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Old 01-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey hows it all going? I'm Matt. Just recently purchased my first 99 Taurus Wagon SE, about a month ago, and this forum has been a great resource for me.

Bought her with 128k on the odometer, thought to be in mint mechanical condition. Turns out the previous owner stuffed it up with stop leak and the "fix" lasted a mere six hours after I bought it, as it started gushing coolant out of the overflow. Thanks to your guys many detailed postings on here, I figured out that there was a crack in my head gasket allowing exhaust gases to be mixed in with my coolant. Long story short, just dropped another Vulcan in her with 55,000 miles and she runs like a champ. One of the most comfortable cars I've ever owned.

I'm sure I'll be posting on here a lot, clearly as this car is turning out to be a bigger project then I expected


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Old 01-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello Matt and welcome. Share some pics.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks!

Heres when I first got it, Since then I have replaced the wheel covers. Snowy season in Michigan right now, but when I get some time to wash it, I'll throw some more photos up.



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Old 01-12-2013, 12:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome! My '97 had that color red what a purdy car


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Old 01-12-2013, 12:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! I plan to remove a couple dents, fix some small bugs, and get this car back to the showroom beauty she was! The interior is probably one of the cleanest I've ever seen on a 14 year old car , more pictures will be posted.
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Welcome to the site. Glad to see some love for an older bull! Looking forward to your progress.

What style wheel covers did you put on it? We had those on our 1999 SE that looked identical to yours except in sedan form!
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Welcome to the forum. One thing about a Taurus, if you like it enough to keep it (they grow on you like few other cars) and have tools, you will find yourself tackling jobs you never dreamed of doing - and call it "having a fun weekend."
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just for right now put on some "tasteful" aftermarket wheel covers until I have the time to grab another OEM. When springtime comes along, I'm going to do a little body work along with alloys probably from a 2000's SEL.

Snapped a pic real quick please excuse the dirt
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