You can fix B pillar fade with some matte black plasti dip. Did it to mine and looks great.
You should update the first post with the relevant new info. The pumps a good point and not MN12 specific. But it would be good to know about what mileage they go bad on average.One thing to be on the look out for is fuel pumps, but that goes for any older car.
Use this repair to knock down the price if needed. "well it is a 300 dollar job just in labor"
400,000 body miles in the texas heat and my T-bird has never had any kind of issue with the moonroof, rocker rotor dry rot.Having owned 4 different sunroof MN12 cars with moon roofs I will say that the statement made above is a complete joke. All of my cars come from one of the most intense heat climates you'll find and I've never had an issue with rocker rot or dry rot.
My poor old parts car. 178k on the clock. In the last year I rarely put more than 1/2 in it. I always figured it might be the last trip lol. It was below a 1/4 quite a bit. But yeah it's important to keep the pump submerged as the gas acts a source to transfer heat away from the pump.Mileage might not be the best metric for fuel pumps. Letting the tank run low (less than 1/4) consistently probably isn't as good for them as keeping the tank full all the time.
The one on the FIL's 01 GT went bad at like 60k. His T-bird's went bad around 140k. My Mark VIII's died at 195k. I replaced the stocker in my bird before it could die, and the old 94 Cougar I had was still running strong when I sold it north of 150k...
I had this on my 92, and I have it pretty bad on the driver side, but not so much the passenger. Is there anything to do to slow it down? Besides looking hideous, how bad does it have to get before it actually causes a problem?-The trim to watch out for that is fairly Cougar exclusive is the quarter window trim getting baked. Tbirds seem to hold up better here and the whole glass needs to be replaced to fix it
The motors are fine I believe... taken them apart more than once... very simple...rotor, stator..the magnets are actually in the metal tubes that hold the parts... Pretty simple.According to the guy i got my leather interior off of, the t-bird power seat motors are a flawed design from the start. He worked at Holman Ford until 2001 as a service/parts guy. And he was able to swap my interior for me in about 45 minutes, so i can trust that he would be right about that!