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#571 of 659 Timing BELTS. . .
Oct 16, 2012 (5:03 pm)
tend to have replacement intervals of 60 - 90K miles. Rumor has it that actual life is considerably greater.
Timing CHAINS are old-school. They last indenfinitely. . .on other vehicles.
#572 of 659 Same issue
Oct 17, 2012 (5:59 am)
Today is my first day on this page and it makes me sick to see so many posts regarding oil consumption on the 05 CTS. I bought mine back in 08 with 31K miles and never had any issues until August of this year. I used to put about 500 miles on my car every three weeks. Now, because of a job change, I put about 500 miles on it every four days with my commute. I drive rural highways with no cell reception and experienced the pinging noise and the check engine light coming on. I immediately called the dealership and made an appointment to take the car in the next day. They told me I was 3 quarts low and they ran tests to ensure no engine damage. When I inquired why the check oil light never came on they had no answer but said oil consumption is normal for Cadillacs...since when? Ever since that day, my car is now consuming oil. I had to add almost 5 quarts last week, 3 weeks after they changed the oil and filter, and yet the check oil light never came on. Of course my warranty ran out in September but was still in effect when the issues started. Any idea to find out how one qualifies for the GM oil consumption program?
Oct 17, 2012 (8:36 am)
Good morning jz17,
If you were interested in having an oil consumption test performed on your vehicle, your servicing dealership would be able to do this. Essentially, the test involves you bringing the vehicle in every so many miles and they will measure the loss of oil to determine if it is within the acceptable range. We can help get this process started for you, if you like; please contact us at socialmediagm.com with more details (including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealer).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#574 of 659 Re: Same issue [jz17]
Oct 18, 2012 (7:54 am)
You should start checking your oil level with the dip stick every few days. If you had to add approx. five quarts the engine was about to burn out. The oil light is an oil pressure light, not an oil level warning light. They often come on too late to save an engine. Cadillac should be ashamed of this engine.
#575 of 659 Re: Same issue [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 18, 2012 (3:29 pm)
Okay, what if its burning more than the "acceptable range", which a Dealer told me was a qt every 2k miles and it has over 36k miles on it...Are you going to do anything about it? If so, what?
Oct 19, 2012 (9:23 am)
If you've done the oil consumption tests with your dealership and they find that your vehicle is excessively burning oil, they should have access to information on what the appropriate steps are to remedy this. Have you already done the consumption test process?
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#577 of 659 Re: Same issue [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 19, 2012 (6:45 pm)
No I haven't. They want $200 to start the test and a previous GM Customer Service reply said that there was a 36,000 mile limit and my car has 65,000 on it I Don't see the sense in paying for the oil consumption test if its a dead end
#579 of 659 Re: Same issue [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 20, 2012 (7:37 am)
Isn't it about time that GM officially extended the warranty on these engines?
Given that these engine failures are so well-documented on the internet, I would think that it has to be affecting car sales. Why not do the right thing?
Note that Honda extended the warranty on automatic transmissions a few years ago when Honda transmission failures were common.
#580 of 659 Your dealer is trying to screw you!!
Oct 22, 2012 (6:06 pm)
My 2008 cts had 60,000 miles on it when it happened to me. They're oil consumption guidelines are a bunch of crap. The way I started was I had them do an oil change. Then, after 3000 miles, took it back and measured what was left. It was almost 4 quarts low! The dealer then did the consumption test for nothing. (100,000 5 year warranty we all have).
They ended up replacing all the pistons, rings, rods, the whole top end. Then they found out that all that oil in the exhaust ruined the catalytic converters. The converters came loose and jammed into the exhaust pipe. They ended up replacing everything from the heads to the tail pipe!
They had it for 26 days! I had a rental paid by warranty.
Take it to another dealer. It does not cost them anything if they know what they're doing.
They just replaced the water pump last week. (Under warranty)