Diesel 1986 Mercury Topaz Ls Sedan 4-door 2.0l on 2040-cars
Agency, Iowa, United States
I am selling my old Merc Topaz Diesel. It is all original and gets about 40 miles per gallon overall. I can take it down the 4 lane road with the cruise control set at 65 and the air on and do this. It is not a race car. Acceleration is slow but is still fun to drive. I bought it from the original owner to drive to work. The body is pretty rusty on the bottom and needs work if you are going to drive it a lot. I replaced the water pump, glow plugs and fuel line and serviced it when I bought it. It starts well in the winter. Also has a 110V engine heater. In January I replaced the front axle assemblies, RH wheel bearing and ball joints. I also replaced a tie rod end and the LH front caliper and rear brake shoes. The air conditioning works well. 2 electric window are not working. I put on used 14 radials that have approx. 70% tread remaining.
I have been driving it and it is ok. The body is rusty and floor panels are perforated. The drive train is decent. I would like to see someone do some work on body/frame if they are to use it. It does run and drives.
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Here is your chance to own your very own piece of greased lightning. Well, not the Greased Lighting, it's actually the black, flamed 1949 Mercury convertible that races against John Travolta in the classic 1978 movie Grease, and it's for auction on eBay Motors.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:31:00 EST
While it appeared in the film's exciting drag race in a Los Angeles storm drain, the hot rod was reportedly lost until last year, when the seller found it as a shell. He verified that it was the actual car with original builder, Eddie Paul, and sent the car for a complete restoration.
The auction includes original parts like the exhaust tips used in the movie and bent bumper from when it hit Travolta's car in the scene. The restorer recreated the scorpion stickers on the doors, razor hubcaps and license plate. He also installed a 1949 Mercury 255-cubic-inch (4.2-liter), flathead V8 and three-speed manual transmission with overdrive.
Owners of Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models, listen up. According to a report on Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into these four vehicles totaling an estimated 725,000 units. The investigation appears to center around a malfunctioning throttle body on non-hybrid models of the 2005-2012 Escape and 2011-2012 Fusion. With Mercury dying off after the 2011 model year, this probe will also apply to the 2005 through 2011 Mariner and the 2011 Milan. There has been some discussion around the Escape stalling issue for some time now, but this investigation appears to be larger in scope than before.
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 17:29:00 EST
Though not a recall yet, NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has received 123 complaints of stalling or surging vehicles, while Ford itself has logged 1,472 complaints. The investigation report, which is posted below, seems to indicate that a faulty circuit board for the throttle body could cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, which, according to NHTSA, could cause complaints of both stalling and surging.
Ford is already well into winding down its Mercury line, and the autoamker has announced that the very last of the soon-to-be dead brand's products built for retail sales was manufactured on Sunday, October 3. The final Mercury Mariner rolled off of the assembly line at the company's Kansas City facility, putting an end to a brand with over 70 years of history behind it.
Even after the Mariner heads off into the automotive sunset, Ford says that it will continue to manufacture a handful of Mercury models for fleet and government service for a while longer, though mum's the word on how long we can expect that practice to continue.
Interestingly enough, according to USA Today, most incentives on Mercury vehicles have all but dried up, even as the brand's August production increased by 120 percent compared to July's figures. Instead of cash on the hood, some areas are offering no-cost maintenance or similar programs. Even so, Mercury has continued to out-sell Lincoln right to the end - besting Ford's luxury arm's sales by nine percent in August.