Hi Paul! Thanks for signing up and for the kind words.. It helps to know that people feel my trouble will be worth something. In the long run, it will be... As for the Northstar leak.. Uhh! Well.. It's not really THAT bad - to me... When I had my '95 ETC, I had my oil changed at Jiffy Lube and I become accustom to just stopping in at about 1500 miles to get a top-off.. No biggie, really. And honestly - even if there Northstar didn't leak or burn the oil, it's not a bad idea to stop in anyway...
Here in Waynesboro (Virginia) I have used the Chevy/Buick dealer as often as the Cadillac dealer for anything, including routine service.
Service is "friendlier" than I had when living in Northern Virginia (Fairfax County) for many years.
Cold, and waiting on the latest snowfall....darn global warming!