1986 CADILLAC SEVILLE WAS THERE A RECALL DUE TO CRACKING OF

  • Tiny
  • olaolga
  • 1986 Cadillac Seville

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1986 Cadillac Seville V8 Front Wheel Drive 40000 miles

car bought used from a dealership 2 years ago, now needs new engine due to the leaks and mixing of coolant and oil. I was told there was a recall, so is there any way to have the dealer pay for it since they sold the car with known defect?

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 4:26 PM

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  • factoryjack
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I don't believe there was a recall of any kind, possibly a service bulletin.

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 10:01 PM
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Thank you for your comment, where can I find more info?

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Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 12:22 AM
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I searched the GM information, the only service bulletin was regarding a revised intake gasket and repair procedure. Nothing on intermixing.

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Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 11:10 PM
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Did you change your coolant with GM coolant system seal tabs(5 bucks at cadillac dealership) every 2 years or 30,000 miles as your owners manual suggests? There is a sticker under hood and in the owner manual that suggests it. These motors, HT 4100 V8's have aluminum blocks with cast iron heads and will have internal coolant leaks if not maintained as cadillac recommends, but most people don't know this and have problems.

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Saturday, December 5th, 2009 AT 11:56 PM

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