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Old April 13th, 2010
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Thumbs up Post your 98's miles!

Let's see how many miles we all have! Post any rebuilds and modifications done also.

96OldsNinetyEight - Tranny, 2nd and currently @ 124,000 -Original Engine, (stock everything, just maintenance) @ 289,000 -Body, 289,000
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Old April 14th, 2010
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My 1990 has just over 90,000 miles on it on original drivetrain with the last 4,000 on it since I bought the car a few months ago. Still looks original even after being wrecked and repaired three times before I bought the car. It also has an aftermarket stereo, but nothing else. Needs a little clearcoat on the right front fender and front bumper as well as a repaint on the mirrors, but that's about it. Hope mine will eventually make it 250,000+ also, and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if it did.
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The peace of mind you must have owning this good of a car with that low of miles. Drive on, my friend!
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1995 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Regency Elite Series II. 72,600 miles. Original. All stock. Updated the stereo with the top level Oldsmobile stereo for 1995. Dyed carpets to original color, dyed leather seats due to fading and cracking. Redid headliner due to sagging. Everything else is factory.

Maintain and fixed other parts. Will go into body shop to paint scratches on right side.
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1991 has 165,000 Just started to have some computer problems i think
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1975 Olds 98 Regency. 53,591 Original Miles. Removed Vinyl top, added cornering lamps and deluxe wheel covers. Had car totally sanded down to bare metal and repainted original color. Interior all original Clock and Power antenna still work!


1984 Olds 98 Regency Brougham: 105,236 miles. Rebuilt Transmission, Repainted in original color. Replaced opera lamps. Runs Great!!
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pff, you guys have youngsters,

90 Regency Brougham, 372,000 and counting. Cleaned out the rear exhaust manifold restriction and added the FE3 suspension parts 5 years ago.

was fairly pristene for the miles but my daughter side swiped the passenger side abit, and "somehow" another time the front bumper recieved damage, not real bad but its no longer perty. It will be fixed this summer. Its gold with brown velour, looks exactly like the car on the 90 owners manual, I love the color and the color of the interior is warm too once you get used to it.

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Old April 22nd, 2010
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pff, you guys have youngsters,

90 Regency Brougham, 372,000 and counting. Cleaned out the rear exhaust manifold restriction and added the FE3 suspension parts 5 years ago.

was fairly pristene for the miles but my daughter side swiped the passenger side abit, and "somehow" another time the front bumper recieved damage, not real bad but its no longer perty. It will be fixed this summer. Its gold with brown velour, looks exactly like the car on the 90 owners manual, I love the color and the color of the interior is warm too once you get used to it.
That's a 3800 Series II V6, correct? Or basically the same motor? And I thought I had high miles!! Any tips on getting there?
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No, it a LN3-C thats basically the first of the series I engines though they dont really call it that. The LN3 was used from 88-91, then the L27 was 91-95/96, then the L36 96/97 on. I forget how the transition to the SII L36 took place. Most previous engines ran a year or at least part of a year consecutively with its replacement depending on model with the upscale models getting the newer engine first. The first of the fully electronic FWD V6 was the LG2 '86 and LG3 86-87, which was quite different in that it had no balance shaft and the pistons were "offset" bores, based closely to the RWD 3.8's. The 88 LN3-C was a complete redesign so technically was the first of the S I motors but for some reason is not called that. I dont think "series I" was even a "tag" until the series II came out. Series II was again a considerable redesign.

As for the miles I bought it with 320,000 so Im only responsible for the last 50,000. Change oil, dont beat them to death, fix stuff when they throw codes, probably all it takes.

I did realise after I posted that you have the highest miles I've heard of on a '96, I was only glancing quickly when I saw 120,000 and didnt realise that was just for your tranny.

I also have a 90 Ciera SL Cruiser with the 3300, little brother to the 3800 that has 240,000 miles and still runs like new.

Then I have a 97 LSS w/140,000

and a 86 LeSabre with the 3.0, little brother to the old 3.8 with 150,000

had a 91 Regal for 3-4 years with the L27 that had 260,000 when I traded it

miles mean nothing to these engines when they are taken care of, too many people keep running them when theres some major fault like failing emission control systems or headgaskets. Anything man made can be broken faster than it took to make.
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No, it a LN3-C thats basically the first of the series I engines though they dont really call it that. The LN3 was used from 88-91, then the L27 was 91-95/96, then the L36 96/97 on. I forget how the transition to the SII L36 took place. Most previous engines ran a year or at least part of a year consecutively with its replacement depending on model with the upscale models getting the newer engine first. The first of the fully electronic FWD V6 was the LG2 '86 and LG3 86-87, which was quite different in that it had no balance shaft and the pistons were "offset" bores, based closely to the RWD 3.8's. The 88 LN3-C was a complete redesign so technically was the first of the S I motors but for some reason is not called that. I dont think "series I" was even a "tag" until the series II came out. Series II was again a considerable redesign.

As for the miles I bought it with 320,000 so Im only responsible for the last 50,000. Change oil, dont beat them to death, fix stuff when they throw codes, probably all it takes.

I did realise after I posted that you have the highest miles I've heard of on a '96, I was only glancing quickly when I saw 120,000 and didnt realise that was just for your tranny.

I also have a 90 Ciera SL Cruiser with the 3300, little brother to the 3800 that has 240,000 miles and still runs like new.

Then I have a 97 LSS w/140,000

and a 86 LeSabre with the 3.0, little brother to the old 3.8 with 150,000

had a 91 Regal for 3-4 years with the L27 that had 260,000 when I traded it

miles mean nothing to these engines when they are taken care of, too many people keep running them when theres some major fault like failing emission control systems or headgaskets. Anything man made can be broken faster than it took to make.
That's very true.

And yes the car has 289,000 on the engine and body right now. The engine doesn't burn much oil at all and doesn't have any oil leaks so I have not ever compression tested it. Since you've never heard of a higher mileage '96 I'm feeling the pressure! The body is straight as an arrow but has a cracked front bumper and some clear peel on the back bumper. No rust besides some minimal surface rust. It has been driven every winter but two. Ha, well I'll keep posting back to the forum but as far as I can tell everything is fine. A new fuel filter, oil change/filter, lube of suspension, wash and clay bar will be done this spring.

The car gets taken care of well but it takes care of me.

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