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Old 08-24-2007, 10:09 AM   #11
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I'll get the pop guns ready.
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Unfortunately the NorthStar seems to suffer premature death in many cases. The number in the JY'* and the info about head bolts/etc are as disheartening as the composite upper without proper clearances to the EGR stovepipe in the 3800.

I won't go head to head with Jim.. he'* a cool guy. (And the only admn to drive my car like he was 95 years old ). He drove it so nicely........

Lash..you are nothing but a troublemaker.

Doug...the gun ya gave me is a dud....

Rob.. I didn't source the N*'* and got one bad one from a yard. The yard gives a 6 month warranty with unlimited mileage.
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I woke up with my troublemaker hat on today. Who am I to fight karma?
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Oh yeah..like the day Don came over?

Don: Uh Mike do you have gators in this lake?
Mike: Not really..only small ones
Don: Mike..there'* a large set of eyes watching me.
Mike: wanna borrow the canoe and go for a paddle?
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:30 AM   #15
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The Northstar is a fantastic engine, and do not let anyone else tell you otherwise. I highly doubt you are finding quality rebuilt engines from GM. If a Northstar is in a junk yard, its there for a reason, not to be put into another car.

If the Northstar had ANYWHERE near the 3800 aftermarket. You'd all be grovelling at my feet.

The 4.0L and 4.6L engine married to the 4T80E is one of the best offerings out there.
I laughed so hard at this entire post that I got my morning hot chocolate all over my computer screen.
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Old 08-24-2007, 10:41 AM   #16
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Who the heck drinks hot chocolate in a city of heat?
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Who the heck drinks hot chocolate in a city of heat?
Yeah really now!

<as I down another spoonful of New England Clam Chowder for breakfast>
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Not a Northstar fan... Not saying its a bad engine either...

Here in FL I think it just gets too hot... we have seen the head bolt issues, We have seen wrist pin issues, oil consumption issues( outside the engine was bone dry )... I have heard them knocking with low mies on them.. Seen too many of them swaped out... My Shade tree got so tired of the N* that he refuses to work on them anymore...

Now with that said, I have seen my share with high miles... 150k or so.... Some were garbage and others were good...

Looking at the N* makes me think the technology came from the quad line of engines.. The N* looks exactly like a Quad with a second bank.... Even the ports in the heads like the same..

The Original N* came out in the 1992 Model year.. Its been improved a good bit much like the 3800 was..

Bill.... After dealing with that N* that many times in one car, I'd be tired of it too

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Here'* the deal now.

The JY is questioning that the motor was bad. (C'mon..it'* a northstar )

I'll be heading over there around noon to see/listen to the motor they are going to pull for us. WE will not be f'n around with this anymore than we have to. It'* already a loss for everyone involved.
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