Common Issues Caused by a Leaking Lincoln Town Car Intake Manifold
Your Lincoln Town Car intake manifold makes use of a gasket to keep in the fuel-air mixture that it distributes throughout your vehicle's engine. This gasket is also the primary source of Lincoln Town Car intake manifold leaks. The gasket can fail because of two reasons-excessive heat and old age. If it fails, you can expect any of the issues below.
Decreased Engine Power
Many faulty automotive parts can affect your Lincoln Town Car's engine output. This includes the intake manifold. A leaking Lincoln Town Car intake manifold allows a considerable amount of the fuel-air mixture to escape through its leaking section. Naturally, that disrupts the engine combustion process, thus causing engine power to be diminished.
Problems in Starting
There's a possibility that you won't get to experience the previously mentioned decrease in engine power at all. It's because it's likely that before you even get your engine going, you'll encounter problems in starting your Lincoln Town Car. The same thing from the lower engine output issue applies here. Your Town Car would have a hard time starting because a significant quantity of the fuel-air mixture will seep through the leaking portion of your manifold. This problem could be even worse if you haven't used your Town Car for a long time.
Engine Miss and Hesitation
Your Lincoln Town Car can miss or hesitate (the latter normally occurs upon accelerating from a stop) as well as a result of the fuel-air mixture leaking out of your problematic intake manifold. Needless to say, either of those can be a real pain. The occurence of engine miss and hesitation when your Lincoln Town Car intake manifold is leaking shouldn't surprise though you since the engine combustion process isn't being carried out properly anyway.
Unusual Engine Noise
Engine intake gases will travel out of your Lincoln Town Car at high speeds if leaking is indeed present. And while they're at it, the gases will generate a loud and unusual engine noise. A leaking Lincoln Town Car intake manifold will always let itself be heard. So keep an ear out for noise if you want to confirm if there's a leak in your intake manifold.