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    winterset reacted to herownbagger in 90 Deville misses and stalls   
    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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    winterset reacted to herownbagger in 90 Deville misses and stalls   
    Unfortunately with the covid thing I'm tight on money.  If I have to replace it I will do that.
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    winterset got a reaction from rockfangd in Seriously pulling my hair out. Dead battery   
    Before you open a door, roll down the window, and verify opening a door shuts off the circuit. Next step will be to leave the dome light on, and verify that after 15 minutes, the RAP (retained accessory power?) turns off the circuit.  If the car has the obsolete onstar module in the trunk near the antenna, disconnect it.
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    winterset got a reaction from rockfangd in Battery voltage swings   
    I suspect you have either worn out brushes, or the common problem of sand and oil getting injested by your alrernator.  One thing you can try is to disconnect the battery, rwmove the plastic shield, and metal access port, then using a small finished nail, stick it in the hole on the back of the alternator closest to the center shaft.  Wiggle it a little to move the brushes, and free them if they are stuck in sand. Then spray some wd-40 into The hole to wash away some grease that could be holding the brushes back.  Then insert the nail Again, and wiggle it.  
    If you are up to it, you can remove the alternator, disassemble it, and clean out all the sand and oil from the  inside.  Use the finished nail in the hole to hold the brushes back as its placed back on the shaft.  Be sure to mark the alternator prior to disassembly so you know how the two halves fit back in place.
    i either case, do not spray too much wd-40 as if too much floods the bearings, it could thin out the grease i side it, and cause it to get washed out of the bearing housing leading to a shorter bearing life.
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    winterset got a reaction from BodybyFisher in My 1996 LED taillight conversion   
    Because I like the bold look of LED indicators , I decided to convert my rear turn and brake bulbs, and I thought I would give some tips for anyone thinking the same.
    first is that you should purchase the color LED that fits the color of the lens.  In my case, my directional bulbs are red, along with my brake bulbs, so I purchased 4 red LED's. 
    To avoid hyper flash (LED's draw less current, so the flasher blinks fast like it does when a bulb is burned out) - at first I thought to install 1 resistor for each bulb. In my case, I replaced 4 bulbs, so I would need 4 resistors wired in to the tail light harness.  I didn't want to cut or splice wires, so I thought to plug them in to the trailer wire socket that is located inside the spare tire housing. I decided to rather buy the blinker module made specifically for LED's.  I simply unplug the original located under the dash, and replaced it with this smaller $2.50 LED compatible one I bought in eBay.  Now my brake bulbs and my rear flashers blink nice and slow, bold red with no warm up and cool down delay.  
    I must say that the rear is a little brighter at night, and I am still waiting for my bottom  red 194 bulb that should be here any day.  I accidentally ordered a white bulb, and it is so bright, that it makes the lens look washed out red.  I currently have an incadescent bulb in there now, but it is inherently dim, and the tail fin is not as red at the bottom as it would be with a bright red LED.
    i also added 2 bulbs to my 3rd brake lamp inside the rear deck.
    didnt know it was possible to make my old '96 scream Cadillac any louder than what it had, but it does! - and it does from 1/4 a mile behind me too!
     
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    winterset got a reaction from jndnaps in My DeVille Got Hit   
    To properly match/blend the paint, the front passenger door will need to be partially painted to blend the color.  I do not believe the old technique of painting just a single panel is practiced anymore.  The eye is focused on comparing the color match between two panels, but once they are blended within a panel, it is not noticeable. The paint shop / dealership should also give a lifetime guarantee on the repair work.
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    winterset got a reaction from jndnaps in My DeVille Got Hit   
    Sorry this happened to your car.  you might have to put your boxing mitts on to fight with the insurance company,  but believe me when I tell you that paint technology, and color matching and blending has come a long way.  Your initial check from the insurance will be a lowball figure.  bringing it to the right restoration/ custom paint shop will help.  The shop will dictate how to properly repair the vehicle.  Google around to see a local shop that specializes in custom paint, and see how they can help.
