sprinter10 Posted December 21, 2010 Report Share Posted December 21, 2010 I Have been reading and seeing a lot of people talking about the different brand threaded inserts with Different Thread pitches etc. Different installation kits. Time-sert (2 different thread pitches available?) GM has an insert that didn't last as good? Studs? http://www.northstarperformance.com/sgstuds.php These are $550 for the studs with the kit seems a little pricy I was thinking about buying a used install kit for the time-sert inserts or buying a new one and selling it after the job? If anyone has one from when they might have did it themselves. Head gaskets, Different main seals etc that should be replaced while doing this job. I have as much time as needed to get information and do this job right. I have a GM Service manual. I plan on picking the body up off of the engine, trans, front subframe with a car lift. I don't have a lot of money to waste on things and will like everyones info on cheap prices, good parts, and tricks to pull this off. I plan on keeping this car for many more miles. This is my first time doing a job to this degree but have people around me that have pulled motors and worked at gm dealerships, own repair shops etc. The car is a 2000 cadillac sts with 118,000 miles Vin 9. It is at very early stages of head gasket. No smoke No water consumtion just preashure in the coolant system, eghaust smell in coolant tank and random overheating. I know that when alunimum gets warm it swells andthe hole actually widens unlike steel where the hole gets smaller. With that in mind I was thinking with how cold it is outside and in my garage even when I turn the heat on the engine will be cold so I was thinking after the engine is out to bring it inside for a couple days before I go to drill, tap, and insert. Idk if this is important or applies in this case this was just something i was thinking about. I don't want to take any chances. Any more things like Oil pan seal thats good to do while engine is out I want to doo. I will start getting everything together with a list of what I have and what I still need to get always adding to it. After I have everything I need I will start the job. By then I will have time to study the service manual and know what I am getting into. Some pictures of the car. Cleaned up the headlight lenses when I got the car. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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