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    HOW DO I GIVE MY MARK VII A TUNE UP?
    AIR
    Air Filter - $3.00 to $42.00

    FUEL
    Fuel Filter - $5.00 to $11.00

    SPARK
    Battery - $82.00 to $102.00
    Distributor Cap - $6.00 to $28.00
    Distributor Rotor - $2.00 to $6.00
    Ignition Coil - $14.00 to $52.00
    Ignition Control Module - $37.00 to $90.00
    Spark Plugs - $16.00 to $120.00
    Spark Plug Wires - $13.00 to $43.00
    Voltage Regulator - $11.00 to $50.00

    Total Cost For Parts - $189.00 to $544.00

    Continue with scheduled maintenance and do NOT cut any corners.
    "They're only factory original once."
    ALL PRE 1990 LINCOLN MARK VIIS SHOULD HAVE THEIR FACTORY IGNITION SWITCHES REPLACED
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    - © The Lincoln Mark VII Club

  • #2
    Buy your parts online like amazon or rock auto and get you battery at costco and save a few $$

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    • #3
      Originally posted by oldschool1 View Post
      AIR
      Air Filter - $3.00 to $42.00

      FUEL
      Fuel Filter - $5.00 to $11.00

      SPARK
      Distributor Cap - $6.00 to $28.00
      Distributor Rotor - $2.00 to $6.00
      Spark Plugs - $16.00 to $120.00
      Spark Plug Wires - $13.00 to $43.00
      Voltage Regulator - $11.00 to $50.00
      Unless needed by diagnostic tests, you could likely save a lot by not buying the following...

      Battery - $82.00 to $102.00
      Ignition Coil - $14.00 to $52.00
      Ignition Control Module - $37.00 to $90.00

      ... and any more than $3 per plug is a waste IMHO.
      JP

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      • #4
        I disagree my Presidential Friend. Though each item follows a different set of parameters, when it comes to the charging system as a whole, any one weaken or aged component can effect the integrity of the system. When these parts go on sale, I scoop up two or more each time. My cars are all on different maintenance schedules as they receive different amounts of use.

        I bought PINKIN December 26, 2006 with 19,100 miles on the odometer. I took it out a month ago (January 26, 2012) for a maintenance drive and parked it with 24,319 miles on the odometer. Over the last five years I've replaced the air filter and oil filter and the battery twice, yet the fuel filter and the distributor cap and the ignition coil and control module and the voltage regulator were all installed in Wixom, MI on April 29, 1986.

        I bought my 1990 OldSchool1 in 1992 (Wow I just realized that was 20 years ago). Today, it's my daily driver. I cannot think of a bolt on this car that hasn't been removed At 140,000+ miles I've lost count of the number of times I've replaced the wear items, yet they get replaced on or before schedule. For Mark VIIs, a 36 month old battery is an old battery and taxes the rest of the components in the system including the accessories.

        So unless a Mark VII is driven and garaged like PINKIN (5000 miles in 6 years) then I'd suggest including everything listed above as a tune up item
        "They're only factory original once."
        ALL PRE 1990 LINCOLN MARK VIIS SHOULD HAVE THEIR FACTORY IGNITION SWITCHES REPLACED
        sigpic
        - © The Lincoln Mark VII Club

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        • #5
          Costco gives a 36 month 100% replacement warranty on their batteries. Go in every three years and get a new one.

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          • #6
            True.

            I'm stuck on the high CCAs of my Duralasts.

            Most of us wait until something fails to work before replacing it. Even I'm guilty of this. If I have the items on the garage shelf, the normally get replaced before needed. I don't store batteries or shocks or fitted hoses. I ~do~ store plugs and rotors and caps and coils and fluids just about every detailing solution you can think of.
            "They're only factory original once."
            ALL PRE 1990 LINCOLN MARK VIIS SHOULD HAVE THEIR FACTORY IGNITION SWITCHES REPLACED
            sigpic
            - © The Lincoln Mark VII Club

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            • #7
              hey old school1

              Originally posted by oldschool1 View Post
              I disagree my Presidential Friend. Though each item follows a different set of parameters, when it comes to the charging system as a whole, any one weaken or aged component can effect the integrity of the system. When these parts go on sale, I scoop up two or more each time. My cars are all on different maintenance schedules as they receive different amounts of use.

              I bought PINKIN December 26, 2006 with 19,100 miles on the odometer. I took it out a month ago (January 26, 2012) for a maintenance drive and parked it with 24,319 miles on the odometer. Over the last five years I've replaced the air filter and oil filter and the battery twice, yet the fuel filter and the distributor cap and the ignition coil and control module and the voltage regulator were all installed in Wixom, MI on April 29, 1986.

              I bought my 1990 OldSchool1 in 1992 (Wow I just realized that was 20 years ago). Today, it's my daily driver. I cannot think of a bolt on this car that hasn't been removed At 140,000+ miles I've lost count of the number of times I've replaced the wear items, yet they get replaced on or before schedule. For Mark VIIs, a 36 month old battery is an old battery and taxes the rest of the components in the system including the accessories.

              So unless a Mark VII is driven and garaged like PINKIN (5000 miles in 6 years) then I'd suggest including everything listed above as a tune up item
              you probally dont remember me but i bought the 76 cougar you had for sale yes i still have it have not got around to restoring it yet but its been in storage scince i bought it i have moved to fl and lost touch but wanted you to know its still in one peice in pa planning to come up and get it out of storage this summer and going to restore her next year will send you pics when im done with her parts are getting hard to find for them but there still out there plan on keeping as origanal as possable email me at johnsdecalworld@aol.com

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              • #8
                PM Sent.
                "They're only factory original once."
                ALL PRE 1990 LINCOLN MARK VIIS SHOULD HAVE THEIR FACTORY IGNITION SWITCHES REPLACED
                sigpic
                - © The Lincoln Mark VII Club

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