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I may buy an Eldorado located 30 minutes from Orlando, Florida.  If I do, I want the car inspected by a real tech who will test the compression, code history, and such.

Does anyone happen to know someone appropriate for that?  And what might be an appropriate fee?

And, are cars on the coast of Florida more prone to rust?

THANKS!

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I would honestly go out and checkout the car yourself. How many miles are on the car?

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I agree with @barczy01   Services like Lemon Squad charge $149 for a standard check, which would not include engine compression. https://lemonsquad.com/used-car-inspections/compare

There can be issues with having someone unfamiliar with the engine doing a compression check.  I have had some experience with having a local Cadillac dealer do a pre-purchase inspection.  Generally I would expect to pay for an hour of diagnostic labor, so around $100.  The car would need to be brought to the dealer.


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I may go and I may not, depending.  The cost of carrier-transporting it to California is less than the expense I'd incur driving it back from there, and money and time are tight right now.  

The car has less than 40k miles, so not a lot can be wrong, but, I bought a car with 28k miles on a Northstar engine one time, and a couple of years later the head bolts failed ---- and I don't know if an inspection at that time would have predicted the outcome, but, I'm loathe to buy a car without a compression test and a read of the code history.  

How far in the past can the best OBD reader find codes if they haven't been reset?  And can a device detect whether and when they've been reset?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, coolnesss said:

I may go and I may not, depending.  The cost of carrier-transporting it to California is less than the expense I'd incur driving it back from there, and money and time are tight right now.  

The car has less than 40k miles, so not a lot can be wrong, but, I bought a car with 28k miles on a Northstar engine one time, and a couple of years later the head bolts failed ---- and I don't know if an inspection at that time would have predicted the outcome, but, I'm loathe to buy a car without a compression test and a read of the code history.  

How far in the past can the best OBD reader find codes if they haven't been reset?  And can a device detect whether and when they've been reset?

 

 

 

If codes are reset, most OBD readers will know because the system is not ready and all tests have not been completed.   Then it is necessary to drive the car to complete a drive cycle. 

See this on how to perform a drive cycle

http://www.obdii.com/DRIVECYCLE.HTML

 


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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