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  1. 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
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  2. Hi! I just wanted to re-introduce myself since it was a long time ago. I'm a male, 46 years old, with wife and a daughter, nine years old. I don't really consider myself to be one of the lucky guys in the world but I'm not a very social kind of person and that goes hand in hand. I have been unemployed the latest two recessions for a couple of years (in Sweden it is the last guy employed who is the first guy who gets sacked when a company needs to shrink their employee force) and have moved around quite a bit (in Sweden) just to keep myself occupied. You know the kind, the guy with
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  3. Final update! The dealer turned out to be the best decision I made. The service manager and a couple of his techs were incredibly happy to see this car, and were around 'back in the day' when these were a bit more common. I told them about the shorted left cooling fan motor, and after a couple hours of cleaning contacts, determining that the harnesses were OK, they discovered that the fan itself had a severe internal short, and whenever the PCM would call on the fan to activate, it would short out and throw voltage around, causing my havoc. Now makes sense why the car would cold-start perfectl
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  4. 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.
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  5. This is my 92 Seville. Yes, it is a Seville and not an STS. I bought all STS body panels and bumpers from a salvage, painted them, and installed. It has been my daily driver for about a year and a half. I recently changed jobs and needed to drive 35 miles each way for 3 months of training. I was getting about 17 mpg so, I bought a 2017 Jaguar XF 20d. 42 mpg. BUT, that doesn’t mean I am getting rid of my Cadillacs. I have 5. The Seville has been very slowly losing coolant for a year or more. I’ve tested for head gasket leaks several times and nothing. Time for intake gaskets. Anyone
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  6. I do it every year. At least 1 every year, occasionally 2. Best tips. Fill gas tank full. Will keep tank clean and prevent moisture. Non ethanol, high octane is all I run period Put fuel treatment in the tank for how many gallons it takes. I do not disconnect the battery. I put a trickle tender on them all winter. Keeps battery warm and maintained. Leave the car sitting normally. Not on jacks, ramps, etc... I highly recommend running it to temp at least once a month. Helps to keep the oil from completely running down, keep things lubricated and moving. Runni
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  7. jvf1095

    Odd Ball Northstar?

    Hello & thanks for the advice. Attached a picture. Enjoy!
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  8. @BodybyFisher got the new alternator, pulled the old one out and there was something rattling around int it. Was able to get some of it out it was very brittle plastic. also there was a bracket that is used to tension the belt for the alternator that was turned and wasn't putting tension on the belt. I got everything back together and it is running great, checked the battery and alternator volts with my dvom and it is charging at 14.6. so I think I got her going. thanks for your replies @BodybyFisher if you see anybody having a similar problem send them my way. and I can add pictures of
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  9. For a halo car, sales were surprisingly strong. Cars were in dealerships by the spring of 1930, and in the first two months of sale the V-16 cars accounted for some 20 percent of Cadillac's sales, far more than GM expected. But the Great Depression was taking hold, and the introduction of the 135-hp V-12 engine in 1931, fitted to a smaller chassis, impacted V-16 sales. Cadillac sold 2,887 V-16 cars for 1930, but only 750 in 1931, more than half of which were leftover 1930s—only 364 V-16s were produced in 1931. Read more: https://www.automobilemag.com/news/cadillac-v-16-engine-history-pho
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  10. Allante intake manifold. The 4.5 and 4.9 are great motors . But, the inlet and outlet water pipes rust out that run underneath the engine and are no longer available.. It's a shame someone doesn't make those aftermarket!
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  11. Terrance, I'm not sure if it is still working - I sold the '96 SLS in the Fall of 2010. Hopefully it's still working. Further experimentation on a '97 STS showed a 4700 ohm resistor did the trick but that was an STS, not an STS and the systems are different. The '97 STS went to the junkyard in early 2017 (at 225,000 miles on the clock) due to a cracked water jacket on the engine block. My current fleet is a '05 and '04 Deville plus the '93 Fleetwood Brougham that I have owned since it had 15 miles on the odometer. The Fleetwood Brougham has always been reliable as are the
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  12. Couple of things going on... Pre-bankrupcy 'Old GM' car.....limited production vehicle. 15+ years old. Some insurance companies are canceling policies on the XLR due to a lack of available parts. Example....used LED tail lights can cost $3000 each on eBay. The internet has kind of messed up local auto parts stores. Many no longer really keep a very large inventory of parts. Most can get what you need the same day or by the next day from the warehouse. The XLR certainly should not be classified as a 'common' vehicle or being able to get parts just because its a 'Cadillac'.
