Thanks for the info. I did make sure it was not overfilled. My daughter wanted this model and we found this one a few months ago real cheap because it needed an engine. An ex-neighbor of ours convinced my wife that we should use her mechanic because I didn't have time to do the work as fast as my daughter wanted.
He put a used engine in it and delivered the car with a broken intake manifold, power steering pump bracket, and with a wire harness draped over the exhaust pipe that melted and caused a short. Of course he claimed he didn't cause any of the problems. BBB and the BAR is now involved and I've been correcting his shoddy work ever since. It's been leaking oil since we've been able to drive it so I'm sure he never really checked the engine like he claimed.
It's been about 10 years since I've done any major engine work like this, but I'll do it right and my daughter will just have to wait until I'm done.
Maybe I'll do it right and rebuild the whole thing. :-)
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 AT 6:27 AM