Question about 1994 Lincoln Continental
3.8 liter engine. On occasion car is hard to start, it cranks, but acts like it is either flooding out or not getting gas??? Most of the time it starts up without a hitch, and drives and performs fine.
It has twice died while idling after start up just recently.
This past month, I have noticed 2 or 3 times under the drivers side of the engine, what appears to be oil, but, if ya pluck your finger in it, it smells like gasoline. This also does not happen all the time.
Also this past month the car started dinging (sound) for a few minutes after car is started.
Car has 114,000 miles. Just drove over 200 mile round trip last weekend with only "1" time car hard to start, and died '1" time after starting and allowing it to idle. That happend right before I got on the highway and drove it straight home.
I had the car serviced right after purchasing 3 months ago, and the mechanic told me everything under the hood looked like brand new, even the head gasket, which the owner before me told me he had it replaced.
Car idles smooth, plenty of pep, good gas mileage, and I use a good gasoline.
I would like to have a idea of what this could be, before it possibly gets worse, and before I take it in to the mechanics, so I don't look completely ignorant.
Thanks in Advance for help!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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