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    Update on parts I have/had

    I sold all of my 93 to 99 cams. Then a forum member contacted me for help with a 2003 DTS. He needed and engine. I worked out a deal to get rid of one of my blocks. We almost had the deal done and he said he had a P0741 also. He was on the fence with the complete rebuilt engine price. I quoted out parts only on the trans. He couldn't do that. I had the think about what I was trying to do. I needed to get rid of my Northstar parts. I made the deal work out.

    I am using a 02 block that had just 61k miles. I have a used crank for it currently, but I think I will but my brand new crank in it. I am putting in a custom torque converter and very custom built trans.

    I installed a set of Norm's inserts. I can tell you this set is the best option on the market. I am extremely happy with Norm's kit. I have to guaranty this job and this was the only way I could do that. The stud thing in my opinion is NOT the way to go.
    If this thing was to take a crap on him I would be in a world of hurt. The engine and trans need to outlast the car. You have to remember I am trying to get rid of this stuff and get my LS project back on track

    I may end up throwing a tune at this. I went with a spring type clutch plate instead of the Viscous and he may not like the way it feels

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Hiya, AJ. Nice to see you back.

    You opened a can of worms: Have you broken into the 2000 - 2004 PCM ?

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Hey AJ, Welcome back. We've missed you
    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


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    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    We have come a long way with what we can do with all of the GM PCM's. We have done 3 OE 96 to 99 PCM's in the last year. Two of these were in Fiero's and they wanted the tunes to work correctly. The AC had to be run through the PCM and we did not use a HVAC module. We had to make sure that they had 1st gear starts. We had to disable all of the DTC's that would be set when all of the other modules were missing.

    After the death threat from Randy on that other forum we took a look at the Northstar stuff. We had paid our dues here and on other forum that were involved with Northstar's and we never got even 1 tune out of all of the money we spent. We decided to drop all of our advertising cost that were linked to the Northstar's

    I decided to get rid of all of my Northstar parts

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Can I still get a button with a longer wire
    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


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    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Got a crimper ???..............

    (Now we'll find out who is in the real In Crowd !




    (Ramsey Lewis - album on vinyl - The In Crowd)

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Hey AJ, is it possible to tweak the TC slippage limits with a Tech II so as to avoid getting the PITA P0741 code all the time? Been meaning to see if a dealer can and will do it.

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    Got a crimper ???..............

    (Now we'll find out who is in the real In Crowd !




    (Ramsey Lewis - album on vinyl - The In Crowd)
    Yeah I know. I keep thinking about that too. Part of the situation is that I'd like it to be an mini toggle on/off switch rather than a temp contact push button.
    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


    Memberships:
    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    Can I still get a button with a longer wire
    I will send you a PCM

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    The second i saw the post i had emailed you, but i never heard back..i wanted parts, oh well

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Well that was short lived
    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


    Memberships:
    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    "After the death threat from Randy on that other forum we took a look at the Northstar stuff. We had paid our dues here and on other forum that were involved with Northstar's and we never got even 1 tune out of all of the money we spent. We decided to drop all of our advertising cost that were linked to the Northstar's"

    Get over it dude! You still owe a couple of our members tunes, including me, you made an agreement and never fulfilled it. I knew this whole time you were lying, though, I also knew we would not see anything from you. Just because you can make a Northstar work in a Fiero, and you have a couple crates of Northstar parts, that does not make you a tuner. I have also left you completely alone since we had our little debate, now, maybe you can extend the same courtesy. For anyone else wondering what is going on, here are some links where you can see everything, you will learn a lot if you read these links.

    Chip Switch? (Sept 6, 2004)

    Westers Chip (Apr 21, 2006)

    Using Cadillac EPROM on your '95 (Jun 7, 2007)

    Possible Aurora PCM Hack... (Sept 25, 2007)

    00 to 03 Aurora Tune(Nov 28, 2007)

    95 to 99 Northstar Tuning (Nov 28, 2007)

    Shelby PCM (Nov 28, 2007)

    AJxtcman (Nov 29, 2007)

    A Power Tuner For The Aurora? (Jun 30, 2008)

    PCM Tuning (Jun 30, 2008)

    3.5L Tuning including Super-Charger Tune (Apr 3, 2009)

    Shelby Tune for the Stock PCM (Oct 6, 2009)

    westers garage(Jul 23, 2009)

    Westers Garage - Home of all Custom Tunes (Feb 16, 2012)

    Caleditor's proposed PCM tuning (May 27, 2012)

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    Links are not working on this forum, if you google the title along with "Aurora club" you will find the threads.

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    http://cadillacforums.com/index.cgi?...y&thread=26701

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Quote Originally Posted by AJxtcman View Post
    I will send you a PCM
    That works too
    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


    Memberships:
    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    That works too
    I don't what to post something and get an infraction. I hope this will be OK. Can you fill out the form on my website and I will send you your PCM back. My programming cable is out for an upgrade and should be back the middle of next week. Then I will load your OLD PCM and send it back. The PCM from way back when.

    I am not sure if this link will work and I need to update my address

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    Re: Update on parts I have/had

    I got the engine together and found out I had the wrong set of rings. I will need to pull it all back down. New rod bolts again and another set of head gaskets

    I put together a shopping list on a website to give the guy a quote.
    I went back a few days later and wrote down all of the numbers. I wrote down the correct ring number for the year of the car. This companies pistons use a different ring.
    When I was assembling the rings on the pistons I thought that the oil ring felt loose. Then it felt ok.
    I was going to check the part number, but got side tracked.
    side track cost me $500

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