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  1. 5 points
    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!
  2. 4 points
    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!
  3. 3 points
    Göran W

    I need help.......

    Ok. Like this?
  4. 3 points
    Bruce Nunnally

    1956 Cadillac drawing

    Link; https://plus.google.com/113969460069344266731/posts/i4WipmeZqrf
  5. 3 points


    As I promised first patch of my Cadillacs photos: More to come...
  6. 3 points
    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!!
  7. 3 points
    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, the pedal moves and turns the cylinder against the windings of the spring which gives no friction thus no locking force. Once the pedal is no longer pushed (you take your foot away) it tries to return. The cylinder tries to spin in the opposite direction with the windings of the spring, resulting in pulling down the spring and thus locking the cylinder, the pedal is held in position. When the solenoid engages to release the parking brake (or the emergency release lever is used), the windings of the spring are pushed open. The cylinder is set free, rotetes and the pedal returns to the normal position. Reason for malfunction: The springs sticks to the cylinder, even when the tension is released. A little metal lever inside the mechanism is slightly out of shape. Remedy: Remove complete parking brake mechanism. To do this, separate the front section of the parking brake cable under the car, below the drivers seat, near the sill. Unhook parking brake cable from plastic brackets (two). Remove sound insulation panel (two screws) and knee bolster (pull down after sound insulation panel is removed). Remove sill molding (pull up carefully). Remove footrest, start with the black plastic insert (pry with a screwdriver from the top), then undo two screws. Undo three 13mm nuts holding the parking brake mechanism to the body. Pry back carpet, remove rubber grommet where parking brake cable enters the body. Move parking brake mechanism downwards until you can reach the electrical connector on top of the solenoid, seperate the connector. From under the car, depress the springs where the parking brake cable enters the body, push cable in and remove complete parking brake assembly including cable. Study mechanism, look from the pedal side into the apparatus. Locate little tin lever which operates spring (second pic). Check how much slack is evident when you operate the emergency lever. Carefully bend lever with a screwdriver or similar tool until free play is nearly gone. Test release operation by applying the pedal and using emergency release lever. Can pedal be moved back easily? See linked pictures: Put everything back together in reverse order. Time needed: 2 hours (relaxed working) Tools needed: Set of screwdrivers Pliers 1/2“ ratchet set 1/4“ ratchet set Shop lamp Some patience Hoist helpful, but not mandatory. Parking brake cable can be worked on lying on the ground by the drivers side of the car. Please bear in mind that I'm no native english speaker, in case there are spelling mistakes.
  8. 2 points
    Mucking around on YouTube today, came across the below T.V. commercial. I thought that it was very well done: From the YouTube description: Uploaded on Sep 3, 2011 by YouTube Uploader: Decade-old commercials
  9. 2 points

    Northstar Engine

    Yes I remember that. I blamed a WOT for blowi ng my head gasket. Let me say that that WOT went to about 90 well beyond where I drove the engine before I actually abused the engine that day. But I will say this, if it happened that day, it was bound to happen any day at that point, it was a matter of time. A sound Northstar can be driven all day like that. My engine at that point had about 130K. You can see the push back in that thread I cant say we have ever seen anyone cause engine damage or blown head gasket doing a WOT and if it does happen the engine was on its last leg
  10. 2 points
    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
  11. 2 points
    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 years.
  12. 2 points

    IAC valve or TPS issue?

    thanks for the help everyone. It seems to be fixed, at least for the first couple trips I've taken. I replaced the TPS, the old one was really worn out, no spring return action and it spun very freely. Also cleaned the connections with some electrical connector cleaner. Started it up and it runs normally, for 50 miles so far.
  13. 2 points

    04 Seville idling problems

    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.
  14. 2 points
    And it won't sell (due to the price), and it will be dropped in short order.
  15. 2 points

    History of sayings

    This is soooo interesting!! Totally feeling pretty blessed right now and not "piss poor"! They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring?
  16. 2 points
    Somewhat overdue; spy-pick (next to worthless) but it does announce a replacement coming. The SRX was pretty good to (and for) Cadillac.
  17. 2 points
    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."
  18. 2 points
    Cadillac Jim

    Closer view of grille...

