: How many have blown Northstars



88406vette
02-28-05, 10:01 AM
I was wondering if it's common at all. My little bro blew the engine in my 94 Eldorado with 150k. I don't know what he was doing. But he sent a rod through the side of the block:madtalkin . Also were is the best place to get a used short block? and what years of shortblocks will fit in a 94?

Spyder
02-28-05, 12:49 PM
93 94 will fit...but if hes got an ETC its gotta be a vin 9, from a STS or another ETC...

eldorado1
02-28-05, 02:59 PM
I do! (did) Had a 2000 that sent a pison through the V of the block..... Rod looked like a pretzel, piston was in 3,000 pieces.... No idea how it happened, piston probably failed structurally (detonation?), cocked to the side, and left the cylinder.

dkozloski
02-28-05, 03:32 PM
There has sure been a lot of them at Indy.

caddydaddy
02-28-05, 04:12 PM
And NHRA top fuel!

dkozloski
02-28-05, 09:36 PM
I don't think I have ever seen a North* top fuel car but there were sure a lot IRL/Indy cars with Aurora/North* engines. The first couple of years the attrition rate was horrendous.

Spyder
03-01-05, 02:43 AM
I did lose a rod bearing at approx. 115000 in my 94 STS...

caddydaddy
03-01-05, 12:22 PM
I don't think I have ever seen a North* top fuel car but there were sure a lot IRL/Indy cars with Aurora/North* engines. The first couple of years the attrition rate was horrendous.

I meant that top fuel cars blow a lot of rods and other parts!