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  1. driving technique

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    So I'm trying to protect my dignity on the freeways of houston and since this is the first manual/fast car I've ever owned or driven I want some confirmation that I'm not driving wrong. I'm playing with a yellow vet tonight and we're both rolling at 80 and then getting on it. He pulls way...
  2. Best Brake Stand Technique

    Cadillac STS-V Series Forum
    I have yet to do a brake stand/burnout with my 08. In other cars I would stand on the brakes, rev the engine untill the torque converter stall kicked in and then ease off the brakes until the rear wheels spin and smoke. I am not sure if this is good for a V. Can anyone recommend the best way to...
  3. Launch technique?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Hi guys, Has anyone figured out a reliable launch technique that will minimize wheel hop and still get a good short time? I was going to head up to New England Dragway and try my luck against my buddy's GTO and an ex-girlfriend's built 5.0 GT convertible, and I don't want to grenade my diff...
  4. Technique for pulling Pins on plastic cover?

    Cadillac DeVille 1985 to 2005 including:1985-1992
    Is there a good tool or technique for removing the plastic pins holding the plastic cover located under the radiator/engine on 03 DTS? do you just pry and pray. Feels like they will break, and since 3 are missing I assume the first owner had the same issue and broke some. Looks like they have...
  5. Tinted tailights

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    i feel this must be my new mod:bigroll: that and a big brake kit....but anyway what would be the best way ???
  6. clear DRL's with an oven?

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    I read a topic regarding the above in the V forum; If anyone knows how this is done, can you post step by step instructions as i did not understand what was said in the previous thread. Thanks in advance :worship: :worship: :worship:
  7. Airbag Sticker removal alternative

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    Someone on the STS forum was having some vinyl stickers printed up with a silver cadillac wreath/crest on a black background to cover the airbag warning labels. Not sure if it's still going on, but here's the link...
  8. 2001 Eldorado transmission drain and refill???

    Cadillac Seville / Cadillac Eldorado Forum
    I quote from a previous post " There's a 2nd drain plug up on the side of the tranny, in behind some wires. It must also be removed. On my 97 STS, I got more fluid out of the side drain than in the actual tranny pan. I've heard of dealer techs who miss this drain." Is there a second drain plug...
  9. It Was V-Love

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Had a nice visit with ahanu, he came from NJ to have a kit installed, the weather was excellent, got a couple pics of our Vs eyeing each other down....................................... If anyone has a chance to meet this young man, I suggest they do, as he will restore some hope in the next...
  10. broke water pump on my 88!

    HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9
    can anyone offer help by telling me the basics of what im gonna need to remove and then do to fix it?so far i have removed the two fans and air filter.i can use all the info i can get.other then its gonna be a pain in the ass cause ive been told that many times allready.ur help is really...
  11. V Observations!

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    I have now had my V for almost 2 weeks. It is a blast to drive and handles great. Overall, I am very pleased with the car. The only problem I seem to have is heel & toe downshifting is proving to be difficult in this car. I got rid of an 04 Acura TL with 6-speed that was a joy to work the...
  12. Sorry For My Ignorance > Emblem Removal Technique?

    2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion
    Sorry to sound so damn ignorant but I don't want to screw anything up. What's the best way to take off the CTS emblem:alchi: Thanks, Chef
  13. A Slipery Tranny...

    Cadillac DeVille 1985 to 2005 including:1985-1992
    I've got a question for all you experts out there. I'm the kid with the '92 deville that plunged $3000 into the thing (and still paying that off) if you've read any of my other posts. I've been noticing that my tranny slips between 2nd and 3rd gear lately. For example, I live around alot of...
  14. Detailed Engines - Pics and Techniques

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    I would like to start detailing the engine of my '03 CTS (with 3.2L, Luxury/Sport) this summer. A search of the internet and this forum ended with some confusion: Warm or cool engine while working? Running or off while spraying? Simple Green? Perfect or too harsh? Another cleaner? Is scrubbing...
  15. Throttle Body Maintenance

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    I wanted to see if anyone else has had any throttle body maintenance, or any knowledge of this being important on a 2003 CTS 3.2 ? Every time I go to the dealership they want to perform this. When I look in the owners manual, it doesn't need to be done until 100,000 miles or something like...
  16. A link on how to PIMP Yourself....Enjoy

    Informal Lounge, Introductions, General Discussion
    I found this link on another forum. Pimp yourself and share your new name. Of course I'm "Bossplaya" but, on this site I came up as "Pimptastic F. Glide".:histeric:
  17. CtsV exhaust for cts 3.6

    Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007
    Ok, im really interested in the Zoomers exhaust, but they only make it for the Cts V, will the 5.7l exhuast fit a 3.6l? if so how hard would this be to make it work out?
  18. Classes for Men (joke)

    Informal Lounge, Introductions, General Discussion
  19. Failed Emissions Test- But No Codes

    Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion
    Ok here in Central Texas they have added the dreaded emissions test to the annual inspection. My car has no codes. No MIL light. They don't sniff ODBII cars here but hook up and do a systems ready test. Apparently the system said the Cat was not ready, Evap not ready and EGR sys not ready...
  20. Help with noisy brakes please!

    Suspension, Brakes and Tires
    My caddy(1986 fleetwood brougham d elegance 307) was having a squeaky brake problem in the i changed the brakes to the most expensive ones napa had(ceramix brand) now my rear brakes(drums) sound terrible every time i even bairly touch the brakes! It sounds like I'm sharpening a sword...