machspeed

    06 LS Glove Box Removal

    Okay friends, not finding this and what I am finding is vague at best. Instructions for removal include removing the instrument panel trim panel and then releasing the glove compartment arm assist cable from the assist arm. What is the instrument panel trim panel?
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