: NorthStar Oil leak

06-24-05, 12:52 PM
Is there any way of stopping the oil leak on tha NortheStar engine? I am talking about the leak in the lower engine block that seems to go with this engine. I had this problem on an 1997 STS and had a dealer repair it - $3500!!! They had to take out the engine to redo the seal. I have to beleave that there is a simpler les expensive way of solving this problem.:(

06-24-05, 01:56 PM
Nope, that's what has to be done! Unless it's leaking a lot to the ground, or burning off on the exhaust, I'd just live with it. Also make sure that's what's leaking, and not something further up leaking down the engine. I found on my old '94 Concours that Lucas oil stabilizer slowed the leak a lot!