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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Bought a used Cadi CTS (I know, BALLER!) 2005 WITH 55000 Miles. Drove it 1000 + miles it was down almost 3 quarts of oil. Took it back to the dealer, they want to do an "oil consumption test". They say that GM says 1 quart of oil every 2000 miles is acceptable (I think). Anyway it is burning at least 2 quarts every 1000 miles. No leaks, doesnt smoke at start up and havent seen it smoke at all. Must be burning oil at speed or something. Anyway, am I screwed or what? They say they will take care of it but they havent told me what they are gonna do about it. I need to look thru my paper work, but they offered some bs short term warranty. Fudge.

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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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thats what you get for leaving us. an going to the 1% side
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #3
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Youre right. :-(
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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Damn dood. Is it yellow?
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #6
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The Cadi? No it is rock crawler grey.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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does it have the #29 on it
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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Read through this forum Mr. Green.
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...nsumption.html
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So, if my math is correct then using a quart and a half between oil changes is acceptable to GM?
At 55000 miles it should not be using any oil IMO.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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At the Mint 400 this past weekend, I heard a guy in the crowd talking about trick truck motors, he said that all the race motors "use" oil thats why they carry 8 quarts with them..... so sounds like you just got a race motor...
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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So I go out and check it just now. They put an extra quart in it for the "oil consumption test". I am getting pissed. It is at least a quart above the last hole and grid window on the dip stick.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #12
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #13
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I dont think it is a north star. 3.6 liter. Is that considered a NS? Sorry for not knowing ... I though NS were V8s

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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:49 PM   #14
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Thats some good reading. I will need to finish it after I leave this bar. Looks like some people got new motors. What a POS. Try to buy a nice american made car and this is what happens. Hell, no one down here gives two shits about buying american. I should have bought a Honda.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #15
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wait til it throws the cam/crank correlation codes :)

timing chains are stupid common on the 3.6's in the auras/g6's/traverse/anygmwitha3.6 and shit, i think its the same motor in the caddy?
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Trade it in on a nice Kia.
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At the Mint 400 this past weekend, I heard a guy in the crowd talking about trick truck motors, he said that all the race motors "use" oil thats why they carry 8 quarts with them..... so sounds like you just got a race motor...
But only if they have blow by! Same guy also said he got a 3 angle valve job on his buggy and now it has 500hp heads....BTW trick trucks are fast...real fucking fast

The guy talking at the end of this video is the genius that said all that shit...I should have recorded that conversation!
http://youtu.be/tI_yH5JZ98g
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I worked with a guy that had worked at a Caddie Dealer, they has oil consumption issues with some certain motor, they told people a qt ever 1k is "normal consumption"
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