94 Continental.. Help me please.

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  1. lilwheezy75

    lilwheezy75 Active LVC Member

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    Im new to the whole lincoln thing, Ive been driving my moms 88 cadillac Coupe deville for a long while untill i just bought a nice 94 continental exec. with 145,000 miles.. Im 17 and love working with cars but i was wondering what can be done to these cars.. i want to give it a little more power.. i was thinking a new exaust.. is it worth a whole new exaust system or should i just go with dual Flowmaster mufflers?

    Also i was wondering if theres anyhting that can be done to the intake? Is there an aftermarket intake thats better .. any suggestions here would be great.

    Im planning on putting all new spark plugs and maybe wires when i get it. And im going to change the oil and use a high quality oil...

    Also i was wondering about the sounds system.. I want to put a Pioneer head unit in to start.. and then down the line add 6-1/2" components in the front n 6x9s in the rear deck... but if i add the head unit.. will it work with the present system.. if not what do i have to do?

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    Please, im new to the car, i get it this thursday, any imput or suggestions would be highly appriciated.. thank you

    Will
     
  2. white lincoln

    white lincoln Active LVC Member

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    Well, where do I start. You picked a good car and I'm sure it is very nice. I would also post this message on three other sites to see what comes up:
    http://www.lincolnsonline.com/
    http://www.lincolnforums.com/
    http://www.lincolntowncar.org/
    As far as the 3.8L engine goes, it pretty much is what it is. There has been a lot of discussion on the boards about this and my bottom line suggestion is the flow masters to make it sound cool, change the oil frequently and HAVE THE TRANSMISSION FLUSHED AND FILTER CHANGED! This engine is not as tough or long lasting as the 4.6L engine that came after 94, but it is a peppy little thing that has been redesigned since the one I have. I have a 94 Couger with a 3.8L and a 89 Continental with the same engine. They made several improvments over the years. Back to your question; once again, don't waist your money on trying to make the car more powerful or faster. It is what it is and you will most likely ruin the engine trying to modify it.
    As for the stereo system, check out:
    http://www.cardomain.com/
    Put in your make, model and year and see what people have done with Conti's from the years 89 - 94. Check out the web sites above too to see what others have done.
    ***a side note about the web sites - register with them because they are a wealth of information, use your same name each time to make your life easier and if you want, the same password, though I don't recommend it.

    The general tune-up is a must, plugs, points, filters, wires(?), brakes, etc. But by all means get the tranny flushed, not just an oil change, but have a Ford shop or another shop flush the transmission. Also, if the air shocks have not been replaced before, save some money aside to have them replaced sometime soon. Get familiar with the local junk yards for stupid things like knobs, ash trays, window controls etc.
    You can usualy have someone check it over for about $75 and tell you what you need done now and in the future and probably some history on the 94 Conti's.

    Need anything else, just ask.

    Good luck kid and don't waist a lot of money trying to soop it up. Concentrate on making it look nice, run good and sound great (inside and out).
     
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