: 97 ELDARADO w/ blown H/G



georgewerr
05-28-09, 09:28 AM
I have found a 97 ELDARADO with a blown H/G, I have read the treads about how expensive it is to fix but for the right price this could be a cheap car.

My question is can you swap a N* engine from a newer car 01 - ? that does not have the H/G problem and would this be cost prohibitive

If I was to replace the H/G what are the chances of this problem coming back

George

Ranger
05-28-09, 10:17 AM
I don't think you can swap in a 2000+.

If it is done right (with Timeserts, Norm's inserts or Jake's stud kit) it will never fail again.

georgewerr
05-28-09, 10:26 AM
Thanks Ranger,

How could I find someone in my area that does this work right (R.I or CT)

George

Ranger
05-28-09, 10:46 AM
Call around I guess. A lot of places will not touch them so make sure that they are familiar with the Northstar and have done this repair before.

zonie77
05-28-09, 10:48 AM
It is so expensive that it's probably not cost justifiable unless you do it yourself, or:

Jake (97EldoCoupe) specializes in this job and has a great price. Talk to him.

Mark C
05-28-09, 12:11 PM
Unless you can do it yourself, or get the car for free its not worth the effort. That said I'm in the midst of a HG job on my second 97 STS. Got this one for 700 bucks (first one cost me 995) and all in it will probably cost me another 600 to 700 bucks to get it running again (I needed a new engine (from another car with blown HGs so I'm still timeserting it) because the original had a crack in cylinder 1 that added 200 more bucks to the cost and about a month to my schedule) but I already have the timesert kit and a bunch of other tools from the first HG job on my daily driver and I do everything else myself.

georgewerr
05-28-09, 12:48 PM
This car will be dirt cheap do to the blown H/G that is the only reason I would consider a car with a H/G problem

93eldodave
05-29-09, 11:47 PM
studkit.com advertises headgasket job for $1500..Dont quote me on this i did not recheck before typeing this..

93eldodave
05-29-09, 11:52 PM
Yea thats him " home of the $1500 head gasket job , if you want to do it yourself the stud kit is $550 and thats all the studs,guide plate,drillbit, and nuts and washers and i think a step by step..

georgewerr
05-30-09, 08:34 AM
Yea thats him " home of the $1500 head gasket job , if you want to do it yourself the stud kit is $550 and thats all the studs,guide plate,drillbit, and nuts and washers and i think a step by step..

Thanks 93eldodave,

I do most of my own work but not comforable with this job (to big)

George

jeffrsmith
05-30-09, 10:15 AM
George - PM sent.