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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    it's very possible that if you're using a quart of oil every 2000 miles
    and if you're not topping up you've only got 1 quart of oil left in the engine and that would cause the car to shake

    your owner's manual states that you should check the oil dipstick indicator (usually it says check it every time you fill up with gas but most people will say that's a bit excessive)

    2000 miles per quart is getting close to unacceptable oil usage (which i think is 1500 miles/qt)

    and by the way there's nothing wrong with taking the oil life down all the way to 0% - especially if you're topping off that frequently
    don't go very far past 0% though (even though you're topping off) because while adding new oil refreshes the average life left of all the oil there's still oil in there that's degraded and you don't want to risk major engine work on something as inexpensive as an oil change - heck, you're getting 10,000 miles between oil changes!
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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorecko View Post
    The oil change is the biggest bunch of b.s i've ever heard.
    Absolutely!!! It's disgraceful how some dealers take advantage of women. Check the link below and pick another dealer based on customer reviews.

    http://www.dealerrater.com/directory/Illinois/Cadillac/


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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    A while back I compiled a list of DIC (Driver Information Center, the little blue screen) warning messages taken from page 4-34 of the manual. There are almost a hundred different potential messages. One of those is "Engine Oil Low". The engine light in most vehicles only warns of low oil "pressure", usually indicative of a leak somewhere. But that doesn't warn you if your oil level is simply low. The SRX warns of BOTH. I do agree one should still manually check the oil level. But if you haven't checked it and your oil is low, you would surely get a prominent message displayed in a bright blue screen directly in front of you. Pretty hard to miss that.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...-messages.html


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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    Quote Originally Posted by sube5186 View Post
    Absolutely!!! It's disgraceful how some dealers take advantage of women. Check the link below and pick another dealer based on customer reviews.

    http://www.dealerrater.com/directory/Illinois/Cadillac/


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    Thanks! Well, they were blowing this smoke up our butts and my husband was standing right there! Ugh.

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    They just sound like a BAD dealer.....period. Luckily for me I live 9 miles away from one of the top dealers in my state. It's not like I did research and selected them based on careful analysis. They are the only Cadillac dealer in the entire county. I guess I just lucked out. Until this forum, I didn't realize the quality range of Cadillac dealers was so expansive.


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    I will take the time tonight and look at the links you posted - thanks so much Sube! Yes, I guess it's looking more and more like I'll have to suck it up and make a long drive to someone else. I have some days off so guess how I'll be spending my day off? Super. Well, if they can fix it the first time then it will be time well spent.

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    YAY!!!! Dealership just called me - the engine light did trigger a code - problem was a #1 ignition coil and spark plug! Problems resolved!!!! YAY!!!!! Thanks everyone for your help - hopefully this is the end of the issues with the car!

    On a side note, they had the new model's on the showroom floor - really nice looking! Drool....

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    coil and plug was going to be my initial guess untill you mentioned the low oil situation
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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    Quote Originally Posted by cadigirlchicago2 View Post
    YAY!!!! Dealership just called me - the engine light did trigger a code - problem was a #1 ignition coil and spark plug! Problems resolved!!!! YAY!!!!! Thanks everyone for your help - hopefully this is the end of the issues with the car!

    On a side note, they had the new model's on the showroom floor - really nice looking! Drool....
    That's great news! So how did they explain that BS about low oil? With a misdiagnosis like that, it's a good thing they're not doctors. You'd probably be dead by now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sube5186 View Post
    That's great news! So how did they explain that BS about low oil? With a misdiagnosis like that, it's a good thing they're not doctors. You'd probably be dead by now.


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    Sube, of course they didn't say a word about the oil. My husband said he was biting his lip the whole time and trying not to laugh when we were being fed that line. Bottom line is if the car did have low oil - the light would come on. I have NEVER checked oil in any of my cars and am not about to start now. Just not my thing being a girl I guess. I don't mind going more often for oil changes, but I'm certainly not going to make myself crazy over this. I can go to another dealer closer to my office so I think I'll try that next time for the oil change/tire rotation and see how that goes.

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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    i'd like to know how they didnt find any codes in the computer for the check engine light and than later on they magically did

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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    Razor - the last time I had it in afew months ago, I never had an engine light come on so there were no codes they said. I think they tried to replicate the RPM issue on a test drive but it didn't and that's when they said it might be the brand of gas I was buying. Yesterday was the first time that the engine light came on and flashed afew times. Onstar couldn't pull a code but the dealership did. Well, I'm pleased it's fixed. Hopefully I can live in peace for awhile. I'm still puzzled about the oil. I don't mind taking it more often for oil changes but if the oil was low, the light would come on.

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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    Quote Originally Posted by cadigirlchicago2 View Post
    Razor - the last time I had it in afew months ago, I never had an engine light come on so there were no codes they said. I think they tried to replicate the RPM issue on a test drive but it didn't and that's when they said it might be the brand of gas I was buying. Yesterday was the first time that the engine light came on and flashed afew times. Onstar couldn't pull a code but the dealership did. Well, I'm pleased it's fixed. Hopefully I can live in peace for awhile. I'm still puzzled about the oil. I don't mind taking it more often for oil changes but if the oil was low, the light would come on.
    Your oil level is fine. Thats just them trying to make a buck. I misunderstood on the cel light. Onstar will not be able to properly diagnose symptoms like that but any dealer can if they make the effort. Hope your issue gets resolved but it just sounds like a bad spark plug from the factory. If that is the case i would demand that they replace all of the spark plugs under warranty at the same time as you dont know if the air/fuel ratio was thrown off and started eroding the other plugs or wearing them down prematurely.

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    Ok, I will call the service manager and ask for that as well. Thanks Razor!

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    Re: Idle question and other flutter noise question

    Hit and a miss. I just called the dealership and they told me that they won't replace anything that isn't failing. He said I am covered under warranty 4 years or 50,000 miles. I'm currently at 34,000. He went on and on about the inner workings of stuff that I have no idea about. So basically, they told me no.

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