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Cadillac DeVille, Sedan
Jul 29, 2003 (1:28 pm)
Thanks to imidazol & divmsm for the comeback regarding the taillight on my 2000 DTS. Will keep in mind the crack repair idea for future, and the $ price I listed was cnd $. But the respective price is same in both countries, Except, you can buy my light with your dollar 50% cheaper. I have also checked out a few used auto parts suppliers, Cnd, and found that they are pretty scarce to come by. Finding out a little more each day, like my taillights are LED'S, and can only be replaced by a whole tailight assy. Lens only cannot be replaced ? Were all Devilles produced with LED tailights and upper trunk lid? Thats what I was originally trying to get the info on; has anyone had experience changing one of these units, and how much interior trunk removal of parts is required.
To anyone else reading, this is a great site and I enjoy reading all the mail. Believe it or not my Cadillac dealer passed on the website address to me, telling me if I want to read "real letters" from owners, thids is the site.
Jul 29, 2003 (1:57 pm)
IF your LEDs in your taillight are dead. Check over to http://www.caddyinfo.com There is a guy over there that rebuilds them and sells them at a fraction of the cost of new with exchange ..................geo
Jul 30, 2003 (7:43 am)
The Majorguard plan can be purchased from any GM dealer selling any brand of GM car anywhere in the USA. The work will still be performed at the Caddy dealer of your choice, even if you didn't buy the policy there, NOT at the dealer you purchased the plan from. It is an extended WARRANTY from GM to YOU, of the ORIGINAL warranty, and the Caddy dealer will gladly do any work you are entitled to because he is getting paid for it by GM like any new car warranty. All you deprived him of is the big profit/inflated price he wanted to sell you the policy for. The dealers get charged a fee for the policy based on the make & model of the car it is to cover. They are free to re-sell the policy to you for whatever price they can get. Walk into any dealer & ask them...or e-mail one that sells them on line. In my experience, when you are buying a new car, the 1st price they ask for the warranty is twice what they pay for it...anywhere less than that is a better deal. Make sure its Majorguard & zero deductable... There are other plans available to the dealer too which they may sub when a customer "presses too hard". The policies are cancellable & will be refunded based on how long you had it. GM is pretty fair on this.
#1247 of 2634 These guys Sell Parts For Less
Jul 30, 2003 (7:49 am)
I've bought from them (I live in NY) Nice price, good service. www.gmotors.com
Jul 30, 2003 (2:03 pm)
Checked out the site at caddyinfo, found Logan Diagnostics, but they only rebuild the top trunk brakelights so far. Good try, and I keep building up more info as I go.
Jul 31, 2003 (8:14 am)
Drop them a e-mail......I read over there that they were gonna do the sides too.......geo
Jul 31, 2003 (6:25 pm)
Anyone know why Edmunds lists the '90 deville at 71.7 inches wide, and the '91 at 73.4 inches wide? Aren't they the same body? The length is listed at the same (205.6). Is the '91-'93 truly wider than the 89-90?
#1251 of 2634 SMOKE COMING FROM EXHAUST ON 98 DEVILLE
Aug 03, 2003 (12:53 am)
I have noticed recently that when I hit the accelerator hard on my 98 Deville, a puff of gray smoke appears from the exhaust pipes.
The car has only 31,000 miles on it and am wondering if this is typical of the Northstar engine or something I should be concerned about.
If there is something to be concerned about what
would be the possible problems to have checked?
Aug 03, 2003 (8:13 am)
How often do you HOT ROD it? My mom just putts along in her 98. Shes got around 40k on hers.
It puffs a bit when I take it out and whomp on it!
Only uses less than a qt. of oil between 4k changes. My 96 used to EAT oil. MY 02 Deville uses about 1/2 qt. between changes. Don't puff either cause I am always whomping on it.
Especially off stop lights or hiway on ramps blowing away unsuspecting lexus, mb,etc. owners.
NORTHSTAR POWER ROCKS !.............geo
#1253 of 2634 THANKS FOR THE INFO. SONJAAB
Aug 03, 2003 (10:55 pm)
I do a moderate amount of hot rod driving, change the oil about every 3200 miles and 3 1/2 months.
Am burning about 1 quart of oil every thousand miles, about average for this version of Northstar engine. I have been using a quart of Resilone as my first quart between oil changes.
My average miles per gallon is currently about 22
in town and 27 on the highway, again average for this model. I use premium gas as recommended by Cadillac. I am wondering if I might need a new pcv valve given the smoke from the exhaust, the car went into service in December 1997. Any feedback always appreciated.