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  1. Jan Olsson

    BBF we miss you.

    I miss BBF's posts. All that committed energy and all that knowledge. I'm sure that I'm not alone!
    5 points
  2. Our lovely German host Sarah Sauer takes the 2015 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid for a spin. The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 engine making 333 horsepower and than there's an electric-motor that makes 95 horsepower with a total output of 416 horsepower. Together with an 8-speed automatic transmission 0 to 60 mph will come in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 167 mph. But is it worth the $99,000 price tag? Let's find out! With camera men Jan Gleitsmann and Jens Stratmann of Ausfahrt.tv!
    4 points
  3. Classic Roadsters Duke Jaguar SS-100 Replica, Epilogue. I don't know if anyone sees or is following this part of the forum any more, but I thought I would post a final report of my Jaguar ownership experience after reviewing my original thread. On May 22, 2019, I helped load my Jaguar onto a transport trailer to be shipped to its new owner in Phoenix. After six years of ownership that featured lots of fun driving, a few breakdowns, quite a bit of maintenance education and work, we decided we had satisfied our Brit roadster yen and wanted the garage space back. A Craigslist ad brought me a
    3 points
  4. Jsblkram

    Jsblkram

    Fantastic !!!!!!! Replaced alternator with the AC Delco from RockAuto. Battery is charging just fine. Took some time but with the help from u guys it is now back on the road. Many, many thanks for the info to help me figure this out. Thank u !!!!!!!!
    3 points
  5. Lance, More than likely the cylinder walls and the rings are a little rusty. Is it on an engine stand? Does it move slightly or is it locked solid? Pull the spark-plugs if there were any installed, or the plastic caps and with an oil squirt can, squirt about a spoon full of engine oil in each cylinder and let it sit for about an hour. Try turning/rocking the crankshaft, if it won't move let it sit overnight and try again. If still no movement rotate the engine assembly so that one bank of cylinders is vertical, let it sit for an hour or so and then turn the engine so the other b
    3 points
  6. Well I have to say I really enjoy this site and hope it does not hook up with any other Caddy sites I have gotten lots of good info from my 1993 DEVILLE and I actually have a service light on with a code I need to address when I get some more time. I especially enjoy the respect given here along with good solid INFO thanks Bruce for a great place foe Caddy owners
    3 points
  7. To some degree I would concur, at least on the heavier viscosities. But not a 10w30? Quiz question: what is the kinematic viscosity at 100c (read that as the operating temperature of the engine) of a 5w30 vs a 10w30? Answer: The same! At operating temperature, 0w30, 5w30, and 10w30 all have the same kinematic viscosity of around 10.5 to 10.9. The only difference between them is the winter cold flow rating, which is what the "w' stands for. And that has more to do with cold starting than running the engine. The "w" is not a oil weight rating but a cold flow rating. Go to the SAE web
    3 points
  8. I am pleased to announce that I, ME, MY, have something to contribute, besides a question.... I went to the local Cadillac dealership (Vic Alfonso- Portland, Or.) that originally sold my baby in 2002 and while ordering some touch-up paint (just in case), I asked the counterman, Gary, if it was possible to have a print out of the original invoice, or what ever they called it, for my records. "Sure, all I need is the VIN number." Gary replied. "DONE!" I responded....and 5 minutes later I left the lot with the read-out. Of course, this might have happened for a couple of
    3 points
  9. Logan

