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    Northstar head gasket repair

    13 years experience with Cadillac and have completed 76 cars up to date. I am located in Indianapolis, IN and more or
    less your looking at 1800$ out the door to complete the head gasket repair 18 month/ unlimited warranty with an ad on ebay. Thanks!
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    Please contact an Administrator about becoming an Authorized Vendor. Check out the "Advertise" tab up ^^^ in the top light blue toolbar.
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    18 month/ unlimited warranty
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    The competition over repairing this problem is interesting. We're down to $1800 now? Nice.
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    I guess this is the point where some get to fully understand, and appreciate, just how important good customer service really is.

    I really hope that its not too late for those people.
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    That's almost cheap enough to put the DIY'ers out of business!
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    Are you using studs to fix the head gaskets?
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    No i am not using studs. There are a select few of us who are fixing the mass repair needed for the cadillacs and we have our ways of doing it. I give the customer a choice of time serts or norms with the same warranty on both. I have fixed many other Cadillacs that I still see the customers to this day with timeserts and no issue.I have a customer in a 1999 Deville I put timeserts in along with an engine overhaul in the winter of 09'. I just worked on the car 2 weeks ago and its bone dry and he is still running the car hard with 60K since the repair. Mostly I use Norms now but its all in the final prep of the block and the torque of the bolt. I have 76 references from Indiana to New York from cars shipped to me to motors on a pallet going into a sand rail car. Yes there is a lot of competition fixing these cars but we all try our best and definitely don't wanna have to do it again! I have no problem supplying references in my state of far away. I am not going to get on here and knock other peoples ways or say there product is junk. WE fix the cars for you guys that need the work done and don't want to tackle it.!
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    OK so who's near me that wants to do one. I'm in upstate NY. When is it cheaper to replace the engine?
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    Do ya only need head gaskets or mid case seal also
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    Just HG. Surprisingly enough this engine has no leaks.
    Ownership:
    91 d'Elegance 350
    02 DTS
    01 DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    Id reseal while HG's are being done....just sayin..
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    I guess at this point it comes down to cost. In another thread you'd see that I put $600 worth of bogus repairs in this car over the last 6 days. I'm not made of money but I do see and value your point.
    Ownership:
    91 d'Elegance 350
    02 DTS
    01 DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


    Memberships:
    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    Just HG. Surprisingly enough this engine has no leaks.
    Then you'd better check your oil!! I think you're out!
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    Re: Northstar head gasket repair

    Oil is fine. The car actually uses crazy oil which I think we've determined was a clogged PCV baffle in the rear cam cover. But oil is clean and doesn't have coolant in it.
    Ownership:
    91 d'Elegance 350
    02 DTS
    01 DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


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    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
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