old engine, bad engine?
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.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, old engine, bad engine? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; would a northstar engine that was shrink wrapped, openings taped, and properly stored, oil and coolent kept in it, with ...
  1. #1
    starfox86's Avatar
    starfox86 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 1998 deville, 2000 sls, 2006 cts-v
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    431

    old engine, bad engine?

    would a northstar engine that was shrink wrapped, openings taped, and properly stored, oil and coolent kept in it, with low miles on it sitting for 9 years , still be runnable?? or should it be rebuilt

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    zonie77 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 94 ETC,97 STS
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,531

    Re: old engine, bad engine?

    You answered it...properly stored. We have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!

    If it truly was properly stored I'd take a chance on it. N*'s are too expensive to rebuild. See if it spins smoothly with a wrench on the crank. Look down the plug holes. Drain the oil (if there was any) and see if there's any sign of rust/contamination.

  4. #3
    BeelzeBob's Avatar
    BeelzeBob is offline I'm a Cadillac Fanatic!
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Age
    50
    Posts
    9,577

    Re: old engine, bad engine?

    It should be fine. Turning the crank to confirm that it turns freely is a good idea. I wouldn't worry about it otherwise.

  5. #4
    zonie77 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 94 ETC,97 STS
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,531

    Re: old engine, bad engine?

    I'll clarify turning the crank...Remove the plugs first. You want to see if the crank moves smoothly or if there are points that bind. That would indicate rust on the cyl walls.

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