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on 22 January 2015 - 01:08 PM
Here's a link to the complete, 2004 Lincoln Aviator's Press Release, along with the photo gallery:
on 11 April 2015 - 10:20 PM
on 18 October 2016 - 08:42 AM
might want to consider a new one
on 10 October 2016 - 01:40 PM
I've done it at home, twice.
Some lessons learned:
You will get covered in fluids, no way to avoid it.
You can remove the engine with the trans still attached if you're willing to cut out the radiator core support (wrecked parts truck), otherwise they have to come apart.
Evacuating the AC and removing the entire cooling module (radiator, trans cooler and ac condensor) makes engine removal and re-installation much easier.
18 mm flex head ratcheting wrench will help with removing the passenger side engine mount nuts.
Before installing the engine, cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch off the passenger engine mount studs, will keep you from throwing wrenches around the garage when reinstalling the nuts.
Don't ignore an oil leak (first engine replacement)
Don't tow a camper right at the Aviators weight limit (second engine replacement)
on 04 June 2016 - 07:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I currently drive a '12 MKX, and the wife drives a '15 MKS. Love my "X", but miss the size of my Explorers, hoping the Aviator hits the shores again. Would consider an Explorer, but got spoiled with the Lincoln luxury.
on 12 March 2015 - 10:19 AM
These sound prettty sweet.
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