Rather than "candy coating" my response, and due to the fact that I have 2 cars that are in the same place you are now, I need to be straight with you and tell you that the cylinder head will have to come off and be inspected for heat related cracks, and the cylinder block will need to have all the head bolt holes "timeserted" I am sorry about the bad news, but I dont make the news, I just report it.
The M-54 motor in your car is an Aluminum block, and when overheated the head bolts pull out. To save the engine and to have the car back on the road, you will need to have the aforementioned work performed. Let me know what you decide.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 12:55 AM