: Northstar Production Numbers 1993-2009



slsgxpgtpman
02-25-14, 04:08 AM
Does anyone have the total production numbers of the Northstar engine?

anyone with the breakdown of pre or post 2000 year models?

Was the Northstar considered a high production engine considering it was produced for about 17 years?

sorry if this has been asked before I could not find it anywhere

thanks

Ranger
02-25-14, 10:56 AM
I don't think it has ever been asked before, but the numbers would be interesting (if anyone can find them).

04GrandAmGT
02-25-14, 01:14 PM
1993-2000 There was approx. 1.05 Million produced, i have been unable to acquire any information from 2001-2010 , seems like GM likes to have tight wraps on there numbers for some reason.. would like to know but from a rough guess considering in 2004 the northstar "Phased" out a bit with the V6 and the LS engine series coming in to play, im thinking about another million. so give or take the 2 million mark but thats a pretty rough estimate.

Submariner409
02-25-14, 01:46 PM
Someone with a lot of time and a dealer subscription to CompNine could run a slew of different model VINs and come up with a ballpark figure for FWD Northstar production - for 2002 model year there were 11,440 STS built - so factor in the other Northstar models for that year alone and you get to some pretty impressive figures.

2 million engines, ??? 30,000 ??? head gasket failures = your chances are about 1.5%. ..................Sure, the failure figure is a complete wildass guess - but it shows just how insignificant the chances are - outside of a fixit forum. (Heck - 50,000 failures would be 2.5% chance !)

That's a tad less than the chances of your being hit by lightning in the U.S. !! (1/500,000)

Ranger
02-25-14, 03:34 PM
I think if you where interested enough you could probably look up the production or sales numbers for each model for each year (just like Sub came up with the number for '02 STS's) and do the math .

97EldoCoupe
04-11-14, 12:18 PM
2010 was the last year of engine production at the Livonia, Michigan engine plant, but enough were produced to use in some 2011 model Cadillacs.

We have totalled Northstar Engine production from 1993 Onward. Obviously crate engines, Shelby 4.0's, warranty replacement engines are not counted in these totals.

Cadillac SLS:

1994 - 24,308
1995 - 21,186
1996 - 20,465
1997 - 22,657
1998 - 13,221
1999 - 15,371
2000 - 16,951
2001 - 14,595
2002 - 15,137
2003 - 12,061
2004 - 6,240
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Total: 182,192



Cadillac STS (Seville)

1993 - 20,560
1994 - 22,406
1995 - 17,745
1996 - 17,677
1997 - 22,100
1998 - 21,300
1999 - 27,081
2000 - 17,533
2001 - 13,461
2002 - 11,440
2003 - 7,775
2004 - 274

Cadillac STS (Sigma body)

2005 - 18,087
2006 - 8,348
2007 - 4,094
2008 - 216
2009 - 1,737
2010 - N/A
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Total: 231,834



Cadillac STS-V

2006 - 1,306
2007 - 642
2008 - 396
2009 - 96
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Total: 2,440



Cadillac Deville (Base)

1996 - 100,250
1997 - 92,059
1998 - 101,834
1999 - 102,501
2000 - 68,052
2001 - 65,260
02 - 68,268
03 - 61,452
04 - 59,254
05 - 50,240
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Total: 769,170



Cadillac Concours (Deville)

94 - 32,490
95 - 17,655
96 - 11,022
97 - 9,873
98 - 9,330
99 - 9,752
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Total: 90,122



Cadillac DHS (Deville)

00 - 12,864
01 -13,657
02 - 12,041
03 - 8,470
04 - 7,453
05 - 3,954
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Total: 58,439



Cadillac DTS (Deville)

2000 - 17,012
01 - 14,615
02 - 14,376
03 - 10,381
04 -8,717
05 -4,183

Cadillac DTS

06 - 59,937
07 - 44,714
08 - 38,201
09 - 17,123
10 - N/A
11 - N/A
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Total: 229,259



Cadillac DTS Performance

2006 - 7,798
2007 - 3,810
2008 - 3,240
2009 - 1,163
2010 - N/A
2011 - N/A
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Total: 16,011



Eldorado (Base/ESC)

1994 - 15,199
1995 - 15,559
1996 - 12,197
1997 - 11,368
1998 - 11,664
1999 - 9,321
2000 - 8,308
2001 - 5,744
2002 - 3,127
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Total: 92,487



Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (ETC)

1993 - 9,336
1994 - 9,748
1995 - 9,671
1996 - 8,573
1997 - 8,648
1998 - 6,751
1999 - 6,851
2000 - 5,634
2001 - 4,343
2002 - 2,205

Total: 71,758

Cadillac XLR

2004 - 4,387
2005 - 4,190
2006 - 2,989
2007 - 1,095
2008 - 1,150
2009 - 653
2010 - N/A
2011 - N/A

Total: 14,464

Cadillac XLR-V

2006 - 1,147
2007 - 410
2008 - 392
2009 - 239
2010 - N/A

Total: 2,188

Cadillac Allante

1993 - 4,670


Buick Lucerne CXS (VIN Y Northstar)


2006 - 7,312
2007 - 3,884
2008 - 4,207
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Total: 15,403

Buick Lucerne Super (VIN 9 Northstar)

2008 - 680
2009 - 712
2010 - N/A
2011 - N/A
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Total: 1,392

Pontiac Bonneville GXP

2004 - 2,420
2005 - 4,193
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Total: 6,613



Cadillac SRX

04 - N/A
05 - 7,857
06 - 4,792
07 - 2,912
08 - 2,321
09 - 637
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Total: 18,519



Complete Total Northstars (4.6 only) 1993-2009: 1,806,961 (2010/11 years not accounted for)



Oldsmobile Aurora:

1995 - 47,823
1996 - 24,133
1997 - 27,927
1998 - 25,721
1999 - 19,635
2000 - Not produced that year
2001 - 14,575
2002 - 1,672
2003 - N/A
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Total (4.0L): 161,486


Total Northstar Engine figures: 4.0 & 4.6 : 1,968,447. Some years are not accounted for in this total.

Mods please make this a sticky if you deem it worthy. If anyone else can complete the missing years please do so; but also please respect this information as property of www.cadillacforums.com (http://www.cadillacforums.com) and www.northstarperformance.com (http://www.northstarperformance.com). Credits to Evrett as well as Submariner409 for suggesting the use of Comp9 to compile this info

Submariner409
04-11-14, 12:41 PM
I sticky'd it and merged the parent thread.

Post #4 - my guess of 2 million engines was pretty damn close, as it turns out. A pile of 2,000,000 Northstars is pretty big.

Evrett, Thanks for the many hours of gut work.

This is NOT a "question" thread - it's a "fact" thread. If there are fixit or maintenance questions, please post in the proper forum - don't dilute this thread with irrelevant questions. Thanks.

The 8 question and discussion posts that hijacked the OP's thread have been moved to their own thread - "Northstar head bolt hole thread repair options", last post about 27 February 2014.

04GrandAmGT
04-11-14, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the many hours of gut work.



Was more than happy to :), Yours and Jake's Idea though