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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:18 pm

I'm talkin bout the Caddy! For some reason, Cadillac has engineered their vehicles to hold fluids no longer than 30,000 miles. That, and they felt the need to add things like 3 piece oil pans and what-not. LOTS of more spots to leak from.

I'm just bustin ur balls....but those cars certainly aren't cheap to repair. You price out a strut yet?
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:21 pm

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I'm talkin bout the Caddy! For some reason, Cadillac has engineered their vehicles to hold fluids no longer than 30,000 miles. That, and they felt the need to add things like 3 piece oil pans and what-not. LOTS of more spots to leak from.

I'm just bustin ur balls....but those cars certainly aren't cheap to repair. You price out a strut yet?

lol buddy its gotta 6.2Liter supercharged LSA motor... its a LSx chevy series motor cool not your typical caddy!!! yea the rear struts were replaced when I bought it.. $300 each.. Not my money lol.. they can be found new for $129
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:21 pm

LS engines are known for sealing in fluids well. Is Cadillac doing something different? Or are we thinking of the Northstar days?

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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:49 pm

Cadillac in general. Every single Caddy that comes into the shop is puking something.

Then again, we haven't had a "V" come in for service.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:25 pm

Travis, you ever watch Doug DeMuro vids? That 2nd pic looks like you could be his bro.

(Aurora at 1:57!)


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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:31 pm

Travis is that a CGR - (Chip Ganassi Racing) shirt you're wearing?
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:35 am

AA wrote:
Travis, you ever watch Doug DeMuro vids? That 2nd pic looks like you could be his bro.

(Aurora at 1:57!)



lollllllllll nervous suspect

I guess, I don't think I'm related to that guy scratch
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:38 pm


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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:18 pm

wellllll gotta first start up video in smile

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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:03 pm

Damn Travis..... Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:22 pm

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Damn Travis..... Hahaha

lol.. its all done now! That video was without the fabbed tips on it.. cool She's done.. and ready for a baby cam wink and some giggle juice


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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:22 pm

She' a cream puff!! clap
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:05 pm

Sounds awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:09 am

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She' a cream puff!! clap

happy thanks!!

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Sounds awesome!
oh yea?! cool

Here's another quick video of her breathin'
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:06 pm

Headgasket on the BMW went today.... poop
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:36 pm

Damn....Matt.......
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:41 pm

matt270avian wrote:
Headgasket on the BMW went today.... poop
B M trouble you..
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:52 pm




The spell of bad luck continues; I got rear-ended in the saabaru. Damaged bumper, hatch, and distorted sheetmetal under the hatch too. The estimate is about $2500
I would say I'm glad it happened in that car rather than the riv but i've been hoping for years now someone would rear end me in the riv so i could get that whole mess repaired on someone else's insurance's coin.
Besides that I'm about ready to do "stage 2" the saab which will complete everything I want to do to it
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:14 pm

BMW is now slow AND low..



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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:10 pm

Wow....nice.
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:32 pm

So, now that I'm familiar with the BMW and have dealt with using, abusing, and repairing it, I feel it's time for a comparison.

Things that I like better about it:
The handling (duh)
Easier to work on
Better gas mileage
Easier to replace/upgrade parts

Things I like better in the Rivi:
Faster
Better brakes (after F-body/DeVille upgrades)
More chassis stiffness
Less squeaks/rattles
BETTER COMMUNITY
More comfortable
Aircon was amazing

Overall it's a crap shoot. On one hand I like the BMW more, but on the other I would just as gladly return to the Riv scene..... cry
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:38 pm

Im surprised that you feel the BMW is easier to work on? Of the cars Ive worked on, I havent had a car thats easier to work on than the Riv! My dad has a '97 5 Series and everything looks cramped though I never personally have had to work on it!
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:03 pm

It's actually very open. The first 3 steps to almost every engine related procedure are to take out the cabin filter housing, radiator fan, and air intake. Combined there's about 10 bolts and 4 clips and takes about 4 minutes to do everything. Once that's taken care of you can practically sleep in there!
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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:05 pm

Tossed in some Brembos, a strut brace, and a suede headliner...




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PostSubject: Re: The Other Showroom: Current / Past Rides (Pt II)   Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:00 am

Damn Matt.....now this is nice.
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