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About barczy01

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    Enthusiast (250+ posts)
  • Birthday 01/24/1975

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  • Car Model and Year
    01 eldo etc, 02 deville
  • Engine
    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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    Indianapolis, IN
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    B & B automotive LLC 46250. Fixing Cadillac's is my job.
  1. Hit the brakes hard during the rain, that will actuate the pump motor. Congrats.
  2. I always half a dozen times a year use the abs pump especially in my older cars. Lay on the brakes in rain or on a icy stretch to work the ABS pump a bit.
  3. Run 15W 40 diesel oil in the Summer. It will take care of the flicker. On the Abs PUMP it will involve 2 people. Have someone sitting in the drivers seat. Another person will be in the engine bay. Get a long metal rod and a hammer and slightly tap the abs pump motor while someone cycles the key on and off. Make sure the ground is connected and clean in the rear of the pump.
  4. Look on Ebay for people repairing the radio's
  5. Are the tensioners ac delco or from a cheapo kit from ebay. I have had a motor delevered to me with bent valves in the back from a prior rebuild and they used the cheapo timing chain kit from ebay and the tensioner failed causing the valves to bend. Get time Timing components from Rockauto.
  6. Alot of these cars are getting rough... real rough. I have tried to talk people out of the repair sometimes but I can only do so much. I won't touch a car over 20 years old unless its a garage queen. I am doing head gaskets on a 97 eldo from KY with 85K and it's a time capsule! All in all if the car has nice interior and a nice body and paint, it doesn't mean doo-doo. I turned down 3 cars last year.
  7. Worked on alot of 4.9's at dealer. The coolant pipes as you know are long gone. I have seen small pinholes in the waterpump inlet housings and the actual gasket that leaks between the timing cover and the outlet housing. When I did waterpumps on the 4.9 I took the lower radiator hose off the inlet pipe, removed the front 2 motor mount bolts and rear 2 trans mount bolts. I put a jackstand underneath the oil pan with a block of wood. I gently let the car down on the jackstand contacting the oilpan thus jacking the engine up on that side. Makes the job cake. I was able to sneak the inlet housing off without removing the timing cover. It's tricky but it was done. removing the timing cover on those motors isn't bad. I have seen someone selling a lot of 4.9 timing covers brand new on ebay and I'm sure they are going quick.
  8. I have been using timeserts since 1995 and I have never had an issue. The next cost effective insert is the NS300L inserts. Once you buy the kits the inserts are cheap.
  9. Pull the entire engine and send it to one of us in the US that is very common on these cars. I just received a motor and did the head gaskets, inserts in the block and resealed the lower bearing case. I t was a high miles 175K so I installed rod bearings too. 1200$ bill.
  10. There was a TSB for an updated egr valve and a PCM reflash back in the day. Any vacuum leaks? The ignition coil tower is ok, no corrosion?
  11. I purchased the axle shafts from O'reilly auto . Precision axle shaft Part# GM8161 brand new for 50$. 1 old style cv boot clamp non strap type from napa 3$ and a bag of grease 3$. Take the cv shaft apart and take it to the machine shop to machine down. Reassemble it when I get back. that way i'm ready to go when I have to install the machine shaft with the fitzall stabilizer.
  12. I am sure you can find a machine shop to turn down the axle for you local.
  13. It's always the back bank where the coil goes out. Maybe heat?
  14. Yea there making a killing on that kit. I bought an axle like the one above and took the inner axle to a machine shop in Indianapolis to be machined. They charged me 15$ to machine off the excess to their specifications.