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    The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    Will be buying a used Cadillac for my wife. We are not looking for a late model as we have a 2011 DTS. Just big comfortable and reliable. With so many powertrains to choose from I don't want to pick one of wrong ones, the oil leaker or one with the head gasket problems, overheating etc. I have heard that the LT1 in the Fleetwood's are great, but you guys drive them, and your opinion really will matter. Thank you for your advise.

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

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    You are asking a question so general and broad in scope that perhaps the best forum for this is down in the Lounge, and area visited by more than half of CF members - many stay in their particular car forum and never venture anywhere else, so they miss the benefit of a LOT of good info. FWIW, your false illusion of models/engine problems is off-base. As with ANY car from ANY maker, your pre-sale inspection and study in forums such as CF is what will tell you which car to buy - not the horror stories that become condensed in a forum that is dedicated to fixing cars - the vast majority of Cadillac owners never come here because they have no need to - or they simply "let the dealer do it".

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    I think all are very reliable but if I had to pick one or two, either L05 or LT1.

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    4.9 (L26) gets my vote

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    My votes are the Chevy 305/350 in the Broughams and the good old 4.9.
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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    I'd say they are all pretty comparable. If I had to pick, it would be the engine with the most recent design.

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    My apologies for posting this question here. I will repost appropriately.

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    no need to repost ... the mods have already moved the thread for you
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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    Thanks

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    I have had 3 / 4.9's (and still have a 4.9) they are super reliable and almost bullet proof.

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    Was the lt1 only available from 1994-96 in the Fleetwood?, and the L26 4.9 was available 1991 Seville,Eldorado the 1994-95 DeVille and in which other models. Also what about the (L05 V8).

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    The L05 was the V8 in the 1993 Fleetwood. The 94-96 Fleetwoods got the revered LT1.

    4.9s are are reliable as the sunrise.

    A late model Northstar (late 04 and on) should be good to go. No more issues (from what I've gathered) than any other aluminum engine on the road today.

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    Go to carsurvey.org. (suggest putting in your favorites). great resource for vehicle info., if my present 4.9 ever packed it in, I would be looking for another one,
    200,000 miles without major problems is quite the norm.

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    Most reliable: 4.9
    Best: Chevy V8

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    Re: The best or most reliable engine in a Cadillac from 1990-2010 your ideas

    Since you said 1990-2010, May I suggest an option?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JUST-...item43bb119d2e

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