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Everything posted by cdgrinci

  1. While I've never use stop leak in my STS, I would assume you could put the product in the over flow tank and run through some heat cycles. I've found that the a/c delco tabs work quite well in another vehicle I've used them on. Link: Amazon.com: ACDelco GM Original Equipment 10-108 Cooling System Sealing Tabs - 4 g (Pack of 5): Automotive p.s. I yield to Bruce's advise about the radiator hose; that certainly would expedite product insertion.
  2. GM's commitment to a greener world is commendable as is the rest of the movements that are being seen in Europe and other parts of the world, however, without some softening of the use of coal in China and the rest of southeast Asia, I fear, this may just be 'peeing in the wind' as far as the ultimate solution. (I know this is a very complex subject and needn't be debated here, but just saying)
  3. Comparing this year to last is pretty meaningless in an absolute relationship by citing pandemic to exiting pandemic months. What might be gleaned from the numbers is positive though, that recovery is on spot despite the current chip shortage, which has hit different manufacturers at different levels. I wonder what the percentages would show for second quarter 2019; more revealing I would think.
  4. Hopefully this process will be economical; so maybe an exportable product, as well as a secure Li source for in-house battery production. If you believe that the BEV revolution will happen as fast as they predict (personally I think it's coming but at a slower pace) a secure source for Li will be critical. I sure hope 'someone' has a plan for all these Li batteries when they start needing to be re-cycled.
  5. Just thinking out loud: does your key have a resistant puck in it; these can get damaged. Do you have another key to try?
  6. Here's a link that might help: It's over my head but might be what you're looking for. What is HTHS ? | Bob Is The Oil Guy
  7. 0-20 is your recommended viscosity; this will flow a little better than 5-30 and your engine was designed with 0-20 in mind. Your engine won't detonate using the slightly more viscous oil but if something does go wrong (engine wise) and your dealer determines you used a non-recommended oil, you could void your warranty.
  8. I'm going to give the Lyriq a look when it comes out (no pre-order for me); Interesting to see where Cadillac is going. It's going to take a lot for me to give up my CT6 though.
  9. I have a '04 Yamaha FJR-1300 since new. I'm creeping up on 40,000 miles (I know, not that many for an older bike). I used it a lot when I was working as commuter transportation, and now retired, usually just for Sunday morning runs. The FJR is a four cylinder sport-tourer with windshield and hard bags; very quick bike if you are so inclined, comfortable tourer and she'll run all day without a whimper; six point six gallon tank and has an over 300 mile range before refueling.
  10. I got this in my email from Cadillac. I was perusing the Lyriq and was surprised it is only offered in two exterior colors and two interior colors. Other options are still sparse as well but I guess more will be revealed when it comes closer to ordering.
  11. I'm going to take a look at the Lyriq when it comes out. If I ever go electric it won't be a Tesla (not a fan). At my age I may never have an 'electric' but if I do I'd lean toward the Caddy. I've signed up for Lyriq updates so I'll be well informed.
  12. Here is a video on YouTube: (1) Replacing A Rear Hub Wheel Bearing On A 2010 Cadillac CTS - YouTube If you go to YouTube and search there are others as well. Good luck with your repair.
  13. Thanks for the clarification Bruce (I didn't read the article close enough). A little perplexing; if they wanted to add a blown 6.2, they would just shoe-horn what they've already got in the parts bin.
  14. Well, they've already put that engine in the CTS-V, Camaro ZL1, and the Corvette ZR1; shouldn't be too much of a stretch (but it sure will make a 'mean' Escalade).
  15. This is a little too much kumbaya (for me); how about some 'show stopping' electric range. I see where they are going, but 'transportation' should be apex.
  16. Pretty good review, nice vehicle (would have liked a mention of MSRP); but overall, fine.
  17. To each their own but I'm going to call it a fail. (but like Bruce said, nice workmanship)
  18. Nice to see some updates to Cadillac's future direction. With the mainstream automakers hitting the EV market (on mass), it will be interesting to see what transpires in the BEV market. (I'm keeping my CT6 for a while though) 😉
  19. I had an Oldsmobile Intrigue that did very similarly when it had a bad crankshaft position sensor.
  20. Now that was is cool car, great history and I learned something too.
  21. 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 parity with all the engineers and represented as the best engineer she could be and leaving gender aside).
  22. Agree with KHE; the slight tick is in all probability the lifters losing some of the oil (which quickly replaces itself on start-up), the ticking should almost immediately stop and the engine will not be put under any duress. By creating short start-ups, and not letting the oil get up to temperature, moisture gets in the oil and creates acids which can do a whole lot more harm than a short duration lifter tick.
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