Well my parts have taken soo long to arrive that 1 of 2 options remains and 1 option can be dismissed.
The parts have not been lost in shipping....
The parts probably NEED TO BE MADE and thus incur a long waiting time
Worst case the mfg/supplier of all or some of the parts in the steering rack went belly up and/or no longer deals with Government Motors.
My other option is to get in contact with an American dealership and see if I can find someone with the part in stock.... crossing my fingers for Lindsay Caddilac.
Man I should just have Luke @ Lindsay cadillac be my surrogate car care guy. I tell him whats wrong he takes care of me by telling the locals what to do and whats up.
Turns out There are none of the rack anywhere, he's had one on order since June 4th and another same time as me. He knew to put them as "spac" (rush) orders right away and as such is at the front of the line should any show up. At least he was able to find out that there is a past due notice on the part number with an update scheduled for Aug 14th, so I'm definetly without the car all of August now.... Time to squeeze a rental out of the dealership now that I need to do repairs to my DD.
Oh it is probably a different gear ratio on the base cars. You would think that there would be some racks from V wrecks somewhere? I'd be tempted to put the plain rack in. At least you would have a car. (I've put 23,000km on mine since April. Houston once, Las Vegas twice)
See, that's what happens when you don't drive it, seals get dried out and leak etc. I love road trips. Great gas mileage 24+ miles per US gallon at 75+mph.
I think once I was driving 60ish and hit about 27 average for a tank. That's almost as good as my 1975 Vega!
Just want to share some High Performance Track Day info for everyone (Aug 28 and Oct 1)
ABRS offers Introductory Road Car School Lapping and Advanced Road Car Lapping at Race City Speedway. This includes professional instruction and training with Chief Instructor Allen Berg and the ABRS team. Learn about vehicle handling dynamics and explore the limits of your road car in a safe and exciting environment. Thinking about a day off to drive at the track and meet other car enthusiasts? Come and join us for the next dates!
I was planning to go to some track day this year, GM seems to have different plans for me. Even my dd backup is out of commission now due to a kinked tranny cooler line while replacing a radiator. My next car will not be GM, they've lost me after the V is gone.
Ok folks, I might be picking up another car so mine is up for grabs. Let me know if you know someone who is interested in this performance vehicle. Price is negotiable for course.
Year : 2004
Make and Model : Cadillac CTS-V
Exterior Color : Silver
Interior Color : Black
Auto or Manual? : Manual
Odometer Reading : ~111000 km
Location of Vehicle : Calgary
Extras : See below
Asking Price : $22,900
2004 Cadillac CTS-V
Silver with black interior
5.7L LS6 V8 SFI – 400 H.P.
6 speed TREMEC™ manual transmission
BREMBO™ vented disk brakes
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Driver controlled Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Front and side impact air bags
Cold weather package including heated seats and mirrors
Dual zone automatic climate control
Power windows, locks, mirrors, trunk
Power driver and front passenger seats with memory settings
Cadillac Navigation system
GM ONSTAR™ system
Driver information centre
BOSE™ premium sound system with 6 disk “in-dash” CD player and RBDS
Halogen fog lamps
Auto dimming rear view mirror
HOMELINK™ wireless control
-18” CTS-V alloy rims with Falken 452 performance tires (3,000 km) and Dunlop Wintersport M3 performance winter tires (5,000 km)
- UUC shifter
- Magnaflow exhausts
- Recently replaced brakes, rotors, and water pump
- First gear CAGS fixed, and dyno tuned at Davenport
- Tinted windows
Reason for selling:
Great, fun car to drive. Sharp looking and roomy.
Looking for an AWD vehicle.