    2007 DTS

    From the GM DVD manual...2007 DTS... A drain trough encircles the sliding window panel and leads to the drain hoses. The drain hoses are located at each corner of the sunroof module assembly. The two front drain hoses route down the windshield pillars. The two rear drain hoses route down the rear sail and the quarter panels. If you encounter a wet headliner or other water leak, inspect the following areas for the source of the leak: • The windshield • The rear window Verify that the drainage system is not plugged or restricted. Use the following proced
    3 points
  10. First I'd like to thank everybody on this board for the help I received with this problem. I ended up replacing the complete fuel line from tank to engine compartment metal tubing. I also dropped in an AC Delco fuel pump. Car started to run like a champ so I took it out for a test drive. I made it about 15 to 25 yards and the engine died. Checked the fuel pump and I could not hear it running. So I had a friend drive and slowly poured fuel into the carburetor to get it back into the yard. Dropped the tank again and found the new AC Delco pump was bound up. Like a dummy I didn't put a sock on th
    3 points
  11. I watched the video a few times and it looks like the freeze out plug in the head is leaking, is that correct? Here are a few close ups. You will notice on one head the cam pulley is removed and in the other head there is no intake cam for locational perspective.
    3 points
  12. Göran W

    I need help.......

    Ok. Like this?
    3 points
  13. Link; https://plus.google.com/113969460069344266731/posts/i4WipmeZqrf
    3 points
  14. mjkubba

    STS

    As I promised first patch of my Cadillacs photos: More to come...
    3 points
  15. I'm pretty much talking about the body, paint and interior. Although a lot of the mechanical parts are too. Even the shocks and struts.. They do need changing though.. It took me 10 years to do it, but this is my 400th post!! WOO HOO!!
    3 points
  16. Problem: Parking brake does not release automatically Car in question: Seville 1998 – 2004 Symptom: Parking brake applied. Engine running, transmission lever set in gear. Parking brake does not release by itself, but when parking brake pedal is pushed slightly further and then released, parking brake will release. How the mechanism works: The parking brake pedal is held down by friction of a spring wound around a cylinder. This cylinder has a toothed wheel on top of it, which engages with a toothed wheel segment connected to the parking brake pedal. If one applies the parking brake,
    3 points
  17. I think the 1995 was the last year of that version. It's not really a radio....it's just a head unit....it needs the amp too. So it may look like a self contained GM style radio....but it's just a head unit. But should be pretty easy to replace. I guess it is 25 years old..so it may simply have died. Be aware there are 'Bose' versions too....can't remember if those would be plug n play.
    2 points
  18. EUREKA!!!!! I FOUND THE PROBLEM!! The throttle cable bracket was putting too much tension on the cruise control trolling and throttle cables. A couple taps with a hammer to give it some slack and it idles and revs properly.
    2 points
  19. First off Longest title ever😁 Have someone remove the gas cap and listen as you turn the key on. Pump should prime for 3 seconds. It was very common in this era for the fuel pump plug to burn atop the fuel pump unit. Fails unexpectedly when you least expect it. Not sure if yours has a access under the back seat for it. Post results first and We can go farther with diag Welcome to CaddyInfo
    2 points
  20. BodybyFisher

    Remember me?

    @Göran W Ok so I called the following with no luck Www.kanter.com Www.ecklers.com Www.NPDLINK.com Then I called these folks in florida, Convertible Tops Specialist, Inc, they had an ad in Hemmings Motor News, their webpage is http://www.topsdown.com and spoke to Heather. She gets lots of calls for this part and said it does not exist. The part is called a window sweep. Go to their web page and on the left under browse click, weatherstrip-convertible, then click, window sweeps/dew wipes and window channels. In there are many universal window sweeps sold by the foot,
    2 points
  21. sonjaab

    Remember me?

