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1994 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (some show and some go!)
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Don't sweat the optispark so much...... it got a bad rep unfairly in my opinion.
Lots of people figure 100K miles out of one is typical, then you need to fork over the $200+ dollars just for the part. 80K miles if you're conservative.

But in all honesty, how many other distributors have you ever heard of that last 80-100K+ miles WITHOUT any servicing necessary at all? It's actually a very good design and is reliable. The main problem is that GM placed the opti under the water pump, which has a weep hole in the bottom. If the water pump fails or any service is done on it, it can dowse the opti with water.

Good luck, the Fleetwood is a wonderful vehicle!
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