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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, northstar fitment question in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello, I have a 98 deville and i need an engine (i pulled it out and found cracked block). I ...
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    dnihan is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 98 deville
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    northstar fitment question

    Hello, I have a 98 deville and i need an engine (i pulled it out and found cracked block). I found one from a 96 on ebay and i am wondering if they are the same. according to my research they are.I would appreciate any help.
    Also, does anyone know about these shelby northstars??
    Thanks, Dan

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    Ranger is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
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    Woodstock Ill.

    Re: northstar fitment question

    I think a '96 will work, but be sure it is a VIN Y and not a 9.

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    Rodya234 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 1998 Seville STS / 2013 Chevrolet Impala
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    Chicago, IL

    Re: northstar fitment question

    If the '96 is OBD-II it should work. (It should be OBD-II, but it wasn't required until '97)

    OBD-I N*'s will not work.

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