Car Information:
Cadillac Eldorado
Year: 1995
Engine Size: 32V Northstar
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: I am looking at a 95 Eldo. Is this one of the bad northstars? What should I look for? If I remember right you mentioned ‘bullet proof’ Northstars on your radio show, I assume that is a relatively large expense. Thank you for any info you can provide. Oh, the Eldorado has 80,000 miles.

Answer:
I would want a block test before even considering it. We hook up the block tester and rev the motor hard a few times. This will let us know if there’s compression gases getting into the cooling system.

Magic Mechanic
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