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About TDK

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    CaddyInfo Reader
  • Birthday 03/03/1951

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    Deville 99=55,000 miles
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    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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    Winnemucca, NV ... the land of clear, dry, hard and fast roads... and "waste of energy" tickets !
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    Chemical process facilities management<br /><br />Rebuild computers for Lions Club, want to donate something?
  1. That entrapment type crap is liable to get real ugly at some point. Some years ago when I had the Big Red Dog (a '94 Concours that really liked to howl), I passed a truck on remote rural 2-lane highway at well over 90mph (the speed limit was probably 60 or so). I thought there was a slower car in front of the truck and was going to take it as well before a curve. Just in front of the truck I noticed that it was a Sheriff's car and manuvered to tuck in behind it, (with the nose nearly on the pavement from the hauldown in speed). In the next second or two I noticed the guy in cuffs in
  2. Dear all, I feel that Jims 97 ETC, Dave K, OnyxSTS, Jan and Bruce himself have submitted some of the finest supporting posts in quite some time. I found myself nodding to the screen as I hope many of you were as well. I certainly agree and can only hope that GM/Cadillac is reading this forum as well. Do the math; a state of the art DI, VVT, 3.6 liter V6 with 300hp at 50hp per cylinder makes a fine 4.8 liter V8 with an easy 400 hp. Then do the supercharge thing for the next couple hundred hp. To paraphrase another author; Cadillac is not about being adequate! Bruce, please consider
  3. Bruce & BBF, Great work (fun actually) with the posts, etc! I happened to notice that my two sons had/have two of the other-than CTS-V's that placed. My FOS Favorite Oldest Son, had an 05 M3, but rarely opened it up. He is married now so it went away... My FYS Favorite Youngest Son, has an EVO VIII, (parked with the 99 Deville - that he drives much, much more). However, he bought his 05 EVO from a guy that had "more money than brains", who poured many-many thousands into it, but never raced it. It still has the racing transaxle, enroute adjustable suspension, and aftermarket
  4. We recently bought a Chevy Traverse 2LT and our FYS (Favorite Youngest Son), drives our 99 Deville. For you that do not know about the Lambda platform; They share the former-exclusive CTS 3.6 engine with variable valve timing, direct injection with 281/288 hp (instead of 304-ish?). There are an array of standard features and the trim levels are broad. Our 2LT is below the top-trim LTZ, but has leather seats and DVD/Bose extra. The 2LT includes 7-seats that are actually accessible and comfortable, remote start, back camera/alarms, yada-yada. The cargo and weight capcity are suprising wi
  5. Bruce, I have a feeling that the locks were not there to prevent theft of the recycled oil. Our facility recycles oil as well and the problem is if someone inadvertantly (or on purpose...), pours something in - that is not used oil. Then, depending on the material (and it does not take much of a relatively harmless fluid by itself) the entire recycled oil container can become hazardous waste instead, (now to be disposed [typically incinerated] at a huge cost)! Regards,
  6. OK, Here's one of mine, My buddy and I were both about 17 and replacing the rear differential gear cluster in his '65 GTO dark blue convertable with white interior. A * FINE * car it was. Apparently a few too many hard starts and "speed shifting" between gears had taken their toll. Well, we confidently removed the axles and then the gear cluster from his car and later on, from a junked GTO. With even more confidence, we installed the good gear cluster in his GTO, used shim stock, plastigauge. Yep, we done did the whole mechanic bit just like the Pros...this stuff ain't so hard...
  7. Bruce, I happend to notice lately that a few older posts seemed to be revived. For example, I started a Poll quite a while back like "How was your Caddy when they returned it?", and it appeared recently. However, it seemed that answeres were dated and the times were quite old. It also notes response from yesterday, but the date was October 6, 2009. It seemed like I had read some of the other topics some time ago as well. Did the site experiance these sorts of issues recently? Thanks.
