4th Jul 2004, 01:29
Comment Regarding the prior comment:
I too own a MK VII LSC, and while I love the car for all the reasons given by the original poster. Yet I feel compelled to also agree that this car is not a good primary "winterbeater." Especially in climates with severe weather patterns for the following traits/quirks of the old MK VI:
Weight: Over 4,200 LBS
Length: 200+ Inches
RWD Transmission with large loafing 5.0L Engine
No Passenger cabin airbags
No Traction control
Stock tires are meant for H/W, I Suggest all-year Tires
Most people are better off in an FWD (PREF AWD) vehicle for winter / adverse weather driving conditions... not to mention most newer cars (nor smaller SUV's) are no where near as large as this old bertha of a COUPE!
29th Jun 2007, 18:32
I own a 89' LINCOLN MARK V11...and for a while now it's been pretty rough..
I've heard that the suspension has a pretty bad rap.
And I'm looking for some answers...
I haven't found a leak at the air bags at any of the tires... the bags will hold air until it's driven...I'm having to rely on an air tank/ compressor to pump up the suspension and it still seems to lose air from somewhere... any answers? comments? etc.etc...
26th Apr 2009, 16:12
The Mark VII family is a group of distinctive rare birds of beauty, weight and old time Ford craftsmanship. I have an 89 LSC and the most costly maintenance items were front shocks, power seats and power locks. That's it for twenty years on the road. The car has been a faithful servant in transportation and a real head-turner.
17th May 2009, 16:22
I have a 1991 Lincoln Mark vii LSC and recently rebuilt the top end of the engine (5.0 HO) and having trouble with the vac. lines on the vacuum tree of the air plenum how would I find out where the lines go any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
19th Oct 2009, 18:14
I have a 1989 mark VII. Got it from my great uncle. It has 50,000 original miles and drives like a champ. I love the power the 5.0 delivers, and the comfort of the interior. It makes driving my Toyota Camry hell.
31st Aug 2010, 15:58
I too own an 89 Lincoln mark VII. I absolutely love it. I replaced a few minor things but I'm in love with the car. So much power and luxury. I have nothing bad to say about it.
3rd Oct 2011, 14:49
Will it be a good idea to replace all airbags with the coil spring things??? What would be the best brand for it?
4th Oct 2011, 16:53
It is a good idea if the air springs fail, because the system is more than just the rubber air bags, it also has a compressor, filter dryer, and its own computer. Once the air bags start to leak, all the other parts usually go bad as well. As far as replacement springs, there are many after market companies who manufacture them, such as Monroe.
15th Sep 2018, 15:30
I have a 1989 Lincoln Mark 7 Bill Blass Edition with 56000 miles.
Overall it's a great car. I do find that the four speed transmission shifts a little abruptly. The 5.0 Mustang engine is great once it gets going, but slow in terms of low end torque.
Only owned the car for a month - so far so good.