Cadillac Service Repair Manuals


Cadillac for 1983 heralded a new line of electronic fuel-injected engines, eliminating the carburetor. The EFI lineup even included the 2.0-liter four that powered Cimarrons. Once again, the HT-4100 V-8 was Cadillac's standard engine (except on Cimarrons and limousines), now with 10 more horsepower. Automatic four-speed overdrive transmission was standard as well. The 5.7-liter diesel was available again.

A new Freedom II battery gave better cold-cranking performance. The curious but undependable variable-displacement V8-6-4 engine was consigned only to limousine applications.

Added to the Eldorado and Seville option lists was a Delco-GM/Bose Symphony Sound System with four amplifiers and speakers in separate enclosures, billed as the "industry's most advanced stereo." Sound was automatically balanced for all passengers, reflecting off the windows and interior. Acoustics were based on window location and shape, upholstery, carpeting, and position of driver and passengers. The system included an AM/FM stereo radio and integral cassette player with Dolby tape noise reduction and full-time loudness control. Tested with an "acoustically-sensitive" robot, the system was also offered on Buick Riviera and Olds Toronado.

V.I.N. DATA

SPECIFICATIONS

FLUID CAPACITIES

EngineV8 250cc (4.1L)V8 350cc (5.7L) DieselV8 368cc (6.0L)
Crankcase4 qt6 qt4 qt
Crankcase with new filter5 qt75 qt
AutomaticTransmission after draining10 pt10 pt8 pt
Drive Axle4.25 or 3.25 pt4.25 or 3.25 pt4.25 pt
Fuel tank24 or 21 gal(US)26 or 21 gal(US)25 gal(US)
Cooling with heater11 qt23 or 18 qt21.4 qt
Cooling with A/C11 qt23 qt21.4 qt
Heavy duty CoolingNANANA

GASOLINE ENGINE TUNE-UP SPECS

Engine V.I.N Code869
Engine typeV8-250cc (4.1L)V8-368cc(6.0L)V8-368cc(6.0L)
Fuel deliveryDFI4 bblDFI
ManufacturerCadillacCadillacCadillac
Original Spark plugR43NTS6R45NSXR45NAX
Gap0.060 in.0.060 in0.060 in
DistributorElectronicElectronicElectronic
Ignition timing (BTDC)See underhood sticker18°See underhood sticker
Intake valve opens (BTDC)371111
Fuel pump pressure12 - 145½ to 6½ psi12 - 14 min.
Idle speedSee underhood sticker575 rpmSee underhood sticker

ALTERNATOR AND REGULATOR SPECS

Part #1102380110102311010331117152
Field current @ 12 V4 - 4.54 - 4.54 - 4.54 - 4.5
Output63 amps80 amps80 amps145 amps
RegulatorSolid stateSolid stateSolid stateSolid state
Volts @ 75°13.8 - 14.813.8 - 14.813.8 - 14.813.8 - 14.8

BATTERY AND STARTER SPECS

EngineV8-250cc (4.1L)V8-350cc (5.7L)V8-368cc (6.0L)V8-350cc (5.7L)Diesel
Battery Ampere Hour Capacity540 amps cold cranking power @ 0°F
Battery Volts12121212
Battery Terminal GroundedNeg.Neg.Neg.Neg.
Starter, Lock Test, AmpsNot Recommended
Starter, Lock Test, Volts
Starter, Lock Test, Torque
Starter, No-Lead Test, Amps65 - 9565 - 9565 - 9540 - 140
Starter, No-Lead Test, Volts9999
Starter, No-Lead Test, RPM7000 - 105007000 - 105007000 - 105008000 - 13000
Starter, Brush Spring Tension35 oz. min.35 oz. min.35 oz. min.35 oz. min.

GENERAL ENGINE SPECS

Engine V.I.N Code8N69
Engine typeV8-250cc(4.1L)V8-350cc(5.7L)V8-368cc(6.0L)V8-368cc(6.0L)
ManufacturerCadillacOldsmobileCadillacCadillac
Fuel deliveryDFIDiesel4 bblDFI
Horsepower135@4200105@3200150@3800140@3800
Torque190@2000205@1600265@1600265@1400
Bore x Stoke3.465 x 3.4004.057 x 3.3853.800 x 4.0603.800 x 4.060
Compression Ratio8.50:122.5:18.20:18.20:1
Oil pressure30 psi40 psi35 psi35 psi

ALTERNATOR AND REGULATOR SPECS

Part #11029211101040110104611010501101091
Field current @ 12 V4 - 4.54 - 4.54 - 4.54 - 4.54 - 4.5
Output63 amps7080100100
RegulatorSolid stateSolid stateSolid stateSolid stateSolid state
Volts @ 75°13.8 - 14.813.8 - 14.813.8 - 14.813.8 - 14.813.8 - 14.8

