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Cadillac CTS, Cadillac CTS-V, Auto Repair, Engine, Oil, Sedan
#31 of 158 Re: 2005 Cadillac CTS- Engine problem [pao]
Sep 08, 2008 (8:41 am)
I have to defend the dealer here. Just because the oil can 'last' 5,000 miles or
more is not a reason not to change it earlier!! The other reason to change the
oil is due to the engine's natural break-down - and particals will fall into the oil well
before the oil breaks down. Many believe in changing oil no more than every 3,000
miles - no matter what kind of oil is used. So don't be so fast in suspecting foul
play from your dealer.
#32 of 158 '04 CTS Battery Replacement-Wal-Mart MAXX group 78N.
Nov 01, 2008 (9:12 am)
I just replaced my 5 year old battery on my '04 CTS-V6 with 131k miles. After searching several places for a battery, which had no listings for the CTS, I contacted the dealership to price an ACDelco replacement. This solution, $223.00 plus tax, sent me back to finding an aftermarket replacement. The Wal-Mart MAXX group 78N, 900 cca battery has more power, a better warranty, and will work without any modifications. The battery price and DIY was $72.94, 1/3 the dealership cost.
#33 of 158 2007 Making Noise when turning
Nov 12, 2008 (8:18 am)
Has anyone experienced a roaring/rubbing noise when turning sharply at low speeds? Also Tires worn out at 16,000 and I have rotated at every 5,000 w/oil changes.
#34 of 158 Re: Won't Start!!! [cadi03]
Nov 23, 2008 (7:15 am)
I have a 2003 CTS and same experience, twice already!
1st time is within the waranty period, and GM dealer diagnosed to be a bad cell in the battery. So they replaced it for free. Now when my car is not six years yet, the 2nd battery died yesterday.
Have to replace a new one again.
#35 of 158 CTS-V motor oil question
Dec 09, 2008 (8:44 am)
So I was listening to a lecture the other day and loved it but the guy told a story about his V-series car that needed more oil. He said that he was about to buy Synthetic because it looked the best but someone told him to look in his owners manual and in there it said that using Synthetic might cause the engine to explode.
I dont know what year car this was or which V-Series car it was but is it possible the story could be true? Would Synthetic oil cause any V-Series engine to explode?
My email address is rasberenacademy.org if you want to contact me directly.
#36 of 158 Vibration issue in CTS?
Dec 10, 2008 (1:08 pm)
Has anyone heard about or experienced this issue with the 2008-2009 CTS? I was about to buy one but now I am not so sure.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-forum-2008-beyond/119196-have-- - we-solved-steering-vibration-freeway-37.html
48 page thread discussing a mysterious shimmy problem. Apparently Cadillac knows about the issue and has issued a tech bulletin but has not solved the problem yet. See Post # 369 on page 37 of the thread for the bulletin.
Has anyone who has recently purchased a CTS run into this problem?
#37 of 158 Re: Vibration issue in CTS? [gator5000e]
Dec 11, 2008 (4:58 pm)
09 CTS here in Sept with 18 inch wheel package with FE2 suspension...yes a member of that forum as well.....have not had the problem....beleive most that have had it had it resolved with a proper wheel balance using a road force balancer.....assuming the tech knows how to properly operate the balancer
Dec 12, 2008 (11:17 am)
#39 of 158 Re: CTS-V motor oil question [aaseegs]
Dec 18, 2008 (8:01 pm)
So, you were listenting to a lecture the other day from a crackhead and loved it.
V series is the CORVETTE engine
Corvette comes from factory with synthetic
Synthetic is superior to natural (dino) oil...put it in anything and it's better.
Why in the F would Synthetic make an engine "explode"?
Do you own a V series? If so, read your owners manual and see if it says that.
99.9% you do NOT own Vseries, so why in the H are you wasting our time and bandwidth?
#40 of 158 Re: oil life monitor [fscarano]
Jan 11, 2009 (6:13 pm)
Sounds like a similar issue here....2005 CTS 3.6L bought used from Carmax with 18.5K miles. I changed the oil (Mobil 1 synthetic) and filter at one year and 28K miles (10K miles since last oil change) with 20% oil life left. At 35K miles and 32% oil life remaining, it started making a ratcheting noise, then the engine light went on. Long story short, I took it to the dealer, and he said the oil was low by 2.5 qts. I asked him why the low oil idiot light didn't go on and he had no answer. He said the ratcheting noise was likely an indication of damaged timing chains. Indeed they had to replace the stretched timing chains, about a $2K job, which was covered under warrantee. He said you can't trust the Oil Life Monitor and need to change oil at least every 5K miles. He said you can't go by what the owner's manual says. Any thoughts???