Question about 1999 Pontiac Firebird
I have a 1999 pontiac firebird with the intake manifold issue. Replaced the radiator 2 years ago (filled with sludge)... about a month ago noticed the sludge was coming back, and noticed telltale signs that the head gasket might be leaking.
I let my car sit in the driveway for about a week, knowing that it had a manifold or head gasket leak, as I was losing anti-freeze and the last time I started it it was making a ticking noise when it first started up that would go away, I was assuming that was the water that might have been in the piston area. But I decided I better fix the gasket problem before it gets any worse, so
I was going to drive my car from my driveway to my garage so I could replace the intake manifold gasket and head gasket if necessary, However, after trying to start it I heard a Loud BOOM, immediatly shut the engine off, I'm currently crossing my fingers that when I get the spark plugs out that all cylinders have compression, I'm assuming that was the sound of hydrolock and the rod breaking, If its a blown rod, what used engine should I replace it with... there are several online ones...
Thanks for any help...
Selecting replacement engines- check for 5yr-50000 warranty, not knowing location, two known- spokane, wa. sacramento, ca. there are mail order establishment that offer these, just make sure of warranty cover replacement labor fort total time warranty is in time, also make sure that, if a problem is not cured, they will supply replacement engine-labor. remember it is your dollars, you should be in control
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
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