princess Posted February 19, 2015 Report Share Posted February 19, 2015 Miss me?well I had some free time on my hands so I got with a buddy of mines I knew from Afghan and we decided to take a part my Northstar after a few overheating incidents on the highway and I am proud to say we have successfully repaired the engine with new head gasket(s) and bolts. Yes, it took us 3 1/2 months but here are the results.she remains stable at 190F on the highway sometimes 188F unless I'm going up a hill or putting a load on engine like passing then it goes to 192F The most ive seen is 196F after stopping to pay a toll and then proceeding up a steep long gradient (bay bridge) it returned to 190 proceeding off bridge. In traffic I have not seen it exceed 226F and that's after being stuck on a bridge for 25 minutes (guess I should stay away from bridges)I've driven from south jersey to Florida without any issues averaging 22.8 mpg which I am surprised for a 19yr old V8. 98,360 miles CadillacMC and Texas Jim 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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