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I guess that's one of these:

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What the H ell is this? Try providing a little explanation as to what the H ell this is. What does this have to do what the PROPER method to remove a NS?

this AGAIN is a cadillac enthusiasts board, I DO NOT like seeing a perfect Cadillac body destroyed like this, this is how you remove a NORTHSTAR???

This is NOT funny at all

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Actually, I would prefer removing the hood, radiator, A/C evaporator, and misc. top-end items, dropping the cradle, disconnecting all the connectors and plumbing, hanging the engine from a hoist, removing the motor support bolts, then lifting the engine clear with the hoist. At that point, wheeling the hoist over and lowering the engine and attaching it to an engine stand would be a good step, I would think.

However, if someone who had done a lot of Northstar R&R work and had a shot at a scrap car with a backhoe handy and decided to have a little fun, then, hey, why not post some photos on the 19th Hole?

Now, if this was in one of the help boards, that would be the wrong place. If we can have videos of teams of stunt drivers with a cluster of CTS's driving on two wheels at an exhibition in China here, why not a little prank? Perhaps the title could be edited to something like

The (IM)PROPER...

or

The PROPER(?)...

Myself, I would have titled it something like

Quick and Dirty Engine Removal for an In-Law''s Car

I do wish the photos were from a digital camera with better quality. These seem to be cell phone photos. Cell phone camera lenses tend to be dirty, on top of the minimal optical and electronics in cell phone cameras.

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-- Click Here for CaddyInfo page on "How To" Read Your OBD Codes
-- Click Here for my personal page to download my OBD code list as an Excel file, plus other Cadillac data
-- See my CaddyInfo car blogs: 2011 CTS-V, 1997 ETC
Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

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Jim, I moved this to the 19th hole

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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[Rosanne Rosanadan mode] Oh. Never mind. [/Rosanne Rosanadana mode]

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-- Click Here for my personal page to download my OBD code list as an Excel file, plus other Cadillac data
-- See my CaddyInfo car blogs: 2011 CTS-V, 1997 ETC
Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

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lol.... ya. Actualy the pics were shrunk, they are from a good camera.

The car had 420,000 KM's on it. There wasn't a body panel on it without rust.

I took LOTS of parts off:

Engine/trans, front struts, air ride pump, ABS pump, trunk motor, power ant, front buckets, kinda got screwed on the windshield.... oh the wheels were really nice. Steering collumn, exhaust. Job doesnt look as bad as the pics, i shrunk em cause a thatcar looks very nice but if you coud see the pics i have its a scrap car. It had a 2001 engine ('95 car) and was purchased for $500 canadian as a donor for my 97. 5 of us had everything unbolted for the engine and ripped it out with a bobcat in about 20 minutes. Hard to belive its a 3 day job to do the swap.... But we are gona shoot for friday aft/saturday to have it in and running.

Sorry if it was that disturbing, im just mean and like to make people cry some times B)

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ick. Imageshack not co-operating.... try this http://img22.imageshack.us/i/6803l6i20.jpg/

Thats a shot of the car in June. The pics make it look sooo nice, until you actualy walked up and saw it.

I planned on documenting the swap, as its a swap from an OBDI car to an OBDII. Im just waiting on some gaskets in the mail. The heads will not be pulled, well that hasn't 100% been decided but i am pulling valve covers on the "new" engine this afternoon to have a look. I am hoping to see 2000+ larger head bolts and have comitted myself to saying NO to studding these heads. Engine has 140k km's on it. Plugs are clean and its never lost a drop of oil or coolant. So says previous owner who owned it since new. Only thing that might bother me maybe is.... the green coolant thats in it now....

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