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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, it's getting bad. I can't control myself in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 ...I'm just going to jump it and put it on a toggle switch. done. That's a ...
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    ...I'm just going to jump it and put it on a toggle switch. done.
    That's a great theft deterrent, too.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    That's a great theft deterrent, too.
    oh, so the bright red switch labelled "VROOM" ... notsomuch?

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Just label it Driver-side seat ejection.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    lol

    ok so... is anyone familiar with where in the wiring the ECM controls the voltage to the pump (if it does so, at all?)

    I was able to get what I think is a brief "priming" activation of the fuel pump, but that failed to start the car

    maybe I need to bleed the fuel rail, but still what's odd to me is I can't get the relay to respond to direct power -at all-

    is the car aware of how much pressure is in the fuel system (how smart is it?)

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    I ... there's a chance I just ran myself out of gas. hahahahha

    the pump is working, the relay activates after reconnecting the battery (as it should, until it gets the RPM signal)

    ...my fuel gauge reads 1/8 tank...

    yeah, now that I think about it... the events were quick, and the loss of power could've been the motor running out of gas. yyyyyyeahhhhhhh

    here i go to ferry gas to the car, two gallons at a time

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    "here's your sign."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    If you need a fuel pump, you really should upgrade, but if you want something cheap, I've got my old stock pump in a box collecting dust.
    thank you very much (*again*) for the offer, turns out i'm just a ****ing idiot

    i troubleshot an empty tank

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    If you're heavily lowered in the back, the angle on the float arm (which is read by a sensor) can be thrown off and read too high. Then you run out of gas with about an 1/8th of a tank. Ask me how I know.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    lol ****ing hell

    I used to keep my tank full and top it off, rather than play the run it down to empty game, but with school I don't think about gas until the weekend. and add the lead foot-itis I was afflicted with as of late...

    ****ing hell

    I'm going to tell my roommates I troubleshot the whole electrical system like a boss

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    On the positive side, you can lower the front end or raise the back end slightly to "fix" the gauge. I'm willing to bet that the bottom of your car isn't level relative to the ground--it probably slopes backwards a little bit. I had the same issue while I was messing around with Ground Control spring rates and ride heights.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    it has some damage on the passenger side front--something I noticed while scoping out the car prior to buying

    the strut and headlight were new

    that wheel also has more of a gap between the fender than the other three. could be it. I'm guessing you are right.

    I think I will go with ground control too, for the cost.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    it has some damage on the passenger side front--something I noticed while scoping out the car prior to buying

    the strut and headlight were new

    that wheel also has more of a gap between the fender than the other three. could be it. I'm guessing you are right.

    I think I will go with ground control too, for the cost.
    Eh...your decision. I'd save your money for a KW Variant 3, or try to buy a used GC unit. I'm probably going to get rid of my GC set this year in favor of KW Variant 3 shocks because you start to run into compression and rebound problems when you crank the springs up to 650+ in-lbs to control body movement.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    did you change the sway bars

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by D3l7a3ch0 View Post
    did you change the sway bars
    I think he has like 4 sway bars on his car lol. Sorry Fuzzy just messing with ya.
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    I think he has like 4 sway bars on his car lol. Sorry Fuzzy just messing with ya.
    Totally. Next year I'm upgrading to this:


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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    I got caught!

    but the real news is, it turns out I wanted to get caught

    when I saw the motorcycle with its flashing lights in my rear view,
    my thoughts were, "WHOA awesome, HE's going somewhere... oh,
    he's after someone. is he after me? I hope it's for me." <--wait, what?

    yes I'm completely serious, the thought, "I hope it's for me" crossed
    my mind, and I found myself grinning as I turned off the subs, turned
    down the music, and looked for a safe place to pull over.

    and now I feel satisfied.

    not much was said. I didn't bug the officer when he told me what my
    infraction was, I let him know I was reaching for my license when he
    asked me for it, and I thanked him when I received my copy of the
    notice to appear.

    he asked, "whose caddy?" and I said "mine", but I almost said, "the bank's."
    it was a challenge to not be flippant. he thanked me for my cooperation.
    I was dying to hear him finish the sentence with "...citizen."

    I really, really wanted to get a picture of the bike behind the V, but I
    decided even if he can't tell me no, I don't want to cause him stress
    over what I might want to use the pictures for.

    but a better idea would be catch a motorcycle sheriff when they're not
    busy and ask for a photo op (if I could get them to stand next to the
    driver's side door and lean in with ticket book in hand, that would be
    so.awesome. I would be willing to make a donation to my local sheriff's
    department for it)

    it was less than 25mph over, and it's the first citation I've received
    since 2006-- I'll have it paid and attend traffic school long before the
    appear date.

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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    @Fuzzy - is that the rock that was hauled from Riverside County to a Museum in LA? Pretty sure it was driven all over town like a spectacle...

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    @Dsl7 - where'd u get popped?
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    Re: it's getting bad. I can't control myself

    cerritos. two blocks from home. I have a feeling he was familiar with my car and house, but not the specific street number.

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