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Author Topic: louie's 1995 Cadillac Seville SLS  (Read 2729 times)
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« on: September 13, 2009, 06:04:49 PM »

I stole it. $1600 Grin Some of you may remember that I was looking for a new car in my member introduction thread. I picked her up on Friday.

1995 Cadillac Seville SLS, 32V DOHC Northstar V8, 4-speed auto (4T80E I believe), 76K miles. Newer Goodyear Eagle RS-A's (backs are new, fronts are mildly used), new stainless steel exhaust, new battery, and some dark window tint. First five are from my Canon, the rest are from my camera phone.

Car is in really nice condition, but the hood, roof, and trunk lid are faded from sitting in the sun and going through automatic car washes. Luckily there's this AMAZING detailer in my area who can buff it out and make the entire car shine like new. I need to replace a few little items (front cup holders, back window outside weather stripping - it leaks) but all in all, it's a really nice riding vehicle.











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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 06:20:44 PM »

Sweet dude!
I love these cars!
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 06:26:22 PM »

Wow thats a lot of car for only 1500.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009, 06:35:58 PM »

Wow thats a lot of car for only 1500.

Auctions are a great thing. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009, 06:41:55 PM »

Wow, that seems like a great buy. I've always liked those cars.

Is this louie from StreetFire?
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009, 06:53:17 PM »

Wow, that seems like a great buy. I've always liked those cars.

Is this louie from StreetFire?

Indeed it is.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009, 07:28:13 PM »

Wow, that seems like a great buy. I've always liked those cars.

Is this louie from StreetFire?

Indeed it is.  Grin

Well hey there buddy. Haven't seen you around much in a long time, glad you joined us over here.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 07:38:56 PM »

Hey man welcome to TAL!

Nice car dude I love these cars and finding cars for cheap! I know the feeling about getting a sweet car, we have an 88 Lincoln Town Car we just got 2 months ago for 1500 and everything works on it!
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2009, 08:15:30 PM »

NICE! My aunt had one in maroon. Those are probably the most comfortable cars do eat highway miles in.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009, 10:39:52 PM »

what a deal!
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2009, 06:46:19 AM »

Nice caddy! i wish i had something that absorbed every bump on the road instead of transfer it to the driver, and didn't squeak and rattle from the interior panels and sans isolators.... damn i want a mark VIII again.

Anywho nice caddy! how much liters is it?
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 11:01:49 AM »

cool, those Caddy's are nice rollers man, They got some get up and go too...  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 11:51:07 AM »

I love old Caddies!
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2009, 01:07:36 PM »

Just gave it a little tune-up yesterday:

Cleaned throttle body and plate
Cleaned air box, new air filter
New oil, oil filter, PCV valve, and magnetic oil drain plug
New fuel filter
New safety radiator cap
Ran some Seafoam through the intake manifold

I purchased 8 quarts (**** Northstars require 7.5 quarts of oil... over 7 liters for you guys not in the US) of 10W30 Valvoline full synthetic, a WIX oil filter, WIX air filter, PCV valve, a WIX fuel filter, and a new safety 16lbs. radiator cap, since 15 years can put a lot of strain on a stock cap. I also put in a new magnetic oil drain plug and gasket. Quite a bit of carbon buildup came out of the exhaust after I ran the Seafoam through the intake (via the brake booster vacuum line) and let it sit for over an hour. The throttle body and throttle plate were really gunked up with carbon too. I had some STP throttle body cleaner lying around so I used a toothbrush and went to work. The fuel filter replacement went fairly swiftly, as it was very easy to get to. I was pretty grateful that the fuel filter and lines used quick-connect barbed fittings, it made my life easier.

I mostly used WIX branded stuff from my local AutoValue auto parts store, which are independently owned and operated. AutoZone sucks.

To my surprise, since I hadn't checked before, every filter I replaced on this car was also WIX branded! Good to know that the car was taken care of with quality parts. Wink

Next on the list, coming in October:
Replace radiator hoses, thermostat, and coolant
Replace O2 sensors (the car is running a bit rich, that's why I'm replacing the thermostat and oxygen sensors)
Replace spark plugs and plug wires
Run fuel injector cleaner straight through the injectors with an OTC 7448
Maybe replace the water pump come this spring...
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2009, 03:36:05 PM »

I know what you mean man, my Inline 5 takes up 6.3 quarts and Castrol is about $8/Quart. Ouch.

Good to see your doing maintenance instead of mods. Good luck with the car.
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