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500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, Long trip in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Hey guys, I'm moving from wisconsin to North Dakota in a few weeks, and I have to drive my hearse. ...
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    72HearseGuy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Long trip

    Hey guys,

    I'm moving from wisconsin to North Dakota in a few weeks, and I have to drive my hearse. Any tips on getting her ready for the long haul? I just changed the oil and checked all the other fluids, all new belts, new pads and shoes, I got a bottle fuel of system cleaner to dump in the tank and I'm going to replace the air filter before I leave. Did I miss anything? It's about 520 miles so it's her longest trip yet.

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    drmenard is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    Re: Long trip

    Just make sure your tires are full ..should be good to go......

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    BRUCE ROE is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Long trip

    I check out a car by driving it a couple thousand miles near home first.

    You have replaced the OEM timing chain? Its really hot, have you got
    a temp gauge? good luck, Bruce Roe

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    72HearseGuy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Long trip

    A temp gauge would be a good idea

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    72HearseGuy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Long trip

    Does the temp gauge hook up to the intake manifold? If so where at?

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    BRUCE ROE is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: Long trip

    Look for the location of the idiot light temp switch; it could replace that
    or add another sensor. I have been known to drill & tap pipe threads into
    intake manifolds.

    Gauge can be electric, but I use the gas tube type that works with engine off.
    Bruce Roe

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