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Old 09-27-2007, 06:56 PM   #11
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Theres no Northstar in there. Its safe

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Old 09-27-2007, 06:57 PM   #12
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Umm..My uncle had the same car with 4.9 but was a special LWB version and it was not all that fast and laying any 20 foot DUAL stripes Even cadillacs with Northstars barely leave one short stripe and thats turning.
The tires are cracked, bald, and dry. That might have something to do with it. The car has been sitting for a while..

Also, you need to unplug the WSS to get it to burn out.

it has MORE torque than an SSEi of the same year and 5 less HP.
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PFI eh?
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I HATE Cadillacs. I work on at least 2 a day. PINA !!! But, most of them I see have 200K+ on the odemeter. Those 4.9'* sound pretty good with a turbo style muffler on them too.
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Not bad at all for a $600.00 car. That car is much nicer than many people main cars lol
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That car is much nicer than many people main cars lol
Ain't that the truth!!! <looks at the Sable>
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Umm..My uncle had the same car with 4.9 but was a special LWB version and it was not all that fast and laying any 20 foot DUAL stripes Even cadillacs with Northstars barely leave one short stripe and thats turning.
The tires are cracked, bald, and dry. That might have something to do with it. The car has been sitting for a while..

Also, you need to unplug the WSS to get it to burn out.

it has MORE torque than an SSEi of the same year and 5 less HP.
Ummmm....I've owned that same motor in a LIGHTER model. It'* a joke. Highly overrated, and that over-rating was when it was NEW and didn't have compression problems or trans wear.

The 4.9 is more reliable and less troublesome than the Northstar, but it is not a powerhouse.

Peak torque comes at a higher rpm, and is not flat. Very peaky.

It was designed to deliver smooth power in a land yacht driven by old people.
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Man, you go through a lot of cars! Are you trying to make a profit off them or do you just like a new car every few months?
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Time to port the heads.
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Aren't these babies known for head gaskets?
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