My "New to Me" 89 Brougham
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
5.0 and 5.7 Discussion, My "New to Me" 89 Brougham in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I just brought her home last weekend. This car was my grandmothers, has just under 61k on the clock. The ...
  1. #1
    thurstb's Avatar
    thurstb is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1989 Cadillac Brougham
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Age
    46
    Posts
    35

    Question My "New to Me" 89 Brougham

    I just brought her home last weekend. This car was my grandmothers, has just under 61k on the clock. The car has been driven very little over the past 8 years (maybe 3500 miles).

    So... before driving her 360 miles to my house, I had new radiator/heater hoses, all new belts, oil change (oil was 2 yrs old with 600 miles), new, pcv valve, themostat w/gasket. valve covers were leaking a bit and mechanic suggested gaskets, so I had them do that as well...I know... All other fluids were checked/topped off.

    She ran well on the interstate but when I got home had small oil spot on driveway. I have driven her around about 40 mi or so since I got home, parked in the garage...no more drips.

    I am going to replace fuel filter this weekend...tried today before work, but no luck...used spray lube on the fitting and hopefully will be able to get that taken care of. Do I need to get flare nut wrenches?

    Also, she has developed belt squeal from A.I.R. pump. Possible the belt stretched a bit?

    Tranny fluid nice and pink but considering fluid/filter change since I do not know how long ago it was changed...if ever.

    Once title is taken care of will have to pass emissions, I would appreciate any input on what I might be able to do to ensure she passes? Thanks!!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    sven914's Avatar
    sven914 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 1989 Brougham d'Elegance, 1985 Fleetwood Brougham *Coupe*
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    4,195

    Re: My "New to Me" 89 Brougham

    You don't need a flare wrench for the fuel (it's just recommended). You do need to use two wrenches or you will twist the line. The larger nut is something larger than an inch (it's metric and the biggest thing I had was 15/16, so I used vice grips). The smaller nut is a 16mm.

  4. #3
    thurstb's Avatar
    thurstb is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1989 Cadillac Brougham
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Age
    46
    Posts
    35
    Thread Starter

    Question Re: My "New to Me" 89 Brougham

    Got the filter changed, and used vise grips for the larger nut as well. She runs/idles MUCH better. Currently have Seafoam tratment in the tank right now and will change filter again after I run this tank through.

    Guy at Autozone looked at the Smog pump...said I need a new one...$69.99. Has anyone put one on them selves? looks like a fairly easy fix.

  5. #4
    carnut is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    california
    Age
    67
    Posts
    5,979

    Re: My "New to Me" 89 Brougham

    The most overlooked item for service on an old low mileage car is brake fluid replacement. Brake fluid by nature, gathers moisture, eventually rusting wheel cylinders, caliper pistons and master cylinders. Have the brake system flushed. Its more important than trans oil at this point

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting