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Thread: 86 Fleetwood engine swap

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    kunta604 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    86 Fleetwood engine swap

    Hi,

    I am new to this forum and very new to cadillacs. I was lucky enough to receive a 1986 Fleetwood with a perfect interior and exterior. The trouble is the engine sounds like it will die any day. The Fleetwood is not ready to go to car heaven. I have a 305 engine out of a 88 GM PU and was wonder if the engine mounts are compatible with the Fleetwood. I was also wondering if my tranny should be replaced?

    Thank you experts for the help.


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    Re: 86 Fleetwood engine swap

    Is this a front wheel drive or rear? Fleetwood made bodies for both in '86.

    What exactly is the engine doing that makes you think it's dying?

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    Re: 86 Fleetwood engine swap

    I agree. If this is a RWD Fleetwood, you likely have an Olds 307 in the vehicle--and this would be the engine pulled from an 88. See if the oil fill tube is left of the thermostat. If so, you have an Olds engine, not a Chevy 305. This forum is for HT4100, 4.5, and 4.9 Cadillac V8s so you might want to try the other "5.0 and 5.7L" forum.

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    Re: 86 Fleetwood engine swap

    Thank you guys for the fast replies.
    My Fleetwood is a RWD and the oil tube is left of the thermostat. I will check the 5.0 and5.7L forum.
    Thanks once again!


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