Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Is it safe to buy a Northstar now? I can't stop driving Cadillacs! in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I've been driving '95 Devilles since my short-lived ownership of a '99 N* turned out badly.
I'm thinking I will ...
Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with floor shift)
Re: Is it safe to buy a Northstar now? I can't stop driving Cadillacs!
You should be fine. GM lengthened the head bolts in 2000 and the HG failures dropped way down. In '04 they went to a coarser thread pitch and the failures all but disappeared. I am confident enough that I just picked up a nice clean well equipped '04 SLS for my daughter with 134K on it.