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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Does anyone know of a service shop in the Louisville area which can replace a 99 STS Northstar head gasket ...
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    head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Does anyone know of a service shop in the Louisville area which can replace a 99 STS Northstar head gasket and install inserts for a reasonable amount?

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Hi, I do the head gasket job for a very reasonable amount. I charge 1500.00 + parts. I have many references and have done 15+ of the 98 and newer sevilles. I'm in the louisville area (40299 area code) and can give you my number if you're interested. I use Norm's NS300L inserts and fel-pro gaskets. I have had 100 % success and give a 12 month unlimited mileage guarantee. I can do this so much cheaper because I do this as a side business. Local repair shops (if you can find that works on Northstars) charge as much as 4000. Let me know if you're interested and I will give you my phone number.

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Mike, please send me your phone # to leveespector@yahoo.com or call me at 812-989-5198.

    Thanks

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Quote Originally Posted by mikelawson View Post
    Hi, I do the head gasket job for a very reasonable amount. I charge 1500.00 + parts. I have many references and have done 15+ of the 98 and newer sevilles. I'm in the louisville area (40299 area code) and can give you my number if you're interested. I use Norm's NS300L inserts and fel-pro gaskets. I have had 100 % success and give a 12 month unlimited mileage guarantee. I can do this so much cheaper because I do this as a side business. Local repair shops (if you can find that works on Northstars) charge as much as 4000. Let me know if you're interested and I will give you my phone number.

    Mike
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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Mike I have a 1998 STS that needs head gaskets what all is included in your 1500.00

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    See my website @ http://www.cadillacspecialties.com and Navigate to the "services" page to get more information on the repair, but to quickly answer your question, the 1500 is the total labor charge to repair your vehicle. If you want additional services like replacing the power steering pressure hose (common failure item), etc. I can do that at a reduced labor cost. Call me @ 502-509-2234 or 502-291-1249 and I can tell you more about the repair.

    Mike.

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Mike, Nice website.... excellent videos of the drilling and tapping with the jig.

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Thanks, the site's still a work in progress for me, but a good start. I will add a bunch more pics and videos, but I thought I would post the videos on the hardest to do which is the older (97-) sevilles and (99-) devilles due to the external air disturbution box.

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Here in Milwaukee,Wi, I also see 99 and prior devilles, eldorado's,etc.. for sale with blownheadgaskets for really cheap. And I would like to buy one in the next year. But my Question is ( MikeLawson) where did you get that jig from?? does it come with the stud kit thats on the market for these engines or do you have to buy it seperately. I would really like to upgrade to NorthStar Caddy

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    That drilling jig is a part of Norm's kit. I believe you can purchase it seperately though.

    Mike

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    So far Mike is the only one with a YouTube video for Northstar head gasket repair.

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Mike, I was really impressed with your videos of the repair, but have a question, how do you pull the cylinder head alignment pins (upper corners of front and back banks)? or does the drill bit and tap fit inside of them?

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    Re: head gasket replacement in louisville kentucky area

    Buggin123- simplest method if you have a mig welder handy:

    Cut pieces of 1/2" allthread rod. About 1" -1 1/4" long. Weld them inside the pins. Now take a piece of pipe, about 1" diameter, 1 1/4" long and place this over the alignment pins. Using a washer and a 1/2" nut, and a 3/4" wrench, turn the nut on until the pin pulls all the way out, Make sure the pipe does not turn on the engine and score the deck surface.

    Simplest, easiest way. Make sure the block is well taped up first to prevent any weld spatter from getting in the cyinders.

    Hope this helps.

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