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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, NEW 05 V owner in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Well, thnx fro that info.. Good stuff to know.. I'll drive it normal for a while since I never drove ...
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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    Well, thnx fro that info.. Good stuff to know.. I'll drive it normal for a while since I never drove stick before so I think I won't be wheel hoping for a little while..LOL The car is on the delivery truck and headed my way so should have it in a few days.. Can't wait. I am very excited...

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    The V has arrived.. it feels great.. Even the delivery guy said it feels great.. I am going to get 2 new tires which it needs then take it for inspection. Once I get back its fluid change time.. Clutch and Diff will be first as suggested and of course oil ...Thanks for all the help.. Ill keep ya posted...

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Newvee2011 View Post
    ... I am going to get 2 new tires which it needs ...
    Let me guess: The rears?
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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    yupp, the rears..LOL Clutch fluid is done.. Now for the diff fluid.. Is there any way I can tell if the diff fluid needs to be changed ? Also, my side brake lights are out on both sides.. Figured I would replace the bulbs first but don't know what bulbs are the brake bulbs and what bulbs should I replace them with ? I have to get an inspection tomorrow...

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    muffler delete??? explain....

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Newvee2011 View Post
    yupp, the rears..LOL Clutch fluid is done.. Now for the diff fluid.. Is there any way I can tell if the diff fluid needs to be changed ? Also, my side brake lights are out on both sides.. Figured I would replace the bulbs first but don't know what bulbs are the brake bulbs and what bulbs should I replace them with ? I have to get an inspection tomorrow...
    Do the diff fluid regardless! Cheap insurance and it's easy to do.

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    Welcome! Lots of new owners recently....

    Read the FAQs site:
    http://www.cadillacfaq.com/

    And the Sticky thread entitled FAQs at the top of the General Discussion forum.

    Then report back with questions.

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    K, turned out to be the bulbs so that's dunn.. Inspection dunn.. Now when I shift gears it feels like the engine is moving.. I'm thinking it needs motor mounts.. I think I need a V owner in Dallas to drive my car and tell me what they think !! LOL I only been driving manual for a week.. LOL Any one in Dallas have some fre time over the weekend ?

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    Quote Originally Posted by Newvee2011 View Post
    ... Now when I shift gears it feels like the engine is moving ...
    Not sure if I'm interpreting this correctly, but if it feels like the clutch is not fully disengaging, you may need to bleed the clutch more.

    A sure sign the motor mounts are bad is if the motor seems to shake upon shut down.

    Lots of guys in and around the Dallas area. Getting one of them to look at your car would be worth a couple of beers.
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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsvdubbz View Post
    muffler delete??? explain....
    Its pretty much what it sounds like. Take your car to a muffler shop, have them chop off the mufflers and replace them with 2.5" pipe, then pick out a nice set of tips. I pretty much did what this guy did:



    It sounds AWSOME and is a lot cheaper than buying an aftermarket system if your budget is a bit tight right now. Its not too intrusive at regular driving conditions, but SCREAMS when you really get on it (at my last autocross event the sound guy measured my exhaust at 92db as I drove by at WOT!). I cant count how many people have stopped me now and told me how much they like the sound of my V. Its like they dont even really notice it until they hear it.

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    The engine does kind of shake a bit when I shut it down.. The clutch is brand new. wonder if it does still need to be bleed.. My beer fridge is always full so if anyone in or around Keller Texas has some time.. I would really appreciate an experienced look at the car.. Also, I will definitely take care of the muffler delete...Thanks...

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    K, so had a friend drive the car, not a V owner but knows manual.. He says that it is hard to put the shifter in 1st gear and after you get out of first we small a kind of a clutch burnt smell..Any thoughts ? Reminder, the clutch from what the dealer says in Brand new and the clutch fluid is clear...

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    Clutch not broken in yet?

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    The clutch is brand new so if it needs to be broken in then that definitely could be the cause of the smell...

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    Re: NEW 05 V owner

    K, new problem... When I hit the gas i hear a clanck in the rear I believe...What could this be ?

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