Attention all Northstar engine owners - Carroll Cadillac studs
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

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 14 of 14
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By Jamies99concours
  • 1 Post By Jamies99concours
  • 1 Post By MoistCabbage
  • 1 Post By JoeTahoe
Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Attention all Northstar engine owners - Carroll Cadillac studs in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; 1st of all, I'm NOT a new member! please see my prior post under 93eldoradogreen1 my email was hacked and ...
  1. #1
    Jamies99concours is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1999 concours
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3

    Thumbs down Attention all Northstar engine owners - Carroll Cadillac studs

    1st of all, I'm NOT a new member! please see my prior post under 93eldoradogreen1 my email was hacked and i can not log in as that member anymore!

    what I'm seeing here is absolutely ridiculous! I have dealt with North star performance and Jake for years in our shop's with his stud kits and NEVER had not one come back!! I 1st learned of north star performance from this board and from the well respected reviews. I decided to choose them as our stud kit provider. I recently logged in for an electrical issue and am completely blown away that what seemed to be a great site with ton's of knowledge would completely allow some faulty, crook to claim rights to a product that has been developed, tested, patented, and proven to be misrepresented, and down right stole from north star performance!! what happened to the class? integrity, and loyalty of you people? this completely blow's my mind! Matter of fact I don't even want to post here anymore for advice due to the lack of brand loyalty and disrespect! how can a once great website allow this to happen? unbelievable!! Carroll's Cadillac, to you, you're NOT ever gonna get the sales of ANY Michigan dealer, ever! I feel that you are a crook trying to get rich duplicating another man's hard work and design! and for the rest whom are willing to use Carroll's Cadillac for stud kits, remember you get what you pay for! I'm done with this site, and so will all of Michigan's Cadillac dealers once i send out my corporate Email Monday morning..


    Jamie McFarlane
    Sonic Automotive group
    ( formally Don Massey Cadillac )
    04GrandAmGT likes this.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    MoistCabbage's Avatar
    MoistCabbage is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): Crimson 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP)
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Boston MA.
    Age
    26
    Posts
    18,544
    They're studs. They've been around for many decades, available from many different companies. Metallurgy, production techniques, and drilling fixtures may be unique, but nobody can patent a stud.

    .....I bought some Cooper tires last week. Do you believe that Goodyear, Michelin, AND Continental have the NERVE to make tires too, IN THE SAME SIZE NO LESS!!!
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  4. #3
    Jamies99concours is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1999 concours
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3

    Re: attention all northstar engine owners carrolls cadillac studs please take a look!

    not at all, but build a tire that's hand made ( Goodyear ) and put the Kelly, Goodyear name on it and the results would be the same. this post is about loyalty to north star performance, whom has never let our dealer's down.
    97EldoCoupe likes this.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  5. #4
    MoistCabbage's Avatar
    MoistCabbage is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): Crimson 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP)
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Boston MA.
    Age
    26
    Posts
    18,544
    Members here have had both good and bad experiences with Northstar Performance. I have a set of Jakes studs in my engine. And though our transaction didn't go very smoothly, I still recommend his product to members looking for HG repair options. However, in the same sentence, I also recommend CCC studs and norms inserts. All 3 are excellent solutions to the problem, and there's nothing wrong with letting members know there are other choices.
    Carroll Cadillac likes this.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  6. #5
    Jamies99concours is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1999 concours
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Age
    37
    Posts
    3

    Re: attention all northstar engine owners carrolls cadillac studs please take a look!

    I agree to an extent. Jake's studs are proven, and the only stud repair certified by both GM and Cadillac, I can't say the same about others at this time. That being said, all our dealer's will be using Jake's stud's or the Timesert kit's depending on warranty and cost to our customer's.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  7. #6
    MoistCabbage's Avatar
    MoistCabbage is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): Crimson 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP)
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Boston MA.
    Age
    26
    Posts
    18,544
    What certification? Dealer repair is TimeSerts AFAIK.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  8. #7
    97EldoCoupe is offline Owner of Northstar Performance
    Automobile(s): 97 ETC, 04 Bonneville GXP, 2010 Sierra SLT crew cab /4x4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,415

    Re: attention all northstar engine owners carrolls cadillac studs please take a look!

    Jamie ^^ came to me in 2010 for HG repair. That wound up being a complete engine replacement due to some aluminum erosion around one of the cylinders. He's a good guy, even brought a car to me from a customer in Ohio and delivered it back to him.

    This post was partly due to an email sent to my company account email address from "CCC" directed to me. Not a pretty email.

    There's a difference between a man who has to bury his competition to build a business and one who can build a business with fair play. Even when someone like carroll has to fight dirty, I don't.

