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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Engine swap question in Cadillac Engine Discussion; I have an 01 dts vin 9 that needs a engine and trans and was wondering if a 00 deville ...
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    Indian Outlaw is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 01 DTS
    Join Date
    Jul 2009

    Engine swap question

    I have an 01 dts vin 9 that needs a engine and trans and was wondering if a 00 deville vin y would work? i would like to buy the 00 and switch the complete engine, trans, cradle etc. Is the only difference the horsepower rating?and maybe exhaust manifolds? Is the harness the same with the different speedo clusters? Thanks for you help. Ike.

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    Ranger is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Woodstock Ill.

    Re: Engine swap question

    Different intake cams, different final drive ratio and difference PCM. Swap it all and you essentially have a base Deville/DHS drivetrain.

    Also see the Nortstar swaps sticky above.

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    stoveguyy is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 03 STS
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    mpls mn

    Re: Engine swap question

    where do you find cars with both bad motor and trans? seller always says 1 or the other is ok. hard to check trans performance with non-running motor.

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