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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, How pissed should I be? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; There's principalities in the whole thing! Seriously I doubt the .86 hurt the car, but it wasn't you who put ...
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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    There's principalities in the whole thing!

    Seriously I doubt the .86 hurt the car, but it wasn't you who put it on the meter, so somebody else was whooping on your car and that's unacceptable if you didn't give them permission.

    I don't care what anybody says, to hit .86, you are doing some tight ass turning, or donuts.

    I agree though....go in level headed and then when you find out who the main service manager is, or who's in charge, that's the guy who should get the earful.

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    Did you check for any burnt rubber underneath? Donuts may leave rubber on the exhaust pipes.

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    FWIW, I have an 04 with orig diff headers, cam, ls7 clutch and drive the hell out of it daily. I enjoy the car. I have no whine and little clunk. Oh and btw 132,000 miles. If I break it its not so expensive to replace a diff.

    Do not deprive yourself of all of the joys that come with driving this car.

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    Warren, I can certainly appreciate your perspective and am glad you're going to bring your concerns to the service department's attention! If you would like me to document an official complaint or follow up with your dealership on your behalf, please send me an email at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    if they were doing doughnuts or burnouts it would be very easy to tell just by looking at the tires, or in the wheel wells.
    when i do one clutch dump, i get bits of rubber on the 1/4s, very easy to detect.

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    Quote Originally Posted by JFensty View Post
    FWIW, I have an 04 with orig diff headers, cam, ls7 clutch and drive the hell out of it daily. I enjoy the car. I have no whine and little clunk. Oh and btw 132,000 miles. If I break it its not so expensive to replace a diff.

    Do not deprive yourself of all of the joys that come with driving this car.
    As an owner of a 2004 with original diff, I love to read stuff like this. My line of thought, correct me if I'm wrong, is that, generally speaking, the diff in the originals can handle the factory power just fine. Yeah, it's never good to beat on anything, but the diff was designed with 400 HP in mind, right? While i drive my V conservatively overall, I'd still like to think that the diff can take it.

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaSupreme View Post
    but the diff was designed with 400 HP in mind, right?
    not really... 400hp in these cars was an afterthought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmegaSupreme View Post
    As an owner of a 2004 with original diff, I love to read stuff like this. My line of thought, correct me if I'm wrong, is that, generally speaking, the diff in the originals can handle the factory power just fine. Yeah, it's never good to beat on anything, but the diff was designed with 400 HP in mind, right? While i drive my V conservatively overall, I'd still like to think that the diff can take it.
    I think the biggest issue is the wheelhop. I have thought about getting axles for a long time. But in the end if it starts to hop at all I get out of it. If it doesn't I stay in it... pretty simple. I've had the car for 2 years and over 40k. I did change to UMI mm but all other mounts are stock.

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    Thank you Katie, but I am taking care of it. I spoke with the manager of the shop over the phone as I cannot seem to get in there during operating hours. He seemed to doubt me at first. When I referenced the G-Meter, he said "I don't know about any of that technology stuff in that car." I am paraphrasing, but it was to that affect. Keep in mind this is the same guy who identified my car in the parking lot and came out to compliment it. He then told me the group that did the repair is a "storm chasing" lot who follow the hail and set up shop and then leave town. Surprise, they're gone. He mentioned that he severed ties with them due to some bad repairs on other vehicles and acknowledged my complaint. He said "they did the repairs right up the road from here, I just don't know where they would have done that to your car between here and there..." Real wise guy. The end of the story is he offered me nothing, and I don't really have time to pursue this so I'm just going to put the warning out there: LEFLER'S Body Shop in Newburgh, IN should probably be avoided. I'll spend the money out-of-pocket to repair my sunroof and move on with my life.

    In other news, my car has 92xxx miles on it and the diff has a little whine at low speeds with the clutch out when it's cold. It stops when i put the clutch in. Is that normal? Anyhow, I get a little clunk if I am just throwing it around but I drive smoothly enough that it is rare, I think it is just the transmission mount. I intend to order new motor mounts/transmission mount/diff bushing. But man, that LS6 pulls like no other! 3rd Gear is bliss. And that 3-4 shift at speed! Oh my...

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    BBB, Google, Yelp, Yahoo, Phonebook webistes... you should write reviews for this business to warn others of not only the mechanics but the owners lack of concern for the issues you presented. May make you feel better and in the long run someone that cares enough about their car to look at the reviews will see what you've said.

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    Re: How pissed should I be?

    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenMRogers View Post
    In other news, my car has 92xxx miles on it and the diff has a little whine at low speeds with the clutch out when it's cold. It stops when i put the clutch in. Is that normal?
    That's the transmission you're hearing at low speeds and is normal. Some thicker fluid would quiet it down, but that little noise at low speeds wouldn't bother me too much.

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