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Rockauto.com lists these options:

DNJ ENGINE COMPONENTS Part # HG3154L

DNJ ENGINE COMPONENTS Part # HG3154R

FEL-PRO Part # 26151PT

FEL-PRO Part # 26150PT

VICTOR REINZ Part # 54357

VICTOR REINZ Part # 54356

FEL-PRO Part # HS26150PT1

DNJ ENGINE COMPONENTS Part # HGS3154

VICTOR REINZ Part # HS54356A

Bolts:

DNJ ENGINE COMPONENTS Part # HBK3154

VICTOR REINZ Part # GS33386

FEL-PRO Part # ES72186

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General Fel-pro tech info: http://www.fme-cat.com/Docs/1425.pdf

Also I found this document VERY interesting and has lots of helpful hints:

Specific Fel-Pro Northstar info: http://www.felpro-only.com/tec_notes/Inside_Sealing-GM_Northstar.pdf

I suppose of those choices I would get the Fel-pro, but just because I have heard of them before and I like the write-up. Victor Reinz apparently made the OEM gaskets.


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Didnt you just do a head gasket, what did you use?

Personally, if I were to do this job, I would consider OEM then I would do a survey of rebuilders, speak to the timesert people and speak to Northstar Performance


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i used felpro and the back head already blew i month wonderd if i used a brand like cometic it would hold up better also used jakes stud kit

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i used felpro and the back head already blew i month wonderd if i used a brand like cometic it would hold up better also used jakes stud kit

I would wait till you inspect the studs to see if one or more pulled out, this is not likely due to the head gasket itself

Check for cracks in the cylinder walls


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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I would recommend talking to Jake. He guarantees his for 100,000 miles against head gasket failure. Also states zero failures to date. I would also want to ask his advice, about your current failure. As I am in the process of doing my 99 also I would be very interested in your conversation with them.

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