: Hello to all!-New Member/Caddy Owner



rico387
04-07-10, 06:59 AM
Hello! I was able to realize a dream. Last night I bought a one-owner 2000 Seville STS Touring. After years of admiring Cadillacs, finally getting one of my own comes with a sense of disbelief. I am happy to be here among the owners and fans of these fine automobiles.

Submariner409
04-07-10, 07:30 AM
:welcome: Welcome Aboard !!

Now settle down and start reading as much of Seville and Northstar Performance as you can, as well as Cadillac Technical, Site News, Site Rules and Regulations, and the entire Cadillac Technical Archive up in the black bar. The "sticky posts" at the top of each main page are invaluable - they're the keys to most often asked questions. Read your entire owner's manual. Get a GM Factory Service manual from either www.helminc.com or eBay - forget about Chilton's or Haynes: too generic for these cars and their systems.

You have a real STS: Seville Touring Sedan. The later "STS", which means nothing, is a knock-off of an established name.

Stingroo
04-07-10, 07:39 AM
Welcome to the forums. :)

However....


:postpics:

:D!

Ranger
04-07-10, 10:55 AM
:welcome:
Congrats and enjoy!

billc83
04-07-10, 11:04 AM
Greetings and salutations.

Rolex
04-07-10, 11:38 AM
:welcome5:

Welcome to the forum and congratulations. I had the same sort of reaction when I bought my own Cadi. :D

+1 lets see a pic of this car.

rico387
04-07-10, 01:05 PM
Not sure if I'm doing this right, but I hope these come through.

Stingroo
04-07-10, 01:44 PM
That looks GOOD in black. :) Nice ride :thumbsup:

iowasevillests
04-07-10, 02:06 PM
Congrats on the great car! I love my 03 STS. Read up on the Tech Archives and in the N* performance section, and learn that search is your friend. The first thing I would do is if you can't document a coolant change(read change, not flush) in the last 12 months do it, 50/50 mix with distilled water and DexCool, probably the easiest car I've ever done a coolant change on.

orconn
04-07-10, 02:24 PM
Welcome to the Forum! I hope you enjoy your Seville as much as my wife and I have enjoyed ours.

V-Eight
04-07-10, 02:51 PM
Nice ride man

CIWS
04-07-10, 03:07 PM
:welcome: to the Cadillac Forums.

77CDV
04-07-10, 03:48 PM
:welcome:

You've got a beautiful car! Enjoy!

AlBundy
04-07-10, 05:19 PM
:welcome5::welcomeJimmyH::welcome5:

JesseHawks
04-10-10, 03:24 AM
Welcome to the forums. I'm a fellow newbie here too, but you beat me to the pics! I still need to post mine!

I bought my used Cadillac because I needed a cheap throw-away car to run as long as it can, but now I'm finding I like it (and Cadillac in general) much more now that I have it!

rico387
04-10-10, 09:24 PM
Thank you all for the welcome. I followed the advice on reading the STS threads. The great deal I got on the car has turned into a pretty good deal. I thought it needed a water pump because it gets hot after 10 miles. Per the head gasket thread, I listened for (and heard) burbling in the coolant tank. No white smoke or wet tailpipe, but a smell of coolant under the hood. Looks like I gotta find someone in Tampa, Fl. that does the head studs. At 164K miles, can't complain at all.