Porkie

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About Porkie

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  • Car Model and Year
    1997 Eldorado ETC
  • Engine
    NORTHSTAR 4.6L V8 VVT (LH2)
  1. Do we have any MORE RECENT information on the tune offered by Wester Garage on these old Northstar models? I haven't seen a post where someone had it done and reported on the result. Regards, Porkie
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    Do we have any MORE RECENT information on the tune offered by Wester Garage on these old Northstar models? Regards, Porkie
  3. Many thanks, Kevin. I'm going to try and get someone working on that bracket tomorrow. I have another issue that needs tidying up. The fans are not coming on after the engine is shut down,to cool things down after running. The engine is NOT over heating. It is dumping coolant as a result. The fans in my other cars come on and off as needed, whether or not the key is on. Any counsel for me on this issue? Regards, Porkie
  4. "Pulling the engine from the top has its difficulties - there is a bolt that attaches a brace to the rear head that is an absolute SOB to get back on... The brace runs in between the pipes of the rear exhaust manifold." Dear KHE: Please tell me what I need to know about this 'bracket.' I have such a bracket and its fasteners left over and so far we have been unable to recollect (or to figure out) from whence it came. This car is a 1997 Eldorado ETC. A head gasket failed at 160,000 miles. We pulled the engine through the top, sent it to a local shop to build it back up with Northstar Performance studs. The extra bracket is a tube about 3/4 diameter with a bend in it, slot on one end and a tab with a hole on the other. This was our first Northstar and for my SAAB/BMW Master mechanic, the last. Neither of us is particularly fond of stuff left over of course. That said the engine is smooth, powerful and is producing 25 mpg at 75 miles per. Naturally one EXPECTS such from a 300 hp Northstar. Regards, Porkie