Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Low mileage Northstar in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; So i have the chance to purchase a 1999 ETC with only 40,000 miles on it. At first i figured ...
So i have the chance to purchase a 1999 ETC with only 40,000 miles on it. At first i figured this was good. However i thought about it and how the dexcool usually reacts terrible with air when it sits so i was wondering if its a good idea to buy a 10 year old car with only 40,000 miles on it. What do you guys think?
Buy it. But factor a JG job into the purchase price, so get the owner to come down a ways. If all is well you won't need a HG job for a long time to come. But when you do, you saved enough to allow for that.
I think he ment HG job.(headgasket job) That will only cost $1500 if you get it done by 97eldo. And he does the best HG job you can have done. With studs.
For 2800 id get that car. Sounds like a steal!!!!!!!!!! Even That $ plus an HG job sounds like a good price. And if you do the HG job yourself its cheaper. But you wont have warranty. A dealer charges around $3500 for the HG job.
Anyway, Who says the hg's will fail? And if they do, it might be awhile. Like i said, thats a good price even with an hg job factored in.
Automobile(s): 1992 eldorado. 2007 dodge magnum hemi r/t
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Re: Low mileage Northstar
Originally Posted by 99 Concours Guy
Is it possible u can get service records? That may help you. If not do your homework, but IMHO it sounds like a pretty good deal. How bout it Ranger's and Eldo what do you think. JG should be HG.
Ditto,I wouldn't assume it hasn't been maintained just becuase it has low miles,but I would be very interested in finding service records. Maybe worth the money to have it inspected by a mechanic that knows N*'s.
Ah head gasket i shoulda figured that out myself. Yeah at first i was skeptical about $2800 for a price, but i guess the guy said it was his mothers and she passed away or somethin like that and he was just lookin to get rid of it. So i called him back and left a message im just waitin to hear back.