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Is it possible to put a northstar engine from a 96 cadillac deville into a 2000 cadillac deville?

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Keep in mind that, if you live in California, under current California emission law, you cannot install an engine into a car that is older than the year of the car. Here the 1996 engine is older than the 2000 chassis under which the car is titled & registered. Therefore, this swap would be illegal & impossible to register in areas of California with strict enforcement of the bi-annual smog check (even if it passed the tailpipe emission test, it would fail the visual inspection).

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Yes you can. 2000 Cadillac should have a northstar already in it.

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