god i'm so happy its over lol. this has got to be one of the toughest motors i have ever worked on. i thought getting in and around the mark VIII engine bay was tight, this car beats it by miles, what a joke. i have never had to walk away from a car more times that this one. if i didnt, it would have been burnt. but, she's back, fixed, running like a champ, new oil cooler and the whole works. coolant has circled the motor a million times already and it seems my garden hose and shop vac worked, i dont see any milky sludge in the new coolant. i'm still gonna flush it in about 500 miles to play it safe. this thing actually drives really nice. and with the slightly negative camber in the front and rear the stance looks nice, handles awesome too. gotta love them IRS's. so now i just have to replace the windshield and a few front suspension parts. but it drives gret i'm happy.
car - $400
GM master oil cooler kit- $307
coolant, clamps and new hoses $112
97 cadillac with 76k one owner for $819 bucks how the hell can you beat that!
WOW!!! That's looking fantastic! Almost new. Yea man these things run great if everything is in synchro. Like the "gold" or more like champaign color. Body lines and curves look good in this color. Man you got that thing clean!! Well you've done some work on it and now you can drive it like it should be driven. I'm in the process of getting new headlights and looking at new paint, boy will it look good. Good job on not giving up on this car. I've been mighty tempted to but since it's my first and only car i've got, I have no choice!