recommended oil CADILLAC SEVILLE 1998 4.G Owners Manual
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- 114: An engine misfire has occurred. You’ll
need to ease
off the gas pedal.
message will appear when the engine has overheated. Stop and
turn the engine off immediately to avoid severe engine
damage. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.
A multiple chime will also sound when this message
ENGINE POWER REDUCED - 41: This message
informs you that the vehicle is reducing engine power
because the transaxle is being placed in gear under
conditions that may cause damage to the vehicle’s
engine, transaxle or ability to accelerate.
FUEL LEVEL LOW - 11: This message serves as a
warning that the fuel level in the tank is critically low.
Stop for fuel soon.
A single chime will also sound when
this message is displayed.
HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED - 23: If it’s dark enough
outside and the headlamps and twilight sentinel control are
off, a HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message will display
DIC. This message informs the driver that turning on
the exterior lamps is recommended even though the
still illuminated. It has become dark enough outside to
require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps.
message will also appear if the optional rainsense wiping
feature is on and the twilight sentinel is
ENGINE OVERHEATED STOP ENGINE - 42: This
ICE POSSIBLE - 13: This message appears when
the outside air temperature is cold enough to create icy
LEFT REAR DOOR A JAR - 142: The left rear door
is open or ajar when this message appears. The ignition
in the ON position for this message to display.
A chime will also sound when the vehicle’s speed is
3 mph (4.8 kmh).
OIL PRESSURE LOW STOP ENGINE - 35: If this
message appears while the engine is running, stop the
engine and do not operate it until the cause of low oil
pressure is corrected. Severe damage to the engine can
A multiple chime will also sound when this
message is displayed.
PASSENGER DOOR AJAR - 141: The passenger’s
or rear doors are open or ajar when this message
appears. The ignition must be in the
ON position for this
message to display.
A chime will also sound when the
is greater than 3 mph (4.8 km/h).
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Reduce your speed according to your speedometer, not
to your sense of motion. After driving for any distance
at higher speeds, you may tend to think you are going
than you actually are.
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
Make sure you’re ready. Try to be well rested. If you
must start when you’re not fresh
-- such as after a day’s
-- don’t plan to make too many miles that first part
of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
can easily drive in.
Is your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it
serviced and maintained, it’s ready to go. If it needs
service, have it done before starting out. Of course,
you’ll find experienced and able service experts in
Cadillac dealerships all across North America. They’ll
be ready and willing to help if you need it,
Here are some things you can check before a trip:
0 Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoir full? Are
all windows clean inside and outside?
0 Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape?
0 Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked
Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean?
Tires: They are vitally important to a safe,
Is the tread good enough for
Are the tires all inflated to the
Weather Forecasts: What’s the weather outlook
along your route? Should you delay your trip a short
time to avoid a major storm system?
Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps?
Is there actually such a condition as “highway hypnosis”?
Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it
highway hypnosis, lack
of awareness, or whatever.
There is something about
an easy stretch of road with the
same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road,
the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against
the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Don’t let it happen
to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road in
a second, and you could crash and be injured.
What can you do about highway hypnosis? First, be aware that it can happen.
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Adding only plain water to your cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other
liquid like alcohol, can boil before the proper
coolant mixture will. Your vehicle’s coolant
warning system is set for the proper coolant
mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture,
your engine could get too hot but you wouldn’t
get the overheat warning. Your engine could
catch fire and you or others could be burned.
50150 mixture of clean water and
[email protected] coolant.
In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the
engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.
use the recommended coolant.
You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot
engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol
will burn if the engine parts are hot
enough. Don’t spill coolant on
a hot engine.
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If you plan on driving in another country outside the
United States or Canada, the proper
fuel may be hard to
find. Never use leaded gasoline
or any other fuel not
recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs
caused by use of improper
fuel wouldn’t be covered by
To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or
contact a major oil company that does business in the
country where you’ll be driving.
You can also write
us at the following address for
advice. Just tell us where you’re going and give your
Vehicle Identification Number
General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario LlH 8P7
Filling Your Tank
The cap is behind a hinged door on the driver’s side of
Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns
violently, and that can cause very bad injuries.
if you’re near gasoline or refueling
your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking
materials away from gasoline.
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Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by
looking for the "Starburst" symbol. This symbol
indicates that the oil has been certified by the American
(API). Do not use any oil which
does not carry this Starburst symbol.
If you change your own
oil, be sure you use oil
that has the Starburst
symbol on the front
oil container. If you have
your oil changed for you,
be sure the oil put into
your engine is American
Petroleum Institute certified
for gasoline engines.
You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your
vehicle, as shown in the following chart:
RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS
FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT ME LOWEST
SA€ VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE.
