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Re: Photos of the SLS "Elite" "Administrative" "Comfort" "Luxury" 2.0T & 3.0L

@1BadCadSTS - perhaps we need to bug ddalder to see if he can disable them? Or does one need to get an unflashed (BCM?? IPM??) and just choose to not set the DRL to ON?

@PontiacV8 - thanks for the detailed information.
This is just really new to me as I haven't heard of any Cadillac running on Propane.
Was this something you did to the car or did you buy it used and this was already done?

The CTS DRL mod would be interesting, I would expect that it could be done on the Domestic STS model too, not sure on the export model that doesn't have DRLs though.


Conversion Chart

L/100 km = MPG
4.0 = 58.805
4.5 = 52.271
5.0 = 47.044
5.5 = 42.767
6.0 = 39.203
6.5 = 36.188
7.0 = 33.603
7.5 = 31.363
8.0 = 29.403
8.5 = 27.673
9.0 = 26.136
9.5 = 24.760
10.0 = 23.522
10.5 = 22.402
11.0 = 21.384
11.5 = 20.454
12.0 = 19.602
12.5 = 18.818
13.0 = 18.094
13.5 = 17.424
14.0 = 16.801
14.5 = 16.222
15.0 = 15.681
15.5 = 15.176

Seems a bit redundant but here it is the other way too:

MPG = L/100 km
15.5 = 15.176
16 = 14.701
17.5 = 13.441
18 = 13.068
19 = 12.38
20 = 11.761
21 = 11.201
22 = 10.692
23 = 10.227
24 = 9.801
25 = 9.409
26 = 9.047
27 = 8.712
28 = 8.401
30 = 7.841
32 = 7.351
34 = 6.918
36 = 6.534
38 = 6.19
40 = 5.881
42 = 5.600
44 = 5.346
46 = 5.113
48 = 4.900
 

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Re: Photos of the SLS "Elite" "Administrative" "Comfort" "Luxury" 2.0T & 3.0L

Done with tech 2 feature programming.
@1BadCadSTS - perhaps we need to bug ddalder to see if he can disable them? Or does one need to get an unflashed (BCM?? IPM??) and just choose to not set the DRL to ON?
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@PontiacV8: The CTS DRL mod would be interesting, I would expect that it could be done on the Domestic STS model too, not sure on the export model that doesn't have DRLs though.
I think I should talk with my Cadillac dealer... :D...maybe this is...or there is a solution with the Tech 2 to activate the DRLs for export... ;) ...and maybe ddalder also knows a little more...

@PontiacV8 - thanks for the detailed information.
This is just really new to me as I haven't heard of any Cadillac running on Propane.
Was this something you did to the car or did you buy it used and this was already done?
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Conversion Chart
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...ah...ok...so if you need any more information...I will try to give an answer... :)

...well, I am the second owner of the car...the first owner bought it brand new back in November 2008 (yes...it's an early 2006 model, but first sold and first licensed/registered 11/2008...) and he sold it a little more than 2.5 years later...he also had the conversion made...
I bought it on December 9th, 2011 at my Cadillac dealership...and sold my 1997 Seville STS) ...so the car was only 3 years "old" at the point I got it...:)
...now/today the car has about 53,300 km (approx. 33,130 mls) on the clock...

...as I told before, Cadillac Europe regularly offered these "Ready-to-install/Made-for-(some) Cadillac’s"-LPG-kits for some years...incl. full warranty...as an "upgrade"...
...and IIRC, in the beginning, for a short time, as a sales discount...
...the first owner bought the car...and also the LPG-kit...the dealer has done the work/conversion a little later...

...btw...there are also other LPG-conversions in the market...but this system was the one which was regular/supplied for and from Cadillac Europe here...

...thanks for the chart... :)


EDIT:

...btw...here an image with some trunk parts removed (while installing the Cadillac SLS tail lights)
...so you can see the LPG tank in the spare wheel area...

 

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Re: Photos of the SLS "Elite" "Administrative" "Comfort" "Luxury" 2.0T & 3.0L

@ PontiacV8
-- Can we get a video of parking lights / signals / brakes / reverse / reverse fogs ?
Would be nice to see all the lights in operation.
...ok...now...:D...here a first attempt upload on youtube...a short "teaser"-video...
...another (enlarged "testing"-) video will follow... :)

Pic:


Video:
Link: http://youtu.be/ti3aYzzqq-4

 

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Re: Photos of the SLS "Elite" "Administrative" "Comfort" "Luxury" 2.0T & 3.0L

...here ya go...;) :D

...some images and details on the lights...(I got an error message while posting...something like "maximum number of images/video in a thread reached" ...so sorry for double/triple-post...I also kicked some pics...)
...and an enlarged video...:) (...maybe it would have been better in the dark but the camera doesn't like it...;) )

( @Ludacrisvp:...I also added a picture with the LPG tank in the trunk in post #23 (two posts above) )



SLS (left) vs. Euro clear





...the "reflecting" area...:


again...some pictures with lights on...different angle...











...and here the video...:
Link: http://youtu.be/schCQN6Sp08

 

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Looks good. Thanks for that info.
I looked into our propane fueling here in the states... Hardly any stations here can fill them. I found about 3 stations within 100 miles from here. Which I think would be about 165km or so. So it would not be very practical here even if it would be possible to get the same setup done here.
 

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The power fold would have been a nice option here.

Any plans on getting the locking fuel door?
 

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Re: Photos of the SLS "Elite" "Administrative" "Comfort" "Luxury" 2.0T & 3.0L

nice lights, Heiner ;)
...thank you very much, Alex...;) :D

Looks good. Thanks for that info.
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Any plans on getting the locking fuel door?
You're welcome...! :)

...the locking fuel door...yes, I like it...but...no...I don't think so...it is to complex...(only) the fuel door shouldn't be a problem...but all the other parts...solenoid, pintle, fitting...the wiring/harness...the control/activation...how to do and other questions...all the parts have to come from China...also plans and so on...and an "aftermarket" solution...or parts from other cars....problematic...:)
I have to live with my lockable export fuel cap with key...:( ;)
 

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Re: Photos of the SLS "Elite" "Administrative" "Comfort" "Luxury" 2.0T & 3.0L

After seeing pics of the SLS it makes me wonder why Cadillac North America "cheaped out".
 

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Re: Photos of the SLS "Elite" "Administrative" "Comfort" "Luxury" 2.0T & 3.0L

I drove a 2008 STS-V here in Dubai the other evening but it ended up selling to someone else. If the SLS had been available with the STS-V engine then that would have been just brilliant. It was the same colour as mine but shorter (of course!)
 
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