: Eldorado



DGUT
09-02-04, 09:03 PM
Just traded my aurora for this today. A 94 with 75k miles on it, pure style. Does anyone know how to tell if It is the 175hp or the 195hp engine?

ChristianV
09-02-04, 09:38 PM
That is a beauty. I dig the that body style on the Eldo.

Welcome aboard!

Fred Fachman
09-03-04, 03:16 AM
'94 should be a Northstar. Standard Eldo will be 275 HP and ETC will be 300 HP. Great engines with minimal maintenance. I know a lot of posts mention pills for the cooling system and certain oils, etc. I put gas in mine,change the oil every 3000 miles and drive it. It does use a quart every 1000 miles, but it does not smoke or leak. Mystery oil consumption typical of the Northstar. Welcome and you will love that car!!

DGUT
09-03-04, 10:06 AM
'94 should be a Northstar. Standard Eldo will be 275 HP and ETC will be 300 HP. Great engines with minimal maintenance. I know a lot of posts mention pills for the cooling system and certain oils, etc. I put gas in mine,change the oil every 3000 miles and drive it. It does use a quart every 1000 miles, but it does not smoke or leak. Mystery oil consumption typical of the Northstar. Welcome and you will love that car!!

Thanks, but how do you tell if it is the 195hp ETC. Does not say on engine, maybe owners manual? And what does ETC stand for?

realhighpockets
09-03-04, 12:30 PM
Nice car. Here are some of the acronyms I know.
Eldorado Touring Coupe ETC
Seville Luxury Sedan SLS
Seville Touring Sedan STS
DeVille Hi-Luxury Sedan DHS
DeVille Touring Sedan DTS
I'm not sure but I agree with 472 Fred the ETC came with the 300hp Northstar in 94 otherwise its the 275hp. If you have the ETC, there will be an emblem on the trunk and I think on the medalion also. No emblem. no ETC.

CADDYBLACK99
09-03-04, 03:44 PM
Welcome Dgut!

Very nice Eldorado! ETC= Eldorado Touring Coupe. There is usually a badge on the passenger side rear of the trunk "ETC". The VIN number will tell you.

The Eighth digit= the engine:
Y = LD8 4.6L V-8
9 = L37 4.6L V-8
Good luck! Thanks for joining the forum!
:welcome:
Paul