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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    "an engine"? What does that mean? One they pull out of another car? A new one?

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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    Quote Originally Posted by VOATMJ1 View Post
    They (service advisor) did not know
    the service manager who did know
    Usually the case, one's there to sell and the other one better know or nothing would leave the shop.

    I still would have had the car checked out somewhere other than the dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VOATMJ1 View Post
    They (service advisor) did not know what camel mode was, and said no way I could drive 50 miles with no coolant. I showed him in my owner’s manual in B/W, that it could and he was surprised. I left him scratching is head and spoke with the service manager who did know about the camel mode and was very knowledgeable about these cars. After all of the fighting and death threats were over, they finally agreed to put in an engine with a 2 year warranty, AND agreed to do the half case seal before installation as a precaution against oil leaks. They also gave me a car to use (for free) until I get mine back. So in the end, I guess that I am satisfied...that is until I get my car back and see if they did a good job!


    Don't let them keep the other engine!



    Have them ship it to your house


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    And do what with it? I have a Northstar in my house, 3 BIG guys minimum to move it on level ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    And do what with it? I have a Northstar in my house, 3 BIG guys minimum to move it on level ground.
    I don't believe there's anything wrong with that engine for one...

    Mechanic obviously has no idea what he's talking about and is completely clueless about the Northstar

    Why leave it with them??? So they can sell it to some other customer, which I've seen these "Stealerships" do, and was prolly their intent in the first place???

    I'd make them send it to my house in a crate and sell it on eBay.

    But I wouldn't let them keep it and make any money off it



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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    N* cores are hard to come by sometimes (especially out in HI ... I would assume)
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    Even having a flat bed transport it to your house would be a bit expensive. If anything, I'd have some friends pick it up if possible, and drive it right to a scrap metal place, if possible. Lots of aluminum.

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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    And do what with it?
    Coffee table?

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    I don't believe there's anything wrong with that engine for one...
    That's why he should have it checked out elsewhere before BOHICA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aztec ETC ECS
    Coffee table?
    Actually, that's why I kept mine. My body shop's going to build me a base, and there's a glass shop a few blocks from my house. I can strip and clean the block. ~$400-$500... eventually.
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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    And FWIW, from my personal observation, that 50 mile CAMEL mode thing that Cadi claims seems a bit exaggerated.
    I had a hard time makin' it 5 miles with the 40 horsepower the thing puts out when HOT.
    I couldn't imagine what a melted down piece of crap the motor would be if you pushed it 50 miles and how long it would take to go that far.

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    That engine is not damaged or scrap metal jus because it got hot enough to shut off the AC

    Y'all are forgetting that it was an amateur mechanic who knows nothing about Northstars that suggested the OP's engine needed replaced bc it overheated

    Dude is full of it and that engine is fine... Wouldn't even have it replaced if it was me

    No Telling What condition engine They're Gonna Shove Up In His Car

    Additionally, Should the OP really even let them try... They've already Proven their Mechanics Don't know Crap about the engine they wanna install

    Low Mileage Northstars are Hard to come by... I certainly wouldn't give one away to a Stealership


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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    Don't let them keep the other engine!



    Have them ship it to your house
    Good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Good luck with that.
    Yea
    I know

    I'm crazy bc I wouldn't let them Exchange my engine or let them keep the Good one they pull out my car

    Im crazy bc They wouldn't make a dime off me


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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    I don't think you are crazy. Actually I kind of agree with you. I just do not see a dealer doing that. ESPECIALLY on their dime. Now if you are willing to foot the bill, MAYBE.

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    Re: Need advise FAST - War with Caddy dealership over halfcase reseal

    Id get the original engine checked first before letting them do anything to it. If it really did blow the head gaskets you'd know.
    It sounds like the way it overheated they think they botched something and now they are trying to cover their ass so you don't go after them. I guess that's OK as long as the engine they put in has no problems.

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