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    Ground down my quarter panel rust behind the rubber rub strip. Next up...block the whole panel, because the person who repainted the panel a long time ago skim coated it in primer. I will say, they did a decent job. The panel was taken down to bare metal from the wheelwell back, skimmed, painted with cadnium primer, then painted. Too bad they took a shortcut and caulked on the rubber rub strip around the perimeter, causing it to hold water against the paint, causing rust. I'm going to sand it smooth, primer and sand it twice, paint it matte black and sand again( to make sure it is smooth), then take it to my body guy to have him respray the panel. I will also be filling in a dent on the bottom back corner of the panel.

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    I added oil to my thirsty '02 DeVille. After reading through some of the tech tips I'm shocked that its okay for these Northstar engines to go through oil like they do.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Added much needed power steering fluid to the Seville.... Had to make a pit stop at pepboy's after work just to get some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn
    I hope it was in your car! Happy Birthday!
    Yup, my old Vette experimenting with the starvation issue. It was firing on all 475+HP and fried the poo out of the Michelins.

    It's my Birthday, I'll fry if I want to.

    I may actually have this long term issue beat.
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?











    For some unknown reason, I'm the designated Cadillac man in the family, and as a result, I got to take the new '03 DeVille for a spin to see if it was a good acquisition.

    I remember an old PM issue from 2000 that I snagged in Junior high, and reading with excitement the article on the then new 2000 Cadillac DeVille, DHS, and DTS. I was a reasonable fan then, although I more preferred the 90s models (a big hint was when I first started looking on the web for my first car, I found a 96 DeVille in Polo Green. Boy was that a good indicator). Now that I've driven one, I am a huge fan.

    Handling is exceptional Smooth, tight, responsive, and all the while it has the Cadillac cruisy feel to it. Makes me even more excitied to convert my suspension over to passive.

    Power was slightly perceived as maybe a bit quicker than A's. Shifts seemed slightly quicker and crisper. I did miss the engine noise due to the lack of torque struts.

    Seats were as expected in a Cadillac, unbelievably soft, and remarkably supportive. I would like them even more, methinks, if I had the seat adjusted to my liking.

    The more I see this bodystyle the more I love it. Its sporty, smooth, flowing lines suggest more than just a luxury land yacht. It great. The interior was a nice departure from the older, more formal lines of Cadillacs past. The flowing lines were executed well, and it has a very nice modern look to it. The apparently higher belt line made it feel somewhat smaller than Alexandra, but I think I could get used to it.

    I want one as my second car

    I wnet up to Gillette to maintain employment at Autozone, so I tracked my fuel economy as always. On the way up it was great, 26 despite my expedited driving in order to get to town so I wasn't rushed in getting ready for work, as well as the monsoon that persisted from Wheatland to Wright.

    Saturday afternoon, as I left work, I remember looking at the Perkins flag, fully aloft in a southerly direction, and hoping the tailwind would last.

    Boy did it ever.



    Over 110 miles, at 65 miles an hour. I APPROVE.

    The other 140 miles proceeded down I-25 for awhile, and I then turned to the wind as I coursed through Sybille Canyon and into an approaching monsoon. For better or worse, the nighttime conditions and poor visibility limited my speed to 55 mph the rest of the way in. I received the following fuel economy over 250 miles, speeds ranging from 55 to 75 mph.



    Kinda disappointing, but still incredible. Because CADILLAC NORTHSTAR V8
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDemoney View Post
    I added oil to my thirsty '02 DeVille. After reading through some of the tech tips I'm shocked that its okay for these Northstar engines to go through oil like they do.
    Some use quite a bit of oil, most don't, and some are exceptional. (I get over 6,000 miles/quart)

    You've had the car only a short time - keep accurate records and do regular underhood checks. Don't be disappointed if your regular oil consumption runs about 2,000 - 3,000 miles/quart of 5W-30 in whatever type you happen to like today. Snake oils and magic potions, as well as "heavier" oils, will do exactly nothing except lighten your wallet.

    Today - my car - California Duster and made the tires look pretty.

