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OK lets try this again 97 north* DOES NOT have blown head gasket. these motors are "all" failing at 80k to 120k to keep cool so I ask that could it possibly be that after wear the water pump housing h

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You won't know the reason until you tear it down and take a look or have other testing done. And they all don't fail, I've seen them with well over 200,000 miles on them and no problems. It is very importan to have the cooling system checked and serviced every 30,000-60,000 miles or at the sign of any hot run or leaks under the car.

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SOURCE: can't pull out 97' Cadillac engine from the top

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SOURCE: can't pull out 97' Cadillac engine from the top

take the left and right motor mount off post and all then move your pull chain close to the front of the motor wiggle the motor around it will come out i have did to three hours a piece by my self

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SOURCE: overheating and wont keep running after key is released

Sounds like you have a blown head gasket. In this case though, I feel that you are blowing hot exhast gases from the combustion chamber into the water jacket causeing it to heat up. In these cases, the engine will generaly get hot in shorter time than what one would normally suspect. Typically just a head gasket is needed. Have your mechanic check the radiator for combustion gases. This is checked with a fluid in a bolltle that will change colors if found. GL

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SOURCE: Keep adding water/coolant. Replaced radiator,

Do you know how the head gasket was tested? I prefer the combustion leak detector.This is placed over the fill reservoir and connected to a vacuum source.The cylinder is then filled with a chemical that changes from blue to yellow when combustion gases hit it Additionally a very good way to check for a coolant leak is a UV light.Antifreeze is very flourecent with one of these.

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 Cadillac

There is a problem with the hole getting clogged right by where the engine connection is, use a piece of wire to unclog the orifice and reinstall the line. You should be OK after that.
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Oil mixing with antifreeze!

Hi. this is caused by a blown head gasket or warped head. This situation is very serious and it will require immediate attention as soon as possible. If this gasket or head isn't repaired, it will ruin the entire engine.

The most common situation here is a blown head gasket but, it can exceed to a more serious issue like an warped head as well.

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On start up I get lots of white smoke this lasts until car warms to normal operating temperature, car is using a little oil have noticed oil spitting from exhaust, no obvious sign that the head, head...

Stage one of a blown head gasket is a pin hole leak. As time goes by the hole(s) get bigger.
I will start traking the coolant lost and oil lose.
From the time you stop your engine to the next morning,there can be slow leakage between the coolant passage and the cyclinder end of the head gasket.
This is one possiblilty of lots of white smoke in AM.
Small amount is normal but large amount of smoke is a call for a professional check up.
To pin point a blowing headgasket you will need
1)coolant system compression tester
2)chemical reaction test for combustion test gas
If it's the org. engine from 1997,with over 110,000 then blowning headgasket is a good possiblity.
Drive it to the shop and let the pro to do the coolant pressure test and combustion gas test.
A full head gasket job with head re-surface (if it can be re-use) is worth it.
Shop around on well estiblished independent shops.
Fix the blown head gasket at the first stage of failure can safe you thousand on a head replacement.

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