  8. Acklac7, You got lucky by getting the proper response from BBF and then following it to the letter. I realize you noted removing the air intake and forcing the throttle body shut. That, (or simply blocking the inlet with a solid plate), should have worked, but may have been more interesting. However, if you had decided to remove the engine cover on an older model Northstar (which would take a bit longer), do you realize the engine would run wide open uncontrolled and probably self-destructed? This also the reason to never have any potential for ignition with that intake cover off as w
  9. Texas Jim and Ted Tcb, Yes, I suppose it is; "The Big Black Dog". We will see how "The Big White Dog" is doing this weekend I would guess our son will continue to get comments & compliments. There are not too many young guys with a stately Caddy for the work/town/trip car and a SCCA-rated Evo for fun at the track. Regarding not going for a newer DTS, we had a few reasons, (which will not make sense to everyone). Our first two reasons are named Molly and Meeco. They are mini-daschunds (progenitors of all dogs, as we see it), and they like to lay on the bench seat (60/40) between
  10. Dear all, I have been busy with "stuff" (all good but just real busy). I also noticed that I have not posted since late April of this year, seems like the start of "confession"... Well, a couple months ago our 94' red Concours would post some "odd codes" codes and then go to reduced power. Our FYS (Favorite Youngest Son), has been driving it carefully for almost 2-years, so I could not really attend to it. He got our OK to sell it for $1,200 and it went to a person who details cars (he was dutifully impressed with the car for some time). Bear in mind that when we bought it from my comp
  11. Texas Jim, Considering the velocity that air has whistled thru your DTS's throttle body, I would venture to say it might need a little metal "BUILD UP", as opposed to any cleaning of deposits. Only point in reference is our 94' DeVille with nearly 214,000 miles and nary a wrench turned on the engine/tranny. (period) No mouse hole tinkering, no TB cleaning or top cylinder hosing. Nothing but a few oil changes and a fewer coolant changes, but a whole lot of WOT spanking of fundamentally good engineering. Good luck,
  12. Hello all, I've been away from the site for a while due to moving into a new home and tuning up the garage, (914 sqft !). The 99 DeVille: Anyway, some of you may recall that my 99 Deville had a TCS-1225 issue that cropped up after a wheel spin was arrested at a slick start. TCS-1225 is about a Left-Front speed indicator error. What happens is the ABS operates briefly on that one wheel on a hard start (without any real wheel spin). I had a AC ambient air switch fixed today (to get the AC online - it had no codes), and the TCS-1225 issues was gone, (and I tested it a LOT). All I can fi
  13. Bruce, et al, Oh yea - Garage Doors, the great American Home Destroyer. I'm sure everyone has some story of how the dang door damaged their car or vice-versa. My wife parked back too far the inside handle nicked the bumper. I dabbed the scratch (the estimate was $800 to redo completely). I had a long board in the truck years ago it it dented the other door as I backed up, (inevitable I suppose). I finally cut out the square of glued-on interior insulation and pushed the dent back out with my fingers. Now to finish off the glued in square on insulation/paper-backing with drywall
  14. Texas Jim, Back in 1999, I bought my wife a 2000 Neon. The Reno/CarsonCity dealers were higher by $700 to $1,000, (and would not drop - even when shown the paperwork). Sight-unseen, the California dealer's driver drove it over to us in Reno. We had the title noterized and the deal was done in 15-minutes at a "MailBoxes are Us" type of store. Our local dealer honored a couple of minor warrenty items. When we sold it "used" in 2007, it had less than 15,000-miles and was like new anyway, (she even had black towels over the black floor mats to keep them clean....) If you are buying ne
  15. Dear all, Up Side: This application has been available in commercial trucks with satellites for quite some time. The technology has spread to celluar as well. Of course, there are a lot of other doors to lock, etc. I have used this technology or offshoots for about 20-years. About 5-6 years, one of our tractors had a special satellite system component in it that reduced power - if the satellite system lost contact, (fuse pulles, wires cut etc). The tractor was out of our active service due to high miles and to be used for a shuttle back at the corporate yard. After the main satell
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