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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Originally Posted by cadillac kevin Sounds like its time to look for another shop. That kind of halfassery is unacceptable ...
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    Sounds like its time to look for another shop. That kind of halfassery is unacceptable (to me anyways).
    Yeahhhhhhhhh. I agree. If these guys weren't so darn nice (genuinely), I would definitely be looking for another shop. At the very least, I need them to fix what they've messed up. There are only two auto shops in Scotts Valley, and I don't know anything about the other shop. I have several friends who go to Larry's and always have good results. Then again, if I didn't know anything about my car, I never would have known they lost my bracket and didn't screw the bolt in. Makes you wonder how often this happens and people are oblivious.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    Sorry to hear that. I hope they get it all straightened out.

    BTW, Dose this mean we should stop posting ideas in the "How To Really Convey Appreciation/Gratitude To Your Mechanic?" thread?

    Hahaha My husband doesn't think I should do anything nice for them now either. lol, sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebulosity

    Yeahhhhhhhhh. I agree. If these guys weren't so darn nice (genuinely), I would definitely be looking for another shop. At the very least, I need them to fix what they've messed up. There are only two auto shops in Scotts Valley, and I don't know anything about the other shop. I have several friends who go to Larry's and always have good results. Then again, if I didn't know anything about my car, I never would have known they lost my bracket and didn't screw the bolt in. Makes you wonder how often this happens and people are oblivious.....
    If they can't find the bracket, theres a 4100 powered bustleback seville in the yard here. It should have it.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    If they can't find the bracket, theres a 4100 powered bustleback seville in the yard here. It should have it.
    Wow, that's very kind of you. The pick-n-pull near my house looks like it has an '84 in the yard, so worst case scenario I can probably just go pull it there. It's just something else, ya know? If they end up not finding the bracket and I can't get my hands on one at the yard, I'll let you know.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    by any chance do you know what size bolt for the water pump. its by the lower hose, the very bottom one. seems as if i didnt install my water pump right and leaks right around that area because of this dam bolt. this is all that i need to complete my timing chain job on the 4100. thanks
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    You have the patients of a high school teacher.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillaccruiser703 View Post
    by any chance do you know what size bolt for the water pump. its by the lower hose, the very bottom one. seems as if i didnt install my water pump right and leaks right around that area because of this dam bolt. this is all that i need to complete my timing chain job on the 4100. thanks
    You need to know the length and thread pitch? Or just the bolt head size? And how can you fix the leak with that info? I would imagine that it would leak if your gasket didn't make a good seal at that location. Did you torque everything down properly? Was the gasket surface nice and smooth when you put it all back together, free of old gasket material and nicks in the surface?

    Does this image give you the information you need?

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    You have the patients of a high school teacher.
    It's funny too... I usually don't have this kind of patience with people (mechanics who lose parts on a car). lol

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    thanks that chart helps. this car came with some hardware missing and the timing cover already torn apart. so i been piecing it as i go. thought i was done, then added coolant and leaked right around that bolt. i used one long enough for the timing cover but enough for the pump. its "b" on your chart.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Put thread sealer on the bolts.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    The problem i have is that bolt"b" is a little bolt. And the water pump does not sit flush against the timing cover there. So what i did was just leave that hole alone since it was elevated and had enough clearance for the little bolt head

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    After having the first resto shop lose half the trim and assorted parts on my 69, I definitely feel your pain, Cherie. You seriously need a new mechanic.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    For convenience we towed the Caddy all the way home. We're charging the battery a bit now, and then will go over to the emissions station for testing.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    SUCH a gorgeous car. I'm a huge fan of the Coupes in white.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by greencadillacmatt View Post
    SUCH a gorgeous car. I'm a huge fan of the Coupes in white.
    Thanks! I think so too. The paint is a bit faded, but it's color is actually a really pale tan color.. if I were to name the color, I'd call it "sand," LOL.

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