Hi, I have a 1999 buick park ave with the series 2 3800 n/a engine. The other day it hydrolocked while I was turning on to my road. I drove it about 100 feet into my driveway and shut it off. I took out the plugs and cranked it to get the coolant out, drainede all the coolant and cleaned the plugs off also drained the oil and re filled it. I wanted to run the engine for a minuit to see if it knocked or if it sounded like there was any internal damage. It started right up and sounded fine except for a light screeching sound for like 3 seconds. I turned it off and let it cool and it would not start again for the rest of the day. The next morning it started right up again and ran untill I shut it off and now again it wont start. Its getting gas and getting spark so I dont know what it could be. Im trying to figure out if its worth doing the manifold and gaskets but im starting to think hydrolocking may have caused valve damage or something I dont know. Any advice?
have the same problem?
Friday, July 29th, 2011 AT 4:55 AM