2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Maggie install started in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; The air inlet was flow tested to handle 600+ rwhp worth of air!!
Whil how is the install going? Where ...
About the diff... make sure the insurance company is involved too... if it's accident related, they need to pay for it...
Just had a problem like that on a different car... lots of back and forth between dealer and insurance company about something that stopped working after an accident.... eventually the dealer ended up fixing it and picking up the tab...
The air inlet was flow tested to handle 600+ rwhp worth of air!!
Whil how is the install going? Where are you located again???
No install work today, leaving the V intact for the dealer in the a.m.
I almost went ahead and did the crank pins and heat exchanger/reservoir but decided against it. Don't want to get the dealer too suspicious.
Northern Nevada (so close to hell (Reno) I see Sparks!)
I'm excited to get going on it. If the dealer doesn't tear down the car tomorrow (I believe their plan is to disassemble the diff) then starting Tuesday I'll go for it (in the evening). I believe I can finish her out in two evenings, if I limit the Irish Car Bomb consumption
Boost, wideband AFR, and EGT... and it will easily fit inside the ashtray compartment with some surgery... (For occasional checking, troubleshooting... for full time use, the ashtray is probably too low).
Day two (weekend morning number 2 really) and add 2 hours to the install. I was working on the V and running the CD74 over a 4 hour period going back and forth - so I'll call it 2 hours.
Managed to install the heat exchanger and reservoir today as well as pin the crank. Took a little longer than anticipated due to some difficulty in pulling the radiator. There are some (4 on each side) plastic rivets that hold the radiator attached to some rubber and plastic shrouds. Tough to remove - but a long (26") screw driver did the trick.
Also had to ream the mounts on the heat exchanger a bit to get everything to line up - a real tight fit with everything in there. Managed to get everything in place without removing the front fascia - just the lower splash guard, airbox, and radiator.
Pinning the crank was a pretty straightforward and easy task - no worries - just follow the excellent instructions.
So, that leaves the actual Mag install, fuel pump booster, and wiring. I'm willing to bet this is about 4 hours remaining. So that still means total install time in under 10 hours (actually about 8 if I manage 4 hours on the balance). I bet two guys together with at least 12 Fat Tires or 6 Irish car bombs could manage start to finish in 6 hours. Just a guess, but it wouldn't surprise me.