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Old 12-14-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Quad 442, '94 Silverado 1500 or Cutty Supreme 3.4?

I found a Olds Calais Quad 442 5 speed on craigslist for 300 bucks. It needs work but its in excellent shape. I am aware of the head gasket problems but I am willing to change it if needed, since the Quad 4 is a amazing engine! Am I not mistaken, or does the Quad 442 have the W41 engine?

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/car/248768372.html

It DOES have a salvage title, but was noted that it will pass the inspection to get a clear title.
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It has been stored for 6 years

RUN

EDIT: It doesnt sound like it was started or prepared for the long term storage. Along with the known problems as you mentioned, a $300 car is exactly what it is. I wouldnt buy it because before you know it, your going to end up with a $3000 Car by the time repairs are done.
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I have talked to the guy before, the car was driven every year to prevent problems.
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For $300 it'* not bad. And if you find a car that cheap, in most cases you already know it needs $$ and work, so there are not as many surprises.
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For $300 it'* not bad. And if you find a car that cheap, in most cases you already know it needs $$ and work, so there are not as many surprises.
It is a very good possibility I can buy it, since I can also afford petey'* 92 SSEi. THIS TIME I am going to look it over carefully before deciding to buy it, since it is a Gm and will be cheaper to fix than a BMW.
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If I had to pick ONE car I should have kept, it was an Olds Cutlas Calais Quad4/5speed. I miss that car.

Basically a Quad442 with 2 extra doors. FE3 suspension, too. The Quad4 engine set some speed records at Bonneville for a 4-cylinder. One of those records still stands. AJ Foyt was behind the wheel.

The Quad4 was the basis for the Aurora V8.
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Now I have heard about head gasket problems, is the HG a bitch to replace? i would really like to have it if its in good shape, since the Quad 4 makes mad power turbo'ed.
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Remember this is a DOHC 16-valve. So it'* going to be a bigger PITA than a OHV pushrod engine.
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Yup. well I am going to look at it sunday, I think Im gonna get it if its in good shape and running good.
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Funny thing about fuel management on those things. If you **** one fuel injector, it'll take out 2.

Trust me.
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