BodybyFisher

Lifetime Supporter
  • Content count

    16,770
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About BodybyFisher

  • Rank
    Cadillac Mike (formerly Scotty)
  • Birthday 07/07/1953

Previous Fields

  • Car Model and Year
    96 Deville retired, 97 ETC
  • Engine
    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

Contact Methods

  • AIM
    mike44ny

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Northeast
  • Interests
    Northstar, Cadillac, Computers, Electronics, Tools, Pools,

Recent Profile Visitors

74,061 profile views
  1. See this thread also, what symptoms are you.having?
  2. @Göran W Just went to rockauto go do a.search with your part number, much cheaper. 500 to 700 dollars. They will ship to you www.rockauto.com We probably have a 5 percent discount for you also
  3. @Göran W Congratulations on the new car, that is a beauty!
  4. @OldCadTech Hi John No one has mentioned it yet but Northstar Performance has successfully modified the PCM in the 96 to 99 Northstars adding about 50 HP. Based on my discussions with Jake from Northstar Performance he plans to do the same to the 00 - 04 PCM if I am not mistaken. So you may want to contact Jake at Northstar Performance to see if he has made any progress on the 2000 and newer. As OldCadTech noted, the increase in power does not come without the unwanted side affect of increased torque steer, but as you will see below, I have softened my concerns. Some claim to never have experienced torque steer, but if you have, you certainly don't want to make it worse. I first experienced it passing a truck with my 96 Deville, flooring it in the left lane to get by quickly, you are pulled left toward the guardrail. If you are not prepared for it or hold the steering wheel loosely, well..... Ill leave that to your imagination. If you do some research, you will note that GM capped the NS engine output in the transverse or FWD configuration at 300 HP, with the exception of the 2002 Eldorado anniversary edition that I was told at the dealer was 325 HP but don't quote me because I can not confirm that anywhere and believe me I have tried. But for the most part, they capped the NS output at 300 HP, when there was additional power on tap. I am very happy that Jake was able to open up the PCM, there are things I would like to do like, turn on the cooling fans earlier, raise the transmission line pressure slightly and maybe add a little LOPE at idle. But I was cautiously happy because of the potential side affect of increasing the torque steer. Bruce, mentioned that a member turbo charged his Northstar successfully, increasing the HP to about 600. But he also added a limited slip differential (LSD) from Engineered Performance out of Georgia. I had a long conversation with Jeff who did the work for Mark. The LSD totally eliminates the torque steer. Jeff calmed my concerns that adding 50 HP to the 96 to 99 would ramp up the torque steer by replying that he has driven NSs with 500 HP and the car was still drivable as long as you were aware that torque steer existed. He stated that it was necessary to stiffen up the rear so that on acceleration the weight was not shifted off the front tires and the geometry doesn't change. Here is Engineered Performance's web page http://www.engineered.net/ Mark's last thread, where he speaks of rebuilding the 4T80E and LSD, it was done by Jeff at Engineered Performance.
  5. I am sure all you XLR owners already know about this but if not maybe this will help the wind buffeting http://www.windrestrictor.com/
  6. Use either a mechanics stethoscope or 3/4 inch hose to your ear and touch the cam covers and timing cover to see if you can localize the noise, be careful of moving parts.
  7. Bruce is that a map of the US?, or the crown? I am confused by what the design is, the crown is damaged? I like it, will order one, thx
  8. Yes I felt bad for Johnny, he was so excited to go to Long Beach.
  9. The problem is that the 96 to 05 and beyond are such good cars. If you can find one that was garage kept, renovating the powertrain delivers a terrific car. Someone elses misery of a blown head gasket, a P0741 or leaks can be turned around quite easily. Using one of the block repair methods makes the engine live again. Even KHEs 97 lasted a long time before the block cracked after he timeserted/bigserted it. I have found that these cars in good shape now appeal to a younger crowd all one needs to do is go to Facebook and search Northstar, Cadillac, STS, ETC
  10. While I like Northstar Performances solution with the studs, its just a different way to skin a cat, there is no benefit of one method over the other. For that matter, there is a third method, its Norms inserts. Kevin covered your misconception regarding doing one timesert at a time. But there is NO chafing that takes place and I dont know where that idea came from. The timesert kit has all tools also. By the way, I removed the heads on an engine that was timeserted and EVERY timesert remained in place! If you decided to use a solution thats great, but dumping on timeserts when they do a good job is unwarranted. This looks like a poor advertisement for NP studs, which I will say are good and Jake does a good job, but the support you use to make your point is weak.
  11. While I like Northstar Performances solution with the studs, its just a different way to skin a cat, there is no benefit of one method over the other. For that matter, there is a third method, its Norms inserts. Kevin covered your misconception regarding doing one timesert at a time. But there is NO chafing that takes place and I dont know where that idea came from. The timesert kit has all tools also. If you decided to use a solution thats great, but dumping on timeserts when they do a good job is unwarranted. This looks like a poor advertisement for NP studs, which I will say are good and Jake does a good job, but the support you use to make your point is weak.
  12. As a matter of fact @OldCadTech is planning on doing this job any minute!
  13. This is a very exciting finish for Cadillac. It seems that nothing can stay with it, although its difficult to determine the various classes https://youtu.be/3O0gxoScSmw
  14. Ohh, I got the impression that he was disappointed from comments he made on his FB page, Thanks