Fraser Engine Rebuilders, Inc.
Finance Your Engine or Transmission With Monthly Payments Via Affirm
Finance Your Engine or Transmission With Monthly Payments Via Affirm

CADILLAC 4.6L Engine

CADILLAC Northstar 4.6 Liter Engine 1994-2011

Remanufactured Zero Mile Gas Engines


Get Your Fraser Quick Quote

Quick Quote 2021 FF

By submitting this form, you allow Fraser Engine Rebuilders, Inc to continue this request via text, email, or phone.


Fraser Engine Rebuilders, Inc.

Warranty Labor Upgrades Available from Fraser Engines

*Disclaimers: Other Powertrain Companies include engine & transmission brokers. Fraser’s Online Reviews & Ratings numbers are based on combined results. NOTE: there are other respectable engines/transmission companies that offer reasonable warranties; do your research but make sure to come back to Fraser so we can MATCH or BEAT the price and support!

4.6L Cadillac Northstar Engine (1994-2011)
  • Standard Option
  • Fraser Advantage



Part No. FEC48R-HD


Remanufactured, High Durability Crate Engine.

Fraser’s Strongest Available Engine!

All OEM Updates & Upgrades Included. Zero Miles.


Warranty: Call for Warranty Options

Shipping: To Be Determined / Call for Rates

Core Deposit: Call for Details


UNIT COST: $4999.00


Part Type:  Remanufactured Engine Assembly (Factory Spec)

This remanufactured CADILLAC Northstar 4.6L engine includes the following enhancements from Fraser Engines:

  • Bore and hone all cylinders to OEM clearances (We check all clearances within .0001 of inch),
  • Decking cylinder head(s) and block for straightness,
  • Cutting valve seats and valves to proper degree,
  • Line boring/honing crankshaft/camshaft tunnels,
  • Ground & polish crankshaft, new or remanufactured camshaft(s),
  • New main bearings, rod bearings, pistons, piston rings, lifters, pushrods (if equipped), timing components, oil pump, head bolts,
  • All new internal gaskets and seals.
  • All finishing gaskets are included (MAY VARY PER APPLICATION).

CADILLAC 4.6L Engines

The Cadillac Northstar 4.6 Liter Engine 1994-2011 is a V8 engine designed by Cadillac, a division of General Motors, for use in their luxury vehicles.

The base engine consists of:

An all-aluminum engine block and cylinder head
Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC)
Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
Sequential fuel injection

The engine specifications include:

  • A displacement of 279.2 cubic inches (4,565 cubic centimeters)
  • 3.66 in x 3.31 in (93 mm x 84 mm) cylinder bore and piston stroke
  • 10.0:1 or 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • 275 to 300 horsepower (205 to 224 kW) at 5,600 to 6,000 rpm
  • 300 to 320 lb-ft (407 to 434 Nm) of torque at 4,400 rpm

The Northstar engine was a significant achievement for Cadillac when it was first introduced in 1994. It was one of the first production engines to feature DOHC and VVT technology, which helped improve its power and fuel efficiency. The engine was also notable for its use of a unique head bolt design that allowed for more precise and even torque distribution across the cylinder head.

The Northstar engine was used in various Cadillac models during its production years, including the DeVille, Eldorado, Seville, STS, XLR, and DTS. The engine was also used in the Oldsmobile Aurora and the Pontiac Bonneville. Overall, the Northstar engine was well-regarded for its smooth power delivery and refined performance characteristics, which helped establish Cadillac as a leader in the luxury car market.


The Cadillac Northstar 4.6 Liter engine was used in various Cadillac models from 1994 to 2011. Some of the models that used this engine during this period include:

  • 1994-2005 Cadillac DeVille
  • 1994-2002 Cadillac Eldorado
  • 1994-2004 Cadillac Seville
  • 2000-2005 Cadillac STS
  • 2004-2009 Cadillac XLR
  • 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS


It was also used in the Oldsmobile Aurora and the Pontiac Bonneville. The specific years and models that used the Northstar engine may vary by region and market, but these are some of the most common vehicles that used this engine during its production years.

A core deposit is a charge added to the purchase of most engines or transmissions. We use the term "deposit" because once your new part is installed, we'll graciously pick-up your old engine or transmission free of charge and then refund the core deposit you paid.

Fraser Engine Rebuilders, Inc.Please leave your Full Name, Phone, and Email and someone in Sales will contact you soon.
To express our thanks, you’ll receive a 3% discount towards your engine or transmission order. 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.