i saw what you did there!
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lincoln IL
fast68chevy is offline
Re: what do i do now????
those 3.1 and 3.4 engines will do this
it is one of our top repair jobs that come into our shop
have had to pull ansd replace entire engines many times
head gaskets and timing cover gaskets from factory were junk and allow water into cylinders burning water and can hydrolock a cylinder and cause damaged rod bearing or worse
overheating and cooked cyl heads on these as well
ppl keep running driving them overhewating sand doing this until water is in oil and bearing damage has occured
then they try to say its someone elses fault even though they continued driving it knowing that something bad was failing.
when they should have parked it long ago
even if it was a bad factory gasket
weve got another one to replace head gaskets on here real soon, i think a grand am again
the last one i had to do was a couple visiting form phoenix , they drove it past redline and cooked it so badly that the oil was cooked into the heads material top side and permanently stained even th3 hot tank couldnt remove it
[hjeads were junk scrap cooked cracked warped done for, had to gert another dset of head sfor it, but i was able to replace them and they were ablew to drive the car back to AZ
lucky the bottom end survived miraculously i dont know how
had another one that dropped the oil pump or something else as bad at only 99k miles all original, odoometer not rolled over to 100k miles yet
we bought the car as is and put another engine in it with hair over 100k on it and sold it for good profit, was a clean black 2 door so it was worth it
its been doing great with its new owner lady out of town
she has brought it to us for a couple small other things to repair, since then, a window lift motor and something else i forgot
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