: 2 Questions for Other V Owners

11-08-05, 11:54 AM

This is my first posting and I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I have two questions:

1. I seem to be losing Engine Coolant but with no traceable (visible) loss. It occurs over a 2 to 3 month period. I have added one half container of engine coolant to top off the tank only to find that a month later it required more. My first question is: Is this normal? It was the summer months where I used the air frequently.

2. I am getting ready for winter and noticed the list of Winter Tires on the cadillacfaq site. I have it narrowed down to Blizzak LM22, Dunlop M30 or Michelin Alpin PA2. I am leaning toward Blizzaks but wondered if anyone has used any winter tires on the V's from previous years. Also, I was thinking of getting a tire/wheel package from the tirerack.com but notice they have only one wheel that fits the V. Does anyone know if there are other wheels that work with the V?

Thanks in advance.

11-08-05, 12:14 PM
It's been a common problem for the radiator to leak along the bottom krimps. Mine will been in the garage during winter time. I'm not worried about my driving i'm worried about all the other crazies in nashville.

11-08-05, 12:21 PM
There is a TSB on the radiator issue (check on the FAQ site).

With regard to rims, just do a search on this forum, there are a lot of threads regarding different rims people have had made etc. Also, you could always look for another set of stock rims here and on E Bay. Since a group buy just finished for the optional GM rims, I bet there will be a few people (myself included) who will be selling four stock rims in a few weeks.

BTW: Welcome.


11-08-05, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the reply's - that was fast.

As far as rims go, I wanted something mean and black for the winter...will check on the site and that TSB.

Thanks again!

11-08-05, 01:09 PM
For the rims, some of the guys have had CCW and HRE rims made in black and black chrome I think. Not cheap though.


11-08-05, 01:43 PM
TSB at the FAQ on the radiator swap. As for winter tires, get AVON's, I had em in Cleveland, OH last year, worst winter on record...no issues!