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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Cherie! Outstanding work to date! Definitely invest in a factory service manual off ebay. You will wonder why you waited ...
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Cherie! Outstanding work to date! Definitely invest in a factory service manual off ebay. You will wonder why you waited so long.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Actually, I really LOVE that hard copy one in the first link!! For $25, I went ahead and ordered it, so even if it's not right for some reason, not much lost. I've seen the one in the second link around, and somehow I just wasn't sure about it, so I never ordered it until now. If anyone has ordered that particular copy and loves it (and it's different than the hardcover copy I bought), please let me know. I have multiple oinline subscriptions and books, so I'll get a copy of every different item I can get my hands on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77CDV View Post
    Cherie! Outstanding work to date! Definitely invest in a factory service manual off ebay. You will wonder why you waited so long.
    I *just* ordered one five minutes ago. I'm gonna read this thing cover-to-cover like normal people read fiction!!! I'm SO EXCITED!! Thanks for the warm welcome.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    The "hardcover" version was an attempt to have a updateable version of the shop manual, so as new service info became available, the techs could remove the old pages and replace them with updated pages, thus saving the cost of printing up a whole new manual just to change three pages. Silly pre-computer days!
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    I had one like that for my GN. I had to buy 3 gigantic 3-ring binders for it and the pages were stupid thin so they wore out in a hurry. Of the 3 million or so pages, only about 50 actually applied to the Turbo Regal. But it was fun thumbing through it. Someone took the time to put it all in PDF format back in the late 90s with a searchable index and table of contents. S/he must be a saint.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    So today we reinstalled the steering pump pulley and the harmonic balancer (98% of the way). Without a crankshaft bolt and without any kit having the right adapter, we had to make our own installer tool from threaded rod, heavy nuts, washers, and the bearing from the harmonic balancer installer kit we bought that DIDN'T work (at least we got some kind of use out of it??).

    Anyways, to get the last 6mm of the harmonic balancer pressed in, we're going to need a washer with a big center hole to allow the crankshaft to pass through as we snug it into place.

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    Ingenious!
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Hey Cherie... you look pretty dirty in the pic with you under the hood. If you ever need a hand getting clean again I'm pretty handy with a bar of soap. Cheers.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    ^lol. While I was just thinking "Man, I wish my girl was like that", you took it to the next level.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Behave yourselves, gentlemen.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Well...that didn't take long.


    Great new member, who is doing wonderful work, and posting terrific project info and videos.
    I would be lying to say I didn't notice how attractive she is, but can't we focus on the wonderful work and forum community involvement?
    She is giving most of the guys around here a "run for their money" on the wrenches!

    Rock on Cherie!

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by SafariOne View Post
    Hey Cherie... you look pretty dirty in the pic with you under the hood. If you ever need a hand getting clean again I'm pretty handy with a bar of soap. Cheers.
    LOL. Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

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    Behave yourselves, gentlemen.
    Thank you, Craig. Somebody's gotta help me keep these guys under control.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    Well...that didn't take long.


    Great new member, who is doing wonderful work, and posting terrific project info and videos.
    I would be lying to say I didn't notice how attractive she is, but can't we focus on the wonderful work and forum community involvement?
    She is giving most of the guys around here a "run for their money" on the wrenches!

    Rock on Cherie!
    Thanks, Dave. I love my Caddy, so I'm working hard!!!

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Welcome to the asylum. I for one am jealous of your wrenching ability--stay at it. These cars are uniquely rewarding to drive and own and have more personality in one fender than most anything else I have ever owned (which is why my 77 has seen a lot of cars come and go next to it in the garage).
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Hey guys! Just wanted to give you a quick update to keep this thread alive.

    1. Finished putting on the crankshaft pulley assembly,
    2. Put a new thermostat in and bolted the top of the thermostat housing on with gasket and RTV ( Haynes manual said "gasket sealer" and so my best guess was RTV because it's the same kind of mating surface as the water pump.)
    3. Reinstalled the AC pump (had to adjust my fabricated EGR tube because it was slightly in the way)
    4. Installed new belts (except for one, which I'll have to order, so I just put the old one on).

    Today I'm going to:

    1. Tension all the belts and
    2. Start putting the radiator on.

    The project is moving forward!

    I ordered the shop manual, and it's out for delivery, so it'll be here today! Wee! It turns out that the seller accidentally initially sent me a shop manual for an '85 Fleetwood DeVille FWD/'84 Cimarron, but he realized it quickly and also sent out the right shop manual. The '85 manual came yesterday in the mail, and I spent some time reading through it last night, and OMG I AM IN LOVE. I cannot WAIT to see the shop manual for my Caddy!!! I can't believe that there is THIS MUCH INFO for repairs on my Caddy all in one place! I'm so excited.

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    I won't spam you guys with a million images, so the rest are here:
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    We like pics. Post them all!

    Keep up the good work.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by jayoldschool View Post
    We like pics. Post them all!

    Keep up the good work.
    Haha, then I'll definitely post all the pics in the future. XD Thanks, Jay.

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