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    Bought a sanding block and board. Tomorrow I start sanding my quarter panel down. Total investment so far including tools/ materials: $25.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSCHICK View Post
    Well it is a official I am the owner of a Radiant Silver 2013 ATS 2.0 Turbo RWD Performance model with cue/nav, cold weather package, 18 inch machined wheels, sunroof, and all of the other good stuff.

    The car wasn't even on the dealer lot it was in a separate storage warehouse untouched, pictures tomorrow after I finish unwrapping it
    Well, I am guessing the Accord went back really fast then?

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamespowers View Post
    Well, I am guessing the Accord went back really fast then?
    They closed at noon yesterday and closed today so tomorrow ASAP

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Plugs, wires, and new sway bar bushings and end links.

    Drives nicely.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSCHICK View Post
    They closed at noon yesterday and closed today so tomorrow ASAP
    So you have to drive it once more then. I feel sorry for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacLuke24 View Post









    For some unknown reason, I'm the designated Cadillac man in the family, and as a result, I got to take the new '03 DeVille for a spin to see if it was a good acquisition.

    I remember an old PM issue from 2000 that I snagged in Junior high, and reading with excitement the article on the then new 2000 Cadillac DeVille, DHS, and DTS. I was a reasonable fan then, although I more preferred the 90s models (a big hint was when I first started looking on the web for my first car, I found a 96 DeVille in Polo Green. Boy was that a good indicator). Now that I've driven one, I am a huge fan.

    Handling is exceptional Smooth, tight, responsive, and all the while it has the Cadillac cruisy feel to it. Makes me even more excitied to convert my suspension over to passive.

    Power was slightly perceived as maybe a bit quicker than A's. Shifts seemed slightly quicker and crisper. I did miss the engine noise due to the lack of torque struts.

    Seats were as expected in a Cadillac, unbelievably soft, and remarkably supportive. I would like them even more, methinks, if I had the seat adjusted to my liking.

    The more I see this bodystyle the more I love it. Its sporty, smooth, flowing lines suggest more than just a luxury land yacht. It great. The interior was a nice departure from the older, more formal lines of Cadillacs past. The flowing lines were executed well, and it has a very nice modern look to it. The apparently higher belt line made it feel somewhat smaller than Alexandra, but I think I could get used to it.

    I want one as my second car

    I wnet up to Gillette to maintain employment at Autozone, so I tracked my fuel economy as always. On the way up it was great, 26 despite my expedited driving in order to get to town so I wasn't rushed in getting ready for work, as well as the monsoon that persisted from Wheatland to Wright.

    Saturday afternoon, as I left work, I remember looking at the Perkins flag, fully aloft in a southerly direction, and hoping the tailwind would last.

    Boy did it ever.



    Over 110 miles, at 65 miles an hour. I APPROVE.

    The other 140 miles proceeded down I-25 for awhile, and I then turned to the wind as I coursed through Sybille Canyon and into an approaching monsoon. For better or worse, the nighttime conditions and poor visibility limited my speed to 55 mph the rest of the way in. I received the following fuel economy over 250 miles, speeds ranging from 55 to 75 mph.



    Kinda disappointing, but still incredible. Because CADILLAC NORTHSTAR V8
    Awesome Luke. They are great cars and I really enjoy mine. The 2000-2005's are dirt cheap these days.
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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Got some Detailing stuffs, Looked at some cars and best of all....... I missed a Cadillac car show at my local dealer When we got there, There was still a few 1959 Cadillac Limo, 1978 Coupe Deville, 1983 Seville, 1984 Eldo, 1962 coupe, 1975 Fleedwood, 1949 Cadillac Sedan, 1956 Eldo, Allante, 1995 Fleetwood, and a couple of others. Um what else... Nothing just a nice day driving on my day off. Oh and i priced out new tires... $556 total michelin symmetry whitewall

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    Wes the Symmetry has a $70 rebate until 9/24. Wish I needed tires as I would get Symmetry as well.

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    Re: What did you do to your car today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryannel2003 View Post
    Wes the Symmetry has a $70 rebate until 9/24. Wish I needed tires as I would get Symmetry as well.
    Yep that's with the rebate.... I don't "need" tires since they still have 40 percent life left just feeling out the market is all. They looked like nice tires i might go with em.

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