Car is drinking antifreeze

Tiny
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  • 1997 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 75,000 MILES
Ihave a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville with 75000 miles. About 2 quarts of anti-freeze leaked thru the intake manifold and the car would not start. A local GM dealer pulled the engine apart and say the engine is ruined. What do you think. Can about 2 quarts of anti-freeze leaked thru the intake manifold into the engine ruin the engine?
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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 10:56 PM

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Tiny
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Can hydrolock the engine-inspect the cylinders for coolant
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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
Tiny
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The GM dealers shop says the anti-freeze damaged several internal parts and recommend replacing the engine. Manifold and head gaskets; other parts damaged.
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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 11:42 PM
Tiny
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Is the engine ruined?
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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 11:44 PM
Tiny
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Could be, will it turn over manually when turning the crankshaft pulley-if not its a goner
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 1:06 AM

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