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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    SCOTT2325, You should post this and the one in the other head threads in the main Performance threads......these stickys are for poll and failure logging, not questions.......

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    SCOTT2325, You should post this and the one in the other head threads in the main Performance threads......these stickys are for poll and failure logging, not questions.......
    I'm so sorry ..I'm new on here it takes time to know when and where to put things on here ..just give me time and be kool ! It's not the end of the world !

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    I currently have a 1998 ECT with a blown head gasket @ 77K miles. I have owned countless Cadillacs and I am not going to stop. I am going to an auction on Tuesday to look at more. My question is what is the most obvious indication that a Northstar has a head gasket problem? I have an OBD tester that I take with me when I go to buy a car, is this enough? This is the second time I have been "burned" buying a Cadillac with an unknown major repair needed to make the car roadworthy. I don't want it to happen again. Any suggestions? Thanks!
    P. S. Anybody looking for a '98 Eldo that just needs a little work?...Cheap??

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    2000 ETC
    HG replaced at 113k
    All head bolts were still tight, the gaskets themselves were deteriorated.

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    I want to know who had issues on 2003 models as these are suppose to be darn near bulletproof ?
    I heard of a 2005 model going bad somewhere also don't remember where though.

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    First thing I did when I got my 2000 was drain the coolant and put in fresh.

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    The people listed are:
    JonCR96Z, ktraub, mbl_rl

    Click on the 2003 poll numbers at the end (the 2 for this one) and 3 people showed up....

    Quote Originally Posted by dwight.j.carter View Post
    I want to know who had issues on 2003 models as these are suppose to be darn near bulletproof ?
    I heard of a 2005 model going bad somewhere also don't remember where though.

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    Quote Originally Posted by N0DIH View Post
    The people listed are:
    JonCR96Z, ktraub, mbl_rl

    Click on the 2003 poll numbers at the end (the 2 for this one) and 3 people showed up....
    JonCR96Z answered yes to owning ever year of North* and having them all blow...

    So either he is really unlucky or full of BS...

    Either way, his "vote" was deleted by the admins but his name was not.

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    Gotcha, statistically not likely going to have EVERY year....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ur7x View Post
    JonCR96Z answered yes to owning ever year of North* and having them all blow...

    So either he is really unlucky or full of BS...

    Either way, his "vote" was deleted by the admins but his name was not.

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    1999 Seville SLS blown HG at 116,600 miles

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    1998 ETC, started to spit coolant out the overflow, temperature would rise upon WOT or heavy driving---SOLD at 117,000 Nov 08

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    Is there a way we could find out how many members this forum has?
    I'm interested to see what the percentage of northstars with HG problems is. If we can see it by year that would be perfect.

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    Quote Originally Posted by egheorghe View Post
    Is there a way we could find out how many members this forum has?
    I'm interested to see what the percentage of northstars with HG problems is. If we can see it by year that would be perfect.
    Its right above this thread....''view poll results''

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    Thanks STSj90 , but that would be = total number of HG problem/ total number of cadillac forum members * 100

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    re: Northstar Headgasket/Cracked Block/Bolt Failure? Please let us know

    December 28th 2008 .
    1997 Eldorado w/ 84,500
    Radiator, waterpump changed 1 month prior to overheating and HG blowing.
    HG repaired for $3k.

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