    American Sunroof Company AmericaN Specialty Cars The company that "made/assembled" those ragtops for GM!~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Specialty_Cars Same company that changed/adjusted its name thru the years. Those parts have a GM parts number.
    2 points
  22. Saw a interesting video that may provide a clue.....even bank fuse.....odd bank fuse... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt7GtMTfN3Y As for codes......the thing to understand is......there has to be code written to be able to see a problem. Sure it can detect a misfire.....but it cannot detect a bad PCM ground. The scan tool not working is itself a clue. Car may have no external fuel filter (in tank pad).......and no fuel return line..... maybe high pressure direct injectors...but may be a little early for those.. could be a cracked intake....etc Eve
    2 points
  23. This task was undertaken to get to the photo cell sensor for the Twilight Sentinel on a 1989 Sedan de Ville. The Service Information Manual implies in the step by step instructions that you can remove the speaker grille before removing the upper trim pad on the dash - you can't. The two speaker grilles are held on to the dash pad by pressed metal nuts that screw on to four threaded plastic posts on each grille. You just break off the posts if you try to pry these grilles off. Apparently these were changed over to a friction fit at a later point in time, but that was after 1989 and the man
    2 points
  24. Well, I had some time on Sat. so I dug into this problem. Napa had some replacement clamps for $2.30 ea. and I bought a packet of CV grease ($4) and put Betty White up on the ramps! The hardest part of this whole thing was getting the old clamps off without damaging the boots! The just were tough to unhook from the tabs on the strips, even after twisting the crimped area loose. These clamps had definitely loosened over time though, I could actually spin them with my hand quite easily! I pulled back the boot far enough to poke the corner of the grease pouch into the joint and squeezed apro
    2 points
  25. I got maxed out on pic upload size, and I'm NOT paying photobuket a dime,,,,, Be sure to check the crank bearings, or simply plan on replacing them. I haven't taken one apart with "mileage" that didn't need new crank bearings. Cylinder Bore Taper - 0.100mm Max Cylinder Bore Out of round - 0.100mm Max Piston Clearance @ 41mm below Deck Face - 0.020-0.051mm
    2 points
  26. I got my 2011 CTS-V sedan (Recaros, sunroof, automatic) at about 22,000 miles in the spring of 2013. It has about 65,000 miles on it now. You are asking about zingers? I'll presume to make generalizations based on my experience as one who uses a CTS-V as a daily driver and drives it legally. Overall, it's the most reliable car that I have ever owned. Unscheduled maintenance just doesn't happen. Don't let *anyone* drive the car. Valets are OK in indoor garages, but don't let a valet drive it outdoors. Even service people at dealers may feel the need to "drive the car briskly*
    2 points
  27. When Timeserts are used, the proper installation is to install the inserts in all 20 head bolt holes in the block. The Timesert kit comes with all the necessary tools to install the inserts. You will need to purchase the additional inserts - I think 10 are included in the kit. Regardless of the method you use, you're not going to have to remove the heads again - it's stronger then when it left the factory. Even if you did have to remove a head for some reason, the head bolt would spin in the insert - the inserts are swaged and Loctited to the block.
    2 points
  28. Nice history, video http://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/2014/11/26/video-the-story-of-the-gm-milford-proving-ground/
    2 points
  29. KHE

