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Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum Discussion, 2002 STS block test results in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by Caddydrummer67 ...I've already replaced the tranny and front F55 struts, among other, more minor things. I'll likely ...
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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddydrummer67 View Post
    ...I've already replaced the tranny and front F55 struts, among other, more minor things.
    I'll likely go with NSP studs. Did my ETC with em and I'm pleased with the results.
    Heck, after that, this thing we'll be basically brand-new.
    The struts are what I was thinking of as the other major weakness.

    I still say 'go for it'. If I had the money, I would be willing to pay significantly more for your car with the HG job done than without (even if there weren't any HG failure signs except for the block test).

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    I ran some Techron through it not long ago. It seemed to help, but didn't cure the problem.

    I'll check the FPR.
    I've changed them before. Not much to it.
    Even have a spare.
    Now that I think about it, the one on my ETC went bad at about 55,000 miles.

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddydrummer67 View Post
    I should probably do a little more investigation into the miss that I'm gettting. Could be injectors, coil pack, ect. Although, I wouldn't think it would only occur at start-up and then go away quickly if it were either of those things. I also need to clean the TB, which may be a contibuting factor.
    I still think the most likely scenario is that the HG are seeping a small amount of coolant into one of the the cylinders as the car sits.

    I'm pretty much comitted to having the HG done. I've already replaced the tranny and front F55 struts, among other, more minor things.
    I'll likely go with NSP studs. Did my ETC with em and I'm pleased with the results.
    Heck, after that, this thing we'll be basically brand-new.
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    I've already replaced the tranny and front F55 struts,
    among other, more minor things.

    WOW - with only 54K miles -
    and now head gaskets -

    every part on that car must have been made on a Monday or Friday -

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    I'm with you basscat.
    Must not have been taken care of very well by prior owners.

    The struts were definitely bad, one leaking, one completely dry.
    The third clutch pack went bad on the tranny and was leaking from the output shaft. I just decided to get a new one for the warranty and due to the fact that I was already going to be in it for more than half of what a new one cost.

    My own fault. I should have checked it over better when I bought it.

    It'll be darn nice when I'm done though. I'll have about 16K in it. Don't think any other car costing 16K will compare.
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    16k? How long have you had it?

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    I got it about 14 months ago.
    Utimately, I paid too much initially, given the problems it had.

    I became much more familiar with CF, and learned a lot about it when I started having problems.
    Should have come here first.
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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddydrummer67 View Post
    I got it about 14 months ago.
    Utimately, I paid too much initially, given the problems it had.

    I became much more familiar with CF, and learned a lot about it when I started having problems.
    Should have come here first.
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    Should have come here first.
    wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that!

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddydrummer67 View Post
    I'm with you basscat.
    Must not have been taken care of very well by prior owners.

    The struts were definitely bad, one leaking, one completely dry.
    The third clutch pack went bad on the tranny and was leaking from the output shaft. I just decided to get a new one for the warranty and due to the fact that I was already going to be in it for more than half of what a new one cost.

    My own fault. I should have checked it over better when I bought it.

    It'll be darn nice when I'm done though. I'll have about 16K in it. Don't think any other car costing 16K will compare.
    Welcome to my world.

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Quote Originally Posted by bwv565 View Post
    Welcome to my world.
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    Welcome to my world.
    I thought you sold that black pos with the honda wing -
    and bought a six-popper ford -

    or did the ford break too -

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    I have the same symptons.Have you feel little vibration when engine idling on D?

    I had one time missfire and only on morning.Ses blinked few times.

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Quote Originally Posted by gino9 View Post
    I have the same symptons.Have you feel little vibration when engine idling on D?

    I had one time missfire and only on morning.Ses blinked few times.
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    I had one time missfire and only on morning.Ses blinked few times.

    time to check for codes

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Quote Originally Posted by basscatt View Post
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    Welcome to my world.
    I thought you sold that black pos with the honda wing -
    and bought a six-popper ford -

    or did the ford break too -
    Wow, a little harsh on bmw565 ... he bought the wrong STS, got taken in by high priced repairs, cut his losses and wisely sold the car.
    Why try to intimidate the guy when he comes back to post that his experiences were similar to Caddydrummer67's?
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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    OK, so I cleaned the TB and replaced the FPR.
    As far as I can tell, the miss is gone!

    Now my only problem is I have a positive block test and absolutely zero symptoms of HG failure otherwise.
    Again, it took so long to get the fluid to turn a slight blue-green that I must be in the very early stages in which case perhaps
    not having any other symptoms makes sense.

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Run the test again when and if you get any symptoms.

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    Re: 2002 STS block test results

    Yeah, I think you're right Ranger. I can't help thinking that it will be fine for a long time.

    But, like I said before, I risk having to spend another $800 or more for transport if I push it too far and the car won't drive anymore.
    There's no one I trust to do a stud job anywhere near me,and the car is pretty much mint otherwise, so there's no question as to whether I'd fix it or not.

    Just got to make a decision and go with it.

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