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Ď97 Cadillac, Blowing Smoke
Q: I have a Ď97 Cadillac with a Northstar engine that burns a quart of oil every 400-500 mi. The car has 45,000 miles on the engine. The dealer tells me this is normal for a Cad. Am I getting the straight scoop? Joe

A: What! No one told you? Youíre the owner of the most advanced engine made! Yea, it is designed to use a case of oil between changes! In the old Saabs, you added oil to the gas when you filled it. With a Northstar you just keep adding it to the engine instead! Yea thatís the ticket, Cadillacís- they all burn oil! I hope they gave you a pooper scooper to go with that line. All mocking aside, your Northstar engine has a problem. No way should you be using darn near a quart of oil to each tank of gas!

 
     
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