Wife's new car (2008 Cadillac SRX)

Non-repair car talk
kevm14
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Re: Wife's new car (2008 Cadillac SRX)

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kevm14 wrote: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:49 pm Oil change. 8,925 miles and 35% life remaining. Found some leaking power steering lines and will replace soon.
They are short. Might be able to use bulk hose unless it really needs to be molded. Rotated tires. They are wearing pretty nicely. Did also inspect brakes and they looked good as well.
It was due for an oil change again. I checked the oil and it was off the bottom so at least a quart low. And it has 9,347 miles on it. Good thing I flogged it last week. Oops. Oil life monitor said 26% remaining. That would be 12,600 miles if I ran it to 0%. That's why I don't run it to 0%. I'm OK with 9k miles with 8 quarts of synthetic oil and some makeup quarts but that's about as far as I like to go. Plus it gets me about a year though I think the miles will pick up more with Jamie's job which only started this October. Maybe someday I'll submit a Blackstone Labs sample and see how it looks after 9k. I bet it comes back fine (as opposed to "should have changed the oil 4k miles ago" or something).

Lubed the right tie rod.

I forgot to rotate the damn tires. I'll try to do that tomorrow. They've been on the car for 3 years and about 23,500 miles. They look pretty damn good still. That's why I rotate.
kevm14
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Re: Wife's new car (2008 Cadillac SRX)

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Did the SRX headlights after redoing the E55.

Before. The top was finally starting to go. It made it this long because it's been garaged.
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After 1000 grit wet.
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Then I did 2000 wet, machine compound, isopropyl, and ceramic coat. I think I used the last of my Cerakote on these. Came out pretty good. Driver's side still has that mystery dirt on the inside (and a small spider web).
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