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  13. Welcome to CaddyInfo. Sure sounds like a fuel pump issue. Have someone cycle the key on and listen to the pump. Should run for 3 seconds when key is cycled on. Do not mistake the Air ride compressor which comes on after the pump. If pump sounds weak or funny tap on the tank and watch the gauge. You may likely have a burnt pigtail to the Fuel pump module which is why it stalled out. And why the fuel pressure only went to 10. When the pump comes on the connection heats up and is lost. 38-42 psi should be good. Should hold for a short while
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  14. With the coolant full, start the engine with the tank cap removed. If air and smoke continually purge from the surge tank I am going to assume you have a head failure. Did this happen suddenly, or occur gradually over time? Does exhaust smell sweet? Does coolant smell like exhaust? Sorry for so many questions but specific questions narrow down things quicker If what you describe is accurate it sounds like it is severe. Love the 96. Still my favorite year Welcome To CaddyInfo. How long have you owned it? Miles? Condition?
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  15. Pretty good review, nice vehicle (would have liked a mention of MSRP); but overall, fine.
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  16. Thats odd. It seems the 2010 STS is compatible with the 2008 CTS, but not listed for the 2008 STS. Where is it damaged? I doubt it is repairable due to the constant movement and flexing. See if you can get the part# from the dealer so it can be crossed
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  17. For this holiday season, we're adding a few more interviews to that list in the coming week or two, and today we're starting with Jamie Brewer, Chief Engineer for the upcoming 2022 Cadillac Lyriq EV. We chat about her past career before the Lyriq EV, examine some of the design and engineering decisions that were made ahead of the Lyriq EV's reveal, examine some of the advantages of General Motor's new Ultium battery system, and discuss the path from prototype to finished vehicle.
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  18. Pretty good interview (I learned some stuff). I almost aborted when the interviewer spent almost 10 minutes on sounds and noise, and while certainly important, I don't think this was an apex question on a brand new car. And on this, the interviewer supplied too much commentary prior to finally getting to asking the question (almost showing-off) on how much she knew. Kudo's to to Jamie Brewer, Chief Engineer as being as transparent as she was allowed to be. And her comments at the end, defining her work and status as a female engineer in the automotive field were spot on (saying she held pa
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  19. My '05 Deville had the airbag light on and a SDM B0101 CURRENT code. It just happened one day a few weeks ago when I backed it out of the garage to wash it. I store it winters and have put less than 1000 miles on it this driving season. The shop manual defined the code as "front impact sensor discard". The manual concentrated on the SDM B0100 which is an opened sensor and there was not much information on the B0101 code. I figured the sensor was shot but the retail price of the sensor is $220.00 - I decided to remove the sensor from my wife's 2004 Deville and install it in the '05 to
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  20. We are restoring 2 Dukes at the moment, with a view to modifying one of them to more closely resemble the SS 100 Jaguar they were originally modelled after.... We have developed a wire wheel kit using Jaguar wire wheels and knockoffs, in either 15 of 16 inch sizes, with either a painted or chrome finish. We also have available many new and used Duke parts, since we have acquired 2 Duke kits that were stored and never assembled by the original purchasers Please let us know, if we can be of assistance Matthew Smith SU Rebuilders, Ltd.
