: New EXT Owner!



JZ_EXT
10-31-10, 02:00 PM
Hello everyone! I just purchased a 2008 EXT and don't know much about Cadillacs. I'II probably be asking questions and for advice over the next few weeks and looking forward to enjoying my new EXT!

Buff
10-31-10, 02:17 PM
You will enjoy it. I have a 08 ext black. I am from the Vancouver area.

JZ_EXT
10-31-10, 02:20 PM
Any typical problems I should be aware of?

Buff
10-31-10, 02:35 PM
The only problem I have had so far was sticking passenger door lock. It would not go all the way down. I kind of baby mine. After two years I have 19000 k on it. I use for Sunday drive's and for trips. I took to barrett jackson last year.

JZ_EXT
10-31-10, 03:14 PM
I needed a Truck to pull an averaged sized camping trailer, but I also like a bit of luxury.....so the escalade is a perfect fit. Thanks for the info!

sims1dh
10-31-10, 07:18 PM
Hello everyone! I just purchased a 2008 EXT and don't know much about Cadillacs. I'II probably be asking questions and for advice over the next few weeks and looking forward to enjoying my new EXT!

Truck looks great. What did it set you back?

JZ_EXT
10-31-10, 08:29 PM
Thanks. I was able to get it for only 40K Canadian. It was about 8-10K less than most of others out here the same year.

sksmoker
10-31-10, 11:45 PM
Can you take a pic of where your block heater cord plugs into inside the engine bay? There is a few of us that need block heaters and the pic of where it goes isn't quite clear.

andre_outlaw
11-01-10, 12:15 AM
how many km?

JZ_EXT
11-01-10, 09:07 AM
I will take a pic this week and get it out to you

JZ_EXT
11-01-10, 09:11 AM
69000km's.....I've got 11,000 more to go before I make a decision on whether or not I should get the extended warranty. With the power train being covered until 2013....not sure if I should pay 3500 to cover everything else. I guess I'II see how it behaves over the next few months before I make up my mind.

sksmoker
11-01-10, 11:23 PM
Thanks a ton!

Big Windy Ext
11-02-10, 08:24 AM
I don't know how you knew he had a block heater , but I could use a pic too , that would complete my cold weather package , dual batteries and trickle charger .

bstiffmanofsteel
11-02-10, 04:57 PM
I don't know how you knew he had a block heater , but I could use a pic too , that would complete my cold weather package , dual batteries and trickle charger .

I swear I wondered the same thing a few days ago...

sksmoker
11-02-10, 07:01 PM
I am just really that good :P

andre_outlaw
11-03-10, 03:23 PM
The only problem I have had so far was sticking passenger door lock. It would not go all the way down. I kind of baby mine. After two years I have 19000 k on it. I use for Sunday drive's and for trips. I took to barrett jackson last year.

get out and drive it... you took one hell of a kick in the resale pants... 19 000km probly cost you $2 a km.

sksmoker
11-03-10, 05:09 PM
How is that block heater pic coming? >:)

vfjdesign
11-03-10, 05:21 PM
I don't know how you knew he had a block heater , but I could use a pic too , that would complete my cold weather package , dual batteries and trickle charger .

That's standard equipment in Canada, isn't it? :)

2007caddy
11-03-10, 08:26 PM
Not really, only areas further north require them....Vancouver similar weather to Seattle, Toronto similar weather to Boston/New York (minus a few degrees) I live in Toronto and don't know a person with one....but back to the warranty question: I would purchase the 40k extended warranty so can get about 2 years + of coverage depending on your driving pattern ...for the peace of mind of course...these trucks are built well so I haven't heard too many lemon stories..some high mileage owners may argue that they have not spent $3500 in repairs post warranty on their q07s

JZ_EXT
11-03-10, 11:39 PM
The block heater pic is coming....I promise. I live in Calgary and don't remember the last time I plugged a vehicle in. Its probably a good idea on older vehicles.

JZ_EXT
11-04-10, 06:53 PM
Here's a couple pics of where the block heater cord runs through the engine bay. Hope this helps.

sksmoker
11-04-10, 09:45 PM
I really appreciate the pics, but what I was after was where the cord goes into your block. If you follow that cord right to the engine, it will plug into the actual block heater in the engine block. That is the part that we need a good clear pic of. My fault for not being more clear. Sorry!!! You rock though!

JZ_EXT
11-05-10, 11:45 AM
I'II see if I can get farther in the bay and snap another one for you. From what I remember, I couldn't get a good look where it runs to......but I'II give it a shot.

sksmoker
11-05-10, 04:50 PM
Thanks a ton. You might have to contort a bit.. even if we can see where the cord goes to the heater, as the heater sticks out a bit from the block from what I can see on the diagrams. Thanks again.

andre_outlaw
11-10-10, 01:49 AM
any luck!