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Hello,
I just bought a 93 Fleetwood this past week for $3000. It is in immaculate condition, everything works, and it rides beautifully. It has 140,000 miles on the odometer. The people I bought it from said they are mostly highway miles and they serviced it regularly with oil changes at 3,000 mile intervals. There was even a cloth cover for the car in the trunk! My question is: What maintainance should I do at this time to keep this great car in good running order? This is my first Cadillac. Thank you.
 

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Timothy60 said:
Hello,
I just bought a 93 Fleetwood this past week for $3000. It is in immaculate condition, everything works, and it rides beautifully. It has 140,000 miles on the odometer. The people I bought it from said they are mostly highway miles and they serviced it regularly with oil changes at 3,000 mile intervals. There was even a cloth cover for the car in the trunk! My question is: What maintainance should I do at this time to keep this great car in good running order? This is my first Cadillac. Thank you.
To be on the safe side you'll want to put new plugs, wires, dist. cap/rotor, fuel filter, air filter (if dirty), flush the radiator, oil change, transmission filter and magnet (only flush radiator if previous owner did before 100k miles).
 

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first of all :welcome: Second of all, whats your car like? Like what are the colors, options and all that stuff? Congratulations on your first Cadillac! The Fleetwoods are magnificent beasts!
 

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Same car here, but 102k miles. Just the basics, continued regular oil changes, check the fluids and filters and replace as necessary, etc.

Don't go overboard ripping out and replacing plugs, wires, etc. if they don't need to be. Little problems may crop up, as usual, like the EGR valve going bad on ours, but those are easy and relatively cheap to fix as they happen.

These cars are quite tough beasts, so excessive maintenance really isn't a worry--just keep the basics in check, and you'll easily get several hundred thousand miles:cool2:
 

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Thank you for the welcome and mechanical advice. This is a great site. My 93 Fleetwood is a very light purplish color; I think it's called "plum metallic" with grey leather seats. I don't think it has any unusual options. I plan to drive it to work every day which is a 60 mile round trip on the highway. There's only one thing that I can find wrong with it; the front driver's side headlight lens has a crack. Other than that, it's big, shiny, powerful, and quiet! I hope it lasts until 200,000 miles.
 

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Timothy60 said:
Thank you for the welcome and mechanical advice. This is a great site. My 93 Fleetwood is a very light purplish color; I think it's called "plum metallic" with grey leather seats. I don't think it has any unusual options. I plan to drive it to work every day which is a 60 mile round trip on the highway. There's only one thing that I can find wrong with it; the front driver's side headlight lens has a crack. Other than that, it's big, shiny, powerful, and quiet! I hope it lasts until 200,000 miles.

cool! I had a '95 Roadmaster Limited with the LT1 350, so I know a little about these beasts! I havent seen too many in that color combo, but i did look at a '94 Town Car that was pretty close to being a light purple color. Do you have the Fleetwood or the Fleetwood Brougham? 200,000 miles will not be a problem with a 350/4L60-E especially with good maitenance! Enjoy!
 

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Timothy60 said:
Thank you for the welcome and mechanical advice. This is a great site. My 93 Fleetwood is a very light purplish color; I think it's called "plum metallic" with grey leather seats. I don't think it has any unusual options. I plan to drive it to work every day which is a 60 mile round trip on the highway. There's only one thing that I can find wrong with it; the front driver's side headlight lens has a crack. Other than that, it's big, shiny, powerful, and quiet! I hope it lasts until 200,000 miles.

TIM, YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY YOU BOUGHT YOUR TURNPIKE LOCOMOTIVE AS A COMMUTER. AFTER A LONG DAY, RIDING IN SOLID,QUIET, COMFORT WILL PAY FOR THE COST OF THE CADILLAC ITSELF. YOU WILL SEE FOR YOURSELF.:)
I SET MY CRUISE CONTROL AT 62 AND JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH EVERYBODY ELSE SPEED BY. YOU HAVE THE WHOLE ROAD TO YOURSELF.:yup:
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW TANK.:thumbsup:
 

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I don't understand how replacing routine main. parts can cause problems........
and if it does, then you already had a problem to begin with.
The thing is, you don't know what the previous owner did to the veh (or didn't do). The only way to know if you need things like plugs and distributor cab, etc. is to take them off and inspect.........and if you're gonna do that you might as well replace them. I bought my Fleetwood from an old neat freak (original owner) who took very good care of the car mechanically. When I bought it I replaced all the routine parts and upgraded to performance parts. The better dist. cap alone, gives me a better acceleration and gas mileage.
 

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I don't understand how replacing routine main. parts can cause problems........
and if it does, then you already had a problem to begin with.
The thing is, you don't know what the previous owner did to the veh (or didn't do). The only way to know if you need things like plugs and distributor cab, etc. is to take them off and inspect.........and if you're gonna do that you might as well replace them. I bought my Fleetwood from an old neat freak (original owner) who took very good care of the car mechanically. When I bought it I replaced all the routine parts and upgraded to performance parts. The better dist. cap alone, gives me a better acceleration and gas mileage.
Good point, I just meant not to go overboard and start hacking into everything, if nothing seems out of sync--but still check all fluids and stuff to make sure.

That being said, making sure components like plugs, the cap, etc. are in good shape at any time IS the best practice to keep unnecessary things from happening down the road.
 

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fltwd93 said:
I don't understand how replacing routine main. parts can cause problems........
and if it does, then you already had a problem to begin with.
The thing is, you don't know what the previous owner did to the veh (or didn't do). The only way to know if you need things like plugs and distributor cab, etc. is to take them off and inspect.........and if you're gonna do that you might as well replace them. I bought my Fleetwood from an old neat freak (original owner) who took very good care of the car mechanically. When I bought it I replaced all the routine parts and upgraded to performance parts. The better dist. cap alone, gives me a better acceleration and gas mileage.
DUDE, WHAT BRAND AND PART # DISTRIBUTOR CAP DID YOU USE FOR YOUR '93?
 

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DUDE, WHAT BRAND AND PART # DISTRIBUTOR CAP DID YOU USE FOR YOUR '93?
Shit, I don't remember. I bought it at autozone. The only difference is the studs are copper. Then I replaced the 7mm wireset with some 8.8mm ones.
I can't even tell the car is on (absolutely no vibration).
 

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Good luck with you new ride. I have owned mine for about two years. I love it. I had to replace a few things and haven't done any thing to it without something going wrong.I get 19 driving to work about 11 miles and on a trip I got 25. Not bad for that size motor 350. It dosen't like fast take off. That is what can eat your gas millage. Enjoy!!!!!!!!
 

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Heh. Just thinking about the "...I don't understand how replacing routine main. parts can cause problems....."

I'm sure we've all broken stuff under the hood. One repair often easily leads to unintended extra repairs - especially for the novice but even for professional mechanics too. Older cars being the best candidates for unintended consequence repairs.

Examples being ... say, checking the fuses only to break the clips on the fuse panel. Or swapping out a flasher only to destroy the dash panel by not removing all the screws and pulling on it. Stripping or even breaking exhaust bolts is a BIG one - never plan on that one. Cross threading plugs happens more often than you might think. And breaking electrical connectors, especially older plastic connectors, well.... it happens. And improperly seated transmission gaskets and/or oil filters - that's the mother lode of all unintended consequence repairs. Had that happen to my brother-in-law. Aweful.
 
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