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  21. Rockfangd hit the nail on the head. I'll add that when running the engine to temperature monthly (if you decide to do that), getting up to temp. doesn't just mean the water temp, you need to get the oil temperature to operating temperature to insure the moisture is purged from the engine oil and exhaust system. Jacking your vehicle can help preventing flat-spotting your tires unless your "getting up to temperature" (previous tip) includes driving your vehicle to accomplish your oil heating/circulating cycle. Taking your vehicle for a spin (on a picture perfect day) also circulates other flu
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  22. Three in-house speed shops glue their badges on their brands' smallest sedans. https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a34304375/2020-bmw-m235i-gran-coupe-vs-cadillac-ct4-v-mercedes-amg-a35/ "Is that the one with the Corvette engine?" The guy admiring the candy-red Cadillac wants to know if he's in the presence of the mighty 640-hp CTS-V. Not quite, friend. This is the one with the four-cylinder truck engine. "Oh. Well, I'm sure it's still fast." That passing interaction perfectly captures why the Cadillac CT4-V, the BMW M235i Gran Coupe, and the Me
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  23. Hope this alternator works out great for you! 👍🏼 This discussion brought back a tough memory where I had just replaced the alternator on my beautiful 98 Eldo. I sold it a week later and the new owner didn’t even make it home, a 20 mi. drive before breaking down. He called to say the car had warning lights come on and when he stopped and looked the serpentine belt had broke... Turned out that the reman alternator I had bought from Autozone had seized up and taken out the belt! I gave him $200 back from the purchase price for his troubles and got another alternator from Autozone for
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  24. Well am now driving it. Stupid battery terminals were loose again. At least 2 turns each. Grr. Creaking is slowly getting less noticeable. Finally got ABS and Traction lights off last night. Drove all day today without a problem. I ran the pump manually for about 30 seconds. Alignment seems off since alignment got done. Just my luck. Car looks like new with the detail job done
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  25. The big items were "Spare Parts" at $2,912 and "Other Material" at $3,782". The bumper guard and paint are supposed to be $250 or less, but they probably replaced the bumper beam and at least one of the two shock absorbers, which can easily run $3K. But, another $3.7K for "Other Material" that was not itemized??? A bill of that magnitude from any source must include a full breakdown of all parts, their source, and your cost of those parts. Some would include manufacturer part number on the parts. This is very important for Cadillac or any high performance auto repair because many mech
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  26. I was thinking, that because he wasn't getting engine braking from the downshift, he relied on the brakes more probably heating them up. That wasn't a leisurely drive with lots of turns, and it didn't sound as if the engine was loafing
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  27. I agree; I wondered if he simply needed to put it in track mode.
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  28. So we've been looking at things on the car, never did do a fuel pressure test because we found that there is a leak. The vapor tube from the gas tank that runs to the emissions canister up at the front of the car is pulling fuel up to the canister. So we pulled the tank again to see If there was a kink somewhere but nothing. We changed out the fuel filter because weirder things have happened to me when it comes to my vehicles. But it is still doing the same thing. Any ideas on this! Karen
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  29. I stated 'it could be something like'......a 25 year old car....it really could be anything along that type of problem. Reman ECMs can sometimes cause more problems than they fix. 1993 service manual......page 6E-A-46 and 47 shows the grounds for the ECM. G100, G102, G401. You need to inspect all 3.....and not just a visual....you will need to take each one apart and clean. They can 'look' ok but actually be causing a problem. There is also a splice.....S234 that should be inspected very closely.
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  30. Early GM Techline terminals used to have a PROM charts back in the DOS and IBM PS2 days. It would have specific PROM details for every GM car. You could search each and every PROM for details. Haven't seen those charts in 15 years. There is more to it than this PDF chart.....details like engine....FED, Canada, export emissions....trans....final drive ratio....maybe 20 Proms per car. Did find some info... page 63 http://www.scotthansen.net/BCCLookup.pdf Some eBay Prom and ECM BBSX details.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Prom-Chip-BBSX-1993-Cadillac-Eldorado-4-6L-PCM-E
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  31. Video is online, here the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH2I4wBJHFg That show exactly the issue, and when engine cold, that the same. Thanks again
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  32. Actually.....the Chart 6C-6 is in the 1993 manual. The procedure is the same.....but the schematic IS different. It is on page 6C-40 1993 service manual. PROMs / Memcals were around before PCs and the internet. The same car may have have 25 different PROMs available for different options or markets (California, Canada, US FED emissions) manual or automatic trans or gear ratios or even different engines (Think Pontiac Grand Am...2 different 4 cylinder engines and a 6 cylinder engine available) etc. There may be a new PROM issued to fix a transmission chuggle issue k
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  33. Thanks a lot, if you don't have time don't worry, nothing urgent It is 10:30 pm here in France
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  34. Thank you so much , I really appreciate you taking the time to reply, and with great links .
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  35. Attached is a pic of the idle procedure right from the 1993 GM service manual. I think it idles ok.....just takes a 'long' time to get there. Perhaps a misconception that it does take a few seconds to get there rather than instantaneous. Sounds like he may be starting the car with his foot on the gas. He should not have to do that. Glad he checked the cruise and gas pedal cables for freedom. There is a return spring on the throttle body shaft that may be broken.
