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  1. I would not rule out a bad battery; seems it may be losing a cell (or an internal open). Takes a charge, works when engaged, then drops out when idle. I have seen this myself with an almost new (4 month old) motorcycle battery and have seen similar symptoms listed on other car forums.
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    Introducing the CT6-V Blackwing Twin Turbo V8

    Also an addition to my earlier post, and read on Autoblog and I think GM Authority, is that the CT6 will, in fact, remain in production (at a different assembly facility). The CT6 is certainly good enough to remain in production and carry forth, the mark, as Cadillac's premium sedan. The announcement of the CT6 as being discontinued was either misinterpreted or a reversal from GM/Cadillac; of that I am not sure. Abysmal communication on GM's part IMO. p.s. Thanks Bruce on the clarification of 275 preorders (not total); again, some miscommunications.
  3. I think you are spot on Bruce. And had Cadillac entered with the ELR at a more representative price of say starting at 55'ish instead of 75 (and higher) Cadillac might have been able to provide 'itself' as a leader (instead of fancified Volt) follower. Perhaps I'm a bit naïve, and making remarks in hindsight, but GM is supposed to have top talent to foresee such strategies.
  4. Moving Cadillac/GM into the future is starting with an EV of crossover styling; this is a major paradigm shift for Cadillac, one which has been traditionally a stoic reflection of the best you could produce as a car. As it was presented, It looks like a plan, and the execution looks solid but hoping that the new platform will be as versatile as it appears, and that the battery solution works better than anything out there today. These future electrics, while still being touted as our automotive savior, will live or die with batteries and how they evolve and how they move forward. In my opinion, they still need a lot of work; maybe this is the beginning of that work.
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    Introducing the CT6-V Blackwing Twin Turbo V8

    I've heard that the Blackwing CT6 will be a limited production vehicle and capped at 275 units. This may be rumor but I would like clarification if anyone knows for sure. I do lament that Cadillac didn't give the CT6 another chance, with the four, six, and eight cylinder engine lineup, it might have been worth keeping around.
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    Cadillac News:2020 Cadillac XT6 Makes Global Debut

    Day late and a dollar short? It better be stellar or it is going to find rough going. JMO
  7. Bruce , did you go to the official press release and see that Cadillac is slated to be leader in EV for General Motors. I will not cast any derogatory remarks, especially until I/we see what GM has in mind, but I sure hope that they have studied the failure of the ELR (in this new introduction) and have a plan to surpass the leader in the field (Tesla). I am not a Tesla fan though I do recognize the 'standard' of the industry (in electrics) when I see it.
  8. I've had batteries act as yours and sounds like it had a bad cell; at full charge it would seem to be okay, then quickly lose the cell and fail to start vehicle. I think your start problem will be corrected (with the new battery). p.s. This can even occur with a fairly new battery. I just had the same (or very similar) problem with a six month old motorcycle battery that just wouldn't hold charge in one of the cells.
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    visual essay on the CTS-V

    Sweet; If I could acquire something like that, I'd call him "Vader, Darth Vader". But alas, it will in all likelihood have to be in a different lifetime. 😄 But that can't happen either, as these 'beauties' are going away (In present form), but then again, I can dream can't I.
  10. My next step would be the temp door or actuator to the temp door. Good luck.
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    2004 Deville hard to start?

    Sounds to me that if she is screeching the starter, the engine is already running. Tell her to check the tach before trying a restart that isn't required (or is a different problem I'm not understanding?).
  12. Is your engine getting up to operating temperature; maybe a stuck open thermostat.
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    CTS oil pressure & MPG?

    At idle, 25 to 30 psi sounds okay (especially when warm); this can also be affected by viscosity of the oil you are using. And your hwy mileage is going to be determined by speed , wind direction as well as engine health. Try setting your cruise control to 60, on a flat section of road and put your mpg on instant and see what you get. At 50 mph, yes, you should be doing better than 22. Is your transmission going into torque converter lock-up; this makes a pretty big difference too.
  14. I don't see the article referenced with that link Bruce.
  15. So GM is poised to save 6 billion in the coming years, but a lot that is going to do them, when they have no (a lot less) product to sell. Cadillac is basically stripped of car production (whether we see the CT5, or 4; is this in doubt as well)? Cadillac's crossovers, even with the XT4, is still fairly weak, and while just hitting the market and being rated as pretty good (it is not setting any standards or moving the bar much). And a swan-song for the CT6 with the twin-turbo 8; big deal.
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    lost transmission from fluid leak

    I'm thinking your tranny is fine, and will function when leak is detected, fixed and new fluid added. By your description, you had a sudden fluid loss so I don't think there was enough time for damage to occur (the torque converter just didn't have any fluid to pump and convert to energy). Good luck on your fix.
  17. If you could beg, borrow or steal a borescope it might tell the story in a flash.
  18. I also had this happen to my daughters Saturn; it was the EVAP purge valve.
  19. Yeah, I think it is like a 'fuel sock' in the fuel tank that has a mesh that prevents anything large from making its way to the fuel injectors. Self cleaning, as long as they contaminations aren't too egregious (in the tank).
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    Rumor of New Eldorado??

    Well the picture is of the Ciel concept show-car; whether an 'eldo' is in the offering based on the Ciel; I guess we must wait.
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    The STS has left the family

    I've also had the pleasure of the STS (two actually; '06 and '11). After my '11 was wrecked (rear ended at a stoplight, not my fault) I felt loss and missed (and still do) my STS's. Subsequently, looking for a replacement vehicle, I ended up with an XT5 (which I also like a lot though not as I loved my STS). While getting a repair on my XT5 I was given a CT6 as a loaner; this was a joy and brought back the feelings I had for the STS. So, what I'm getting at, if you are looking for similar (and actually, better), maybe keep the CT6 on a consideration (as a replacement). JMO Nice to hear of your story of your STS; sounded as you were in love (as well).
  22. How did the plugs look when you changed them. Was the burn good (light tan/crème color); if they were grey, dark grey or blackened that should have given you an idea as to combustion (lean or rich). Just a thought; ignore, if answered and I missed it.
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    Fuel fill issue

    I occasionally get an early click-off if I'm fueling and the gas nozzle is at an up and down (12 o'clock/6 o'clock) position; if I tilt the nozzle to about 10 o'clock/4 o'clock my fill usually does a lot better. Certain nozzles, also, seem to be more prone to doing this (if you typically fuel up at the same station, same nozzle, try a different one). This happens (sometimes) on my '04 Olds Bravada as well as my '17 XT5. Hope this helps; may or may not be your problem.
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    mailbag: codes 1983

    The codes you provide appear that they may be OBD1 codes (cars pre '96). Here is a url https://repairpal.com/gm-obd-I-code-chart Is the car performing poorly, and how long has the service soon been illuminated. I might clear the codes and see which one comes back. You listed a 29 and that code isn't represented at the site I checked.
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    Repairing electric antenna

    Yea, RESULT: I appreciate that fix-it attitude. And I applaud him for posting the video and undertaking the project.