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    total or approx production number of Northstar engines ?

    Does anyone have the total production numbers of the Northstar engine?

    anyone with the breakdown of pre or post 2000 year models?

    Was the Northstar considered a high production engine considering it was produced for about 17 years?

    sorry if this has been asked before I could not find it anywhere

    thanks

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    Re: total or approx production number of Northstar engines ?

    I don't think it has ever been asked before, but the numbers would be interesting (if anyone can find them).

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    Re: total or approx production number of Northstar engines ?

    1993-2000 There was approx. 1.05 Million produced, i have been unable to acquire any information from 2001-2010 , seems like GM likes to have tight wraps on there numbers for some reason.. would like to know but from a rough guess considering in 2004 the northstar "Phased" out a bit with the V6 and the LS engine series coming in to play, im thinking about another million. so give or take the 2 million mark but thats a pretty rough estimate.
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    Re: total or approx production number of Northstar engines ?

    Someone with a lot of time and a dealer subscription to CompNine could run a slew of different model VINs and come up with a ballpark figure for FWD Northstar production - for 2002 model year there were 11,440 STS built - so factor in the other Northstar models for that year alone and you get to some pretty impressive figures.

    2 million engines, ??? 30,000 ??? head gasket failures = your chances are about 1.5%. ..................Sure, the failure figure is a complete wildass guess - but it shows just how insignificant the chances are - outside of a fixit forum. (Heck - 50,000 failures would be 2.5% chance !)

    That's a tad less than the chances of your being hit by lightning in the U.S. !! (1/500,000)

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    Re: total or approx production number of Northstar engines ?

    I think if you where interested enough you could probably look up the production or sales numbers for each model for each year (just like Sub came up with the number for '02 STS's) and do the math .

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    Northstar Production Numbers 1993-2009

    2010 was the last year of engine production at the Livonia, Michigan engine plant, but enough were produced to use in some 2011 model Cadillacs.

    We have totalled Northstar Engine production from 1993 Onward. Obviously crate engines, Shelby 4.0's, warranty replacement engines are not counted in these totals.

    Cadillac SLS:

    1994 - 24,308
    1995 - 21,186
    1996 - 20,465
    1997 - 22,657
    1998 - 13,221
    1999 - 15,371
    2000 - 16,951
    2001 - 14,595
    2002 - 15,137
    2003 - 12,061
    2004 - 6,240
    --------------------
    Total: 182,192



    Cadillac STS (Seville)

    1993 - 20,560
    1994 - 22,406
    1995 - 17,745
    1996 - 17,677
    1997 - 22,100
    1998 - 21,300
    1999 - 27,081
    2000 - 17,533
    2001 - 13,461
    2002 - 11,440
    2003 - 7,775
    2004 - 274

    Cadillac STS (Sigma body)

    2005 - 18,087
    2006 - 8,348
    2007 - 4,094
    2008 - 216
    2009 - 1,737
    2010 - N/A
    --------------------
    Total: 231,834



    Cadillac STS-V

    2006 - 1,306
    2007 - 642
    2008 - 396
    2009 - 96
    --------------------
    Total: 2,440



    Cadillac Deville (Base)

    1996 - 100,250
    1997 - 92,059
    1998 - 101,834
    1999 - 102,501
    2000 - 68,052
    2001 - 65,260
    02 - 68,268
    03 - 61,452
    04 - 59,254
    05 - 50,240
    --------------------
    Total: 769,170



    Cadillac Concours (Deville)

    94 - 32,490
    95 - 17,655
    96 - 11,022
    97 - 9,873
    98 - 9,330
    99 - 9,752
    --------------------
    Total: 90,122



    Cadillac DHS (Deville)

    00 - 12,864
    01 -13,657
    02 - 12,041
    03 - 8,470
    04 - 7,453
    05 - 3,954
    --------------------
    Total: 58,439



    Cadillac DTS (Deville)

    2000 - 17,012
    01 - 14,615
    02 - 14,376
    03 - 10,381
    04 -8,717
    05 -4,183

    Cadillac DTS

    06 - 59,937
    07 - 44,714
    08 - 38,201
    09 - 17,123
    10 - N/A
    11 - N/A
    --------------------
    Total: 229,259



    Cadillac DTS Performance

    2006 - 7,798
    2007 - 3,810
    2008 - 3,240
    2009 - 1,163
    2010 - N/A
    2011 - N/A
    --------------------
    Total: 16,011



    Eldorado (Base/ESC)

    1994 - 15,199
    1995 - 15,559
    1996 - 12,197
    1997 - 11,368
    1998 - 11,664
    1999 - 9,321
    2000 - 8,308
    2001 - 5,744
    2002 - 3,127
    --------------------
    Total: 92,487



    Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (ETC)

    1993 - 9,336
    1994 - 9,748
    1995 - 9,671
    1996 - 8,573
    1997 - 8,648
    1998 - 6,751
    1999 - 6,851
    2000 - 5,634
    2001 - 4,343
    2002 - 2,205

    Total: 71,758

    Cadillac XLR

    2004 - 4,387
    2005 - 4,190
    2006 - 2,989
    2007 - 1,095
    2008 - 1,150
    2009 - 653
    2010 - N/A
    2011 - N/A

    Total: 14,464

    Cadillac XLR-V

    2006 - 1,147
    2007 - 410
    2008 - 392
    2009 - 239
    2010 - N/A

    Total: 2,188

    Cadillac Allante

    1993 - 4,670


    Buick Lucerne CXS (VIN Y Northstar)


    2006 - 7,312
    2007 - 3,884
    2008 - 4,207
    --------------------
    Total: 15,403

    Buick Lucerne Super (VIN 9 Northstar)

    2008 - 680
    2009 - 712
    2010 - N/A
    2011 - N/A
    --------------------
    Total: 1,392

    Pontiac Bonneville GXP

    2004 - 2,420
    2005 - 4,193
    --------------------
    Total: 6,613



    Cadillac SRX

    04 - N/A
    05 - 7,857
    06 - 4,792
    07 - 2,912
    08 - 2,321
    09 - 637
    --------------------
    Total: 18,519



    Complete Total Northstars (4.6 only) 1993-2009: 1,806,961 (2010/11 years not accounted for)



    Oldsmobile Aurora:

    1995 - 47,823
    1996 - 24,133
    1997 - 27,927
    1998 - 25,721
    1999 - 19,635
    2000 - Not produced that year
    2001 - 14,575
    2002 - 1,672
    2003 - N/A
    --------------------
    Total (4.0L): 161,486


    Total Northstar Engine figures: 4.0 & 4.6 : 1,968,447. Some years are not accounted for in this total.

    Mods please make this a sticky if you deem it worthy. If anyone else can complete the missing years please do so; but also please respect this information as property of www.cadillacforums.com and www.northstarperformance.com. Credits to Evrett as well as Submariner409 for suggesting the use of Comp9 to compile this info

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    Re: total or approx production number of Northstar engines ?

    I sticky'd it and merged the parent thread.

    Post #4 - my guess of 2 million engines was pretty damn close, as it turns out. A pile of 2,000,000 Northstars is pretty big.

    Evrett, Thanks for the many hours of gut work.

    This is NOT a "question" thread - it's a "fact" thread. If there are fixit or maintenance questions, please post in the proper forum - don't dilute this thread with irrelevant questions. Thanks.

    The 8 question and discussion posts that hijacked the OP's thread have been moved to their own thread - "Northstar head bolt hole thread repair options", last post about 27 February 2014.

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    Re: total or approx production number of Northstar engines ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post

    Thanks for the many hours of gut work.
    Was more than happy to , Yours and Jake's Idea though
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