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2008 Cadillac CTS



  • The oil filter go's:

    1) Pop the hood and stand facing the engine
    2) Look on the right side of the engine just to the right side of that huge plastic top engine cover.
    3) There is a silver canister with a 1 inch nut built into the canister.

    4) Unscrew it and there is the filter.

    PS - It's not 1 inch but close to it....could be metric too I forget.
  • bdingbding Posts: 13
    The XM part of my radio stopped working. I received a "No Signal message". XM tech tried rebooting from the satellite. It didn't work. Made an appointment with the service department. Radio wasn't fixable. None available in my area. One had to be brought in by FedEx overnight. Cadillac loaned me a brand new DTS for 24 hours. The DTS is a nice car, but I'll take my CTS. Thanks, Cadillac.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
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  • Hello All-

    I bought my 08 CTS back in October,and love it! The only thing I THOUGHT it was lacking was a sun visor feature that allows you to block the sun coming in the gap in the driver's window. Here I am thinking, 42K for a car, and I still have to hold my hand up to block the friggin sun?? Now, it may seem like a minor issue to some, but it was almost a deal breaker for me! I bought the car anyway, just cause it looked so good!

    Anyway, today I was fiddling around with the visor, and much to my surprise, found out it sort of telescopes out, allowing you to position it whereever the sun may be! I don't recall this being mentioned anywhere in the brochure, and the salesman said nothing about it, and it doesn't LOOK like it has that ability. I was extremely pleased, cause that had been the ONE thing I was very disappointed in. I love this car- it's the gift that keeps on giving! :)

    Anyway, so now I feel stupid, and happy all at the same time! This must be how Paris Hilton feels everyday!

    Happy New Year everyone!
  • Hello All...I found this forum in my never-ending quest of purchasing my next car. The good news - I'm 95% certain it's gonna be a Cadillac. But just when I had decided on getting a 2007 XLR (I certainly can't afford a brand new one!), my stepdad sends me a link to the CTS and I fell in love all over again!

    Awesome writeups and credentials. Just when I'm ready to change my mind and buy the 2008 CTS, I find out they're anticipating a coupe version out this coming Summer. Now I'm REALLY torn! Any truth to that rumor?

    While I don't see me finding any SEXIER car than the XLR, it's cost prohibitive for me. Sure, I could buy one a couple of years old, but then it's not really new any longer. I could certainly wait until August if in fact Cadillac presents a coupe version of the CTS - CTC?

    What's the buzz...and excuse this poorly written first post in this forum.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,142
    ". . .stupid, and happy all at the same time! This must be how Paris Hilton feels everyday."

    Good line -- though the condition may be more common than you think; ignorance is bliss & all that.

    Sounds like the CTS sun visor has returned to what was fairly common in the 50's -- the whole visor could be pulled out a few inches on the rod it rotated on.

    Good luck with the new car.
  • All,

    I picked up my CTS on the 28th, after ordering it over two months ago (Platinum exterior, black interior, RWD, DI engine, all options minus sunroof, nav). Fantastic car. The ambient lighting at night really is a 'must-have'.

    My real question is: How can I safely remove the little GM "chiclet" behind the front wheels. I like the company, I bought their product, but to me the chiclet is a blemish I'd like removed. Has anyone done it, and how?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

  • Take waxed dental floss and "work it" behind the emblem like you were sawing it off.....

    All it is is adhesive tape. Comes right off with no damage.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    there are also stuff you can buy for removing the left over glue if there is any.
  • bingomanbingoman Posts: 373
    Better check that removing the GM chicklet doesn't void the GM extended drive train warrantee.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Come on where did you get that brainstorm. Could it have something to do with your name Mr. BINGO man?

