1996 Pontiac Bonneville issue
Well as of right now i've owned the car for 72hrs, and for whatever reason i have the worst luck with 3800'*. Earlier today i had a friend patch up a leak in my gas tank, and i figured that was the end to the issues with the car since what i pay'd for it was a steal and for the most part it'* in good condition. Well after doing so i drove home and got right onto my road and the car just up and died about 150ft away from my drive way. Up untill my friend stopped by to help me figure the issue out i was clueless, he pulled the Tb off and found there to be coolant running right from the upper plenum. Earlier while working on the tank i looked through all the fluids and added almost a entire bottle of coolant to the car since there was none in either the radiator or the res.
So we than pulled all the plugs out and cranked it over, coolant shot from every which way and after that we went ahead used my other plugs and re installed the wires and gave it another go. For a min all it was doing is burning off all the coolant and when it came down to it where we poored coolant back into the radiator it ran for a short period of time up untill it eventually died once again.
From what im hearing my friend told me that it'* the UpperPlenum that needs to be replaced, apparently there is a tube that comes up from the lower part of the plenum that has a common issue to go bad. With that being said , and from what i've already posted do i need to replace the plenum along with a new upper plenum gasket? Or is there more major problems that im not seeing?
In the state of Michigan there is a 30day lemon law that id obviouse fall under , i have to get into contact with the dealership tommorow morning and see what there willing to do but id like to see what everyone on here has to say about the issue i've stated above.
Anything and everything is welcome .. thanks