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Hi, I'm new here. I'm in the UK and recently bought a late 2001 STS - fantastic, I love it, a real head-turning rarity on our roads. Maybe someone can help with a couple of questions though:-

1) Mine has 17" chrome wheels with Goodyear Eagle W-rated 235/55HR17 tyres, but for tyre pressures the manual simply refers to the tyre-pressure sticker and there isn't one! Can anyone tell me the standard recommended pressures?

2) It has 2002-model touch-screen/voice-activated cd/satnav but came with the previous model satnav manual - I can't get the separate (current model) touchscreen satnav manual anywhere over here (tried Cadillac US but they refer me to Cadillac Europe, no help, tried dealers but they don't stock, even specialist importers can't source one over here). Any suggestions where I can get one sent over from US?

Any help much appreciated.
 

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Welcome aboard!!! I think you are the first new member from the UK!!!

1. The recommended tire pressure should be on the tire itself. ~28lbs (I dont know the metric for that) is about average.

2. Ebay, if not, Im sure one of us could get one for you!! Also, you may go to google and search for the manual...... On the other hand, I wouldnt think they would have changed THAT much that you need to go to through the hassle of getting a new manual. Set aside a few hours and just play with it.... Trial and error is best for learning computers....
 

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The pressure rating on the tire sidewall is the MAXIMUM pressure for that tire at the MAXIMUM load (which is also on the sidewall). That is generally quite a bit higher than the OEM recommended pressure for everyday driving though. 30-32psi is generally in the ballpark, which is something like 480-512bar as I recall.
 

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Thanks, I'm using 28psi at the moment (Europe may have gone metric but anyone my age in the uk is still working imperial!). The fronts look under inflated, I'll try 30/32 which shouldn't dramatically affect handling or wear - but if anyone does see this thread and knows better please let me know!

I've tried google for the manual (the touchscreen is easy to learn by useage as you say, it's the voice commands I need info on, also I want to check compatability with mobile 'phones) - I'll try Ebay and if no luck maybe ask if someone here can get one for me if I pay up front.

Thanks again.
 

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OPPS!!!
I made a boo-boo. The conversion for pounds to bar was wrong. I did it backwards. I knew the conversion factor was 16, just multiplied instead of divided. The bar conversion should be 1.87-2.00 bar instead of 480-512bar. Sorry.
And if you want to get the owners manual info, go to http://www.mygmlink.com
They have the manual in PDF format so you can download it.
 

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Thanks but mygm wont register non-US owners. I'll keep trying, but if anyone is registered and could email the pdf I'd be grateful (as before, it's only the '02 touchscreen satnav supplemental manual I'm after).

All this help is much appreciated - anyone owning a UK car who needs reciprocation let me know (ok, Jag is now Ford, Land Rover is BMW and Rolls is Audi, but we still make Morgans and Rovers!).
 

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Im sure one of us will help you out (i would, but as you can see with my title that could be a problem)
 
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