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  2. RT @GM: The @Cadillac V Performance Academy: a dream driving school for a high-performance car. https://t.co/1BVTewz8Qk https://t.co/5vW6Yh…

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  4. Melody Lee is nearly unique among her cohorts at Cadillac: She began as an outsider, but she also was part of the “new” Cadillac before the new Cadillac was born. So, perhaps more than anybody else on the team, the global director of BOOK by Cadillac appreciates how far the brand has come already. View the full article
  5. Tonya Hallett brings more than 20 years of multi-industry human resources expertise to Cadillac. Since 2014, Tonya has served as the Director of Human Resources for Global Cadillac, where she has helped spearhead the brand’s critical organizational transformation as it shifted to become a more independent entity of the General Motors Company. View the full article
  6. Cadillac News:Melody E. Lee

    Melody Lee is nearly unique among her cohorts at Cadillac: She began as an outsider, but she also was part of the “new” Cadillac before the new Cadillac was born. So, perhaps more than anybody else on the team, the global director of BOOK by Cadillac appreciates how far the brand has come already. View the full article
  7. Cadillac News:Tonya Hallett

    Tonya Hallett brings more than 20 years of multi-industry human resources expertise to Cadillac. Since 2014, Tonya has served as the Director of Human Resources for Global Cadillac, where she has helped spearhead the brand’s critical organizational transformation as it shifted to become a more independent entity of the General Motors Company. View the full article
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  9. Sighted a couple of Lambos and a McLaren on the road recently on different days, but glad to be in the Gray Shark,… https://t.co/LtxbD9Ztdr

    1. OldCadTech

      OldCadTech

      Did they wanna play?

    2. Bruce Nunnally

      Bruce Nunnally

      Neither sighting aligned with opportunity away from traffic.   One would suppose they get that all the time too.

  10. When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico a little over a month ago, GM engineers mobilized to help the U.S. island territory. View the full article
  11. Bulging lower radiator hose

    They wear from the inside.
  12. My 1996 LED taillight conversion

    I do not believe we have the can bulbs. I think that is what newer cars use. But I am really not sure. I ordered mi my make/model/year. I think you will be pleased with the bright lights. When in doubt, choose the Cree bulbs because they are the best.
  13. For the last few weeks, I have had a coolant smell, but didn't see anything. Well...... Today I had a whiff when I was driving, and when I got home I had a little steam coming out fom under the hood. The car never got above 196 degrees. The lower hose is bulging, and appears to have sprung a small leak. The radiator and surge tank were replaced 3-4 years ago as preventative maintenance. I never replaced the original hoses. Today I ordered a gates upper and a gates lower hose. Hopefully this is not caused by an overpressurized cooling system (if you know what I mean). I thought these were lifetime hoses? Do the nylon bands just break from age? I'll keep my fingers crossed with a ratchet in my hand when the parts come!!
  14. My DeVille Got Hit

    it also suggests why so many craig's list cars say 'only had a fender bender' but has a salvage title. Prior owner took the check & dumped the car?
  15. 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.
  16. Oil Leak Fixed - Motor Purr

    Basically, it chemically breaks down / softens the seals - see barczy01's post above for the final result. Better to stop using it now and hope for the best.
  17. Oil Leak Fixed - Motor Purr

    Just wait till it starts leaking again with a vengeance!
  18. My DeVille Got Hit

    I would just say no on modifying the title in any way, particularly for something like a door dent.
  19. My DeVille Got Hit

    Yes, you're right it's unconscionable. Insurance companies used to be trusted, like banks, and that's not the case anymore. Insurers play the numbers, and they've found that it is not economical for them to fix the door on an older car. So, we have the option to take the money for the car, accept the salvage title, and fix the door. In many cases, people come out ahead doing that. But, not enough people know the tactic.
  20. I love that aftermarket windshield sun shade. Those were quite the accessory in the sun belt during the 1940's and 1950's.
  21. Battery revisited 2006 DTS

    Good points all. I plan to ensure a fully charged battery, and do yet another load test, and then measure the parasitic current draw. I'll report the resulting measurements. Re: your two thoughts...1) Yes, i understand. I'm in Texas, and have dealt with batteries of all types for many HOT HOT years. And, 2) that's absolutely correct!
  22. Battery revisited 2006 DTS

    If the battery charge rate is insufficient when the vehicle is being driven, then the "NORMAL" parasitic draw is too much for the battery to handle when sitting for an over-niter. Once battery voltage drops to 9.6v nothing happens after that, the rule of thumb is that the parasitic draw should be no more than 1/4 of the reserve capacity of the stock fully charged battery in mA (i.e. stock battery is 120 min reserve capacity, maximum draw is 30 mA). If battery voltage is below that, reserve capacity is reduced proportionally AND max draw is reduced as well. IF your charging system AND battery are properly tested and are verified to be "normal" THEN do a parasitic draw test. One more thought for you to consider; Okay 2 thoughts 1) An automotive battery, with the exception of a deep cycle RV "style" battery, is NOT designed to be heavily discharged and recharged. Most "car" batteries will fail from frequent discharge and recharge cycles alone. Also, where you live plays a significant role in battery longevity. When I was working in the Phoenix, AZ area the heat killed MOST batteries in 2 years. In Oregon and Washington it is not unusual to see original equipment batteries still going strong after 7-10 years. 2) If you fix the car and the battery fails in a few weeks, Momma will not be happy and IT WILL be all your fault.
  23. Vacuum Leak in Dash - 2002 ETC

    Have you located it yet?
  24. My DeVille Got Hit

    Thank you for getting back to us with the straight skinny, with all important detail. What I was thinking is that the Blue Book Wholesale value is what insurance companies use as a ceiling on compensation, and a salvage title reduces that to zero. What you are telling us is that for older cars in demand or as classics do have BBW value in CA and almost certainly elsewhere, which is news to me. What you say about actual value being better reflected by sources other than Blue Book Wholesale (which is said by Blue Book to be compiled from dealer sources for recent actual prices paid to individuals for similar make and model cars) is, of course, true. Note that BBW is intended as a measure of what to expect of an average sample offered to a dealer (possibly a used car dealer) as trade-in value, and that individual sale price is another number in the Blue Book prices for a car, as is Blue Book Retail, which is what you might expect to pay for the same car at a dealer as opposed to from an individual. But the main point remains mostly unscathed by facts: a salvage title on a 1996 Deville pretty much removes it from the financial spreadsheets of the insurance companies. And, asking to do that to a car for a rear door dent and paint work is unconscionable.
  25. Vacuum Leak in Dash - 2002 ETC

    It is audible at idle in the cabin. It's unmistakable.
  26. My DeVille Got Hit

    I am a lawyer in California, and we have alot of salvage title cars here. The car decreases in value, sometimes by alot, depending on the demand for the car. And, the older and more popular the car, it seems, the price difference can be very small. There are some insurance companies that will write collision and comprehensive coverage on a salvage car. Some won't. Then, if the car is totaled or badly damaged, the market value is less, but, it certainly has market value. A craigslist.org search on advanced google search, nationwide, for the make/model/year of the car with the word "salvage", will likely come up with salvaged cars for sale. Kelly Blue Book is not designed for the "sale" value of a car. It is for banks to use to determine how much they will loan on the purchase of a car. NADA guides and, to some degree, Edmunds, is a better guide for actual sale prices. But, I've found that craigslist ads can be a better source in some regions.
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