Engine Overheating Due to Leaking Headgasket on Cadillac Eldorado

Overheating of the engine may cause the cylinder head to expand, severely straining the head bolts and damaging the threads in the engine block. This commonly results in a blown head gasket. Our technicians tell us the engine block threads must be repaired before the cylinder head is reinstalled.

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Average mileage: 123,609 (66,000–177,487)
Engine affected: 4.6L V8
10 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
23 people reported this problem
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2000 Cadillac Eldorado 135,000 mi,
Was told that the head gasket may be bad but I`m sure I checked the oil and there is no water mixed with it. motor does over heat and water will over flow. I also do not see any steam coming from the exhaust.,
1999 Cadillac Eldorado 90,000 mi,
the coolant began to leak causing the engine to overheat and complete failure
2001 Cadillac Eldorado - 4.6L V8 177,487 mi,
Car keeps over heating, bought new radiator and thermostat but still continues to over heat, should i remove the thermostat and run it like that?
1999 Cadillac Eldorado 167,000 mi,
overheats and all coolant vaporizes no water in oil
OVER HEATING , I WAS TOLD IT IS HEAD GASKET PROBLEM.
1996 Cadillac Eldorado 130,000 mi,
Overheating due to gasket and or bolt length to shallow. Hope Cadillac stands up and fixes the problem. After all the error is all there's.
Coolant Fluid level is full but Engine Overheated, loose head gaskets. Looking for mechanic in Georgia to repair.
1998 Cadillac Eldorado 105,000 mi,
Car is overheating. Repair shop says I need to replace headgasket. Cost $2,500 to $3,000.