I called my local repair shop today, described the problem(*) I am having, the claim it is more than likely the upper intake...noted the fact that I am low on coolant and said that the upper intake is leaking causing the injectors to be clogged and burning off the coolant out the exhaust. Not sure if this is the problem, but the car is going on the trailer tonight and heading to the shop. I looked the engine over and decided that I did not want to take this on. I have done my share of major engine reoairs in the past, but this is way to involved for me, not to mention the possibility of having other issues afterwards. Sounds like it'* gonna run about $500
Shop said they just did another Bonne last week with the same problem.