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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    yeah can't argue about the Versailles and Seville being pretty uninspired vehicles. I think the Seville may have had the diesel optional though. That had to count for something. Probably nothing good but hey.
    The Seville had the 8-6-4 option in '81 only. I believe it ran a few more years in Limo's and Cadillac fleet vehicles but on the consumer market it was '81 only and I think only in the Seville. I know a guy with a mint one with thirty something thousand original miles and it works perfectly. I've met maybe 5 or 6 people who have had long term experiences with that system and and everyone said it worked perfectly. People online who've owned them say it worked. People who have never owned one constantly shit talk the system. Besides if it doesn't work for some reason you disconnect one wire and don't have to worry about it. I imagine I'm one of the few people who likes the Versailles and the bustle back Seville. Out of the two I'd rather have a versaille but I'm a big fan of the mid 60's through early 90's Cadillacs.
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    I've been told it worked, but it didn't really make magical fuel economy numbers, and you could feel it switching cylinder counts. It didn't seem to make it particularly unreliable or cause any of the horror stories you hear about it. I know a dude who's way into Caddy stuff and he's owned several. The HT4100 that replaced it was pretty much a turd though.

    I'm a big fan of the stacked headlamp Caddys from the 60s.

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    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    I've been told it worked, but it didn't really make magical fuel economy numbers, and you could feel it switching cylinder counts. It didn't seem to make it particularly unreliable or cause any of the horror stories you hear about it. I know a dude who's way into Caddy stuff and he's owned several. The HT4100 that replaced it was pretty much a turd though.

    I'm a big fan of the stacked headlamp Caddys from the 60s.
    I've heard the same about feeling it change. The guy I know with the low mileage one says he got 30MPG bringing it home from his aunts place in northern Michigan a few years ago. He's not normally a bullshitter but who knows. I have heard nothing but horror stories about the HT4100, like the story that you could not get going fast enough to merge into traffic until it was way too late. I had a buddy who had an '85 Fleetwood Brougham he got at an estate sale in 2010. Beautiful car had like 75k on it, but it had that damn Oldsmobile 307 with the Rochester Quadrajunk and about 14 miles of vacuum lines. It ran good but it was a real turd when it came to getting out of it's own way.
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    The 307 is gutless... but it does keep going and super smooth.
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    Yeah most of these clowns which go about touting high MPG numbers can't do basic math and their speedometers are off. They never reveal their method of how they're calculating it either. Like if you fill the tank up enough so gas is standing in the filler neck for the initial tank but then only fill it until the pump clicks, you're going to fudge your MPG by a considerable margin. Same thing if you only go by the click of the pump. A higher flowing pump will force the thing to click a lot sooner.

    The great thing about the 368 is that it was based on the 472. I think the 8-6-4 is much like 302 CFI with all the hate it gets from people who have never been intimate with one. Like you said, you could disable cylinder deactivation and then have yourself an EFI big block Cadillac. Certainly better than the shit 4.1 and that turd 307. 1980 and '81 are the only years to buy from the '80's. Car stayed virtually the same minus a digidash & composite headlight refresh for 1990. So 1990-1992 are the years I'd buy, and only with the LO5 350 TBI option. You got a drastic reduction in vacuum bullshit, TBI, 210 HP & ~300ftlbs vs 140 or whatever that shitty, anemic 307 carpitrated turd netted you.
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    My boss has an 89 Chevy wagon with the Olds 307. It blew up when the chain jumped and he bought a 1977 Olds 350 to replace it with. I'm sure its not going to be a fireball but the 307 is such a gutless turd that it can't possibly be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phayzer5 View Post
    I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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