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Jan Olsson

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Jan Olsson last won the day on September 7 2019

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About Jan Olsson

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  • Birthday 02/06/1974

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    Sweden
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    Cars, engineering and economics

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  • Car Model and Year
    2012 CTS-V (wife has my 2002 STS)
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    Supercharged 6.2L (LSA)

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  1. Hi I’m ni longer interrested in this item. Thanks anyway.
  2. Hi all! I thought I would do a write up on what "problems" I have encountered over the years so far. Being that I drive about 25 k miles a year I have to do regular services more frequently of course, I also encounter problems more frequently than the average car owner will do. Bear in mind that I have owned Cadillacs and relied upon them as daily drivers since 2002 and am quite familiar with them and always do what work needs to be done by myself except from lately. This is because I have access to a very small garage and my rule of thumb is “if I can’t close the garage door after me whe
  3. The P1372 code and MAP sensor are unrelated. P1106 was the code for the MAP sensor so it makes sence that you still got the P1372 BEFORE the Crankshaft Position Sensors were replaced. Are there still codes precent after the Crankshaft Position Sensors were replaced? If not then there is another problem and it has propably something to do with the MAP connections since it is the only other code you have got. From my own experiences it seems rare that a sensor breaks. Usually bad connections and damaged wiring seems to be the problem. The Crankshaft Position Sensors are located on a tight
  4. I would also pull the MAP-connector (it sits on top of the throttle body), spray it with WD40 and disconnect/connect the connector 10-15 times. This excercise cleans the connector and restores the connectivity. Also try to wiggle the cables with car running and see if you can get it to stall. If you have a problem with a bad connection (apart from the oxides that you cleaned away in the previous step) it can either be the connector itself or the wires. I had a code for the MAP-sensor a couple of years ago and a little love and WD40 solved it
  5. Hi all! I’ve just returned home after a total of 2000 miles of driving. We went to southern Bavaria through Denmark for a week J The temperatures was about 90-95F but the V didn’t mind, until I smelled coolant when I was fueling it up…because of a lousy dealer job. Some of you might remember that I let an authorized dealership change the compressor free of charge (replacement because of abnormal sounds). I almost always do what needs to be done on my own cars but since the compressor isn’t exactly free of charge I had to let a shop do the work to get it for free. I told them t
  6. I correct myself. It should say "The most powerful narrow gauge steam loco in Germany". The most powerful german steam loco is I believe the series 44 (standard gauge). It would be nice to ride a passenger express train like the series 18. It can manage express trains up to 110 mph!
  7. It has really served me well. I still expect to see it on the parking lot sometimes when I look out the window.
  8. We are going to use the V a lot this summer. I use it as a daily driver, even in wintertime but this will be the first vacation use. First I'm going on a trip with my seven year old daughter (wife has to work) to celebrate my father’s 75th birthday. The celebration will be in a northern part of Sweden so I suppose that trip will be about a thousand miles. The second trip will be with my family down to Germany through Denmark (I'm allergic to ferries or rather against dents and scratches from other cars). We are going to the southern part of Germany (Berchtesgaden) and enjoy the scenery, probab
  9. We recently sold the STS after almost 180k miles in the family (199 k miles on the odometer). It was still running very good, no rust, interior almost as good as new but the age and miles was starting to show. It has the half-case oil leak and small stuff needed attention. The catalytic converter gave up and needed replacement so I replaced it with an aftermarket. But that unit was to small for a 4.6 liter engine so I replaced it once again but this time with an used OEM unit that recently gave up. The new owner has owned a lot of American cars and has also worked as a mechanic on several Cadi
  10. I was speaking of the fuel injection connector. It’s a 2002 year model.
  11. Hi all! I just returned from a test drive. The Time Sert kit for sparkplugs worked like a charm (I used the extended kit for deep spark plug holes). A couple of hours work to remove all stuff, use the insert kit and put it back together. (I had to put everything back together and move the STS after a found out the threads was stripped because I want my V to be in the garage at nights). No mechanical noises and a perfect idle. One funny thing happened though. I had removed the electrical connector for that cylinder in order to move the car safely while I was waiting for the Time Sert
  12. Great tip! I've just recently begun using a dentist type of mirror. I guess I'm old school My theory is that I once overtightened that plug with a faulty torque wrench which in turn eventually made the threads fail. I have just ordered a kit from Time-Sert with a couple of inserts. I can't imagine that there are mechanical issues since it ran fine otherwise. No mechanical sounds and no signs of marks from collisions at the top of the piston. Of course carbon build ups could ruin a plug but that engine has been exercised from day one
  13. I thought about contact too. I tried to see if something was present on the top of the piston but it looked ok. This plug had a bend center electrode and the threads was stripped. Could it be carbon build up damaging the electrode?
  14. Hi all! Finally the spring has arrived over here. That means summer tires, a thorough cleaning and waxing and a general tune up on the cars! I finished my V so I thought it was time to do my wife’s STS, so I started it up and was heading for the garage but suddenly it started to miss. Pulled the plugs today and found out that the threads were gone at one of the cylinders at the rear bank. If you recall, I had a problem about one year ago when I found a plug at that exact location with a destroyed center electrode. That plug was loose then so I figure that the threads were severely weakene
  15. Hi all! Finally the spring has arrived over here. That means summer tires, a thorough cleaning and waxing and a general tune up on the cars! I finished my V so I thought it was time to do my wife’s STS, so I started it up and was heading for the garage but suddenly it started to miss. Pulled the plugs today and found out that the threads were gone at one of the cylinders at the rear bank. If you recall, I had a problem about one year ago when I found a plug at that exact location with a destroyed center electrode. That plug was loose then so I figure that the threads were severely weakene
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