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Here is the Definitive Northstar Headgasket Thread. Please choose your year of Cadillac and state if you have had a headgasket problem with your Seville or Eldorado and what mileage it occured at. If you have never had a problem please do not participate in the poll!
 

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1993 ETC-Nothing 126K SOLD
1996 Deville-Nothing 135k SOLD
1997 ETC-HG Failure at 100,026
1998 STS-Nothing 112K
2003 STS-Nothing 52K
2005 STS-Nothing 13K
2006 STS-V-Nothing 17K

rolled the dice one too many times but the engine was replaced previously so they split the cost and ended up paying 2020.26 for the HG repair...
 

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1993 ETC-Nothing 126K SOLD
1996 Deville-Nothing 135k SOLD
1997 ETC-HG Failure at 100,026
1998 STS-Nothing 112K
2003 STS-Nothing 52K
2005 STS-Nothing 13K
2006 STS-V-Nothing 17K

rolled the dice one too many times but the engine was replaced previously so they split the cost and ended up paying 2020.26 for the HG repair...
thats a gang of lacs that you had there....im impressed :cool2:
 

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ttt.
 

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That would be me. 2001 SLS, I traded it before it got real bad for the last 1998 STS I had. Though I still see the car driving around town so they must have fixed it up nice or thrown some goop in it.
 

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1997 STS, 116,500. Rear head between cylinders 5 and 7
 

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96 Deville, 9 of 20 headbolts pulled out of the block. 82,000 miles, Florida car till I got it in Jersey.
 

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That would be me. 2001 SLS, I traded it before it got real bad for the last 1998 STS I had. Though I still see the car driving around town so they must have fixed it up nice or thrown some goop in it.
If you still see it driving around are you 100% sure it was the HG then?
 

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ouch
i guess thats a burn
cept my ETC and STS are def mine and totally gorgious
i think your just jealous hahhaa
 

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My 99 went bad I think due to not changing the coolant on time. Anyway the gaskets went bad and the rings also so the motor was pretty much a total loss. For the eight grand it would have cost to fix I got a much nicer car my current 2000 STS. The deciding factor for me though was not the motor but the lighter interrior on the 2000 and the black interrior of the 99 was burning my A$$ in the summer.
 

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That would be me. 2001 SLS, I traded it before it got real bad for the last 1998 STS I had. Though I still see the car driving around town so they must have fixed it up nice or thrown some goop in it.
It probably got fixed it's not like the car is not worth fixing. If mine lasts another 60 thousand like my 99 did then I will fork out the 2500 to fix it.
 

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I think i bought someone else's problem, bought it from a dealer real cheap 4 months later at 96k had a boneyard motor put in out of a 99 with 98K on the clock still running strong 18K later
 

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Re: Definitive Northstar Headgasket Thread

Done.

Eldo, I changed title of the post to garner more responses from new members.

Urb, if you want to un-sticky this or simply move it to the actual Northstar Technical forum, please be my guest. For now, I'll leave it here.
 
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