    Yea, don't remove them as that is what holds the engine together :P
  • Thanks, I'll do it tomorrow. The leftover glue will likely come off easily enough with a little effort. If not, I'll use some of the Mrs' fingernail polish remover (and then hit the area with wax).
  • bingomanbingoman Posts: 373
    Egad Mathews, when did your sense of humor evaporate? :)

    As to using nail polish remover, it is a very powerful solvent. I would try it first on an inconspicuous spot such as on the inside bottom edge of the door before trying it on the fender. There are a number of products sold specifically designed to remove gums and stickums without damaging painted surfaces which would be much better.
  • golfnut5golfnut5 Posts: 202
    Let me know if the Chiclet is chewable and what flavor. :P
  • zeenzeen Posts: 401
    Absolutely don't use nail polish remover. It will remove the clear coat.
    Try a little WD 40
  • cosmo13cosmo13 Posts: 31
    The dealer can easily and quickly remove the chiclet. If the dealer ever sticks his dealer emblem on my car I have them take it off. The shop guy has a can of something and he easily takes the emblem off. Should be able to do same for chiclet.
    GM spent 10's of millions of dollars designing the car and the placement of the GM emblems, why remove it?
  • You're correct.

    I must have been starting my NYE celebration early when I wrote that.

    WD-40 it is!
  • jpennjpenn Posts: 68
    Clarkster, I too am waiting anxiously for the CTS Coupe. I've heard many different rumors about when it will be introduced. The earliest I've heard is Spring 08 as an 09. The latest is Fall 09 as an 2010. My own "feeling" which was backed up by the UAW strike settlement schedule release is Spring 09. I must admit that the more CTS's I see on the road the more my resolve for holding out for the coupe is weakening, especially if I have to wait until 2010.

    I can't say I share your enthusiasm for the XLR, to my mind it's blinged up Corvette for about 20K more money. My advice, buy a CTS or a Vette or wait for the CTC.
  • How long does it usually take to start seeing some used vehicles with around 15,000 miles on them for sale. How much can you usually save buying low mileage used versus new?
  • bingomanbingoman Posts: 373
    Has anyone seen any reports of mid year changes to the CTS, other than to the price?
  • arby1arby1 Posts: 83
    I realized about the telescoping feature when I saw that it did not cover my eyes . I would still want a secondary smaller visor which would remain in front so that I would be covered from both sides . I had that feature on older GM cars .
  • arby1arby1 Posts: 83
    I realized about the telescoping feature when I saw that it did not cover my eyes . I would still want a secondary smaller visor which would remain in front so that I would be covered from both sides . I had that feature on older GM cars .
  • wborstwborst Posts: 1
    I just got my 2008 CTS (49K fully loaded) DI back from the dealer today. It took ten days to get a new fuel pump. Like you, with 1800 miles on it I did not expect to have these (or several other) problems.
  • I bought a fully loaded (incl awd) 08 CTS just before Christmas. On "pure" highway driving, using cruise control, I am only getting about 21 -22 mpg. How does this compare to what you all are getting?
  • bdingbding Posts: 13
    I have the mini RCA jack in my armrest. But a RCA cable did not come with the car. Owners manuel is very vague about this jack. In fact I think it states that some vehicles will have the jack and some won't. Anyway, from this link you can purchase for $2.99 US the cord that I think is needed.
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    you should have gotten the ipod cable with the car....the standard mini jack will not allow you to upload to the HHD or I believe show all the info from the ipod on the will need the cable that is suppose to be provided with the your dealer...many have been finding them with their accessory packages in the trunk...
  • MPG will get better as vehicle breaks in.......
  • autowriteautowrite Posts: 226
    The use of premium fuel is used where it is warranted by the engines. If it's a high performance type or not and/or the manufacture states that premium is nessary to not deteriate the engine. Using the wrong octane can damage the injectors.
    The Society of Petroleum Engineers has more information.
  • bingomanbingoman Posts: 373
    What does the octane rating of a fuel have to do with the injectors? The octane rating only affects the detonation of the fuel within the cylinder due to compression ignition, also known as engine knock.

    I would also suggest that you use the spell check before posting message.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I suggest you read up on using the proper octane before you start making claims too.
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