Olds LX5 Overheat Condition and Rebuild Questions
Going to purchase my 1st Aurora this month, going for the 3.5 version. Been hearing about these having an overheat condition that most can't get rid of. Head gaskets?? I know it'* a Northstar baby, is this thing going to be a nightmare to do heads on? Stripped threads in the block? I know these head bolts aren't as long as the V8'*, just haven't had much experience withe the LX5'*. Not many in the Charlotte area that come into my shop. Also, when these engines are taken care of properly, what can I expect for long-term miles? 220K? 250K? Will be doing a complete rebuild for a replacement engine when the original goes... Also, anyone know of Mahle has pisons available for this thing?