: Catera info and neat facts



PEETYZ
10-28-07, 09:34 PM
I picked up a new 97 Catera brochure at a car show/swap meet here are some interestings facts (some stuff you all know) also has great pics

Not all dealers could get catera they had to go to CATERA College and learn about how to work on them.

Catera has more power than bmw 328i

Catera is set to have 10,000 mile oil changes and a 100,000 mile tune up

Catera has thriple tip spark plugs that when one tip wears out the next takes over and so on till all three out

Catera was constantly test over 125 mph to check wind noise or mirrors, wipers, etc

Catera has anti pinch windows and headlighrs turn on after wipers are on for 20 secs reguardless of light

car has sodium filled valves, and a multi ram induction system that works like valves

-High efficiency oil cooler

-sound waves were tested for best quality stero and even tire resonance was factored in to get best sound

-car was designed to be as stiff as mercedes

Performance straight from factory 0-60 8.5 1/4 mile 16.5 top speed 125 60-0 braking 132 feet 18/25 mpg

Driveline final drive ratio 3.9.1 1st 2.856:1
2nd 1.62:1 3rd 1.0:1 4th .7231

-cast iron block with aluminum heads and 10.0:1 compression rataio

yellowxhoodie
10-29-07, 01:23 AM
yea. ive gotten my catera up to 125 a couple times. let me just say...fun. haha.

10KTGOLD
10-29-07, 01:49 AM
Catera has thriple tip spark plugs that when one tip wears out the next takes over and so on till all three out

lol wtf

PEETYZ
10-29-07, 09:04 AM
yea had mine there too yellowxhoodie i swear mine went 128 one time tho lol it was just right before 130 and computer shut down my fun

yellowxhoodie
10-29-07, 12:04 PM
yea i got mine to 127, i just didnt feel like saying that cuz then everyone would be like "no your an idiot, it can only do 125"

PEETYZ
10-29-07, 08:27 PM
maybe speedo error but i have passed those "your speed signs" that they show how fast you are going and it was right on owell whats the diff anyway? lol

Can you imagine a 10,000 mile oil change on catera? I cant i do mine at about 4,000 always synthetic and its pretty clean when it comes out but still thats a long time it can be done ill bet tho it always seems like after a fresh oil change it runs better too lol but i say that too when its clean lol

Catera runs best when its cold outside has a fresh oil change and has premium fuel 93+ and just washed and fresh coat of wax ha ha =)

Lawrence_C
10-29-07, 08:40 PM
Catera was constantly test over 125 mph to check wind noise or mirrors, wipers, etc

Catera has anti pinch windows

i like those two, i love how it's still so quiet

think you can scan the brochure?

PEETYZ
10-29-07, 11:07 PM
no scanner but ill see what i can do for ya the car doesnt look out of date in pics and its a 97

yellowxhoodie
10-29-07, 11:53 PM
i do my oil changes about every 2,500 miles and always use premium fuel. i think its funny that you went past a speed thing going that fast. they have couple set up in my town but they have cameras built into them so i always do the speed limit past them.

catera00
10-30-07, 12:59 AM
"Catera has anti pinch windows" That answers why my windows roll back down if I am rolling them up as I go over train tracks!! ( This happens often since there are tracks right before the entrance to my work) The bumps must make it think something is caught in the window Cool!

10KTGOLD
10-30-07, 01:14 AM
LOL for you to come up with the assumtion about the tracks is just funny. if it did that to me (never thougth to roll windows up on a track tho lol) i would have never even thought to wonder why. im gonna roll my fingers up in it to see if it works...wait better yet someone else do it and tell me about it lol....

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 01:28 AM
ooo. that would also explain why mine do that sometimes. i just that they were broken. thats actually a reliefr. i though i was gonna be dumping more money into my car.

PEETYZ
10-30-07, 12:40 PM
i do my oil changes about every 2,500 miles and always use premium fuel. i think its funny that you went past a speed thing going that fast. they have couple set up in my town but they have cameras built into them so i always do the speed limit past them.

ha ha 125 by them? no way lol i was saying i went by them and my speedo was correct i went 40 and it said 40 lol thats be funny tho :hide: have a friend take a pic as long as no camera is there lol

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 12:58 PM
ooo. hahaha. ive seen pics before where ppl have done like 140 by them. im guessing they put duct tape over the camera or something thought. otherwise that'd be a hefty fine.

PEETYZ
10-30-07, 01:14 PM
if it could get a pic of license plate you always simply remove those but i wouldent try it

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 01:37 PM
true, i was thinkin just come up behind it and duct tape the camera. takin the liscense plate would work to well in my town. Only about 27,000 ppl live here and im pretty sure the cops all know my car, its the only blacked out catera around. haha

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 02:18 PM
Maxed out! :):):):)
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/yourSpeed99.jpg

Aleksus
10-30-07, 04:05 PM
:yup::yup::yup: