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Cadillac Head Gasket Repair, Northstar Specialist!

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Marisa's 2000 STS

 

Ok, here we go. This STS, at most, has blown "Head Gaskets"

Lets follow its repair.

 

In the photos below, we see what we do on all Northstar engines over 80k Colapsed block seals seaping, you do not always see oil on the ground due to the dirt cake absorbing it and evaporating from there.

As you can see in these photos the entire lower end is leaking oil and I have reccommended a block seal.

However, at this time all we are doing to this engine is the H/G's.

So at this time we have removed the engine from the car.
 
 
Engine photos.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I do not normally show videos of the test for carbons, but occasionally we will get that customer who does realize the complexity of the Northstar.
 
In this case the owner said he could do this in his garage?
The very few who have tempted it? Well the success rate is about .01 and take quite some time calling us everyday for help through out the repair.
The rest will throw in the towel and as always we take it over.
 
It has to make you wonder why we are the only Northstar specialty company in the entire Northwest?
Truth, we are Cadillac Clubs Northwest, and Cadillac's is all we do.
 
So here is the test video on this Caddy.
 
 
OK so we have completed the Head Gasket repair as of yesterday, the guys have it in the car waiting on the front motor mount.
 
Here is a couple pic's
 
 
 
 
 
 
So today we will be finishing it up should be ready to go home
tomorrow night.