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  36. Gloidl writes: Some of my Cadillac friends visited me for a great weekend for a small get together. The program included a car swap between my friend Ingo who had bought my former 1966 Coupe deVille a couple of years ago, and my friend Georg, who traded a spectacular 67 Eldorado, which he had bought from my friend Joe, for it. We visited the fantastic garages of the members of the Cadillac BIG Meet organization team on Friday. On Saturday July 4th we took a driving tour around 4 lakes in my area and much to my surprise the evening ended with a surprise birthday party for my myself with my frie
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  37. Odd that Duracell would do that...first I've seen or heard of them. Curious....some applications are just the shell and keypad.... No circuit board.
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  38. Ok, i will let you know About the TPS, yes, i check it with the ohm meter, all look really good, and same in the live data, pretty smooth on all the travel, so i think that nor the problem, but just in case, i order one in the same time (save me shipping).
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  39. 1968 Cadillac coupe DeVille On Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/1968-Cadillac-DeVille/153989782599?
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  40. I think I would replace the socket first. I only had mine opened up once but am thinking it is the usual socket configuration where the socket plugs into the back of the light body. Yours sounds like it may have a damaged wire shorting out on the socket/ground. A new socket should come with enough of a pigtail to eliminate a short as well as give you a nice clean socket.
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  41. morty96 -- you can't tell what's wrong, exactly, from what you say. If we have the codes, they may be able to tell us what is up. The compressor may be turned off because a code has been set that says that the expansion valve or dryer is clogged, for example. If you have a gauge on it and it is reading 100 psi, it probably doesn't have a leak. BodybyFisher is right, a can of the correct Freon every year or two may be OK but that's not going to address whatever is stopping your compressor from running. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: Electrical problem, like bad compr
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  42. Very interesting design, I am confused as to why the highway gas mileage is less than a 5.7L though in the Silverado. I suppose however its due to the Silverado's weight vs a 4 cylinder that has to work harder.
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  43. I have a set of air shocks that may fit your car. I have had them for a couple of years, I bought them and for some reason they didnt fit my friends Seville. Here is the part # and Cadillacs it fits. Please confirm that this AC DELCO part will fit your car and if it does we can work out a price and how I can ship them to you, if you would like them. They were $125, you can have them for $50US plus shipping. They come with new air tubing and fittings. You are hitting hard because the air shocks raise the rear of the car to proper ride height. The suspension is probably bottoming out.
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  44. ooh, thats a nice spoiler. I would like to find a tasteful one for my Deville. Never seen another 3 part one like the one on my Seville
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  45. I really don't understand the question. Where are you located? There was a time where the export speedometers were calibrated to over report (show faster than actual) the vehicle speed by about 10 km per hour. Some odd law somewhere.. With all the navigation and GPS stuff now....I don't think it's still used.
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  46. Missed this a few days ago... failure takes out new engine Complete Street Performance My CTS-V Wagon has gone down again because of a simple part. We'll explore the damage done to the NEW engine and try to understand why there was a fail in the first place. Also we'll see what our plans are for moving forward as we want the CTS-V engine to be back up and running, but better than the current budget build.
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  47. Color in your Cadillac https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/05/04/coloring-in-these-classic-car-images-is-great-and-all-so-what-you-really-want-is-more-car-images-to-color?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-05-04
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  48. as I read all posts, it is rarely said about checking the return line to the expansion tank. as bobby wrote, check the key screw 15 for cleanliness. if it gets clogged, the engine cannot vent and there will be symptoms of overheating. I had it myself, I bought a Cadillac tired by mechanics, but after careful reading of Bobby, it was actually clogged and I have had peace since then. sorry for english
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  49. The part number you gave for the relay, stamped on it, is one digit short of a GM part number. You say you found a relay on Rock Auto that is the same part; I don't see a relay by itself for the 1984 Biarritz electric seats, just 21-pin combination switch-relays and an 8-pin switch-relay. If you could give us the exact application where the same relay is used, and the GM part number, then we could probably find it for you. You can also match the relay with another one based on the size, voltage (12 Volts), and number of pins and functionality with pinout. That's a last resort but always there
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