4th Apr 2003, 06:50
The 2.5 engine IS better than the 2.8 V6. You're crazy!
I have 2 Citations both with a 2.5 engine and both have hauled a 10 by 10 trailer full of cement blocks with no trouble at all. Plus it hauled a huge loaded u-haul with no problems too. Engine still was powerfull. I also have a boat...
13th Jul 2003, 22:13
Actually the engine I have has 307,000 kilometers and still going strong. My dad pampered this engine and he owned the car. We use a special type of oil additive that is used with oil in old engines and it works quite well. We never had a problem with it.
I don't know how the heck an engine like that could crack a head??? Cracked heads only appear if the engine overheats or is cooled down in a rush. You're right it is not that peppy, but it will go 140 kilometers an hour. I have tested it twice.
Yes I truly did tow that much weight and before I could do this, I had to have extra support to the frame on the rear of the car. After that I did it successfully!! This was 6 years ago.
Engine has so much power in idle that I enjoy a back massage during a red light wait!!
17th Oct 2003, 00:37
I have never, ever heard of either citation engine cracking a head under normal use (meaning if the car was serviced properly.) It is difficult to crack a head of a 90 HP cast iron engine. I can understand if the head was aluminum, sure it would probably have problems with cracked heads and/or head gaskets. But really, cast iron/cast iron, how many really cracked heads? The engine is almost impossible to kill, the car might fall apart around it, but the engine and tranny do not die. I agree it doesn't have much power, but for everyday city driving, it is great.