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Everything posted by rockfangd

  1. Oil Leak Fixed - Motor Purr

    Well I for one say that if there are 2 options 1 being to remove the engine and reseal it 2 try a bottle of snake oil It may be worthwhile to try option 2 even if it works for a period of time. especially if option 1 is not a option. although I do not believe in most snake oils (miracles in a bottle) sometimes it may help to get a little while more. I stress that it may be temporary.
  2. My DeVille Got Hit

    weird. I do it by 3 stage wet sanding, then 3 coats of good clearcoat. then wax. Mixed luck. I swear my 96 Deville had glass headlamps. They used 9006 and 9005 bulbs but the assemblies were glass. Were mint. I dont remember what my Seville has
  3. Just because the towers on the coil packs dont have rust, or have minimal rust doesnt mean they are fine. If this were my car I would get it properly diagnosed for the miss and very likely replace the other coil pack. Any cracking in the coil pack and I replace them. My eldo had issues like you describe and once I replaced both coils it ran like new. Most times I thought it was running fine when the light came on but once they were replaced it purred. Both were bad. 1 is grey, 1 is black. But both are interchangeable. spend a little and get the proper codes, that will greatly help you. As for injector issue... Rarely do I have any issues, not saying it is not possible, but maybe less likely
  4. My DeVille Got Hit

    I know multiple people that owned 2000-2003 Cadillacs. None own them now. all had the same consumption issue.
  5. My DeVille Got Hit

    Or closer to me. I would love to have another 96 Deville
  6. My DeVille Got Hit

    Good for you. Hard work pays off. I would absolutely fix the Deville before buying a Eldo. I have had 2 eldos and although very nice cars truly no comparison to the Deville. Especially the 96. I would love to get my 96 Deville back. Things started changing in 1997 and seemed to get cheaper. 96 was a wonderful year. Last year of the skirts, glass headlights, and other things The eldos had issues. Door panels were not great .The 00-03 engines love to use more than marginal oil. When I bought my last eldo I drove it hard and I still had to put oil in it once a week. I travel too much to have to do that. I replaced it with my 97 D'elegance and have not added any oil since. Same thing with my Seville, Never had to add any oil yet. My honest opinion is that the Deville is the top model of the E/K series. It has the best comfort, ride, and performance all in one. I can go all day. I dont want to be judged, just giving my opinions having owned many
  7. my 01 eldo had issues with misfires and I pulled the cylinder code. The tool I used was Innova 3100. Like that one anyway but a little older model. It works nicely for ecm and abs. and it shows monitor status
  8. My decent code reader states what cylinder is missing. I would not be surprised if the other coil assembly was bad. They were very common to getting heat cracks and intermittently failing. I dont recommend putting a used coil unit but rather a new oe unit also there may be oil filled in one or more of the plug wells causing issues as well. If there is I would replace the boot
  9. I will PM you so as to not hijack the thread
  10. I would run the other way from a 2003 6.0. The oldest I would buy would be a 2008 as they made alot of improvements based on the prone failures of the earlier years. I have worked on a good hundred of the 6.0s and They are all in Buses. Not much fun. If I were to replace the egr cooler I would pull the oil cooler and rebuild it. If the tube to the turbo is not a solid pipe, replace it. sorry I could go all day. As for the exhaust issue with the EGR, where do you think the crack is located? Must have been interesting to figure that out. How far has it been driven since it is no longer overheating? Thanks for posting
  11. HeadGasket Job Done 1998/1997 Eldo

    A good Northstar will be incredible. and around 96 with the introduction of OBD2 they seem to be better tuned. It is so glad to see others wanting to keep these Cadillacs going. Excellent post
  12. 04 CTS Sunroof 1st gen or 2nd?

    Nice reply
  13. They dont have the access plate anymore on the newer body style? I know the eldo did til 02 The Deville did til 99 But the seville body changed drastically in 98. Same engine though
  14. My DeVille Got Hit

    it is so easy for the insurance to just total things, regardless of the situation. that is where we take the loss. Few people fight for what they hold value to. If this was one of mine I would not go without a big fight. It helps to provide records of service, investments (repairs and restoration) tires, dealer, etc... I really wish you the best of luck. Just hold onto some sanity and you will get through it.
  15. Vacuum Leak in Dash - 2002 ETC

    I also ask Are you sure it is a vacuum leak? and if so how are you sure? Not doubting you. Just curious
  16. My dead Seville

    Well I may have to put my 97 seville away earlier than I wanted this year. I had been driving it daily til a week or so ago. I got home from work one night, went out the next morning and the battery was nearly completely dead. Wouldn't even do a full turn. I had to leave it and take my other car. I had to wait til the weekend to charge the battery. Then it started fine. I drove it that day and now it is dead again. The problem now is that I cannot reach a charger to it. I tried to jump start it with 2 jump starters and neither helped. so I figure I will have to pull the battery. I know the battery will be replaced before spring but I am still stumped on how it was dead overnight in the first place. Now my 96 Deville awhile back had the same issue and what happened with that one was the blower motor went and ran til the battery was dead. I hope that is not the issue here. Just bummed because thanks to my lovely schedule I dont have the time to get to it so it has to sit. On the plus side the battery is almost 10 years old and was trouble free before this issue. Good thing I got my trusty Deville. I have no complaints with that one. Happy Motoring. I think our summer ran late this year
  17. My dead Seville

    Oddly enough I have been driving it daily again and have had no issues. Fires right up. No lights either. Weird. It goes into storage for he winter in another week or so so I will just have to see what happens
  18. more than likely it is spliced under the dash to the ignition switch. Not the cylinder. Should be hard to miss
  19. Fan motor not working.

    excellent. Great to hear. wish the 90s and early 2000s were as easy
  20. Vacuum Leak in Dash - 2002 ETC

    does the leak change tone as you change the air flow settings? also does it leak in park? If it does not then you will want to check the green vacuum line that runs to the parking brake lever. More than likely one of your lines is disconnected. In my experience with this setup it is not common.
  21. My DeVille Got Hit

    My Deville just got put away today. I take no chances.
  22. New Cadillac owner 97 Deville

    Gee you sound like me. Lol. Sometimes it can be month(s)
  23. New Cadillac owner 97 Deville

    Oh I know that. I live in NY. I assume nothing on any car I work on. Just lucky sometimes. As for the caliper pistons on the ones seen in the pic below I have never used any clamp on them. I use the tool shown. Or the special clamp one that has the tool as part of it. I am only saying that from my experience. I may be incorrect though. What do your calipers look like?
  24. New Cadillac owner 97 Deville

    If you compressed the rear calipers with c clamps they are now junk. The correct tool is under 10 dollars. And it can be substituted with a nice pair of needle nose pliers. the calipers are released by turning the piston until it retracts. The setup is actually the best dual brake setup I have seen yet. Very reliable. Also to date I have never changed a rear hub assembly on any cadillac unless it was hit or hit something on the corner in question. the fronts on the other hand are common and typically howl when they fail