Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, engine worth repairing? 1990 seville in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Sometimes the parts you get at the local auto parts store wind up leaving a lot to be desired. It's ...
Sometimes the parts you get at the local auto parts store wind up leaving a lot to be desired. It's generally better to pay the difference and get a GOOD part from a dealer or some other source of factory parts. I most always try to keep my car O.E.M. the only exceptions being Tires, Batteries, Brake pads and the like. But for actual hard parts I stay with Genuine G.M. parts!
I'm glad you "got off easy". It is hard to diagnose bearing knocks on these new aluminum engines. Obviously the knock was just a noise made by the pump?
BTW, if you ever want to know which cylinder is knocking, just pull plug wires off one at a time until you find one that stops or reduces the knock when off. That will be the bad cylinder.
I've had bad parts from the local place. Sure, they replaced them free of charge, but it cost me all that wasted time putting it in and taking it back out. One experience like that makes the discount not seem so important - I had it happen on a power steering rack and that's no fun to do twice.
This is especially true on a Cadillac, where sometimes parts from other GM divisions "look" like they "fit", but they aren't exactly the same.
there are also differences in parts store quality among different chains. I won't buy Autozone because they carry the poorer made parts while others like Advance seem to cary parts made by people I know of.
The GTP is a lease, and the tahoe isnt too bad. I had one before, and I usually end up oweing like 10k, not bad for 4 years of service. They usually give more if there is warranty left on it. And the fleetwood, besides the fact that it is my favorite car, it is going to be more worthwhile to keep it than sell it, since i could only get about 12k out of it anyway, and it is perfect in every way, the only way it could be better is if i prepped it for car shows, and it isnt ready for that.
1 lease is good, cuz then you have something to beat when you have rage to get out. The tahoe i need because i live in indiana, and the roads arent always perfect . And the fleetwood, you have to have the baby!!!!