The engine topped out at 300 hp 224 kW from 1996 through 2004 on the , and models, making these some of the most powerful domestic front wheel drive cars ever built. The original L37 was specified at 290 hp 216 kW , but 1993 production examples were rated at 295 hp 220 kW. New features for 2001 include Personal Calling and the OnStar Virtual Advisor. I would be worried about it eating out seals or some other polymer part internal to the unit. It was modified substantially in 2004 for and use in the , , and , as well as receiving continuously variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust sides.
Use the correct 5W30 name brand oil. The steering is sharp and responsive. The car developed a bad shimmy at 40 mph. What remains is Cad's modern-day take on a… In spite of ever-escalating price points, the demand for luxury cars-indeed luxury goods as a whole-continues to increase. Torque steer has been almost entirely cured in this powerful front-driver.
After 10k miles, almost no signs of wear. The lower assembly supported the without conventional main bearing caps. The problem is with the aluminum block. This is when the oil burning really started. This was immediately gone with the new oil and filter and the engine was smooth as silk. The driver's seat heater coil was replaced at 21,000 miles. Like many of the interior features, the Bose 4.
The car is very responsive and has superior acceleration. Upon reassembly that threads in the block will tend to strip out before the desired torque is reached. The back seats have real, usable space in the back for two—good enough for cross-country road-tripping, but only squeeze space for three. B-12 can also be added to the transmission fluid and that also may, or may not, improve shifting but I would change the fluid before adding the B-12. It offers excellent throttle for brilliant passing performance.
This was changed in the winter and calls for 5W30. This car is smooth and quiet around town, stable and secure at speed on the highway, and sporty and competent on winding roads. And all the time had terrible vibration at speeds of 60+ mph. Early Northstar required premium grade gasoline to run safely. Both will do fine in each mode, however. Faults: This car is the best caddy ever made, but the vibration at 65-70mph makes me insane.
The Northstar never reached the epic levels of popularity of its Ford cousin, thanks largely to its phenomenal repair costs and disposable everything. The bore and stroke was 87 mm × 84 mm 3. I believe the car has right at around 110,000 miles and she had began complaining of rough shifting recently. The Seville scores poorly in the all-important cupholder test. The Northstar was sold exclusively by that name by Cadillac for over a decade before being introduced in the 2004-2005 and 2006. Worse if grandma is driving it.
B-12 and Seafoam are great at dissolving crud inside engines. On the highway it glides along and when I need to pass, it has all the power I need to pass anyone out there. In fact, shifting it manually is as easy as shifting one of those fancy semi-automatic shifters that are the fad nowadays. I know some of the Buicks are pretty solid and was thinking about something along those lines. A fluid drain with new dex6 fluid may help.
The Northstar is a fine engine if you find a good one -- but woe to those buyers who don't know to spot a bad one. I think she wants to definitely try to keep the car as of now. Bose Infotainment, also new for 2001, integrates cell phone, personal data assistant, navigation, and audio-entertainment functions into a single system. The interior is roomy and very comfortable. The most common years of the head gasket issue, by far, are 1997-1999. She recently began complaining of excess oil usage 1 quart every 200 miles or so and I began looking into this issue.