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I just joined and I see little information on Eldorados, like on the onboard diagnostic code link......I see plenty of them on the road. Are Eldo owners just a quirky bunch who don't like this site? :) Where is a good place to find Eldo information?

Thanks, Kurt(deckerman)

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Now that you mention it, Eldo owners are a very odd group of Cadillac lovers. They are very protective of their Eldo's and act like they are special. WARREN! And rightfully so, the Eldo is special, it looks like a rocket, the back seat is a coccon and its all hood.. It looks like its moving when its stopped...

We have many Eldo owners here, I am sure they will stop by.

Mechanically as you know, Eldo's are the same more or less to the Seville, so we never created a 'special' place for you prima donnas... :lol:

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If we need a specific Subforum to Celebrate Eldorado's we can have one, but you'll have to promise to post there an not let it just sit empty.

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I had assumed it was very similar to the Seville. I bought a 97 Eldo last september that I put a post on the Deville, etc, location about it's electrical problems. Amazingly I found another 97, almost identical options, miles (both have 118k miles)...about a month ago for less money which is in much better condition. A small dealer had had it, had their mechanic replace the head gaskets, the guy didn't time the cams correctly, and before they got him to tear it down and fix it, he quit his job!! So they just sold it to a guy for $1200,,,,,,he had it for a while and I think figured out he was over his head with it, so sold it to me for $1200,,,,,,,heck, with what I learned on reegining the other one, I can probably have it running for almost no money, assuming no bent valves. But I can also use it to help troubleshoot the electrical issues on the other car. So suddenly, I am deep into Eldos!! :D

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Do you still have access to the guy or shop that did the head gasket? You might want to ask them if they timeserted the block

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

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How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

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Now that you mention it, Eldo owners are a very odd group of Cadillac lovers. They are very protective of their Eldo's and act like they are special. WARREN! And rightfully so, the Eldo is special, it looks like a rocket, the back seat is a coccon and its all hood.. It looks like its moving when its stopped...

You started out in dangerous territory there Pilgrim. Fortunately you brought redemption upon yourself in the nick of time. :D :D :D

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Do you still have access to the guy or shop that did the head gasket? You might want to ask them if they timeserted the block

It was a really small town used car dealer,,,,so I doubt they would know. From what I gather here on this site, the timeserting thing is pretty valuable. Does that pretty much eliminate the headgasket issues that northstars seem to be plagued with? If I need to tear it down to inspect the cam timing issue, maybe just as well pull the heads and see what I have.

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If we need a specific Subforum to Celebrate Eldorado's we can have one, but you'll have to promise to post there an not let it just sit empty.

I don't mind "squatting" in the Deville/Seville subforum....since the Seville is very similar.

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Do you still have access to the guy or shop that did the head gasket? You might want to ask them if they timeserted the block

It was a really small town used car dealer,,,,so I doubt they would know. From what I gather here on this site, the timeserting thing is pretty valuable. Does that pretty much eliminate the headgasket issues that northstars seem to be plagued with? If I need to tear it down to inspect the cam timing issue, maybe just as well pull the heads and see what I have.

If it is not timeserted you can be sure it won't last a year or 12K miles.

It MUST be timeserted when a head gasket job is done, the threads pull out of the block. DO NOT pull the heads again, you need to find out the answer to that question, WAS IT TIMESERTED, find out who did the work. If it was not timeserted get rid of it or re-do it correctly. If he messed up the timing, its not likely he timeserted it however.

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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I have an Eldo as well, and I just post all my questions in the general Cadillac forums. This "prima donna" (haha Mikelaugh.gif) doesn't think we need a special board for our Eldo's. I don't think I'M special, just my car. biggrin.gif ....well, I may be special, but more in a blue bus and helmet kind of way. Lol.

Oh, and Deckerman, I LOVE this site. Then again, I'm not an average Eldo owner either....

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Cool Welcome Aboard

Do you still have access to the guy or shop that did the head gasket? You might want to ask them if they timeserted the block

It was a really small town used car dealer,,,,so I doubt they would know. From what I gather here on this site, the timeserting thing is pretty valuable. Does that pretty much eliminate the headgasket issues that northstars seem to be plagued with? If I need to tear it down to inspect the cam timing issue, maybe just as well pull the heads and see what I have.

If it is not timeserted you can be sure it won't last a year or 12K miles.

It MUST be timeserted when a head gasket job is done, the threads pull out of the block. DO NOT pull the heads again, you need to find out the answer to that question, WAS IT TIMESERTED, find out who did the work. If it was not timeserted get rid of it or re-do it correctly. If he messed up the timing, its not likely he timeserted it however.

Looks like I will be deeper into the Eldos........... :unsure:

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Now that you mention it, Eldo owners are a very odd group of Cadillac lovers.

Odd?

I haven't ever been able to figure out why anyone would buy a Cadillac that isn't an Eldorado -

I've had five of them, and they better come out with the Eldo again soon because the one I have will be shot in about 5 years and I plan to outlive her - Hell I might have to buy an Audi or something when my 2002 bites the dust.

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Of course I was kidding coolness... But you have to admit that Eldo lovers are passonate about their coupes

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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how to check timing on motor? pull timing cover and valve covers? or take out motor? both are hard. but pulling motor makes it easy to access timing chains. ugh. i came across an aurora that needs headgaskets. guy wants 500 for it. but than its still a lowly aurora when finished. not sure if i could sell it and even break even if i did all the work?

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You can probably check the valve timing by pulling the timing covers and using a tool through a spark plug hole to determine crankshaft TDC. I would have to check my FSM about timing marks on the cams and where they are pointing at TDC but on most cars they point directly toward or away from the crankshaft centerline.

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