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The engine just went on my 2006 cts sport with only 65000

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the engine just went on my 2006 cts sport with only 65000 mi,the car is in great condition otherwise, what should i do ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

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What happened to the engine?

Did it seize?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

Due to the fact the car is in great condition and low miles I would look into a replacement engine.

You should get several quotes. Check what the warranties are on the replacement engine. Also check with your local Cadillac dealer.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Most engines have 100,000 on them and I've heard this year has a problem with that happening
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

How often was the oil changed?

Did you go by the Oil Life Monitor System?

What type oil did you use?

Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

What is your VIN# ***** your car?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oil life monitor system ,synthetic recomened, saw engine light blinking not sure how long it was on, no warning car just shut down dead since won't crank even with booster, don't have vin with me but can get it in hour if needed
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

Need VIN# ***** check some info, bulletins.

I don't care for the Oil Life Monitor System.

My experience from working in GM Dealerships for many years is that sometimes the light won't come on for 15-20,000 miles and some customers don't check their oil regularly. Engines do consume oil. The accepted rate of oil consumption for engines used in the vehicles referenced is 0.946 liter (1 qt) in 3200 km (2000 mi). This is in a GM Service Information Bulletin. So if someone were to go 10k miles without checking the oil it could use up to 5qts of oil. I always recommend 3k for conventional oil and 5-6k miles for Synthetic.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1G60P577X60178801
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That was my vin #
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

Don't see any bulletins for that problem.

This engine was used from 2004 to present models. The major problem I have seen is sludge build up due to lack of services and not checking oil level regularly.

Did you buy the car new?

Have you had many problems with the car?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No problems one coil,, 2nd owner bought it with 34,000 3 &1/2 years old
Expert:  Daniel Jones replied 1 year ago.

If its been a good car for you with no other major problems than I would look into a replacement engine. But like I said previously, shop around and check what their warranties are.

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