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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    Ok ... I am having a lot of these symptoms on my 99 sts northstar too!!! But as it was starting to get hotter the other day i punched the throttle a couple of times ... Just real quick bursts ... The temp started dropping back down until it hit dead straight up??? What the heck??? ... That's not a head gasket problem then, right??? A local shop diagnosed the overheating as a blown head gasket, so my dad gave me the sts and got him a marquis!!! I really don't trust that mechanic shop, and the only the only reason i was kind of believing head gasket when they said so, was the fact they would not do the head gasket repair job ... Said they had done 6 northstar head gasket repairs and only 2 of them held!!! So they were not trying to sell him a head gasket repair job!!! Any thoughts???

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    Check your purge line to see if it's clogged. A block test would tell you for sure if it's blown. BTW if that shop did 6 headgasket jobs on Northstars and only 2 were good I'd stay clear of that place, the 2 that were good probably won't be for long.

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    I had a loss of coolant in my 99 deville and a "friend" sugested a head gasket failure and to use this stuff. He said he had a northstar with a bad head gasket and it fixed it. I have used bottle fixes when i was younger (and dumber) and never had any luck, most of the time causing more problems. So I stuck with my gut and just started looking for a cause when i found a rusted pipe, fixed that for 10% of what that gunk costs. My guess is that when people say this stuff works they had no idea what was wrong in the first place.

    DON'T USE BOTTLE FIXES EVER, NEVER, NO WAY, NO HOW, PERIOD!

    And for those who want to use it to buy time to save money go ahead, but make sure you save double what it costs cause thats what it will cost you in the long run. You had to know that a cadillac would cost more to fix when you bought it or am i assuming too much?

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    I understand that times are hard and money is tight but if you can't afford a cadillac then don't drive one? Cadillacs are expensive cars and are expensive to repair but they are reliable. Every car has some trouble with it the deville is the HG but other than that these are amazing cars.


    I had a HG fail on me in my last 2000 cadillac deville so I tried Barr HG repair. WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP worked for about 30 miles then car overheated again. I took it to get the engine studded at cadillac for $3500 but the guy called me and told me that the barrs had clogged up my radiator and other things and the price went from 3500 to 4500 so a $50 bottle ended up costing me $1000. Like all of us real cadillac owners say

    IF YOU'RE GONNA FIX IT FIX IT RIGHT

    These are luxury cars and deserve to be treated right if you don't like them go buy a Toyota and be like the rest of the world :cheap:

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    I recently bought some 16 inch rims off of a STS from a guy on craigslist in Mosinee WI, I didn't ask what year but the guy said he blew the headgasket when it had 112k miles, his buddy used a headgasket repair bottle (I forgot the brand that he told me) and it fixed it. He said it had 213k miles when he sold it to some guy who didn't want the stock tires/wheels and he sees the guy driving it all the time.


    I donno, maybe there are some cases when it just works? I mean the GM coolant sealant tab fixed my coolant leak in my crossover pipe that would otherwise cost me $700 to fix. The repair shop was semi amused when I told them about it.

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    A lot of "head gasket failures" are also misdiagnosed. "Mechanics" tend to do no work at all on Northstars, telling its customers that it's a bitch of an engine and all northstars blow head gaskets.

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    I'd only believe that if I saw it and the diagnosis my self. I ain't buying it.

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    Hey all,

    My 2000 SLS was totaled a month ago. Therefore, the car is only worth 1200 when it runs. Two weeks ago, it was losing coolant and sputtering (misfiring) on startup. Fearing the worst, I took it to a good mechanic friend. He found exhaust gas in the coolant, and quoted me $3200 to fix the head gasket. I told him I'd just drive it till it died and picked the car up. Then I read this thread and decided to try it. I figured I'd try it, run the car till it dies and then part it out. So I put in the k&w nano stuff (which takes forever, btw), and when putting the coolant back in I doubled down and put in some coolant-compatible sealant. Left it overnight and started it in the morning, and it runs great. I never had cooling issues, so nothing to report there. But the car runs smooth and isn't drinking coolant.

    I'll report back when it fails and I'm waiting for a towtruck. But until then, "No news is good news."

    Kevin May

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by ksmay71 View Post
    Hey all,

    My 2000 SLS was totaled a month ago. Therefore, the car is only worth 1200 when it runs. Two weeks ago, it was losing coolant and sputtering (misfiring) on startup. Fearing the worst, I took it to a good mechanic friend. He found exhaust gas in the coolant, and quoted me $3200 to fix the head gasket. I told him I'd just drive it till it died and picked the car up. Then I read this thread and decided to try it. I figured I'd try it, run the car till it dies and then part it out. So I put in the k&w nano stuff (which takes forever, btw), and when putting the coolant back in I doubled down and put in some coolant-compatible sealant. Left it overnight and started it in the morning, and it runs great. I never had cooling issues, so nothing to report there. But the car runs smooth and isn't drinking coolant.

    I'll report back when it fails and I'm waiting for a towtruck. But until then, "No news is good news."

    Kevin May

    Orem, UT

    *sigh*

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    So, 500 miles down, still running great

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    Sounds like you've already gotten your money's worth out of the product. Well done.

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    Woo! 1600 miles, we'll see where this goes...

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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    no offence, but i feel sorry for the mechanic that has to clean that block when the gaskets finally do completely go, i have seen some bad situations, especially with Dex-Cool.
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    Re: Sucessful Northstar head gasket repair in a bottle

    It's being junked when it lets go... hence the Bandaid attempt.
    Quote Originally Posted by ksmay71 View Post
    Hey all,

    My 2000 SLS was totaled a month ago. Therefore, the car is only worth 1200 when it runs. Two weeks ago, it was losing coolant and sputtering (misfiring) on startup. Fearing the worst, I took it to a good mechanic friend. He found exhaust gas in the coolant, and quoted me $3200 to fix the head gasket. I told him I'd just drive it till it died and picked the car up. Then I read this thread and decided to try it. I figured I'd try it, run the car till it dies and then part it out.

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    Well guys, the junker has gone over 2,100 miles since the fix. I can't believe it either.

    But the plot thickens. My wife and I just moved to Arizona (last week), where it's always over 100 anytime we drive the car. I also never go without A/C. And I'm starting to get a small coolant leak where I park.

    So we'll see how much longer it holds. But I'll bet you can guess what I'm buying the minute it blows...

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