380K on 5.0 V8
By TBird Lover on
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 2dr Coupe
I have a '93 T-Bird LX (was there any
other trim level?) with a 5.0 V-8.
This engine is unbelievable. The car
now has over 380K miles on the
original engine. Have only done oil,
filters, plugs, wires and the engine
is as strong as ever. Doesn't like
anything less than 91 Octane..
unfortunately. I have replaced brake
pads probably every 30K and rotors
every 60K. Rear brakes have faired
better. Replaced the transmission (at
120k) and rear main seal (at 250K).
Has always had electrical system
gremlins. The interior is falling
apart and the body is showing signs of
10 NE winters. This engine is
Power and Handling are superb.
While I haven't driven a new bird, I
wish they still made these.