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#325 of 721 Re: Engine problems 2006 CTS [jamesseverino]
Sep 14, 2011 (11:01 am)
I have a 2009 CTS with the 3.6 engine. I have the oil changed at 5 to 6000 mile intervals at a Cadillac dealership. It uses a quart between changes. Do not let this oil usage problem go until it is out of warranty. I would stay on this until I got GM to do something about it. My service advisor told me that one of the problems they had with the oil life monitor was its generosity between changes. He said some people change the oil, going by the monitor, and never check between changes. He told me that they recommended no more than 6000 miles; that what they were finding was the actuators were going bad at around 50000 when people were going more than that. In my case, if I went by the monitor, I would go 13000 miles between changes. It does not sound like you are doing that. Your situation is not normal.
#326 of 721 transmission trouble, message 316
Sep 14, 2011 (1:12 pm)
no i havent called customer service, im just dissapointed that the highly trained tech cant find the problem, it does this everyday and its not normal, im affraid that the transmission will finally go bad all the way and ill be stuck with the bill, thats why i bought the gmpp, first one for 2400.00 second one for 1400.00. i take excellent care of this car oil changed every month and wheels rotated every month., my car is at della cadillac in queensbury ny 518-793-3871. just authorized to have the transmission flushed, but i know thats not going to fix the problem. thank you for reading my story and writing me.
#327 of 721 Re: Engine problems 2006 CTS [gmcustsvc]
Sep 14, 2011 (5:22 pm)
Why don't you post your contact info so people can call you directly , the people on this forum are very upset with the way GM Cadillac is dealing with their concerns and I have had the same experience. You are in no position to help any body so why don't you stop wasting peoples time and giving them them false hope.
#328 of 721 Re: Engine problems 2006 CTS [jamesseverino]
Sep 17, 2011 (7:45 pm)
I have a 2005 CTS 3.6 and it has the same problem with oil consumption. I'm much older than you and have owned dozens of vehicles in my lifetime and have never had the experience of 600-800 miles per quart of oil as I have with my CTS. The Cadillac dealership service manager told me that was in range for Cadillac. Sorry to hear that this is still a problem with the 2009 model. One would think that the engineering dept. would have this issue resolved by now.
#329 of 721 Re: Engine problems 2006 CTS [cady2004]
Sep 17, 2011 (8:29 pm)
AMEN! the GM service people told me "there are no recalls" or TSB's (technical service bulletins) therefore there is nothing we can do for you!
#330 of 721 Re: Engine problems 2006 CTS [05gmlemon]
Sep 17, 2011 (8:30 pm)
CTS ....acronym for Cadillac Truly Sucks!
#331 of 721 Re: Engine problems 2006 CTS [05gmlemon]
Sep 17, 2011 (9:54 pm)
Head gasket problems on the old 2.2 found in the Cavalier's and Corsica's lasted for most of the 90's. Intake manifold gaskets blowing out on the 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.8, and 3.9 V6 engines has been happening for the past decade. GM's track record on resolving major engine issues is not very good. Best of luck.
Sep 18, 2011 (4:44 am)
What is the oil capacity of the 3.6 engine???? The 3.5 V-6, alum blocked, 4-valve engine used in the Intrigue and Aurora between the yrs of 1999 through 2002 was 6.5 qts..Owned 2 Intrigues with the "Shortstar" engine and did 75k on a 99er and 120k on a 2002 w/o any problems.
Did switch from Mobil to Pennzoil which helped eliminate the adding of oil between changes, every 3k..With Mobil usually 1500 mile was a qt low..Both cars were 90% driving on open highway at 75++..Caddys owned were a 91 Deville Touring Sedan w/4.9 V-8, 1996 Deville w/Northstar, and a 1999 Deville w/Northstar..Never added any oil between changes..
I see the 2012 Impala has the 3.6 engine rated 300hp..Pricing starts around $25k, kinda takes the prestige out of the Caddy chatter!!! Love those corporate engines..Caddy engines in a Chevy!!!!
My experience with the above owned models was satisfactory, the 91 got a new engine at 59k miles, gift from Cadillac due to piston slap..The Caddies were the wife's..I only drove them on Florida trips and to the dealer..
Current Caddy pricing is "out of the ball park", no value!!!!!!!
#333 of 721 Re: Engine problems 2006 CTS [jamesseverino]
Sep 20, 2011 (9:57 am)
I had the same experience with my 2006 STS, it was using over a quart of oil every 1,000 miles. The dealer had me bring it in every 1,000 miles for a total of 3,000 miles to document the oil usage. After that they changed all the seals in the engine under warranty. This fixed the problem. You might ask if your dealer can do the same thing.
#334 of 721 Re: Question??? [motorcity6]
Sep 20, 2011 (10:21 am)
The 304hp V-6 current offering has a crankcase capacity of 6qts..Called my friend at the Caddy dealership..
The 215hp "short-star" V-6 of the Intrigue and Aurora was 6.5qts..
Won't run the CTS/STS too long at 80+++, might go to trash....