+ 80 '
+ 20 -
- 18 111 SAE I law-30
PREFERRED .bow 0°F (-1 eoC)
DO NOT USE SAE 2OW-50 OR ANY OTHER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED
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vehicle. However, you can use
SAE 5W-30 if it’s going
to be colder than
60 OF ( 16 “C) before your next oil
change. When it’s very cold, you should use
5W-30. These numbers on an oil container show its
viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils,
Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum
Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines
“Starburst” symbol. Failure to use the recommended
oil can result in engine damage not
covered by your warranty.
GM [email protected] oil meets all the requirements for
If you are in an area where the temperature falls below
-20°F (-29”C), consider using either an SAE 5W-30
synthetic oil or an SAE OW-30 oil. Both will provide
easier cold starting and better protection for your engine
at extremely low temperatures.
Engine Oil Additives
Don’t add anything to your oil. Your dealer is ready to
advise if you think something should be added.
When to Change Engine Oil
Your vehicle has an Oil Life Indicator. This feature
will let you know when to change your oil and
-- usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and
7,500 miles (12 500 km) since your last oil change.
Under severe conditions, the indicator may come on
before 3,000 miles
(5 000 km). Never drive your vehicle
7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months
(whichever occurs first) without an oil change.
The system won’t detect dust in the oil.
So, if you
drive in a dusty area, be sure
to change your oil every
3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner. Remember to reset
the Oil Life Indicator when the oil has been changed.
For more information, see “Oil Life Indicator” in
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PART NUMBER USAGE
Exterior polishing cloth
Polishing Cloth - Wax Treated
23 in. x 25 in.
1050172 Removes tar, road oil and asphalt
and Road Oil Remover 16
oz. (0.473 L)
Cleans and lightly waxes
16 oz. (0.473
L) 1052870 Removes dirt, grime, smoke
Glass Cleaner 23
oz. (0.680 L) 1050427 Cleans
vinyl tops, upholstery and convertible tops Vinyl
oz. (0.946 L) 10502 14
and black marks from whitewalls
White Sidewall Tire Cleaner
16 oz. (0.473 L) 1050174 Use on chrome, stainless steel, nickel, copper
Cleaner and Polish
16 oz. (0.473 L)
I 1052918"" I 8 oz. (0.237 L) I Armor
1 1052925 I 16 02. (0.473 L) I
sq. ft. 12345721 Armor All
16 oz. (0.473 L) 12345002 Capture
Dry Spot Remover
oz. (0.237 L) 1052930 Wheel
oz. (0.473 L)
oz. (0.473 L) 12377984 Cleaner
oz. (0.473 L) 12377966 Finish Enhancer
oz. (0.473 L) 12377964 Silicone
oz. (0.354 L)
See your General Motors Parts Department
for these products.
See "Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Protects
leather, wood, acrylics, Plexiglas
TM , plastic,
rubber and vinyl
and floor mats
Cleans and shines a variety
of surface types
Shines vehicle without scratching
Spray on tire shine
Removes dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants
Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish
Removes contaminants, blemishes and swirl marks
k*Not recommended for use on instrument panel vinyl.
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Headlamps Composite High Beam
....................... 9005 HB3
Low Beam ........................ 9006 HB4
Front Turn Signal ..................... 2357 NA
Stop/Taillamp ........................... 3057
Rear Turn Signal
Capacities and Specifications
Displacement ......... 279 cubic inches (4.565 cc)
......................... 4.6 L DOHC V8
VIN Engine Code
SLS .................................... Y
STS .................................... 9
SLS ................... 275 (bhp) @ 5600 rpm
................... 300 (bhp) @ 6000 rpm
@ 5600 rpm
@ 6000 rpm
SLS .................. 300 (lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm
@ 4000 rpm STS
.................. 295 (lb-ft) 63 4400 rpm
@ 4400 rpm
Thermostat Starts To Open
, , 177- 184°F (8 1-85 “C)
Please refer to “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants”
in your Maintenance Schedule booklet for more
(4T80-E) .......... 15.0 quarts (14.2 L)
Crankcase (Engine Oil with Filter Change)
............... 7.5 quarts (7.1 L)
Engine Cooling System ........ 12.5 quarts (1 1.8 L)
R- 134a Refrigerant ............. 2.0 lbs. (0.9 1 kg)
Wheel Base ............... 112.2 inches (285 cm)
................. 200.9 inches (510.5 cm)
................... 55.6 inches (141.4 cm)
................... 74.9 inches (190.4 cm)
............... 62.7 inches (1 59.3 cm)
............... 62.4 inches (158.6 cm)
Wheel Nut Torque .......... 100 lb-ft (140 N-m)
.................. 18.5 gallons (70.0 L)