2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Opinions 200K service... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I've got a very well taken care of Stealth gray with gray interior, bone stock, 05 ls6 car that currently ...
- 05-04-14 03:51 PM #1Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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Opinions 200K service...
I've got a very well taken care of Stealth gray with gray interior, bone stock, 05 ls6 car that currently has 181K on it. New emblems, nice paint, fresh wheels, clean interior....nice looking car. The motor runs strong, has good oil pressure, makes no strange noises and hasn't burned a drop of oil since I've owned so I'm comfortable that it could get me to 300k + miles as I beat on my motorcycle, not my car...I commute 130 interstate miles a day and I'm almost a broke ass so I need this thing to last.
On the list...
Balanced LS7 clutch assembly
ATI damper (wanting to pin it)
big 3 wiring mods
Its got enough power for now but if I thought i could get better gas mileage, I could justify a set of headers and a smallish cam but I'm not excited about pulling the heads so lets try and not go there.
While I have the damper off, should I look towards an LS2 timing chain set and maybe an oil pump?
Also, I have access to an external arm lift so I'm thinking about dropping the front subframe with the motor/trans as an assembly with a list this long....any opinions on this?
What have I missed guys?
Thanks in advance, Ken
- 05-04-14 06:38 PM #2
Re: Opinions 200K service...
I think your list is reasonably complete. I would include belts, the main belt tensioner, and allow for any other hoses than appear brittle (heater, brake master cylinder to intake hose, etc.). I assume "valve springs" would include seals. The LS2 timing set and oil pump is strictly optional. I have never heard of the "big 3 wiring mods" so I cannot comment on that. Finally nothing on that list would cause me to drop the front subframe.
- 05-04-14 08:12 PM #3
Re: Opinions 200K service...
I've had a couple of rear engined cars over the years and dropping the subframe was a necessity in them really but it sure made engine work so much easier and with the list I've got, it might be easier on my back not to mention the fenders from doing all that leaning into the engine bay. Would also allow me to detail the engine/engine bay while I'm at it.
belts, tensioner etc...check
thanks for the reply!!
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