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#398 of 717 Re: Engine Problems [k9will2]
Dec 29, 2011 (2:11 pm)
As you can see in my other post, my 2005 CTS "ate" 4 litres of oil on a 4000km trip. The Cadillac dealer at home agreed that was not a normal level of oil consumption. He said he found a service bulletin (I think that's what he called it) that indicated a potential problem with a gasket that allowed oil to get into the pcv system. They "replaced bank 1 cam cover gasket with updated part"
Another line says "J0311 LT CAMSHAFT COV PRL"
Then "Parts 12641261"
I am in Canada, so I don't know how this relates to USA vehicles.
Dec 29, 2011 (9:38 pm)
Do the older-pre-2008- CTS have oil pressure gauges?
#400 of 717 Re: Engine Problems [bill_anderson]
Dec 30, 2011 (4:53 am)
Hi Bill Can you please post in a couple of months IF THE GASKET MADE ANY DIFFERENCE AND HOW MANY KM YOU HAVE ON YOUR VEHICLE. If it was as simple as a gasket change you would think GM would have done a recalled cheaper then losing customers, your consumption is very much the same as mine 1 litre every 1000km. Keep readers informed and if any one else reading has had success with this solution please post.
#401 of 717 Re: Engine Problems [cady2004]
Dec 30, 2011 (9:27 am)
I will certainly keep the forum updated. When the Bank 1 Cam cover gasket was replaced, the odometer reading was 96,008 km. When I first had the clunking noise in the engine the odometer was around 89,000 km.
It is also relevant to note (I think) that in 14 Aug 2010 when the odometer reading was 54,263km We set out on a cross country trip From Halifax NS to Victoria BC and then back through the USA. A total of about 14,000 KM. At no point on the trip did we hear the clunking sound, and when we returned we took the car in for a routine maintenance check, and noone mentioned the car being low on oil of anything.
#402 of 717 Re: 2005 CTS with the same disappearing oil problem [bill_anderson]
Jan 03, 2012 (12:06 pm)
I had the oil changed on my 2005 CTS and, now, my 2009 CTS at a Cadillac dealership in Nashville, TN. The charge has always been $64.00 for a synthetic oil change and filter change. Why would a dealer charge $150? That is a ridiculous charge.
#403 of 717 Re: 2005 CTS with the same disappearing oil problem [temj12]
Jan 03, 2012 (9:32 pm)
In Canada 4 liters of oil at the dealer are $ 56 and I think the oil change needs 7liters. Plus the filter Plus the labour. Even at a retail store Mobile 1 synthetic is $12 for a 1 liter container or $ 49 for 4.54 litres.
Jan 04, 2012 (9:39 am)
Since my problem with GM I have already convinced two people not to purchase any GM vehicles. I can not wait for the day for this company to collapse. To many complaints & they still refuse to help worst customer service ever.
Jan 07, 2012 (10:54 am)
With my CTS, the problem that I have is the smell of something burning all the time. I have looked for leaks, but can't find one. One day I saw smoke turn the heater off no more smoke, but the smell still come when I drive the car. Anyone having this type of problem?
#406 of 717 Re: 2005 CTS with the same disappearing oil problem [bill_anderson]
Jan 11, 2012 (8:01 am)
If you travel by car to the U.S. on a regular basis bring back a 5 qt. jug of oil. It costs about $29.00 U.S. at WalMart for Mobil 1 5W30 synthetic. It's a lot cheaper to provide your own oil than to buy the oil in Canada. Good luck.
#407 of 717 Re: Mycts03 [mycts03]
Jan 11, 2012 (4:28 pm)
I had the exact same problem lasr year. The dealer replaced the alternator which didn't fix the problem. A nechanic here on my farm traced it down to the brake calipers. First one was replaced and eventually the second. Feel the calipers when you get the oder and I bet they will be very hot.