Back in April I did a post on a green 1980 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency with the 350 CID diesel V8. At the time it was available on Craigslist. Well, it sold. During this past summer the new owner, Ed Kelly, dropped me a line via FB. He’d seen the original article while doing a web search, and went, hey, that’s the same car! My car!
I told him I’d be happy to do an update for RG if he sent a couple pictures and told me a little bit about it. As he related: “I rebuilt the injection pump and it fired right up. I replaced all tires, all new brakes. Master cylinder. Pinion seal in rear end, new hoses & belts.”
“Replaced two injectors, then I compounded and waxed the entire car. Also cleaned the interior and brought the seats back to life with conditioning oil used for horse saddles. Oh, I also converted the AC system to r134 a and it’s ice cold!”
“This one has the replacement Goodwrench diesel, which took care of all of the problems they had. Runs great. The trick to keeping it running forever is strict 2500 interval oil changes. Also allow to warm up for 10 min before driving!”
So, at least one GM 350 diesel rides again! Cool.