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Looking replacement engine 1985 Eldorado.olds 350? gas? mine

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looking for a replacement engine for my 1985 Eldorado.olds 350? gas? mine is front wheel drive>any suggestions?-joe
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

Ok, so you are not wanting to go back with the 4.1L engine, correct?

The biggest questions are how much are you wanting to invest as any other engine will require new wiring harness, computer, mounts, and likely some customization of exhaust and cooling system to make it work.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what about a rocket 350?
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


You cant put a rwd engine in this fwd vehicle. engine and transmission wont mate up and too many other issues as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what are the options for other motors with front wheel drive?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
79 caddy?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
mine is an 85' surely there must be reasonable options?
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


any engine other than a 4.1 from a mid 80s eldorado will require new harness and computer, engine mount modifications, exhaust modification and possibly transmission adaptor. It is dependent upon how much money and time you want to invest into the project as what direction you want to go in