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Cadillac DeVille, Engine, Sedan
#11 of 20 What If I don't overheat?
May 24, 2009 (4:08 pm)
When driving up steep hills and distance. My question is: 1. How long can I keep driving this car in this present state? Will the engine sieze up? Do I just need to keep an eye on the over flow tank for coolant levels?
#12 of 20 Re: What If I don't overheat? [jlewis6]
May 24, 2009 (4:19 pm)
So, you really want an answer to this un-answerable question?
Drive it until it seizes. Then you've driven it too far. This is the best answer I can give.
#13 of 20 I understand what you are saying
May 25, 2009 (3:18 am)
My question then is this: 1. Is overheating the only way to tell if this loose head bolt, overboring of the block concept will hold up? Will the engine start to skip?
#14 of 20 Re: I understand what you are saying [jlewis6]
May 26, 2009 (2:17 am)
-There supposedly is a test kit that can be bought at parts houses. It tests the coolant for combustion by-products, which indicate gases from the piston are being pushed into the coolant.
-A correct 'Timesert' installation (overboring of bolt holes and steel inserts) is supposed to pretty much cure the head bolt problem.
-Don't know about 'skip'.
Is your motor overheating or not? If you are just losing coolant and it is not overheating, you have a leak somewhere. Unless your are in the early stages of a head gasket failure.
#15 of 20 The Test Kit
May 27, 2009 (10:06 am)
Was done by the same guy that put the used motor back in 07 my Deville. The color in the tube was light green. He said he wasn't sure if it was the head gasket, but noted he had to take more apart to see if coolant was getting in on other cylinders. At that point, I felt like all I was doing was just throwing money into a hole. So first: 1. What does the color light green liquid mean is what I saw in that tube, the mechanic showed me?? And 2. My car is currently not running hot. I have not driven it over 25miles a jaunt and back once or twice a week at best. I am currently noticing that I am using more dexcool as it is probably getting mixed with the combustible gases and thats whats burning out of my tail pipe for about 20mins , then turns clear as motor is hot. She still drives good when driven and with same power and take off. I do need to do something soon becasue I also noticed just recently that my surge tank is starting to seep, probably due to pressure back flow into the surge tank with heat. Any suggestions besides push it off a cliff.? Can I get this problem fixed for under 3000 dollars? And i really can't afford that??
#16 of 20 Re: The Test Kit [jlewis6]
May 27, 2009 (10:35 pm)
1) No idea, you need the instructions for that test kit.
2) If it's not running hot, I would look for a leak.
#17 of 20 please help
Aug 28, 2009 (4:15 pm)
I have a 96 cadillac deville and have some issues with it the radiator was changed and every now and again i get the check coolant level light come on and have to fill it up again,also my car has a new blower motor and the air does not come in thru the face vents it comes in thru the top and bottom.Another issue I have is that the service emissions light comes on with the service engine soon light,It was off but a couple weeks ago i did some routne maintenace on it and it keeps coming on. I know thease things are minor but this car has only 93,000 miles on it and i would like to fix all thease things in 1 day what kind of parts should i buy or can you help me.
#18 of 20 coolant selant Northstar leaky head gasket
Apr 21, 2010 (5:44 am)
Are there a safe head gasket sealant?
#19 of 20 Re: coolant selant Northstar leaky head gasket [leatherneck4]
Apr 21, 2010 (11:46 pm)
No sealant will stop a Northstar's blown head gasket.
Prepare to spend big money or send the car to salvage.
#20 of 20 In the upper shaft of the steerinf
Jul 31, 2011 (7:49 pm)