: Anyone use "cadillacheadgasketfix.com" in bellflower, ca. to rebuild their Northstar?

01-25-14, 02:59 PM
Alas, I have conceded to the fact it's a blown head-gasket! Ugg! I DO want to keep the car, a 2001 Seville since 1) it only has 64,000 miles, 2)is in GREAT condition inside and out (except for the motor), and it rides like a dream! (but you already know that!) After 53 years of hotrods, crappy noisy trucks, I NEED to keep it! Imagine me, a Cadillac guy! who'd-a-thunk! There's a place in bellflower that will pull your motor and stud, rebuild and install your motor for $1899. Seems reasonable. I can ship my car for $310, and still save a grand or more. Looking for some suggestions. I'm in Sacramento/ SF Bay Area.:thepan::thepan:

01-25-14, 03:02 PM
Let's move this to the Engines; Northstar forum so more owners get a crack at it .......... I'll leave a 2 day redirect.

01-25-14, 03:12 PM
Thanks Submariner. how do I do that?

01-25-14, 03:44 PM
He did it for you.

Never heard of them.

Stud AND rebuild for less than $2,000? That's cheap.

What studs are they using?

01-25-14, 03:54 PM
Stud AND rebuild for less than $2,000? That's cheap.

"You can drop your car off with us and we can install our base repair for only $1899. Yes, for only $1899 we not only guarantee the work for 12mos/12,000 mi., but we also guarantee that our work is of the highest quality."

I don"t think that's a rebuild price - just a HG repair.

01-25-14, 09:16 PM
Even for a Stud and HG repair that is a very good price (as long as you are not their first rodeo).

09-26-14, 03:00 PM
I'm curious what you ended up doing? Did you use that guy in Bellflower? I'm considering him for a fix on mine as well. I have a 2000 Seville STS with 33K original miles. And a blown head gasket...

09-26-14, 05:58 PM
Cornelius Chambers. Past customer of mine; and a royal backstabber. I sent him parts -AND- customers -AND- gave him a nice discount.

If you go through their whole website you'll get a good feel for "why" to stay away from them.

The only repair shop in California I would refer to anyone right now would be Marvin K Brown Cadillac in San Diego. Talk to Keith in Service. Straight up guy, honest and knows his stuff.


Quote from the website in question:

90% of our stud system is made from recycled parts.

Recycled parts, copying a patented repair system.

12-15-15, 01:27 PM
do not use this guy my 2005 xlr is in worst shape then when i took it to this guy , $5000 later and tried to get another $800 out of me. Pulled my engine 3 times and used the gaskets over. Promised to give me my money back if he couldent fix it , and now wont stand behind his work. BEWARE of this guy in bellflower... if you love your car, dont take it here.

any questions call me Richard Schneider 714 679-9363....


Thank you for the last name , i needed it to follow thru in small claims court.... although i really need to go to big claims court...

12-20-15, 10:03 AM
Their home page statements on increased gas mileage, more power, more hp, more performance are snake oil salesmanship at its finest.

(Of course - if the engine is dead or is sucking coolant into one or more cylinders - any repair will give those results. Duh !!!)

12-22-15, 10:34 PM
Sacramento area (my hometown, go see GM shop in roseville area

424 Clinton Ave
Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 773-3390

Theyre familiar in studding the Northstar and are an excellent shop