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    Cool Engine block cracked - Northstar Performance, where are you ?

    Good day all,

    Recently purchased 01 cadillac seville, long story short I need a new engine block.Ive been looking through countless threads and was wondering the best alternative to my problem. Ive been looking at jake from northstar performance. Anyone know if hes still in business? I'm located in Anchorage ,AK. I wanted to have a new engine swapped out since the cost of a new block would be around the same price. And I would love to have the peace of mind of knowing its done right the 1st time. I've been told just to cut my losses but ive fell in love with this car.i would even been fine with a engine rebuild seeing as i have a new radiator and a couple extras parts ive put into it.My plans is to fix it up and have it as my sunday car .

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    Re: Engine block cracked-northstar performance

    He is indeed in business..Phone: 585-633-4600
    Fax: 877-858-6971
    Email: info@northstarperformance.com

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    thanks I left him an email hopefully he will be able to respond and help me out with this problem.Anyone know any good places in Alaska,If i cant get in touch with Jake?And if your browsing this thread jake,could really use your input on my situation.

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    Re: Engine block cracked-northstar performance

    Jake has his own website. The load of Northstar engine blocks he bought from the liquidation of the Livonia engine plant were found to have mechanical problems - except for a few. He posted that info in here a year or so back.............

    You can rebuild one of these engines to better-than-new strength. Either hook up with Jake or take a look at the work done by Carroll Custom Cadillac in Ridgefield, WA.

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    I paid a $2,000 deposit for an engine July 2011 that Jake has never delivered.

    He has refunded $500 so far, but he still owes me $1,500.

    Paul Flores

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    Re: Engine block cracked-northstar performance

    ^^^ I'd stay on him... Keep that squeaky wheel squeaking.
    "How many times do I have to tell you, the right tool for the right job!"--Montgomery Scott

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    Wow....

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    Re: Engine block cracked-northstar performance

    ^ hows that eldorado holding up for ya.how was your experience with ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkCaddyStS View Post
    ^ hows that eldorado holding up for ya.how was your experience with ccc
    Its doing great, tim carroll is a good friend, small bump in the road throghout my journey with this car but CCC will take care of you.

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    Re: Engine block cracked-northstar performance

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    Jake has his own website. The load of Northstar engine blocks he bought from the liquidation of the Livonia engine plant were found to have mechanical problems - except for a few. He posted that info in here a year or so back.............

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    Sub about when a year ago did he post this i must have missed when he posted about the bad engine blocks that he got from the Livonia plant
    i know my Block is one of the ones he got from them

    i can't find the post and just wanted to find it and read up on it
    wouold you help out a member with a link to thaat thread if you have it
    thanks

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    Re: Engine block cracked - Northstar Performance, where are you ?

    "except for a few"................ I have no doubt you got a good one. I believe the problem was with final cylinder roundness machining. If your car still runs and the engine gets over 1,000 miles/quart of oil, don't sweat it. (And, according to your posts of that car's travels all over the east half of the U.S. during the past year, you don't have engine troubles.)

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    Re: Engine block cracked - Northstar Performance, where are you ?

    yeah no issues what so ever other then the scary heating issue that i know is normal for the temp to get to the temp it gets to witch
    i know i snormal but still freaks me out a bit

    the QTs oil consumtion seems to be shity over the past year
    not sure why but it seems to have gone down hill anywhere from 800 to 1000 miles a qt if im lucky where the first 7 months i was getting atleast 2000-2100 miles a qt not sure what the heck is up with that
    no matter how many wot's i do even after the TEC cleaning the consumption still has not got better since end of last year

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    just drive the damn thing pup

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    Re: Engine block cracked - Northstar Performance, where are you ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post
    i know i snormal but still freaks me out a bit
    Do you ever "freak out" at the slim possibility that one of your tires is not perfectly round or that you might have got a tank of 86.93 octane gasoline ?

    If you're losing sleep over an engine that's been in the car for over a year and XX,000 miles, you have BIG problems - and not with the engine.

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    Re: Engine block cracked - Northstar Performance, where are you ?

    Quote Originally Posted by submariner409 View Post
    Do you ever "freak out" at the slim possibility that one of your tires is not perfectly round or that you might have got a tank of 86.93 octane gasoline ?

    If you're losing sleep over an engine that's been in the car for over a year and XX,000 miles, you have BIG problems - and not with the engine.
    hahaha very funny

    nope those things don't freak me out
    lol

    i admit i have more problems in my head then some do lol

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