Recommended Northstar Repair Facilities
Having recently suffered a blown head gasket (and then some!) on my 98 Eldorado ETC, I wanted to make sure that the shop I took my car to to get fixed would know what they were doing with my car. My experience with the dealership working on my car was disgusting, and I didn’t want to leave it up to some mechanic who had never worked on a Northstar engine before. After lots of searching, I found a recommendation on the Cadillac Forums for a local repair shop who has done several head gasket repairs including installing Jake’s Northstar Performance head studs.
Long story short I should have the car back tomorrow with a new engine in it (mine was toast, not just the head gaskets), and I could not have been happier with how the people at this shop (Nemesis Motorsports here in Massachusetts) have treated me and my car.
How bout we put together a list of repair facilities in all 50 states that have experience working on Northstar Cadillacs, and do a good job? This way Cadillac Northstar owners like us will have an easy way to find a reputable shop to fix their cars and won’t have to worry about whether or not their car is in good hands!
I’ll gladly keep this page updated if everyone who has had a good experience with a repair shop fixing their Northstar would just comment here with:
The name of the shop
website (if applicable)
and then maybe a few words about what your car was worked on for, and anything that stood out about the shop and how they treated you and your car.
Crest Cadillac Hummer
Tim is the guy to speak to, he’s a very nice guy,
and it being a Caddy dealership, they are more
than experienced with the Northstars. They use
studs instead of inserts and have had very positive
results. Having access to Cadillac O.E. parts, tools,
and service information, this is a good choice. I’ll
assume their shop rate is a bit higher than an independent
shop, but for those with the means, I very highly recommend them!
GM Repair Center
These guys also do an awesome job on
the Northstars. They’re quick and professional
District of Columbia
Allen K. (Mobile head gasket repairs)
Hawaii (Big Island)
Krashed989 @ gmail.com (Take out the spaces)
email me for my phone #
far west Chicago area
aaturbo124 @ yahoo.com (Take out the spaces)
Cadillac tech that does side jobs
Repaired in excess of 30 Northstar engines and offers onsite repair options. Located in Louisville, KY, but offers towing of up to 400 miles for only the cost of fuel.
Mike and Steve are great to work with, they work FAST and know
what they’re doing when it comes to Northstars. They use
Northstar Performance head studs, and they kept me updated
daily. Highly recommended!
Courtney Truck Service
Don’t let the name fool you Mike Courtney and his professional
staff deal regularly with high end performance and race set up
for any given road course named and knows what you need to
be competetive. He is a Porsche Club Racing competitor and has
knowledge specializing in Audi, BMW, Corvette, Porsche, Jap.
High quality work is worth more.
If anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area needs heads done, I have small shop.
I could come do on site but would take a bit longer and would have to use Norms inserts instead of Jake’s studs.
Rob Smith you can reach me at bnksmith @ yahoo.com (Take out the spaces)
North Texas Performance – Tony Huerta Dallas TX
uses Northstar Performance studs
Specializes in Taurus SHO’s, but has done a
wonderful job with the Northstars, super happy customers