: maintance & More..need help please



Original786
04-28-09, 12:02 AM
hey guys, i have been off this post for several weeks, borke my left wrist..

any how i had started my car yesterday and it said on navi " coolant low, check fluid" ??

so i read the manual and it says it doesnt take regular coolant?

1) where do i buy the fluid for this car, seems to be orange color? and what kind of coolant?

2) to fill the coolant, the only way is to fill it from the container located on the corner back right when u open your hood

3) i also opned this continer called " clutch resavoir" n it was empty, is something wrong, and if so what should i put in it?



also if any other fluid should i check while i will be doing oil change n coolant topping..

thank you.

oh yeah, best oil filter i should use , and where i can get it from?

CadiBlk
04-28-09, 12:15 AM
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/routinemaint.html

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/pdf/vfilters.pdf

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/153068-clutch-reservoir-low-fluid-level.html

All that searching has worn me out.

perfect
04-28-09, 08:06 AM
1) dexcool 50/50 (50% dexcool, 50% water)

2) yes, fill the reserve tank near the driver side rear of the engine bay

3) DOT 3 (? or 5) brake fluid, see the link

Twitch
04-28-09, 08:15 AM
hey guys, i have been off this post for several weeks, borke my left wrist..

any how i had started my car yesterday and it said on navi " coolant low, check fluid" ??

so i read the manual and it says it doesnt take regular coolant?

1) where do i buy the fluid for this car, seems to be orange color? and what kind of coolant?

2) to fill the coolant, the only way is to fill it from the container located on the corner back right when u open your hood

3) i also opned this continer called " clutch resavoir" n it was empty, is something wrong, and if so what should i put in it?



also if any other fluid should i check while i will be doing oil change n coolant topping..

thank you.

oh yeah, best oil filter i should use , and where i can get it from?
Mike?????


http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/routinemaint.html

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/pdf/vfilters.pdf

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2004/153068-clutch-reservoir-low-fluid-level.html

All that searching has worn me out.
You went through way too much trouble. Its all in the manual? :D

zie
04-28-09, 08:42 AM
hey guys, i have been off this post for several weeks, borke my left wrist..

any how i had started my car yesterday and it said on navi " coolant low, check fluid" ??

so i read the manual and it says it doesnt take regular coolant?

1) where do i buy the fluid for this car, seems to be orange color? and what kind of coolant?

2) to fill the coolant, the only way is to fill it from the container located on the corner back right when u open your hood

3) i also opned this continer called " clutch resavoir" n it was empty, is something wrong, and if so what should i put in it?



also if any other fluid should i check while i will be doing oil change n coolant topping..

thank you.

oh yeah, best oil filter i should use , and where i can get it from?

Where did they spell reservoir like that?
If you would look in your cars manual, it says to use DOT3 brake fluid. Something might be wrong because it shouldn't be empty. You might have a leak.

CTSV_510
04-28-09, 08:53 AM
Where did they spell reservoir like that?
If you would look in your cars manual, it says to use DOT3 brake fluid. Something might be wrong because it shouldn't be empty. You might have a leak.

A lot of people end up with empty reservoirs and Bill says it is a mystery because there are never any leaks. The clutch fluid just disappears. :mystery:

zie
04-28-09, 09:20 AM
A lot of people end up with empty reservoirs and Bill says it is a mystery because there are never any leaks. The clutch fluid just disappears. :mystery:

lol... hmmm
I guess it happened to me too. I just had to fill mine, I was wondering if I bought it like that and they didn't fill it up after a service or what.
I am checking every day just to be safe! ;)

Twitch
04-28-09, 09:55 AM
Don't open it every day. You don't wanna get moisture in the fluid.
I've never had a problem with my clutch. My trick (learned it here) is that I freshen up the fluid every once in a while. Take the old fluid out of the reservoir, refill and drive around a bit. Do this a few times.

Original786
04-28-09, 12:07 PM
seems like a leak to me, im taking it to the dealership and they said they would take care of it, since its under warranty

thanks guys for your input