    20W-50 Oil

    The GM top engine cleaner can be used to un-goop rings - I did it 10 years ago. You will need several containers of the top engine cleaner. I jacked the front of the car up when I did the front cylinders to get as much of the cleaner in contact with the rings as possible. I let it soak overnight (The guru suggested the overnight soak vs. the dealer bulletin of 2 hours), then vacuumed it out of the cylinders with a Mityvac vacuum pump. I then raised the rear of the car and repeated the procedure with the rear cylinders. I then unplugged the ignition control module and cranked the engine (w
    2 points
  30. MMMmmm....hang on.....pretty sure it was GM that had the huge fire in 1953. http://www.autotran.us/TheGreatHydraMaticFire.html There are one or two current transmissions that GM and Ford developed together for cost savings. Would have to go look it up.
    2 points
  31. I am in the process of getting my 98 Concours with over 180000 miles on it back in descent condition (mostly because it is still my favorite vehicle), some of you have helped me with my front Struts and AC vents recently via other post. I have put less then 1000 miles on it in the last year or so and probably less then 5000 in the last 5 years. Anyway it is finally in good enough shape I can trust it to take small road trips and over the weekend we went from Austin to San Antonio via a fairly new toll road called 130 that has a speed limit of 85 MPH. I am not really a fan of toll roads or
    2 points
  32. Ok, I spoke to Samuel by phone. He lives in DC. It was helpful to speak to him to get the details on what is going on His DIC lights up briefly when the key is turned on then goes blank. It seems to be intermittent, he said that after he checked the fuse, it lit for 5 minutes then blacked out again. The digital gas gauge - works The digital odometer - does not work The digital trip mileage - does not work The digital vehicle speed indicator - does not work When he attempts to go into the diagnostic mode (warmer / off buttons), the DIC does NOT light up, but he
    2 points
  33. patients are a virtue I just enjoy the site and respect the help
    2 points
  34. KHE, after four days with this problem you hit the nail on the ahead. I disconnected the fuel line between the in-line filter and the TBI. Fuel is flowing out of the in-line filter just fine. So I blew on the line going to the TBI and it felt like there was a little if not a lot of restriction, this was done with the fuel line in the TBI disconnected. So I tried blowing back the other way from the TBI towards the in-line filter. It felt like something gave a little and the back pressure wasn't as bad. So I reconnected the line at the in-line filter. I then stuck a hose on the line at the TBI e
    2 points
  35. http://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/images/parts/gm/fullsize/0007136M10-012.JPG Read more: http://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=378278&ukey_make=1023&ukey_model=14467&modelYear=1997&searchString=Sunroof http://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.com/productSearch.aspx?&ukey_make=1023&ukey_model=14467&modelYear=1997&ukey_category=0&ukey_driveline=0&ukey_trimlevel=0&ukey_modelRange=0&isOnSale=0&searchTerm=Sunroof
    2 points
  36. airmike

    whats in a name?

    This is worth the time it takes to read. Very cool. STORY NUMBER ONE Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "Easy Eddie." He was Capone's lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but Eddie got spec
    2 points
  37. Jim, Wishing your copilot a spedy recovery so she can return to her seat as vehicle navigator.
    2 points
  38. MAC

    Donald Trump!

    Need I say more? I notice very rarely is there political discussion at Caddyinfo. We all know politics is a divisive topic and no doubt we tend to shy away from political discussion in order to keep the peace. However, I have to chime in about Trump. He is a breath of fresh air, as far as his candor and no nonsene approach. Many feel he will bow out, but I don't think so. Unless he falls way behind in the polls, he's in it to win it. People are fed up with the status quo politicians on both sides of the isle. As far as I'm concerned, if a community organizer can become president, then a mu
    2 points
  39. Btw 75 miles in texas will take you 15 minutes to get there
    2 points
  40. Goran---why is easy. they want to. lol I wanted those N-50 tires on the rear in the 70's, my dad said why ha. Why would anyone want a morotcycle? I don't know, but I got one. I say why would anyone want black wheels, but the obvious answer is they like em. Some people like opera, oh well. good thing or it would be a boring world
    2 points
  41. From Craig's List Zero Mile Cadillac Flathead V8 and Trans still in crate since November of 1944. Have the original shipping docs for it. The Stuart and Chaffee Tanks in WW2 took twin cad motors as well as some other applications. This particular motor was originally destined for England for the Oxford Carrier, a tracked vehicle developed in 1944 but was held up for testing by Dec. because of waiting on Cadillac to ship motors, like his one. Read more http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/5145842581.html
    2 points
  42. I'll chime in here also - Cadillac doesn't make anything I'm interested in anymore... They don't want customers like me - ones that like comfortable seats, a smooth ride, and power steering that doesn't make my wrists sore. They don't make a full size car anymore and try to pass off that XTS as the Deville replacement. The seats are so uncomfortable in that thing, my butt hurt just sitting in it lookling at it. It felt as if it was squeezing me sideways. Oh - they will offer a full size car for 2016 but they will price it so high, no one will buy it and then they'll drop it after a few ye
    2 points
  43. I have been hunting down a wicked electrical problem for the last few months, and finally resolved it last night. I want to document my experiences, symptoms, and solutions so that if anybody else encounters this problem in the future, they can save themselves a lot of money, and a LOT of frustration. Problem Background and Symptoms After finishing my timsert job and putting the car back together, I was getting the ABS and Traction Control lights on the dash illuminated. Also, seemingly unrelated, my turn signals did not work. This problem would be intermittent. Once in a while, the ABS/
    2 points
  44. Miss me? well I had some free time on my hands so I got with a buddy of mines I knew from Afghan and we decided to take a part my Northstar after a few overheating incidents on the highway and I am proud to say we have successfully repaired the engine with new head gasket(s) and bolts. Yes, it took us 3 1/2 months but here are the results. she remains stable at 190F on the highway sometimes 188F unless I'm going up a hill or putting a load on engine like passing then it goes to 192F The most ive seen is 196F after stopping to pay a toll and then proceeding up a steep long gradient (bay bridg
    2 points
  45. Since the engine 'may' be 'toast', and wait for others to chime in, you may want to perform the 'Italian tune-up' (in case your compression loss is due to extensive carbon build-up in and around rings/valves/etc. Some full throttle (in a safe place) in the lower gears with decelerations in the same lower gears might dislodge carbon deposits accrued. With #1 so low I'm thinking it might not just be carbon but, not a lot to lose, (at this point). Certainly wait for Texas Jim or one of the others with Northstar experience to confirm or refute my advice.
    2 points
  46. Cadillac Jim

    ATS-V B-Roll

    Browsing through the list of "related" videos on YouTube, I saw this one, a Motor Trend Channel comparison of the BMW 335i, the Mercedes C350 Sport, and the ATS 3.6 DI. It's almost 12 minutes, and the reviewer concludes by enthusiastically selecting the Cadillac ATS as the car to get if "you have about $50K and you want the best sports sedan you can get."
    2 points
  47. Losing about a quart a week sounds like steam pockets in the head. I believe a flo-vent radiator cap is one with a lever on top that can release the pressure; I don't think that they come as the right type for a Northstar because they take a screw-type radiator cap. The whole point of screwing on and off is to release the pressure before the cap comes off, so you don't need a flo-vent lever on a screw-type radiator cap. If the bypass isn't flowing, the radiator pressure isn't 15 psi, or the coolant isn't at least 50% antifreeze, steam pockets will form in the head, accumulate at the thermos
    2 points
  48. This part of CaddyInfo is for Cadillac specific Builds, Project cars, and Mods. To get your own subforum, please start a new topic with the title: "Project: " + the name of your project. I will then create a subforum for your project with that name, and move the topic into that subforum here. The advantage of a subforum just on your build as opposed to a single topic is you can have multiple threads -- one about wheels, one about engine, one about paint for example but all grouped about your project via that subforum. Let me know if you need assistance. Please note that "Leave it stoc
    2 points
  49. Not an '82. 1980 Was the last year for the carbureted 368 engine. 1981 got the V-8-6-4 version of the 368 engine - the last Cadillac big block. '82 was the first year for the HT-4100 engine - The subject car has the HT-4100 badging on the front fenders. That engine badge was only used for the 1982 and 1983 model years. The '84 Cadillacs did not have them and neither did the 1985 Eldorados, Sevilles, or Fleetwood Broughams even though they had the HT-4100 engines. Yeah, I know. And, a HT4100 emblem is visible in the pictures. But, with 10 mpg on premium gas reported, maybe they are tal
    2 points
  50. Ran by Linear Automotive at lunch after Joel sent an email identifying the part I put in the Roadster as the roll bar end links instead of the a-arm strut bushings. Took the roll bar in and we added that to the repair (repair/replace 2 bushing bolts, reattach roll bar). This shows the right rear leaf springs with the spacer block removed and re-assembled. In hind sight I should have asked the shop to repaint the springs, but task for another day. Work in progress, I just popped in and we were talking about the Roadster while I dropped off parts, and so I snapped some pics of it on the l
    2 points


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