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#2807739 - 11/19/12 05:43 PM High Mileage Caddy
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#2807756 - 11/19/12 06:01 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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"Caddy"
Vehicle:
2002 Cadillac Escalade
Mileage:
Quote:
434,457 miles

Owned by:
Brent Wright, Male, 68, Consultant,
Quote:
Claysburg, PA

Oil:
Quote:
Mobil 1 0W-40

No. of years owned:
11
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#2807770 - 11/19/12 06:16 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
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Thats not a real Caddy. It's a Chevy Tahoe with a Caddy Badge. A real Caddy wouldn't make it that long.
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#2807776 - 11/19/12 06:20 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
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434,457 miles - figure ~17mpg avg = 25,556 gallons of gas.

Did he consult for the oil industry? Unless there were more than 2 people +luggage/gear/etc in the vehicle most of the time, that seems like a huge waste of resources.

Well at least the oil was only changed every 15k miles (or every 882 gal of gas).

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#2807797 - 11/19/12 06:35 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
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I think that tig's point was that the owner used M1, even if he did use the wrong grade in his Chevy engine.
Maybe the real point is that a pushrod GM V-8 will last for a long time even with the wrong grade of oil.
I can't imagine driving the same car for 434K.
Maybe the consulting business isn't very good these days?
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#2807807 - 11/19/12 06:47 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: surfstar]
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Originally Posted By: surfstar
434,457 miles - figure ~17mpg avg = 25,556 gallons of gas.

Did he consult for the oil industry? Unless there were more than 2 people +luggage/gear/etc in the vehicle most of the time, that seems like a huge waste of resources.

Well at least the oil was only changed every 15k miles (or every 882 gal of gas).


Then buy him a volt!!!!
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#2807812 - 11/19/12 06:54 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: Chris142]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Thats not a real Caddy. It's a Chevy Tahoe with a Caddy Badge. A real Caddy wouldn't make it that long.


well...it's got the 6.0L that was not available in the Tahoes...


Edited by GMBoy (11/19/12 06:55 PM)

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#2807815 - 11/19/12 06:59 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
mpvue Offline


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what IS a 'real' caddy these days anyways? all the GM's have the same corporate engines.
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#2807816 - 11/19/12 06:59 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
Chris Meutsch Offline


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Let's applaud any vehicle by any maker that lasts this long.
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#2807831 - 11/19/12 07:12 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: mpvue]
Chris142 Offline


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Originally Posted By: mpvue
what IS a 'real' caddy these days anyways? all the GM's havens the same corporate engines.
when he bought this truck in 01 cadillac was using the northstar pile of junk. I guarantee that a ns would have not made 400k
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#2807889 - 11/19/12 08:07 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
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http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/Moto...ndRunnerup.aspx

I LOVE this one :^) Is he using M1`s motorcycle oil?
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#2807907 - 11/19/12 08:24 PM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: aquariuscsm]
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Good lord it had to be in bypass 99% of the time and should of blown up years ago. LOL
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#2808120 - 11/20/12 01:15 AM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: Chris142]
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Loc: Washington state
yes the 6.0L seems to be a good engine from what I have seen.

But I have seen a neighbors "Caddy" with just over 400K on it. You see it now belongs to a friend of my sons, and he drives it to college runs great. His mom gave it to him it is a 99 Seville SLS with the northstar. His mom said it has been a great car as she drove it for over 12 years as a real estate agent and put many hiway miles on it. She says it has only received normal maintenance like many tires, battieries, brakes, a couple of water pumps, fuel pump, some front-end parts, mufflers etc. I took notice and started asking questions when I saw over 400k on the odo
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#2808175 - 11/20/12 05:19 AM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: tig1]
SteveSRT8 Offline


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Doesn't surprise me a bit. The 6.0 will darn near run forever with only the most basic maintenance and cheap oils.

I own one with 400k plus miles of severe duty and it doesn't leak, smoke, or use any oil!
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#2808255 - 11/20/12 08:20 AM Re: High Mileage Caddy [Re: GMBoy]
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Registered: 04/17/12
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Loc: Boston, MA
Originally Posted By: GMBoy
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Thats not a real Caddy. It's a Chevy Tahoe with a Caddy Badge. A real Caddy wouldn't make it that long.


well...it's got the 6.0L that was not available in the Tahoes...


A better comparison would be the Yukon Denali versus the Tahoe which did have the 6.0 as an option.

I do agree that it is far more miles then any caddy. Those 5.3 and 6.0 lasted forever (even the 4.3s.) GM's Vortec engines are bulletproof.
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