Academy Grey '92 Fleetwood with Light Grey leather interior. Bose stereo (fully working, all four amps rebuilt), memory drivers seat and dual power recliner... Show mores (recliner gear boxes regreased), keyless entry (still works), and a raft of new parts thrown at it the last three years of my ownership. Bought with 108K on the clock, she now has a bit over 137K.
New or newer since August 2013: Toyo whitewalls, Interstate battery (a particularly cold morning took out the old battery 2 years ago), cryo treated front rotors (hey, there's a bit of mass to haul down and only discs on the front) with ceramic Ate pads and new front flex hoses, NOS Twilight Sentinel control unit, blower motor resistor, tranny and oil cooler lines along with fluid and filter, fuel tank (the dreaded plastic baffle problem) and fuel filter, Delco platinum plugs, wires, cap and rotor, A/C just rebuilt (new compressor and high pressure hose), muffler and cat, A-pillars recovered...uhhh, maybe that's it.
Just bought this car (christened Jackie) on Aug. 23rd out in Cedar Rapids, IA...I think she was worth the 1100 mile round trip. 84K, no rust, paint sti... Show morell shines, has some scoot, leather and wood in good condition for being 17 years old. CCR suspension is original but will probably need to be replaced with passive struts in the next 5-10K miles...the front end is a little bit floaty. Nearly all the electronic stuff works except of course the Bose stereo. Capacitors for the speakers are pretty cheap though and I should be able to fix each speaker for about $4-5 in parts. HU is another story and I'll need to find a shop that can repair the CD mechanism.Which brings me to my point of having this page. This is a 17 year old Cadillac that was pretty special when it was new. It was fairly complex for its time and with age, comes age related failures. I hope to use this page to show what I'm going through and the kinds of things that I can and can't do myself. Maintaing this car will be a continual process and there's things I've learned already from a couple Caddy forums I now belong to along with buying an FSM off ebay. Coolant needs to be religously changed once a year regardless of mileage and either the GM coolant supplement or Bars Stop Leak Gold needs to be added at that time. If not, you risk coolant leaks, especially at the intake manifold gasket. There...you're enlightend for the day. But as I do stuff and learn stuff, I'll pass it on to you. Show Less
I was amazed at how well this car cleaned up. I clay barred it since I noticed after the first car wash the sound the towel was making when I was dryin... Show moreg it off...sounded like I was going over sand paper. Even with just doing that and not having time to apply polish before the wax, it's amazing how much shine is still there. 06-27-2009Been doing a major service on the car...new Delco struts; R1 Concepts brake rotors, Satisfied Pro Performance brake pads, new calipers; tranny service with new fluid, cooler lines; new oil cooler lines; new radiator and hoses; will need a starter while everything's apart; new oil pan gasket; refurbing the leather with pics of THAT project to come soon. Show Less
What continues to shock me is how small this car is compared to my '06 Grand Prix. This thing sits low...about 2-3 inches lower in height than my G... Show moreP. It's about 10 inches shorter and overall, the interior is about the same size as my old '91 Maxima. Seats are actually quite comfy and were easier on my backside driving this car home from IA than the GP seats were getting there. Go figure. Front seats will benefit from a couple treatments of Leatherique and I may pop for a re-dyeing kit as the bolster on the driver's side seat next to the center pillar is starting to show a little wear. It's pretty minor but taking care of it now will mean it won't be falling apart like some other old STSs and ETCs I've seen for sale. Show Less