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Old 09-04-2007, 04:46 PM   #11
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This happened to my grandparent'* 1999 Aurora back when they used to own it...they ended up getting a new motor.
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And, there was recently a thread started by Boosty about his N* nightmare..
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:47 PM   #12
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C'mon, Bill, help teh man out. We all know how much you love replacing N*
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #13
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What causes the N** to just die like this? Some last FOREVER and others seem to die young like this one.
Speaking of young...

My grandparent'* Aurora had no more than 25,000 miles on it when theirs went. Somewhere between 20,000 and 25,000.

Bad. :(

Didn't think anything of it at the time until I started noticing other Northstars doing the same thing...
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This happened to my grandparent'* 1999 Aurora back when they used to own it...they ended up getting a new motor.
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And, there was recently a thread started by Boosty about his N* nightmare..
Makes me glad I got rid of my Bonneville GXP but then again it had the newer N* in it or so I have read.
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And this is the motor GM claimed could run 50 miles with no oil in it...
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And this is the motor GM claimed could run 50 miles with no oil in it...
Brian, thats not true, from what I understand, it can run without coolant for 50miles.

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Another feature of the Northstar engines is a "limp home" mode that allows the engine to continue running if all the coolant is lost. If the PCM senses an overheating condition, it temporarily disables up to half of the cylinders. This pumps enough air though the engine to keep temperatures from getting hot enough to cause any damage. Even so, GM says the vehicle should not be driven more than 50 miles in the limp-home mode
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Invite Northstar Boosty over and give him a beer and a crate motor. He'll have it swapped out in five hours or less.
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And this is the motor GM claimed could run 50 miles with no oil in it...
Brian, thats not true, from what I understand, it can run without coolant for 50miles.

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Another feature of the Northstar engines is a "limp home" mode that allows the engine to continue running if all the coolant is lost. If the PCM senses an overheating condition, it temporarily disables up to half of the cylinders. This pumps enough air though the engine to keep temperatures from getting hot enough to cause any damage. Even so, GM says the vehicle should not be driven more than 50 miles in the limp-home mode
Not that I would but the Northstar in the GXP does that?
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My bad, I got confused with one of those oil-treatment commercials. Even so...
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Vince, yes it does.

I'm not even wasting my time posting in defense of a very capable engine. Some idiot driving a Cadillac with low oil pressure after being significantly warned BY THE VEHICLE, and ignores it? WTF
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