How to Prevent Clogs in the Various Components of Your Ford LTD Crown Victoria
If you have an old Ford LTD Crown Victoria in your garage, chances are your vehicle has been around for quite a while now given that its last model year was as far back as 1990. And as with all aging cars, then you're probably starting to experience signs of wear and tear in your ride. Noises starting to get louder when you drive? Vibrations starting to be felt? Or perhaps you've had to deal with clogs in one form or another recently? Clogging is one of the most common forms of manifestation of aging in a vehicle, but there are some things you can do to prevent clogs in your car's tubes, hoses, and other components.
- Flush your car's A/C system when replacing the A/C compressor.
The A/C compressor handles the circulation of refrigerant in the entire air conditioning system. Its task is crucial to ensuring that the system is able to do its job properly. However, the compressor is also the reason that any dirt or debris in the system due to contamination gets circulated across different A/C parts. And after a while, the said debris are likely to cause clogs somewhere in your A/C, most probably in the orifice tube. This is the reason the entire system must be flushed whenever the A/C compressor is replaced—to prevent premature damage on the new replacement and ensure that clogging won't be a problem. Otherwise, replacing the compressor without flushing would be a futile job.
- Improve the fuel delivery system in your car.
The primary reason for this in terms of preventing clogs is to protect the catalytic converter from carbon build-up. The latter happens when there is too much fuel in the combustion chamber that is left unburned, passed on to the catalytic converter for burning before the gases are released into the environment. There are times when the catcon is unable to handle the job when the unburned fuel comes in large quantity. The result? The said fuel turns into carbon build-up, and the said build-up restricts the free flow of exhaust gases. To ensure efficient fuel delivery, keep your engine updated when it comes to the tune-ups that it needs to receive regularly.
- Mind your car's fuel intake.
Equally important than ensuring that your Ford LTD Crown Victoria receives the right amount of fuel is that it receives clean fuel. Why? Well, dirt in the fuel can circulate in the system and cause clogs in the fuel injectors and pumps, resulting in various engine problems such as misfiring, stalling, or simply a significant loss in the car's driving power. Most fuel coming from the gas station contains some debris, and that's something you can't avoid. What you can do is to equip your vehicle with a high-quality fuel filter to trap any dirt in the fuel and to ensure that you will replace the filter at the correct interval in order to prevent blockage that might cause another reason for the reduced amount of fuel reaching your car engine.