Got a new motor for our bonnie! Old motor spun a rod bearing and wore down all the copper on the tri-metal bearing! In turn , the piston and rod had enough clearance without the rod bearing in there and broke the top 2 ring lands off smacking the head!
I got a salvage motor from a 99 grand prix with 160,000 on it , runs very strong , no noises , no leaking. I had to change the a/c bracket and the solid metal bracket on the back of the motor that bolts to the trans near the p/* pump , the rear manifold and O2 sensor , knock sensors , and the MAF.
Was my fault though , when I rebuilt it 2 years ago , I got bad torque spec info from the machine shop and the rods were under-torqued.
Thanks to everyone who helped me with my ordeal!!
Heres what it looked like just after pulling the old motor.......