Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Cadillac Deville V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
I have a 2001 Cadillac Deville with 100,000 miles on it. It cost someone $56,000 new. It was fully loaded with nav system, night vision, lumbar massage.
Today - The oil pan is leaking. The "gaskets" are leaking. There is black greasy stuff blowing out of the passenger side air vent - little bits of black foam that is really oily and sticky.
I've been advised that it will cost almost as much to fix the oil pan and gaskets and other small stuff (about $2,500) than the car is worth ($3,000 to $3,500 - Kelly blue book - fair condition).
I believe the gaskets are the infamous seals that leak coolant into oil. I believe this was a problem with pre-2003 Cadillac NorthStar engines. I've heard these can break again even if fixed - because of some bolt that GM redesigned with 2003 models. Something about the bolts in the older design.
I think I'd be crazy to pay to have it repaired. I'm thinking about buying a 2007 Cadillac STS with about 35,000 miles on it for around $20,000.
Can you give an old gal some advice? Seems like these aren't easy fixes.
Do you have any idea what is blowing out of the air conditioning vent.
thanks, little old lady in indiana
have the same problem?
Saturday, August 14th, 2010 AT 5:16 PM