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    Re: 99 STS Project

    double post..........

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    That's going to be some type of very good assembly oil/lube - the white marks on the bolts is an assembly step - once torque is verified, you mark the bolts with paint marker
    yeah, that ^^^

    A Z tire rating is "above 149 mph", absent a service designation (W = 168 mph, Y = 186 mph). The car is limited only by drivetrain power vs. air and mechanical drag.

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    yeah, that ^^^

    A Z tire rating is "above 149 mph", absent a service designation (W = 168 mph, Y = 186 mph). The car is limited only by drivetrain power vs. air and mechanical drag.
    Did Cadillac Put out Sevilles in W or y ratings ?
    i thout the highest they put was a Z

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    There were W-coded cars that I know of in 2002+ I saw one STS that was W-rated.

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Oh yeah, thanks for the clarification Sub
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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    There were W-coded cars that I know of in 2002+ I saw one STS that was W-rated.
    wow ok that is going to be my mission every time i pass a dealer that has a 2002 or 2003 sts im going to stop and look on the door sticker
    seriously

    and when i find it ill post it on here cause i bet some forum member would want to buy it

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    now did the dealeers charge more for a Z or w rated Seville sts
    or did they not even know if it was or not
    was there anyway for someone to order it as an option or did you just have to luck out and be at a dealer that had one in stock or that was willing to look threw all the codes and all ?

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTahoe View Post
    Thanks Chris I did not know if it did any thing else and it will probably scare me because I have been driving 4x4s for the last 20yrs!!!!
    Jake you are correct on both and thank you I am a firm believer do it once and right the first time.
    98eldo all new Clevite std rod, main bearings and GM rod bolts as per FSM says not to reuse. Also new GM rings and all exhaust valves and of corse Northstar Performance Studs!!!! The half case is not to bad every thing has to be really clean, new oil manifold and the gm sealer, There is alot of time on clean up. also you half to be carfull good about assembly. I hope this helps if you have any ? just ask on this forum and you will get a very good answer from a member lots of good people on here!!!

    Thanks for the info Joe.

    So, std main and rods bearings, new connecting rod bolts, new rings but I'm curious why you needed new exhaust valves? Were your exhaust valves beyond the point of being reusuable?

    The main bearing bolts were reused?

    I wouldn't do a headgasket job without Jake's studs, that's the only why to go for me on these engines.

    Clean up, is defintely understandable. One spec of dirt or unremoved gasket material can cause havoc at start up time and leave one aggravated.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Again, wishing you the best with it.

    Excellent job.........

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    the exhaust valves were pitted really bad and there was no way they would lapp in, all of the intake valves looked great and all lapped in really nice so did the new exhaust valves. Mabee a machine shop could have cleaned them up, but I dont trust many with out me there. I have $225 dollars + valve seals and my time in the heads. But I also own a machinist flat edge so I know they are true.
    According to the FSM the main bolts can be reused.
    Agreed on the studs. I bought this caddy with overheating issues because of Jake. If it wasnt for him and the 01 ESC I fixed last summer I would have never looked for one. Thats right I intentionally bought a 99 STS with overheating issues and with the known fix and this wonderfull forum. So when Jake was saying he was done I was like, what the h*** am I gonna do with this thing. I probably would have done norms inserts but I would not of been happy Knowing about the studs

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTahoe View Post
    stock exhaust Corsa eye and ear candy as sub says
    Joe where did you order yours from what was the cost

    i been looking so far cheapest i have found is Summit auto racing and parts

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    Amazon $1154 shipped to my door is the cheapest i could find

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    cool thanks

    im thinking in June or July ill pull this off or put it on lol

    just a few things with the body first
    im thinking that a full color change just more then i want to
    so going to have the caddy gone over with the same color it has now same paint code but add a little more metallic to the pain for a better glitter and silver shine in it little more sparkle is what im going for i think
    and have to decide weather im going to have the hood sandblasted or spend the money on a new hood

    only thing against new hoods is unless i spend the 700 or 800 for a OEM hood
    i cant find anyone that has a aftermarket hood that does not have a ornament hole in it witch i don't understand
    our Seville did not come with orinman or crest on the hood it was on the grill so why would a company make a aftermarket hood with a Ornament hole beats me lol

    so how long before we see picks of it all bad togehter how much more time you got to put in you think

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    well I got the engine back in the cradle tonight and all I have to say is the front and rear mounts are a pain even with the cradle on the floor. Two months is a little long (Had a bit of memory fade, glad I had the FSM) Tomorrow I am gonna get the starter and intake on it and hopefully I can start the trans. T.C.C solinoid replaced and trans. serviced. I am thinking this weekend I might have her running if all goes good.

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    cool cool take some audio of the corsa running

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    Cool Re: 99 STS Project

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    Yep, that's work you can be proud of. Know that the new CORSA will blow wisps of blue smoke for 10 minutes until all the die forming oil burns off. You're gonna be a happy camper.

    Somebody, ask him what the red stuff all over the cams is............

    JoeT, You may find that the CORSA "walks" a bit to one side. If it does, a few minutes with a couple of 5/8" s/s hose clamps on those muffler hanger rods will keep the system centered.
    OK Sub I will bite and say its Comp Cams Red engine assembly lube ,i know it wasnt ATF as it would be very hard to detect after applying it...

    I also use on head stud threads a product from Catipiller we call peanut butter.Best I have seen yet ...also does a great job on aluminum heads and steel washers....


    Great post Joe and a GREAT job your doing...much RESPECT

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