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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    It's looking suspiciously engine-like!


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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    It's looking suspiciously engine-like!
    That is exactly how I'm feeling.

    I'm taking a break from the Caddy today because I'm deliriously tired and the Caddy is 20+ miles away on a winding road, and I'm worried that I'll be too tired to drive safely home. It's not so bad since I ....

    JUST GOT MY SHOP MANUAL, Wee!!!!!

    OMG I don't know what to read first!!!!! ^___^

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    They are the best. I bought both computer and hard copy of both service and body manuals, even several other year's models.

    I picked up the Chilton and Hayes books too, but just for the alternate drawings/photos. They are way to general to be anything but supplementary. (Although as great as you have done with one I may have to rethink my position on that!)

    I will let you go get your favorite beverage and settle in for some quality time reading...
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    Start in the electrical section, you'll be there enough.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    Start in the electrical section, you'll be there enough.
    ....but also....

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    Its true. My manual is all marked up in the electrical section. Replacing parts is the easy parts, getting them to work is the hard part.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    I prefer...ElectricHELL...

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    I had my FSM delivered at my office, which is full of car guys. Not "real" car guys (as far as I'm concerned) since they all drive late model audis and mercs and pay people to mod their cars, but when they saw that thing arrive at my desk they took one good look and promptly sh*t their pants.. I'd been waiting for it for a week saying "I can't wait for the bible to get here", and when they saw it in all its 1000+ page splendor a couple of them promptly bowed their heads and paid respect. Literally.. It was quite the comically whimsical sight that I wished I'd caught on video.

    I still randomly read mine even when the car's running right. Sitting on the coffee table as we speak although it makes its way to the bathroom more than any other book these days. GM did a good job with this stuff.. And yes, on our cars the electrical section is worth its weight in gold. And then some...
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    I think I'm most fascinated by the emissions system because it's the most mysterious to me. I took an electronics class in college and learned how to debug circuits, so the theory generally makes sense to me. The Caddy will be a nightmare though because my dad put an alarm system on it in the 90's, and it's caused strange behaviors in the Caddy for as long as I can remember. I also have an aftermarket stereo, so who knows what kind of work they did there. I mean, they couldn't have made that much of a strange mess, right? o_O

    I love, love, love this shop manual~!!

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    My cat approves.

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    Emissions? Just the word gives me a headache. The cleanest part of my manual.

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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    Emissions? Just the word gives me a headache. The cleanest part of my manual.
    Hehe, I can definitely understand... I'm hoping that all the reading I do about it will save me from an unnecessary number of headaches. XD

    Blah. I am deliriously tired and need to get some sleep so that I have lots of energy for working on the Caddy after I get off work tomorrow. Speaking of.... I need to find a way to measure the tension on the belts as I'm tightening them. I might need to look into getting a tool. o_O

    Anyways, talk to guys later! More updates to come tomorrow.

    Night night.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Those manuals sure do come in handy. I have ALL of mine for my 80 coupe. The service manual, advance service manual, body manual, eletrical trouble shoot manual, fold outs of wiring and vacuums, dealership albums that you would have seen at dealers, they consists of interior selection, exterior selection and merchandising guide, also have tune up charts, salesman guide (lists all options, prices and codes)
    I have pratically read all of mine already. I have a lot of post its in the eletrical section, lol...
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by 1980coupe View Post
    Those manuals sure do come in handy. I have ALL of mine for my 80 coupe. The service manual, advance service manual, body manual, eletrical trouble shoot manual, fold outs of wiring and vacuums, dealership albums that you would have seen at dealers, they consists of interior selection, exterior selection and merchandising guide, also have tune up charts, salesman guide (lists all options, prices and codes)
    I have pratically read all of mine already. I have a lot of post its in the eletrical section, lol...
    Wow!! That's incredible. I envy your collection of manuals. I'll have to check out your posts in the electrical section sometime.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Quote Originally Posted by nebulosity View Post
    Wow!! That's incredible. I envy your collection of manuals. I'll have to check out your posts in the electrical section sometime.
    Sorry for not clarifying. I meant post-its in the manual, not in the electrical section of this forum. I also have the manuals for 77 and 78 Cadillac. As you can see, I own 3 Caddies, all Coupe deVilles.
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    Re: Cherie's '84 Coupe DeVille Project

    Is that Mexican Coke in the background?
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