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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, 381 Cadillac head gasket jobs completed in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I am happy to announce that Midwest Cadillac Repair in Illinois has saved 50 Cadillacs from the head gasket demons. ...
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    381 Cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    I am happy to announce that Midwest Cadillac Repair in Illinois has saved 50 Cadillacs from the head gasket demons. We completed # 50 today, a 2005 deville. 51 and 52 are in the shop, a96 Deville and an 03 Deville. I will be discounting my labor on these job by 200.00 for any members needing head gaskets. www.midwestcadillacrepair.com
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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    I don't think we'll be fixing our 1996 STS, trying to sell it as is, but I am curious what do you do when a car has high oil consumption due to the ring issue and also probably bottom end seals?

    What is your typical cost for older cars say mid 1990s, or at least a base charge for the HGs, then adders for if it needs more?

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    1500 plus parts usually but 1300 for you as a member. Parts are around 500 so around 1800 to 2000 if it needs more. such extras would be the front motor mount, plugs, water pump, etc. My repair includes a reseal of the lower case and oil pan.Where are you located and what do you want for the car? 847 878 5676

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    We are in CT 06611, it is late now what are OK hours to call your number there?

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    Good work!! I need guys like you near my house..... hahaha

    By the way, a 2005 Deville........................................... .... so the coarser thread head bolt wasn't the cure either?

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    the threads seemed ok only 1 was loose . I helped another shop with an 04 that had thread problems though. The head gaskets still fail even though the threads seem to hold.

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    wish you guys were closer to Florida...

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    A dubious distinction indeed Joe, but it's nice to know where the experience is if I ever need it. Keep up the good work.

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    congrats and good work!!

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    well my brother has a 95 bmw 740 that had a new motor installed due to aluminum cylinder wear. factory defect issue. lucky he did not pay for it. that is more expensive than a caddy HG job.

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    Hey edb150, congrats on 50!

    I'm itching to get the HG's done on my '97 STS. I'm in Minnesota, and I've been trying to connect up with Manitoba but to no avail, so I'm beginning to look elsewhere.

    I believe my car blew the gaskets at ~85K and was time-serted before I owned it. Now the HG's are blown again at ~150K; do you use the big bolts distributed by northstarperformance? (And if you use them, do you have any or can you get them?)

    I have tentative plans for a truck and trailer to tow the car, please post back if you're interested in possibly arranging a repair time.

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    Wachuku you are in St. Paul, correct? Please do me a favour and give me a call when you get a chance. If you can have the vehicle up in Manitoba in about 2 weeks or so, I can get it done immediately- if you cannot wait I fully understand; Joe is a great mechanic and probably not backed up quite as far as I am at this time. As a possible future distributor and installer of the stud kits I also do not want to become his competition.

    204-304-6031 this is my cell, text me your number and I'll give you a call to save the long distance.

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    Thanks for posting your information. I have saved your info and if I am in need of service I will be contacting you.

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    wachuku, your timeserts might still be ok. most assume a serted motor that fails needs bigserts next. could just be your gaskets. probably not. could pull heads and see but that is a tough job as well with motor in car.

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    Re: 50 cadillac head gasket jobs completed

    Quote Originally Posted by wachuku View Post
    Hey edb150, congrats on 50!

    I'm itching to get the HG's done on my '97 STS. I'm in Minnesota, and I've been trying to connect up with Manitoba but to no avail, so I'm beginning to look elsewhere.

    I believe my car blew the gaskets at ~85K and was time-serted before I owned it. Now the HG's are blown again at ~150K; do you use the big bolts distributed by northstarperformance? (And if you use them, do you have any or can you get them?)

    I have tentative plans for a truck and trailer to tow the car, please post back if you're interested in possibly arranging a repair time.
    Yes I can absolutely put suregrip studs in it for you. I have had No problems getting studs from Jake so let me know when you want to do it and I will order them up and have them waiting. Call anytime 847-878-5676

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