Had the intake manifold gasket replaced, told was a pinhole allowing coolant onto sparkplugs and oil into coolant. $700 repair, had the car 1 week, mileage showed additional 495 miles. Mechanic said had the car up on rack with wheels up trying to blow white smoke away. Then car dies, dipstick is dry, tow back to mechanic, he says no oil. We wait a week, call him, says is oil. Comes up with bad connector rod bearings 1, 3 and 5. Wants $1700 to fix. Whole story seems bizarre. I told him don't have it and am not sure motor isn't blown? If so why replace bearings. I have to tow car home. BAR comes and inspects says bad invoicing and claims can't say for sure if he caused damage or what damage there is, because that part is now in pieces, nuts & bolts and screws in oil pan with connector rods, looks like manifold pieces also. All this mess is sitting in truck
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 6:18 PM