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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, New CTS, New to forums in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Hi, I just purchased a used 2010 CTS Luxury with 23,500 miles on it from a Cadillac dealer. This is ...
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    New CTS, New to forums

    Hi,

    I just purchased a used 2010 CTS Luxury with 23,500 miles on it from a Cadillac dealer. This is my first Cadillac, I have a Chevy Suburban and a Chevy K1500 and I am a hands on mechanic. I work on my Suburban and truck all of the time and I plan on doing as much work as possible on this CTS. I have researched the 2010 CTS to see if there are any horror stories with these cars and did see something about engine problems in these related to broken timing chains. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on the 2010 CTS, things to watch out for, issues that might happen on these cars at certian mileage points etc. etc. I really like the styling of these cars and I hope it proves to be a dependable car.

    Thanks!

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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    Welcome aboard, $20. The 3.6 DI had problems, but yours, like mine, is a '10 and they cleared up those problems for us.

    What model did you get?

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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    Thanks tinman, I bought the luxury model AWD, it has the 270hp V-6 with dual exhausts. Have you been happy with your '10 so far?

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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    Absolutely. I have had no problems to speak of. So you got the 3.0 engine. I have not heard of any problems with it.

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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    Congratulations, Twentybucks. We hope you have many, many great miles in your CTS.

    Michelle, Cadillac Customer Service assisting Katie

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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    [QUOTE=Twentybucks;3220197]Hi,

    I just purchased a used 2010 CTS Luxury with 23,500 miles on it from a Cadillac dealer. This is my first Cadillac, I have a Chevy Suburban and a Chevy K1500 and I am a hands on mechanic.

    QUOTE]

    My wife had a hands on mechanic, but I took care of him.

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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    Good one!

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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    Get a proper oil separating catchcan installed ASAP (not one that lets as much oil through as it catches, which is most) and then do an upper induction cleaning to try and get some of the deposits off the intake valves (pull the IM off and look into the ports for yourself):



    Then just make sure to use full syn to avoid timing chain isses and keep an eye on oil levels as these are consumption hogs do to the DI issues.

    Click on my user name and "find more posts" to learn all you could want on all aspects of these engines.

    Congrats!!! These are awesome cars.


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    Re: New CTS, New to forums

    Twentybucks and other noobs: SC2150 makes a good quality catch can along with other parts for our 3.6 DI engines. He is a Forum supporter, too, and he might be a good guy, but he has never bought me a beer so I really don't know, BUT he makes good products! Get a catch can. Lots of us including myself have, and he also is active on the Camaro forum.

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