    Thanks Jamie. I hope you buy another N* with blown HG's and come visit me soon-

    ----------

    They're 50/50 GM approved. GM has not officially declared this, but GM Warranty has been given the "OK" to use for warranty jobs. That is something I fought very hard for, after a shop in the eastern USA installed a new GM crate engine only to have a head bolt pull within 200 miles. I spent a lot of time on the phone with GM's warranty department. Next thing you know, a dealership called us one day and said "we need a stud kit for a 2008 Deville"
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  9. #8
    MoistCabbage's Avatar
    MoistCabbage is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): Crimson 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP)
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Boston MA.
    Age
    26
    Posts
    18,544
    I wasn't aware of any bad blood between you guys.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  10. #9
    97EldoCoupe is offline Owner of Northstar Performance
    Automobile(s): 97 ETC, 04 Bonneville GXP, 2010 Sierra SLT crew cab /4x4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,415

    Re: attention all northstar engine owners carrolls cadillac studs please take a look!

    And as it should remain.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  11. #10
    MoistCabbage's Avatar
    MoistCabbage is online now Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): Crimson 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP)
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    East Boston MA.
    Age
    26
    Posts
    18,544
    Ah, wasn't sure if I had missed some CF drama.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  12. #11
    JoeTahoe is online now Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2001 GMC SLT,Tahoe, Malibu LTZ, 99 STS studded with NP
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central, NY
    Age
    45
    Posts
    425

    Re: attention all northstar engine owners carrolls cadillac studs please take a look!

    there has been bad blood ever since northstar performance had a supplier issue, beyond jakes ability to resolve it. Jake resolved this issue by spending some serious cash on his own c&c machine so he can make the studs in house. The thing that upsets me is tim keeps bashing jake and his product. I have done
    around 10 stud jobs using Northstar Performance studs and will continue using only jake studs. Because of loyalty and jakes knowledge on this issue. I find
    it foolish that tim has to continue to bash a known great fix to save these wonderful cars. I will always and only use northstar performance studs. I have become friends with jake even though I have only met him once on a midnight run to Niagara Falls for parts. I have never delt with tim and I wont because of his childish behavior regarding Jake
    97EldoCoupe likes this.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  13. #12
    97EldoCoupe is offline Owner of Northstar Performance
    Automobile(s): 97 ETC, 04 Bonneville GXP, 2010 Sierra SLT crew cab /4x4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,415

    Re: attention all northstar engine owners carrolls cadillac studs please take a look!

    I promised Submariner409 that I would do my best to keep drama off the forum. It shall stay that way as long as I have any say in the matter. I am a site supporter and a member of the CF community and I have a responsibility to help keep this forum around for what it was intended. Information, help, and a place for Cadillac owners to connect.

    ----------

    Thank you Joe
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  14. #13
    Submariner409's Avatar
    Submariner409 is offline If it won't run, chrome it
    Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS/65500mi, 2004 Ford F150 SuperCab4x4
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MD Eastern Shore - Kent Island
    Age
    74
    Posts
    41,490

    Re: Attention all Northstar engine owners - Carroll Cadillac studs

    Interesting that Mr. McFarlane has surfaced after some period of absence in order to proclaim himself the arbitrator of who can and who cannot buy retail product from CF members/advertisers/online sites. I do not believe that CF, in and of itself, has any specific "brand loyalty" - and the site affords visibility to anyone wishing to pony up the money to advertise their product(s) - whether or not that advertiser is a large auto dealership, parts supplier or a small Mom&Pop startup operation.

    By all that's holy, CCC is a sometime CF advertiser, having held a paid subscription for such. While the outcomes are often not pretty, competition eventually reveals the winner - and in this case it's a tough call. Northstar Performance and CCC are making exactly what ARP ( a very, very large company) uses for its bread and butter - but you don't see ARP in here flaming either small company. Yes, there may be competitive bad blood in the Northstar stud business, but continued unnecessary flaming does nothing more than rub salt in the wounds.

    ........ and, Mr. McFarlane, please DO NOT ever attempt to tell me which/who/what company I owe "brand allegiance" to. That is the private domain of every CF member - if not every person over the age of reason.

    I see by the signature and corporate title on your post that you speak for GM Corporation, Cadillac Division. Should we forward this thread to GM ? I believe that GM is in competition with other automakers - they might appreciate this insight on "brand loyalty".

    Thread closed. Everyone please take a breather and go back to work.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

  15. #14
    Ranger's Avatar
    Ranger is online now Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with floor shift)
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Woodstock Ill.
    Age
    66
    Posts
    70,275

    Re: Attention all Northstar engine owners - Carroll Cadillac studs

    continued unnecessary flaming does nothing more than rub salt in the wounds.
    AND makes the flamer look petty.
    Quick reply to this message Reply  

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

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

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

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
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting