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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Bentley Continental: I have a 1993 Continental R, with 94k

Customer Question

I have a 1993 Continental R, with 94k mi. I just purchased it last Nov. I don't have a scheduled maintenance book. The engine runs rough,missing alot.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.
What have you done to try and fix this problem?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing yet. I want your opinion, before I go in the wrong monetary direction.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have appointment on Monday, with a mechanic that charges $125 an hour,to check it out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He said(without seeing it) the plugs should last 100k mi. So,it may just need a tune up.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.
The rough running could be caused by the spark plugs, coil pack or the plug wires. Granted they usually last 100,00 miles, but the vehicle is 23 years old. I agree with him stating it may just need a tune up. That is the most common cause of a miss fire or a rough running problem.