Engine problem SOLVED !
A long time ago I was thinking of selling the 97 Bonn sse as the engine appeared to be seized, possibly a broken rod.
Well after a long winter and a lot of work around the house we finally got back to the car.
My son jumped it and cranked it over!! I was amazed to say the least!
Closer inspection showed very low coolant, not like before being full, and the oil was nasty, with coolant in it!
What no doubt happened was there is a leak or a cracked intake manifold, it seeped fluid into the cylinder and it basically hydraulicked to a sudden stop!
I also found out that there are apparently no service bulletins out, but the dealers all know about the 97 & 98 manifolds being defective, I was told by another local mechanic...
Q. - So what would a dealer in W. Wa. charge for a manifold and gasket change? I don't have a shop to work in right now.
Yay! gonna git er back on the road!
Thanks for listening guy'*!