I'm not a fan of this car anymore, either. I don't know enough about engines to know if, in this case, they could've just fixed the leaking valve. Here's the details of the work order:
low compression on cyl. 4; smoke tested; valve leak found; replaced cyl head and all gaskets including thermostat; bled cooling system.
And today I go to move my car after a snow/ice storm, the engine shuts down after a wheel spin on ice (it was parked and not fully warmed up). Starts up after a few minutes. Car is pushed out of spot, wheels spin again, engine shuts down again. This has never happened before. Service advisor at dealership says it's vapor lock. I thought vapor lock was a hot weather phenom.
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 10:38 AM