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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, 99 STS Project in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I can have the cabs off in about an hour I even take them off of Colorado's just to change ...
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    Re: 99 STS Project

    I can have the cabs off in about an hour











    I even take them off of Colorado's just to change the head

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    is it the same procdure to lift the body of a sedan up of its frame ?
    wow after seeing that im begining to think
    maybe just buy a head gasket riden seville for like 1000 in the color i want and just drope the body on the old drive line lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post
    is it the same procdure to lift the body of a sedan up of its frame ?
    wow after seeing that im begining to think
    It's about time..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    It's about time..........
    hey im just thinking if its that simple why spend 5 grand for a good paint job
    when i could just get a body from a bad car and look for the crimson pearl that i want
    could take any body from a 2003 or 04 perhaps and then i would have a newer car worth more and not be looseing out by spending money to have a paint job doen
    but im thinking this is just a pipe dream
    ill probably have the car sprayed the same color but have them add some more metalic in for a little more glitter shot

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Joe, you said you had to replace the A/C compressor in your car. I was just curious what the problem was with it.

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    the high temp switch on the compressor was leaking and I could not find any parts to service it. I also figured it is 12yrs old and 130000 miles. Also replaced the orfice and accumulator

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTahoe View Post
    the high temp switch on the compressor was leaking and I could not find any parts to service it. I also figured it is 12yrs old and 130000 miles. Also replaced the orfice and accumulator
    did you end up going with a new ac compressor or fine a decent used one

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    Compressor, orfice and accumulator all from AC Delco got a good hook up with a old buddy $380 out the door for all.

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    This weather is gonna kill me. I just sit in it like a school boy. I might have to put it on the road before good weather, I can't wait to drive this thing!!!!!!!!!!

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    yeah the weather is teasing us in ohio also this past week lol

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    Re: 99 STS Project

    Hey Joe,

    How did you clean the head and block surfaces so well? I have some stubborn areas that just will not come off no matter how hard I scrub with a rag and solvent.

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    I used hot water power washer, brake clean and emery cloth. But don't forget this was a total rebuild so it did not mater what I used. DO NOT USE scotch pads they leave very fine particals were you do not want them and can lead to major engine faliure.

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    the first HG job i had on the SLS
    i remember the shop used about 5 or 6 can's bottles of brake cleaner and rasor blades very carfully to get it cleaned like brand new

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    Put 50 miles on it tonight All I have to say is what a awsome ride. Corsa exhaust sounds sweet just the perfect sound for me. Temp gauge stayed at 12 most of the time went past 12 but never to 1 and came right back to 12. Only have one problem as of now. Once out of every 5 stops when in gear it stalls, starts right back up. Car idles like a brand new car and never misses a beat going down the road. It has been parked since last june and half a tank of fuel, mabee old gas is the stalling problem. I did fill it up with 93 octane so I will see how it goes tomorrow and check to see if it has any codes. MIL light never came on so I dont think it is a sensor issue. But just the short drive I did tonight I will say this it was deff. worth the $6000 and labor I have in it AWSOME CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    nice... got any pictures yet?
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