Promodmerc

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About Promodmerc

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  • Car Model and Year
    2002 DeVille
  • Engine
    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)
  1. I'm thinking about getting a 2006-2008 STS in the near future. As much as I'd like the 4.6, V8, the 3.6 V6 are much closer to my budget. It seems from a lot of searches I've done, there is no love for the 3.6 due to the timing chain issues. Is the 3.6 as bad as everyone makes it out to be?
  2. Thank you for the suggestions. So that is indeed the PCV in the rear valve cover? I did notice the rubber connector is cracked between the vacuum line and PCV. Is this a dealer only part? I've not had the greatest luck with the Help parts at the local auto parts stores.
  3. Where is the PCV valve located? I took the engine cover off and I saw what looked like the PCV valve in the rear valve cover, but it looks like it is pressed into the valve cover as there was no rubber grommet. I'm in the process of trying to eliminate all the mysterious oil disappearing issues. I'm putting two quarts of oil in every three weeks and it's getting dang annoying & expensive I only fill it to the middle of the hash marks on the dip stick Here is the history on the car. We purchased the car in Nov 2015 with just under 98k miles. I believe we are the third owner of the car. The previous owner owned it from 2010-2015. He only put 25K on the car in 5 years. My wife has put 7k on it in only three months. I'm pretty sure this car has always been babied (and my wife babies it too) so I'm willing to bet the main reason for the mysterious disappearing oil is the carbon build up I've read about here. I'm not seeing an oil drips under the car and there is no oil on the oil pan or bottom of the car so I don't believe it's leaking. Since I only to get to drive the car when it needs gas or a wash (which is usually after dark) I don't know/can't tell if it's burning oil.
  4. When we bought our 2002 DeVille they only had one key and keyless remote. Is the key chipped? I really need to get a spare key. Down the road I'd like to get a second remote which I'm assuming is dealer only.
  5. I passed out when I read the original poster used FRAM filters. The only thing FRAM is good at is marketing. I will only use OEM or WIX on my vehicles.
  6. Just bought a 2002 DeVille on the 6th. Looking forward to learning more about it. My wife will be the primary driver. Quite a step up from her 2002 Chevy Tracker that was hit and totaled a couple of weeks ago.