: How many miles on your N*?



infin1ty
05-27-04, 10:10 AM
How many high mileage engines are still running good?

Roswell256
05-27-04, 10:56 AM
I have 111,158 and it runs GREAT now that I have plug wires done.

The car sat for a year so I'm playing catch up with a new water pump, Thermostat, A/C clutch/coil, plug wires, and I'm had the intake cleaned and resealed.

tjacob
05-27-04, 11:49 AM
198,156 mi. Replaced Water pump, Oil Cooler, Belts, Alternator (just recently), and tuneup. Oil change every 2800-3000. Hopefully I can see the day I can get 200k without it costing me to much. Since it seems the starter may have gone the day I got it back from having the alternator done. Its at the mechanic now.

SCOLE90
05-28-04, 09:02 AM
57k,needs new plug wires, tires and the trunk latch dont work, other than that its an awsome car.

BeelzeBob
05-28-04, 03:13 PM
We've seen Northstars around Detroit in livery service that had over 250K and 300K on them and they were still in service.....

steviebelcher
05-28-04, 04:22 PM
129000 and still running strong. new radiator (and thats all so far).

97Deville
05-31-04, 12:17 AM
We've seen Northstars around Detroit in livery service that had over 250K and 300K on them and they were still in service.....
I purchased my 97 Deville a year ago from a limo driver/owner. It had 325,000 miles, I now have 347,000 miles on it. It was well maintained, I am extremly happy with this vehicle, one of the best I have owned in a long time.

BTW; thanks to all the great posts on this site, helped me to R&R the alternator, I was very impressed with the design of the "access plate" for such a tight compartment I thought it was going to be a lot more difficult.
I ignored a noise (for at least 3 weeks, the noisy alt was louder) coming from the water pump tensioner :tisk: ,the bearing in it failed, took out the belt and the camshaft pully as they are plastic. Lucky for me, the computer shut down the engine before damaging the heads.

In closing it is a great engine, the fuel economy (on the hiway) is the same as I got with both my Volvo 740, and a Honda Accord EXi. With twice the displacement, both the Honda and the Volvo were 2.3 liter 4-cylinders, the N* is just idleing down the hyway at 1800 - 2200 rpm. The 4-cylinders are screaming at 3500 - 4500 rpm. I scraped the Volvo at 288K The Honda at 155k

Luxury, Power, Good on fuel........Pick Three :)
Chris

Pjs
05-31-04, 09:11 AM
I just purchased my first N*, a 95' SLS a couple weeks ago w/ 129K on it. I saw the car on a used car lot, the windshield had a big sign...$1900 CASH. The outside of the car is perfect, gold w/ tinted windows and chrome weels. The first thing I asked the guy was what was wrong with it. He told me it had an oil pan leak. I test drove it a few miles and took note of the SES light coming on. The car ran spectacularly and I figured the SES was no big deal as the car never overheated. I figured the oil pan wasn't any big deal either as I had been a mechanic for over 20 yrs and have worked on everything...except a N*. I bought my last caddy (91' Brougham) w/ 127K on it and have been driving it for the past 5yrs w/o any serious problems as it's been a wonderful car.
Over the past couple weeks I've been pouring over this site to gather all the info I can, that coupled with ALLDATA I think I've got a pretty good feel for the N*. Unfortunately, the only 2 problems I have with this one is that the oil pan leaks...tried the cleaning and sealing from the outside...didn't work (Dammit) and I keep getting a I027 trouble code current and I can't seem to locate the TR sensor to check it. The plus side is that the temp always stays around 198-199 on the hiway and around 207 on the street w/o the air on. Some times it'll get up to the 223-5 range.
I figure I'll have to pull the engine around august as long as it doesn't leak and worse than it does now and fully plan on completely resealing the engine as well as timeserting the block, small price to pay for a car that rides, handles and fly's and looks as good as this one.

Patrick

PhillyCaddy
05-31-04, 10:37 AM
I bought my 94SLS with almost 111,000 on it just about a year ago and now it has 118,914 and I have put a water pump, thermostat, tune up and just a few items it did not even need. But she runs so sweet. :)
the only thing is the rear windows dont work and it needs rear struts. :banghead: oh well one thing at a time. it will all be done soon.
other then that. I LOVE THIS CAR.

CadiJeff
05-31-04, 02:55 PM
178500 i refuse to coment on reliability because in my experience it is bad luck

Roswell256
06-02-04, 07:55 AM
I think your right about bad luck. Went on a trip this weekend. I'm now sitting at 113,650 and a new Alternator.

I Was on the road when the "Battery Not Charged" light came on. When I stopped I could smell the thing was fried.

If anyone is in the Milan, MI area, lookup a place called victory Chevrolet. They took care of me pretty quick.

caddyshack24
06-03-04, 01:52 AM
We've seen Northstars around Detroit in livery service that had over 250K and 300K on them and they were still in service.....
Now that's what i like to hear. You sir have made my day.
86.5k on the dash and counting.

caddydaddy
06-03-04, 07:59 AM
A friend of mine has a 1998 STS with almost 200,000 on it. The only problem was something with the transmission.

Daniel Almestica
06-07-04, 11:59 AM
I have 233,3000 on my 94 eldorado its' seem to still run good tuneup when it had to and oil change.

Roswell256
06-07-04, 02:43 PM
I have 233,3000 on my 94 eldorado its' seem to still run good tuneup when it had to and oil change.
:bonkers: :bonkers: :bonkers:

I think you slipped an extra zero on the end of that. LOL.

caddydaddy
06-07-04, 03:15 PM
That or he has the world's first 2 million mile Cadillac! That deserves a free XLR!

Tommy Trojan
06-07-04, 05:18 PM
I'm a new owner of a 2000 ESC with just over 15,000 miles. Yes, the proverbial Grandpa car. The new "El Dawg" drives like a dream - hope it hangs in for 200,000!

Ranger
06-07-04, 10:23 PM
'97 Deville, Just a puppy at 85K, and never a problem.

fast32vsts
06-08-04, 03:51 AM
1993 STS with 89K still runs like new. Had starter and Rad replaced under the extended warrenty. I bought this car 6 months ago with 70K on it and I am just going to drive the hell out of it. I only bought this car to keep the miles low on my brand new car and then I fell in love with my Cadillac. :bouncy: I drive it all the time and now my new car will stay new for a long long time.

Daniel Almestica
06-08-04, 10:46 AM
no just put too many 0 down but hopt to make it to 400,000. with new tuneup and all.
That or he has the world's first 2 million mile Cadillac! That deserves a free XLR!