CRANKSHAFT SPECS

Engine typeV8-250cc(4.1L)V8-350cc(5.7L) DieselV8-368cc(6.0L)
Main Brg Journal Dia.2.6402.9993 - 3.00033.250
Main Brg Oil Clearance0.0004 - 0.00270.0005 - 0.0021(No. 5: 0.0015 - 0.0031)0.0001 - 0.0026
Shaft End-play0.001 - 0.0070.004 - 0.0140.002 - 0.012
Thrust on No.333

CONNECTING ROD SPECS

Engine typeV8-250cc(4.1L)V8-350cc(5.7L) DieselV8-368cc(6.0L)
Journal Dia.2.052 - 2.0542.1238 - 2.12482.5000
Oil Clearance0.0005 - 0.00280.0005 - 0.00260.0005 - 0.0026
Side Clearance0.008 - 0.0200.006 - 0.0200.008 - 0.020

PISTON AND RING SPECS

Engine typeV8-250cc(4.1L)V8-350cc(5.7L) DieselV8-368cc(6.0L)
Piston-Bore Clearance0.00080.0035 - 0.00450.0006 - 0.0014
Ring Side Clearance: Top Compression0.0016 - 0.00370.005 - 0.0070.0017 - 0.0040
Ring Side Clearance: Bottom Compression0.0016 - 0.00370.003 - 0.0050.0017 - 0.0040
Ring Side Clearance: Oil ControlNone (side sealing)0.001 - 0.005None (side sealing)
Ring Gap: Top Compression0.015 - 0.0250.019 - 0.0270.013 - 0.023
Ring Gap: Bottom Compression0.015 - 0.0250.013 - 0.0210.013 - 0.023
Ring Gap: Oil Control0.010 - 0.0500.015 - 0.0550.015 - 0.055

VALVE SPECS

Engine typeV8-250cc(4.1L)V8-350cc(5.7L) DieselV8-368cc(6.0L)
Seat Angle45°45°(intake); 31° (exhaust)45°
Face Angle44°44°(intake); 30° (exhaust)44°
Spring Test Pressure167 lb @ 1.34"210 lb @ 1.22"160 lb @ 1.50"
Spring Installed Height1-43/64"1-43/64"1-15/32"
Stem-to-Guide Clearance: Intake0.0010 - 0.00300.0010 - 0.00270.0010 - 0.0027
Stem-to-Guide Clearance: Exhaust0.0010 - 0.00300.0015 - 0.00320.0010 - 0.0027
Stem Diameter: Intake0.3413 - 0.34200.3425 - 0.34320.3417
Stem Diameter: Exhaust0.3411 - 0.34180.3420 - 0.34270.3417

TORQUE SPECS

Engine typeV8-250cc(4.1L)V8-350cc(5.7L) DieselV8-368cc(6.0L)
Cyl. Head Bolts90 ft. lb130 ft. lb95 ft. lb
Rod Brg Bolts20 ft. lb42 ft. lb40 ft. lb
Main Brg Bolts85 ft. lb120 ft. lb90 ft. lb
Crankshaft Damper or Pulley BoltPress fit200 - 310 ft. lbPress fit
Flywheel to Crankshaft Bolts20 ft. lb60 ft. lb75 ft. lb
Intake Manifold22 ft. lb40 ft. lb30 ft. lb
Exhaust Manifold20 ft. lb25 ft. lblong bolts: 35 ft. lb;short bolts: 12 ft. lb

CARBURETOR SPECS

Carb ID17082266 (M4ME)17082267 (M4ME)
Float Level3/8 in3/8 in
Air Valve Spring5/8 turn5/8 turn
Pump Rodfixedfixed
Primary Vacuum Break0.149 in0.149 in
Secondary Vacuum Break0.149 in 0.149 in
Choke Rod0.071 in0.071 in
Choke Unloader0.195 in0.195 in
Fast Idle SpeedSee underhood decal

WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECS

Feature Eldorado Full size Seville
Caster Range 2°P - 3°P 2½°P - 3½°P 2°P - 3°P
Caster Pref. 2½°P 3°P 2½°P
Camber LH wheel Range ½°N to ½°P 3/32°P to 57/64°P ½°N to ½°P
Camber LH wheel Pref. ½°
Camber RH wheel Range ½°N to ½°P 3/32°P to 57/64°P ½°N to ½°P
Camber RH wheel Pref. ½°
Toe-In 1/8 in to 1/8 out 18 in. 1/8 in to 1/8 out
Steering Axis Inclination11° 10-19/32° 11°

HISTORICAL NOTES

1983 Cadillac Notes

Cimarron19,294 (increased 10,928)
Fleetwood/de Ville series174,674 (increased 37,074)
Eldorado67,416 (increased 15,398)
Seville30,430 (increased 10,432)
Series 751,000 (decreased 450)



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