2008 Cadillac CTS replace engine rods

Tiny
ANDREK1876
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  • 2008 CADILLAC CTS
  • 3.6L
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,000 MILES
Hey guys I think I destroy my rods would like to change it but the bill is too high does anyone have the torque spec and engine diagram or break down so I can diy
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 AT 7:02 PM

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Tiny
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If your rods are destroyed make sure they are first. They may not be. This is best left to a pro to do. Also you can get a used motor from a junkyard as well lot easier.
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Thursday, July 9th, 2015 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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I have checked out a used motor and they all run 2k and over
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Thursday, July 9th, 2015 AT 7:27 AM
Tiny
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It's not going to be cheap for that one either to repair it.
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Thursday, July 9th, 2015 AT 7:49 AM
Tiny
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Ok, I did found the correct rods which I use 6 came out to under $100 usd, I already have all the tools and have a friend who I have a bit of experience with engines. If I change the engine am looking at aprox 3k since the shop wants 1500 to change it

thanks for the diagram do you happen to have the torque specs for the engine?
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Thursday, July 9th, 2015 AT 7:56 AM
Tiny
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I just saw the torque specs thanks
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Thursday, July 9th, 2015 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
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Hey Hmac300 i have uploaded a video to you-tube on the noise from my car can you watch it and give your opinion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4HGT0QPuVE

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Friday, July 10th, 2015 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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Pull the valve covers it sounds like an upper end problem. What is your oil pressure with a manual gauge? It may be a rocker arm/cam lobe worn or something like that if it sounds like the video
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Friday, July 10th, 2015 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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Ok ill get that done and reply. Hey thanks in advance for the help
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Friday, July 10th, 2015 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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Also to add my car always alert me when me oil needs to be change and it alerts me at 3% when this happen it was at 13%. The car power was cutting when I was driving back from my trip when I first hear the noise
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Friday, July 10th, 2015 AT 12:42 PM

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