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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, 99-00 Escalade oppinions in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Hey Xrayqueen! My Lade has 103K on it. I bought it about 3 years ago with 36K. She qualified as ...
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    Re: 99-00 Escalade oppinions

    Hey Xrayqueen! My Lade has 103K on it. I bought it about 3 years ago with 36K. She qualified as a business expense which my employer paid for so I traveled all over the country. Since the 100k warranty ran out I have reworked the engine and rear diff plus much more. Just a word of caution: watch the seals on EVERYTHING! I had a 31 point inspection done at Precision Tune and they didn't check the rear diff fluid :madtalkin As a result -3grand- to replace the entire assembly. The Owner's manual says not to change until 100k. Now the transfer case has a bearing going out Moral of the story: Change your rear diff -transfer case -transmission-front diff- and coolant now!
    I did see your Caddy and it looks GREAT!! I also read about the swirl marks on the black finish-black always does that- I used to work at a detail shop while I was in school and I think you need to find a shop specializing in dark colors. Only a seasoned detail man can do it justice. I remember a 3M sealer that helped alot but didn't last long.
    On the Cali X-ray, I have more work up here than I can possibly do and I hate messing with the Cali Red tape on the Flouro. I heard they were in the process of changing that and if they do count me in. What is your official position there? I hate posting all this stuff-it would be better to e-mail you. Do you have your private message stuff enabled? LATER

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    Re: 99-00 Escalade oppinions

    Quote Originally Posted by skides1
    I had a 31 point inspection done at Precision Tune and they didn't check the rear diff fluid :madtalkin As a result -3grand- to replace the entire assembly.
    $3000!?! just to get another 10 bolt!?! ouch! you could've had a much stronger 14 bolt rear for $1000-2000 which includes disc brakes! :disappoin

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    Re: 99-00 Escalade oppinions

    3K was for all new components and I know I got ripped. I am too busy to research and the only used diff I could find with a 3.73 and Auburn posi had 80K miles plus for 1200 plus 600 install including all new seals etc. I got a NEW housing-Richmond gearset-NEW Posi unit and a 100K warranty. The shop that did the work was afraid of upgrading to disc brakes and I was dead in the water for five days costing 75 a day in cabs. Add it up-1200 for a GM housing, 300 gears, 300+Auburn, 200 bearing set, Red line synthetic 50, +100 tow+labor+piece of mind=priceless!

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