     
    GOOD LUCK
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    winterset got a reaction from rockfangd in My DeVille Got Hit   
    Sorry this happened to your car.  you might have to put your boxing mitts on to fight with the insurance company,  but believe me when I tell you that paint technology, and color matching and blending has come a long way.  Your initial check from the insurance will be a lowball figure.  bringing it to the right restoration/ custom paint shop will help.  The shop will dictate how to properly repair the vehicle.  Google around to see a local shop that specializes in custom paint, and see how they can help.
     
    GOOD LUCK
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    winterset got a reaction from Rocco Mattero in P1189   
    Try opening up the hood at night, and look under the hood for any flashes.  I agree that this might all be solved with new plugs and wires.  Did the problem go away when it was dry out, then it rained, and the problem came back?
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    winterset reacted to BodybyFisher in 1996 deville ac service   
    That is great winterset, I need to get up to speed with AC charging.  Kevin was very helpful to me when I rebuilt the AC on my 96.
    That is very cold air at 36 degrees you are getting I am surprised
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    winterset got a reaction from BodybyFisher in 1996 deville ac service   
    Back in April, I used my vaccum pump and gauges to pull -30 on the system.  I let it sit overnight, and no leaks.  I then added dye to the system, and as KHE mentioned added 2lbs of 134a.  I also used my thermometer probe to monitor the temperature from the vents.  So far, the system is working great, and On a hot day, I see temps blowing out of the vents at 36 degrees.  I have not connected the gauges up to check the levels of refrigerant, or checked for leaks with my uv flashlight, as I didn't realize how hidden up in the engine the ac compressor was!
    vaccuum pump and gauges from eBay $79 with free shipping
    digital ac vent thermometer from eBay $2.00
    uv flashlight from eBay $3.00
    the dye I got from advanced auto, and it was the can with the ac charge adapter $9.00
    the 3 cans of refrigerant cost me ~$18.00
    hopefully this charge lasts me 20 years, but with a 20 year old system that was never serviced, I am doubtful.  But at least I have the tools to keep it in service.
     
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    winterset reacted to OldCadTech in I wanna Soup up my low mileage caddy am i dumb orr....   
    @BodybyFisher & I had this conversation a while back.
    The problem with a LOT of power on a transverse mounted drivetrain is "TORQUE STEER", the more power you apply in the pursuit of CTSV coupes the more torque steer you build into the handling aspect.
    The N* was capable of sooo much more power. but the designers/engineers "detuned" it because of torque steer. In my experience, this is very apparent in the Allante, as I have experienced it first hand. 
    I agree with Bruce;
    The first generation CTS-V is based on the same rear-wheel-drive GM Sigma platform as is the base model CTS. The use of a V8 engine required a unique engine cradle distinct from the base CTS V6. Larger anti-roll bars and larger shocks were also added. The spring rate was significantly increased. The 2006-2007 update also included a stronger rear differential and half shaft design. Unique front and rear treatments also included mesh grilles over the front openings, a track-ready suspension, and 18×8.5 inch wheels inside of P245/45R18 Z-rated Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar run-flat tires. Brakes were 13.97 in (355 mm) rotors in the front, with 14.37 in (365 mm) rotors in the rear - each with four-piston Brembo calipers on the front and rear wheels. In addition, GM badges were added on 2006 models. For performance enthusiasts, a high performance suspension package (RPO FG2) was available as a dealer installed option.
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    winterset reacted to Bruce Nunnally in Cadillac News:Cadillac Global Sales Increase 22.1% in March   
    Cadillac sold 27,406 vehicles in March 2017 globally, an increase of 22.1 percent. March was the 10th consecutive month of double-digit percentage growth.
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    winterset reacted to KHE in Fixing old key FOB   
    The fobs on the '96 and '97 Sevilles I used to own would always degrade and stop working.  Opening them up would reveal a goo that was all over the contacts and the part of the button that contacts the circuit board.  Cleaning it with rubbing alcohol always restored the operation.  It was as if something was breaking down the button material.
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    winterset got a reaction from rockfangd in 2000 Deville Instrument Cluster Dark After Replacing Battery   
    Btw 75 miles in texas will take you 15 minutes to get there
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    winterset reacted to rockfangd in Audio help please   
    Just a update here. 
    System sounds wonderful. What a difference. 
