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    Crown Vic Owner is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    On a few other forums, i have seen guides to peoples engines that go ahead its a PDF that is like a megapost and pretty much has all the information that anyone from the backyard mechanic to the idiot on the street, to the engineer would need.


    The thing is, i would LOVE to put one together but it would mean alot of information gathering and i am busy doing another one as well. I was thinking have basic information as changing sparkplugs, oil, coolant, to even doing headgasket repairs and some other stuff like a common problem, codes ect.

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    Northstar Survival Guide
    Published by Codewize
    2007



    GET A WARRANTY!






    copyright 2007 ADL Datacomm


    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


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    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    ^Isn't that what the tech tip section is for?

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    Northstar Survival Guide
    Published by Codewize
    2007




    GET A WARRANTY!







    copyright 2007 ADL Datacomm
    QFMFT x 2385748967856230

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    It's called a factory service manual, buy one and save yourself the time...

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    Raze is correct......Massage the Manual, Read the Read, and Do the Do. You need to do your own homework first. There is so much archived info at the top of these pages that Lord C. has to buy stock in a server manufacturer to store it all...........

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    relax guys...actually mine should say quoted for sarcasm...

    this forum is my FSM...i use it everyday

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    It's true though. The N* really only has a few common issues depending on the vintage.

    HG - mostly in pre 2000
    A fuel rail problem on pre 2000
    CKP - sensors in 2000 - 2003
    Some rare mis-casted blocks resulting in failure

    If you really want to get crazed read the TSB's on your year make and model

    What else? Aside form those things the engine itself is pretty darn trouble free. All of these are documented and I think we all agree that following the maintenance schedule outlined in the owners manual is your primary defence against trouble.
    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


    Memberships:
    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    I know I've posted this before......Go to www.alldatadiy.com and subscribe with $15 and your VIN. Every recall, TSB, diagram, flate rate labor times, part, location, everything.

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    Re: How about a Northstar Survival Guide

    Yup exactly. I've had an account there for years.

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    I know I've posted this before......Go to www.alldatadiy.com and subscribe with $15 and your VIN. Every recall, TSB, diagram, flate rate labor times, part, location, everything.
    Ownership:
    91 Brougham d'Elegance 350
    02 Deville DTS
    01 Deville DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


    Memberships:
    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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