    I don't like the way he's looking at The Lady in White.
  19. 2 points
    I have had this really annoying sound for years. It was a tapping/knocking sound only manifesting itself with the engine warm and only at idle and after about 1 minute of idle too. It originated from somewhere at the front of the engine area. I found out that the sound disappeared with the AC-compressor off and thought it was the problem until I discovered that it returned with vehicle in gear. Even with the AC off! Ok, so now what? I checked the accessories and everything seemed just fine except from perhaps a small axial play in the AC-compressor bearings but I was almost certain that the AC was fine. I tried to listen with a stethoscope and tried from underneath but could not locate the sound at all. Finally I came to the conclusion that there has to be something vibrating, like the engine oil cooler line, a loose fan shroud or something like that. The sound was usually gone when I put the car on a jack to add to the complexity. The sound did not get progressively worse and could be gone for weeks so I was certain that it really wasn't anything mechanical. This kept on going and was extremely annoying and slightly embarrassing because I always do all the work on my car (I have only visited repair shops twice since 1992). The other day I had to replace the left rear brake line and after the test drive I noticed that the sound was gone! I guess that one of the brake lines were close enough to the sub-frame to make contact with the right amount of heat and vibrations. Now I can finally get some peace
  20. 2 points
    Ryan drives the 2013 Cadillac XTS4 around through the Florida Everglades. Does this large sport sedan take it's cue from the mushy American sedans of the past or does it break new ground? Includes 0-60 and alligators! (Or are those crocodiles? No idea.)
  21. 2 points
    Check out this supreme street rod. Big Block Chevrolet power is in this built street boulevard cruiser. This steel-bodied '39 Cadillac LaSalle features vintage air conditioning, power windows, power seating, custom sound, disc brakes, and many more custom features. The paint is sapphire blue with ghost flames. This car was filmed with Texas Classic Cars of Dallas on 5-22-14! ENJOY - Sam Love the engraved rear bumper. I would enjoy this as a weekend car.
  22. 2 points

    CaddyInfo Group: Lifetime Supporter

    Thank you Bruce; I'm proud to be a contributor whenever I'm able. Not currently a Cadillac owner. My search for a "reasonably priced" CTS Coupe continues.
  23. 2 points

    Pink Mary Kay SRX

    Here a few of them rolling off the line at the Arlington Assembly plant.....according to a friend who is a asst. sales manager at a Cadi dealer they delivered one a few years back and when the lease was up GM had the car transport company pickup the car and return it to GM for reconditioning.
  24. 2 points
    If you like it now, wait until it has all eight cylinders at full compression! Be careful with those tailgaters. Some of them are police. I do find the handling much more effective at losing tailgaters than the engine because at this late date on the East Coast no one expects an old Cadillac to handle like that. I've found that I can easily lose a Lexus with a brisk right turn without my wife noticing anything. And, it's perfectly legal as well as being safe and prudent, so long as you can see what's around the curve before you enter it. If you use the engine they can catch you later by simply ignoring the speed limit indefinitely and I have found that anyone who will tailgate like that will ignore the speed limit. Another tactic is effective if you do see a police car; drive next to it and a little ahead or wherever you can safely place yourself to minimize the distance between the tailgater and the driver of the police car. The last resort is dialing #77; the police are really a good friend on the road if you need one. I had several people track my CTS-V for a bit while on the trip back and successfully ignored all of them, in no small part because I look the part of the fuddy-duddy feather-foot, and I saw one of them pulled over by the Bears. Those guys give the Bears something to do.
  25. 2 points
    PAUL T

    Work In Progress...

    Carla, I would locate the PCM. My book says it is located under the dash on the passenger side. See if you can pull it down and check the connection. It can also get wet if the heater core is leaking. Leave it down and see if tapping on it when the car acts up has any effect. I would almost bet that it might be going bad. Part of the diagnostics of the MAP is a bad PCM. But make sure you check the battery connection first. Make sure it is tight because a loose battery connection can cause the same problems.