12-21-11, 01:44 PM
Hey guys I have been searching thru the forum and havent been able to locate a repair shop in the Dallas Metro area that will fix the Head Gaskets. All the shops we had called said they only do R&R now. Crest Cadillac is where we get our other Caddies serviced regular and had no idea what I was talking about in relation to this thread http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/northstar-performance-technical-discussion/215490-last-proven-100-fix-northstar-head.html Please let me know if you have had your HG repaired in Dallas/Ft Worth and it didnt cost you a 2nd mortgage to get done. TIA
12-22-11, 05:44 AM
Crest Cadillac should handle general HG repairs.
If you are specifically looking for a shop that uses Northstar Performance's studs, try the shop that is under Northstar Performance's INNRS network - North Texas Performance - http://www.northtexasperformance.com/ 214-724-3246.
12-22-11, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the information I have given to my best friend who now has my car. When I owned the car Crest wouldn't even look at it and just told me they only do R&R's for blown head gaskets, This is the reason I sold it to my buddy cheap and since I am handicapped I can not work on them and alot of the mechanics won't even talk to me when we go to a shop and ask questions. If this works out I will probably buy another DHS since it is the only car I can ride in comfortably anymore :( I will keep people updated on progress as I get it.
12-22-11, 07:17 PM
Try to look for 2005 since they received revised head bolts (coarser thread). 2004's also received the revised head bolts but nobody knows since when in 2004. I don't think there has been any case of "bolts pulling" with the coarser thread head bolts.
Maybe the technicial who has been handling the HG repairs had been transferred...or quit.... I don't know. It's sad that they are no longer offering the service.