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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Things to know when buying in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Hi there, im from Holland and thinking of buying a sts 95/96/97. in my search of more from this car ...
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    Roger1969 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Oct 2004

    Red faceThings to know when buying

    Hi there, im from Holland and thinking of buying a sts 95/96/97.
    in my search of more from this car i came to this site.
    There are a lot of threats about the northstar engine saying good things. but also bad..Could someone make a list for me about things to check before buying. sorry for my bad english

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    JimD is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '98 STS (RIP @ 206,xxx miles)
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    Sep 2003
    Metro ATL

    Re: Things to know when buying

    Cooling system maintenance is the most important point. Green antifreeze must be changed every two years and pink antifreeze must be changed every 5 years. VERY important!

    Try to verify the cooling system has been serviced properly. And walk away from any Northstar equiped car if you cannot verify this information.

    Cooling system neglect almost always leads to head gasket problems. Caveat emptor.....

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