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  1. Gentlemen, I've been tearing down my 96' deville to replace my head bolts, etc... In the process, I've not been able to get the far left exhaust manifold bolt on the left bank for the lack of room. Anybody got any tips? I'm even having trouble getting the alternator off to get to it.
  2. I own several caddys. They are all old ones. How far back is the junk motors. I know that in 2004 they made the design change. someone told me that 96' wasn't as bad as the 97'-99' era. I've also got a 93'. this does concern me alot. This is the first I've heard of all this about the Northstar. It's only because my cars are nearing the 80k marks. The 96' is supposed to go to my mother, but if it's not reliable, I won't do it. Or fix it then give it to her. I do appreciate all you guys help, but I'm under a tight schedule to work on it. I'm only home on Sundays usually. Body by Fisher is not happy with me.
  3. I did get it running. It was a bad wire at the tank. I tried the surge tank, it did not flow when it was cold. Even when it got hot, it didn't flow until I shut it off, then it came out of the coolant tank at 215f. Do you think it's plugged up at the water pump? I did change the antifreeze, thermostat, and water pump.
  4. It didn't flow coolant. Not until it got hot again and I shut it off. Then it came out of the coolant tank. When it is running, it won't come out of anywhere. I haven't done anything with the oil yet. But I did go ahead and change the water pump. The old one didn't look bad, but I put the new one in anyway. It didn't help my temp. issue. One thing I did try though, after I let it cool down, I cranked it up and let the temp. climb to 210f and put an external fan on the radiator to see if it had an effect. It didn't. So I left it get to 220f and sprayed water on the radiator, it didn't help either. I think I have a head gasket problem. What do you guys think? PLEASE answer the questions that we ask. I said "Check your purge line to see if it is flowing coolant" What was the result of THAT VERY IMPORTANT test? Secondly, who stated to replace the water pump?, if you would have ASKED, I would have told you that the WATER PUMP itself is NEVER the cause of overheating I don't know where you got this "test" but it means NOTHING, where are you getting it that 220 is overheating? One thing I did try though, after I let it cool down, I cranked it up and let the temp. climb to 210f and put an external fan on the radiator to see if it had an effect. It didn't. So I left it get to 220f and sprayed water on the radiator, it didn't help either
  5. I'll have to get back with you over the weekend. I'm on the road till then. I haven't done anything with the oil yet. But I did go ahead and change the water pump. The old one didn't look bad, but I put the new one in anyway. It didn't help my temp. issue. One thing I did try though, after I let it cool down, I cranked it up and let the temp. climb to 210f and put an external fan on the radiator to see if it had an effect. It didn't. So I left it get to 220f and sprayed water on the radiator, it didn't help either. I think I have a head gasket problem. What do you guys think? PLEASE answer the questions that we ask. I said "Check your purge line to see if it is flowing coolant" What was the result of THAT VERY IMPORTANT test? Secondly, who stated to replace the water pump?, if you would have ASKED, I would have told you that the WATER PUMP itself is NEVER the cause of overheating I don't know where you got this "test" but it means NOTHING, where are you getting it that 220 is overheating? One thing I did try though, after I let it cool down, I cranked it up and let the temp. climb to 210f and put an external fan on the radiator to see if it had an effect. It didn't. So I left it get to 220f and sprayed water on the radiator, it didn't help either
  6. I haven't done anything with the oil yet. But I did go ahead and change the water pump. The old one didn't look bad, but I put the new one in anyway. It didn't help my temp. issue. One thing I did try though, after I let it cool down, I cranked it up and let the temp. climb to 210f and put an external fan on the radiator to see if it had an effect. It didn't. So I left it get to 220f and sprayed water on the radiator, it didn't help either. I think I have a head gasket problem. What do you guys think? I've got another question to ask. What's my chances of just changing the head gaskets without rebuilding the heads?
  7. I haven't done anything with the oil yet. But I did go ahead and change the water pump. The old one didn't look bad, but I put the new one in anyway. It didn't help my temp. issue. One thing I did try though, after I let it cool down, I cranked it up and let the temp. climb to 210f and put an external fan on the radiator to see if it had an effect. It didn't. So I left it get to 220f and sprayed water on the radiator, it didn't help either. I think I have a head gasket problem. What do you guys think?
  8. I changed the oil filter from a fram to an ac delco. Fired it up, and the temp went to 235f. As long as I'm driving it, the temp. stays low, as soon as I slow down or idle, it climbs right back up. Didn't change the oil. But I did notice that the oil was a little runny, slimy, and looked clean. Just like someone just changed it. But it was very runny. Strange. Is it the synthetic oil that has charactaristices like that? Never seen anything like it.
  9. Right. Besides, Electronic Level Control compressor is louder and runs much longer than 2 seconds. I will check the pressure of the fuel pump. It sounds like that is it. I will get back with you guys later. Just check it at the end of the fuel tube, right? Yes, there is a Schreder valve at the fuel rail. Turn the key ON read the pressure. Turn the key off and see how fast the pressure drops. YOu may have a bad drain valve on the pump, turning thevkey several times to build some pressure and then start the engine would confirm that. If the valve is bad the pump will fail completely soon. I've found the culprit, it was a broken wire at the front of the fuel tank. When I repaired it, it fired up and ran great. Now another problem has risen. When the car reaches 200f to 215f the oil light comes on, and then it tells me I have low oil pressure and to shut the car off. But only after it gets warmed up completely.
  10. Right. Besides, Electronic Level Control compressor is louder and runs much longer than 2 seconds. I will check the pressure of the fuel pump. It sounds like that is it. I will get back with you guys later. Just check it at the end of the fuel tube, right?
  11. I've got a problem. I purchased 96' Deville, and it won't start. Previous owner stated he run the car out of gas. I put 5 gallon in it and tried to turn it over. It will not fire. I tried some starting fluid, and it runs as long as I'm spraying. As soon as I quit spraying, it stops. Anybody got any ideas? The valve stem at the end of the fuel tube has fuel in it and some pressure.
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