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Bruce Nunnally

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  1. Interesting take on an Escalade Widebody. Not going to be everyone's cup of tea but I appreciate the work.
  2. This is a couple car review of the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade luxury full-size SUV.
  3. Long infomercial to sell this car. Some appearance mods, air ride suspension, redone interior, new wheels. Kind of like the 'hot wheels' version of a Cadillac instead of the matchbox version.
  4. https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL4N2JU2W4 (Reuters) - Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors Co said on Tuesday they would partner with Microsoft Corp to commercialize driverless autonomous vehicles. Microsoft will join General Motors, Honda Motor Co and institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise, bringing the post-money valuation of Cruise to $30 billion.
  5. I am ready to be picked up at a nearby verti-port and taken for curb-side pizza service.
  6. Code: 162438683148508463 Thank You for Being a RockAuto Customer for over 11 Years! Using your discount code is easy! Enter your discount code in the 'How Did You Hear About Us?' box without any other numbers or characters for an additional 5% savings. Discounts cannot be applied to shipping, gift certificates, or to an order once it is marked as shipped. Your code expires on March 14, 2021, 12:00 Midnight CT, so do not wait!
  7. Hi Millard, Are you having a similar battery drain?
  8. For a car to pass smog, it has to be ready -- if you have disconnected the battery recently for example, it will need to drive for 50-100 miles to get emissions ready. Failure causes can be bad O2 sensors, bad catalytic converter, or generally running poorly or misfiring and so not burning cleanly. if the engine is running smoothly, and your check engine light is not on, but it is failing emissions, it is likely something subtle. I would have expected the emissions test to show what failed as a clue.
  9. That is not an input I would expect. Can you retrieve the DTC codes to determine what the actual problem might be? Did the dealer or mechanic actually tell you what they think is wrong?
  10. are there any diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)? Does it show 'ready for emissions'?
  11. installed the new battery from RockAuto in the ATS-V Trunk today. Battery in the left side of trunk, under a hatch (too small to pull battery out of). Battery with rear trim piece removed, and side trim piece displaced to allow access. There is a bottom retainer, a top brace, two vent tubes to address, (one for vent one plugged). The battery the dealer put in previously (top) does not match the new one; it was a 48AGM but says it has 700 CCA where new one says 770 CCA. Otherwise I would have just expected OEM battery vs retail battery differences.
  12. So the locksmith was able to repair the cylinder (remove the bad wafer and reinstall it)? Wow
  13. Interesting interior configuration V-63 Victoria Coupe. The V-63 offered an improved L-head engine, and as the video mentions front-wheel brakes. The V-63 was offered in 1924 and 1925, replaced by the Series 314 in 1926. The new L-head engine used a cross-plane crankshaft, which improved balance and smoothness for the V-8.
  14. I think you are on the right path -- tumbler is dirty/stuck in wrong place. By cleaning the tumbler out you may get it clean, loose, and working again. Another thought though -- with foot on brake, can you move the gear shift from park to drive and back to park and see if any difference?
  15. I left the charger on for a few hours before Christmas Eve, then retested today, after Christmas. The ATS-V has not gone anywhere as we are isolating at home. Battery this morning tested at SOH 78%, still Good-Recharge. Now I see SOC 6%. R:4.55 mOHMs CCA: 546A; Vol:12.04V. This seems to suggest there is not a large parasitic draw with the car off, as the battery stayed charged. I put the charger back on; what happens is the charger goes through stages from constant amperage to variable amperage to trickle charge to full & anti-sulfurization. The final stage is a low current mai
  16. One of the most popular engine swaps for early hot rodding has to be the early Cadillac OHV engines. The 331 was first released in 1949 and was used in hot rods almost immediately. The first generation of engines are almost identical and a vast majority of the parts swap between. Cadillac's were known for making good power and torque stock and were quite smooth running engines.
  17. I tested the ATS-V battery using an Ansel BA301 Battery Analyzer with following results: SOH = 59% SOC = 0% CCA = 413A STD = 700A Resitance = 6.04mΩ Voltage = 11.88V GOOD-RECHARGE Which appears to show the battery is good but discharged and simply needs recharge. I put it on my charger, a Beleeb BLB-C25 Battery Charger & Maintainer again today and will let it run until it gets to 'full charge', then retest and see what then. If it is not 'holding' a charge then probably needs replace regardless. Initial result interpretation: OK Recharge: The BA301 man
  18. 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.
  19. Battery fitment info; the track pack RPO Y4Q battery appears to be the LN1AGM, or pn 88865429. The Stock / OEM battery is the 48AGM 88864541
  20. We're looking at a 2006 Cadillac XLR-V Convertible in Black Paint. The car features a Supercharged Northstar V8 engine producing 443 HP. The car's Owner is Jack Bowser. Jack’s had this car since 2017. Jack shares he was looking at a Porsche, and while on his way to the bathroom, saw this car. He researched it, and called and purchased it. He calls this car “The Corvette in a Tuxedo”.
  21. A while back my ATS-V would occasionally be slow to crank, so the dealer put a new battery in. The new battery (years later) is now occasionally slow to crank, so I sent a note over to see how much a new battery will be. Now, note the battery itself is $320 ($242 or so on discount). Rockauto has 48AGM for $157 plus S&H.https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/cadillac,2016,ats,3.6l+v6+turbocharged,3310891,electrical,battery,2476 My ATS-V is not start/stop and this is the one in the car now: ACDELCO 48AGM {#88864541} Gold / Professional; AGM; BCI Group 48; CCA 760 Exclude Start Stop
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