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    need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    i talked to jake at northstar performance and he said he had some new blocks but i cant seem to contact him now. does anyone know a way to contact him or know of any new blocks some where? i need one for a 2000 4.6 dts.thanks , randy
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    Actually call my cell - 204-304-6031 in about an hour or so please busy day
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    Well Randy I told you this site would work to get a hold of him. Jake ,Randy has another infamous cracked block that was NOT inserted and i strongly recommended he stud it since the studs use a different thread depth than the factory and from the 7 cracked blocks Ive seen I truly believe the blocks are pulling apart because of where the threads are.
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    7 cracked blocks? What years are these afftecting?
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    golly another 2000 with a cracked block i think this is number 6 that i have heard about in the last 6 months and all where 2000s and 2001s
    shoot
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    2000's?! WOW! We've gone from blowing headgaskets to cracked blocks?! Not good....... not good at all.
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    Hmmmmm. Bad casing or something? Something must be compromising the structural integrity. Ever since studding mine has been great. No more overheating at all!!
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    Joe actually brought this to our attention back in August.
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...arity-now.html
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    2000's are the only years that seem really prone to cracking. I guess I'm lucky I bought those blocks when I did- these are the '02 castings, haven't seen any '02's cracked yet. Luckily-
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    2000's are the only years that seem really prone to cracking. I guess I'm lucky I bought those blocks when I did- these are the '02 castings, haven't seen any '02's cracked yet. Luckily-
    hey jake did david send you the pictures of my old cracked bock i think he said he was going to
    did you see how the crack goes along the front of the engienf rom the 2 cylender to the 8
    have you ever seen anyting that bad before ?
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    No I didn't receive the photos but I'd be looking forward to seeing it - honestly I've never seen one cracked that far.
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by 97EldoCoupe View Post
    No I didn't receive the photos but I'd be looking forward to seeing it - honestly I've never seen one cracked that far.
    ill get ahold of david see if he will email those photos to you this week
    he told me that in all honesty but he cant say 100% that its almost as if the block wass drilled to deep but since we have no way of being able to tell for sure or not well he cant be sure so i just know that this wont happen again i have good thouts of this and its not gona happen again nope
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    Actually the holes could not have been drilled too deep since the norms kit has a drill with no point on it so it bottoms in the factory hole at the FACTORY DEPTH.So if what he says is true then the factory drilled too deep? Ithink not. The drill used is basically a reemer. All the blocks I have seen were cracked as you say and one was actually cracked front and back and across the rear of the engine on the flywheel side spanning all 8 cylinders. 50% of the engines were never touched by anyone and i have had some 01 's but no 02's .....yet . Its as if the cylinder pressure is pushing the heads off the motor and since the threads are stronger on the 2000's its causing the blocks to crack . I have seen 7 and have had 3 people call me including randy[ who started this post ] with cracked blocks
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    and if the factory drilled to deep then they did
    im not in the line to blame ppl for thins cause i dont know what all was doen or anyting
    i just know that somewhere around the line weather it was the factory that drilled to deep or soething els i dont know i dont care what im happy about is i have it back on the road and she is running better then ever ]

    unlike some ppl who think they are gona sew GM lol
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    Re: need an northstar engine block ,northstar performance?

    Not to HiJack, but......I ordered head stud kit last thurs (from Northstar performance) Jake said he would email a tracking number...that was thursday, now its wednesday. Have left like eight messages. My customer thinks he got taken....And wants to kill me! Whats up? I just want to hear SOMETHING.
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