In fact, there is a service bulletin and sebsequent recall that may apply. The recall was only good for 7 years from the vehicles warranty start date, which yours would be out of.
The bulletin info follows:
Intake Manifold - Cross-Over Channel Coolant Seepage
COOLANT - COOLANT SEEPAGE AT INTAKE MANIFOLD CROSS-OVER - VEHICLES EQUIPPED
WITH 4.6L 2V ENGINE ONLY
ENGINE - 4.6L 2V - COOLANT SEEPAGE AT INTAKE MANIFOLD CROSS-OVER
1996-2001 CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG
1996-2001 TOWN CAR
1996-2001 GRAND MARQUIS
Some vehicles may exhibit an Intake Manifold crossover (first runner) coolant seepage condition. This may be caused by a crack in the Intake Manifold coolant crossover.
Inspect the suspect Intake Manifold for a coolant leak at the first runner cross-over area (Figure 1). If coolant seepage is found in this area, order the appropriate Service Kit and install parts, by referring to the appropriate Model Year Workshop Manual (Section 303-01).
4.6L 2V INTAKE MANIFOLD
Refer to Figure 1 for inspection of coolant seepage.
If seepage is found, order one of the following Service Kits to repair.
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE
WARRANTY STATUS: INFORMATION ONLY
OASIS CODES: 402000, 499000
Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM