Update on remanufactured Northstar Performance engine. 1 year later
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Closed Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree5Likes
  • 6 Post By epetrillo
  • 4 Post By 97EldoCoupe
Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Update on remanufactured Northstar Performance engine. 1 year later in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Some of you may remember a big ruckus that happened here on the forum a year ago. I purchased a ...
  1. #1
    epetrillo is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1997 Seville SLS
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    43

    Update on remanufactured Northstar Performance engine. 1 year later

    Some of you may remember a big ruckus that happened here on the forum a year ago. I purchased a remanufactured engine from Jake and had it shipped to a local mechanic for install. My mechanic claimed the engine arrived with damage to the heads. Jake blamed the mechanic and the accusations and some name calling(on both sides) began to fly here on the forum. I was left in the middle with not much to say and no warranty in the end.

    Just thought I would update the situation. The mechanic "repaired" the damage and installed the engine. It has been about a year and 21,000 miles now and everything is going fine. Engine runs great and just passed California smog test. Car is my commuter and is a comfortable and quiet ride for me. Things could have gone better on both sides but Jake's engine is a solid product and I feel confident it will take me many more miles before I retire it.

    Emilio

    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    JoeTahoe is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2001 GMC SLT, Malibu LTZ, 99 STS studded with NP
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central, NY
    Age
    48
    Posts
    502

    Re: Update on remanufactured Northstar Performance engine. 1 year later

    Glad it has worked out good for you
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  4. #3
    97EldoCoupe's Avatar
    97EldoCoupe is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 97 ETC x2, 04 GXP, 04 STS x2, 97 ESC, 99 Deville, 05 SRX
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London, Ontario and Winkler MB
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,618

    Re: Update on remanufactured Northstar Performance engine. 1 year later

    I'm glad everything worked well I still would have rather seen that cylinder head replaced. I don't ship engines out that way and I don't expect my customers to end up installing it that way.

    I may have jumped to conclusions about who caused that damage but it was deliberate regardless of who it was. Needless to say I don't even trust UPS freight anymore.

    Take care Emilio and many miles of happy motoring ahead with that Northstar.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  5. #4
    My99Eldorado is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1999 Eldorado ETC
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    25
    Jake, when are you going to send me the remaining $1500 that you owe me from the deposit I made for the engine you never delivered?

    I've never asked you for an explanation as to why after many months you did not deliver the engine, and I'm still not interested in an explanation, just need my deposit back.

    Paul Flores
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  6. #5
    Faded Crest's Avatar
    Faded Crest is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): '66 SDV, '76 CDV, '89 BRM, '92 BRM, '98 Concours, '00 SDV
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    44
    Posts
    3,222

    Re: Update on remanufactured Northstar Performance engine. 1 year later

    Paul, Jake started his own forum where you can address him directly. He posted the link a month or two ago. Post there and he can ill afford to ignore you.

    http://www.northstarperformance.com/forums/
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  7. #6
    My99Eldorado is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1999 Eldorado ETC
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    25
    Jake has refunded my deposit as promised.

    Paul Flores
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  8. #7
    Submariner409's Avatar
    Submariner409 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS - 67,500 miles, 2014 Explorer XLT FWD
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MD Eastern Shore, Kent Island
    Age
    77
    Posts
    55,203

    Re: Update on remanufactured Northstar Performance engine. 1 year later

    Good closure for both thread topics.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  9. Remove Advertisements
    Cadillac Forums
    Advertisements
     

Closed Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

What Cadillac(s) do you own? (Or type NONE)

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Your date of birth and age are displayed in several places on the forum. Only the administrator will have access to your date of birth should you choose to hide it via the privacy option below.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts