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  1. Please consider getting the Helm Shop manual, which is the factory reference, at helminc.com or they can frequently be found at ebay, if you do not have one. It is very detailed. They are specific by year, although the head gasket repair procedure is probably similar year to year. This is the step by step guide GM mechanics use. The Timesert page at http://www.timesert.com/html/gm.html suggests that the Northstar timeserts are interchangeable up to 2000, 2000-2003, and 2004+. For prior to 2000, Timesert kit p/n J-42385-500. The head gasket kit as I understand it from GM includes the head bolts, which can not be re-used. I would go to the dealer for this, or to discount sites such as gmotors.com. The head gaskets and timesert install can be done with the engine/powertrain in the car, but that makes it harder. You should not need new heads, but I would cross that bridge once you come to it. Sometimes used heads show up on ebay, or via salvage yards.
  2. Back firing through the intake is a classic symptom of needing a new fuel pressure regulator.
  3. Woops, sorry, I assumed you read this reference post: http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=9759 To upload an image from your computer directly to the board here, while on the New Topic entry page, you go down to "File Attachments" and push the "Browse" button. Then you can navigate to the file on your PC. Then push the "Add attachment button" to upload the file to the board. Finally, push the "Add into Post" button (not visible until after you add an attachment) and that puts the image into your post at the current cursor location in the post. The file will only add if it is less than 64k in size for registered users or 100k in size for Supporters. The message here: http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=9759 explains how to load your image to photobucket.com instead of to the board, and then link from here to there. That's when you use the "Image clickable thumbnails for messageboards" which is a Photobucket.com option. Photobucket has a much larger limit to the image size, is easy to use, and does not count against our bandwidth on the board since it is served off their server. IF you already have the image on the internet someplace, then you can use the image icon while in the "new topic" edit mode and just type or cut and paste the address (URL) of the image.
  4. If you are using the "Image clickable thumbnails for messageboards" coding you just copy and paste that into your post; then use preview to make sure you get the image and not code.
  5. IF the picture is less than 64K in size you can attach it to your post, but that can limit the image fidelity and uses bandwidth. Please review this nice post with graphics: http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=9759 on how to post an image to photobucket then link it back here.
  6. http://www.radiosandmore.com does plan to carry an IPOD adapter for the 2006 STS, but they responded by email that the STS adapter is on backlog. The adapter they carry for the CTS/SRX is $175, for ballpark pricing. Cadillacfaq.com has a write-up on how to install the CTS one. You might consider contacting radiosandmore.com and ask them to alert you when they have inventory.
  7. http://www.forbesautos.com/reviews/2005/ca...ts/feature.html Other features add even more value, such as the inclusion of OnStar and its bevy of concierge and emergency services as standard, and -- a small but significant touch -- the placement of RCA-style audio inputs in the center console. Finally, you don't have to buy Honda Motor's Element if you want to plug your Apple Computer iPod directly into the audio system. My impression is they may mean the center console between the seats, not the center console in the dash? You have an STS, however the 2006 DTS notes this: All-new radio offering The DTS is one of the first vehicles to showcase GM's new, easy-to-operate radio application. Base and uplevel stereo radio offerings (AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio compatible) incorporate a number of useful audio entertainment features, including: An auxiliary audio jack located in the front lower right corner of the radio control head, which enables “plug and play” connection of any and all auxiliary audio players (e.g. Apple iPod or Rio MP3 portable units) through the sound system http://media.gm.com/us/cadillac/en/product...Technology.html
  8. My references suggest there is an audio input jack in the center console on the 2006 STS and DTS. Can you check in there and see what you find?