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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?
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Abaddon wrote:
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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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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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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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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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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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free


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Travis is that a CGR - (Chip Ganassi Racing) shirt you're wearing?
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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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wellllll gotta first start up video in smile

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Damn Travis..... Hahaha
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stan wrote:
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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She' a cream puff!! clap
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Sounds awesome!
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flyineagle96 wrote:
She' a cream puff!! clap

happy thanks!!

jbird wrote:
Sounds awesome!
oh yea?! cool

Here's another quick video of her breathin'
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Headgasket on the BMW went today.... poop
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Damn....Matt.......
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matt270avian wrote:
Headgasket on the BMW went today.... poop
B M trouble you..
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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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BMW is now slow AND low..

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

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