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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux* in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; As if my first experience wasn't enough http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ader-fail.html , I still didn't wrap my headers. This time the gadam positive ...
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    Angry *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    As if my first experience wasn't enough http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ader-fail.html , I still didn't wrap my headers.

    This time the gadam positive battery cable decided it wanted to fight my headers. Why important wires on my V want to fight the headers I do not know. Right now the damage is $750, I'm hoping that it didn't mess up the headers. If it did than it will go far above $750. Its currently sitting at Sewell Grapevine waiting on the battery cable to arrive. I pray they don't find more damage once they really dig into it.

    Side note, the tow truck driver was a muscle car fan and loved the V. He said, "damn, they told me it was a Cadillac, but they didn't tell me is was a CTS-V." He was able to load my V onto his bed without scraping the front or rear.


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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Weird, on my '04 nothing came close to touching or needing protection...

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Weird, on my '04 nothing came close to touching or needing protection...
    Yeah, with the small 346ci engine I wouldn't think they would come close to touching anything.

    Go back to your V2 forum.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Sorry to hear about the troubles. That reminds me to really take a good look under my car and check my header clearances. I had my ceramic coated inside and out so I hope that helps.

    On the bright side, your V looks awesome in that pic! The stance is beautiful! Not kidding, it seriously looks good.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Your old alternator thread had me checking my headers on what feels like a weekly basis after I installed them. Whenever I'm under there I'm always re-zip tying wires, etc making sure everything is clear. And mine are jethot coated! Sorry for your bad luck man.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by whisler151 View Post
    Yeah, with the small 346ci engine I wouldn't think they would come close to touching anything.

    Go back to your V2 forum.
    Obviously, it can be small enough for some to do hot track days and be fine. Be pissed and take it out on me. I don't care.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    What a bummer...I constantly check my wires after your original post.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    I told you to wrap that $hit up, B!


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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Dealer called...all is fixed and the car is ready to go. $782 out the door.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by whisler151 View Post
    Dealer called...all is fixed and the car is ready to go. $782 out the door.
    Damn, that hurts!

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by tweeter81 View Post
    Damn, that hurts!
    Tell me about it.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Find out anymore info?

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    The positive battery cable grounded out on the header. They dropped the exhaust and trans to replace the cable.

    I picked it up today and it sounded like crap and was not running well. No codes though.

    After sitting for 6 hours I started it up and immediately popped P0308 (misfire cylinder 8). I popped the hood and reached back and sure enough the plug wire was not on tightly. I got it on as tight as I could (with coilpacks on), cleared the code and started it. She purred like a cammed kitten! No more codes.

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    Quote Originally Posted by whisler151 View Post
    The positive battery cable grounded out on the header. They dropped the exhaust and trans to replace the cable.

    I picked it up today and it sounded like crap and was not running well. No codes though.

    After sitting for 6 hours I started it up and immediately popped P0308 (misfire cylinder 8). I popped the hood and reached back and sure enough the plug wire was not on tightly. I got it on as tight as I could (with coilpacks on), cleared the code and started it. She purred like a cammed kitten! No more codes.
    Awesome....glad to hear it was an easy fix (well minus the $785)......

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    Re: *Why you need to wrap your headers...part deux*

    what's up with this fine ride being for sale?

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