    I dont listen to anything crazy or loud but good quality sound is very nice
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    winterset got a reaction from BodybyFisher in DTS 2011 4.6 Engine   
    1) i understood factory fills of dexron vi started at GM in 2008? I agree a 2011 should be drained and refilled now.
    2) not to hijack sea33's post, as I think we gave him some good pointers, and assurance on the N* reliability. - however i wanted to tell you that the first and only head gasket job i did myself was on my 2002 3400 engine. Back in 2009 i was very sick, and my wife was doing the driving, and the waterpump went, and she kept driving, and overheated the motor several times.  Anywho, the heads warped, and the gaskets went.  In dec2009-feb2010 i took my time, and had the heads milled, new bolts,plugs,wires, redesigned gaskets, etc.  cost me $500 to do the entire job, and that was 80k ago. Since, the Car has been driven straight nj-Miami Fl twice.  Never a problem.  I use synthetic oil, and keep all the fluids fresh. GM recommends we keep the overflow tank at full hot when the engine is cold.  I use bars coolant stop leak inThe 3400 as well. The 3400 will go 300k because they have loose fitting pistons - and i am out to proove that.  Also, Should the 4t65e in it ever go, i will rebuild the transmission while it's in the car, and that will be my first transmission job.
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    winterset got a reaction from BodybyFisher in DTS 2011 4.6 Engine   
    I second the point about adding fresh coolant every 4 years.  I am not sure with all this work if they saved your old coolant and poured it back afterwards.  If you are unsure, or the coolant looks brown, i would have a drain and refill performed. I do all my work myself, and pretty much lately is fluid changes.  I need to do an oil change now, as it is about 1 year old oil in there. My car is a '96 with the N*, and i trust it.  Funny how when the car was new, the dealer always wanted to do work, and when i got it back, something else would mysteriously be wrong.  I believe to a degree with 3rd party additives, over lubricating, and keeping metal wet with oil. My $.02
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    winterset got a reaction from BodybyFisher in Harbor Frieght polisher ?   
    I purchased an electric HF orbital polisher for $69.99 a few months ago.  I used it for all but my '96 deville.  I almost bought an air polisher, but i happened to run into a detailer, and he gave convincing reasons to go with this.  I purchased a glaze compound, and the polishing pads.  It worked well.  He really stressed that as a beginner it is very important to have an orbital, so we don't leave swirl marks.
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    winterset reacted to Terje Treff in The Guru's oil consumption writeup up close   
    This is very interesting and I like the scientific approach. I really look forward to seeing more on this.
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    winterset reacted to rockfangd in AC Leak 1997 Deville   
    I am using a AC servicing machine.
    It passed the test. Held at negative for probably an hour or so before I charged it.
    I am very careful with the pag oil as it is much easier to put in than it is to take out.
    I have a electronic detector. I may have to try it.
    Thank you
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    winterset reacted to OldCadTech in 2004 and up cadillac northstar 11 x 2.0 loose head bolts   
    Hmmmm, I think I heard that somewhere before.......... Head - Bolts - Expansion - Contraction ......
    Thanks BBF for bringing the point to life
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    winterset got a reaction from Eldoradoman2001 in Main thing is coolant leak but a few things   
    Every few months, we should all inspect our radiator and surge tank for stress cracks and/or leaks. This is especially true on a car older than ~8 years as imo, this is the life of an aluminum and plastic radiator. Once a N* overheats (or any engine with an aluminum block or head), it's "anything goes" as far as reliability.
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    winterset got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Main thing is coolant leak but a few things   
    Every few months, we should all inspect our radiator and surge tank for stress cracks and/or leaks. This is especially true on a car older than ~8 years as imo, this is the life of an aluminum and plastic radiator. Once a N* overheats (or any engine with an aluminum block or head), it's "anything goes" as far as reliability.
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    winterset got a reaction from Bruce Nunnally in Need a new battery, any brand preferences?   
    I believe the Optima Battery i purchased in ~July 2008 is going bad. I charged it overnight, and when i turn the key it reads 10.8 volts. I will tighten the cables, but i think almost 8 years is pretty good since i deep cycled this thing several times for months at a time.
    Now to find a good price for one. Hope they went down in price. I think i paid like $160 for the current one back in 2008.
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