Upper Intake -w- Hydrolock, 95 SE K-VIN
My wife went to leave for work on Wednesday morning, turned the key and the car would not turn over, just a "clunk" sound. She kept turning the key and after a while the car started to crank, but wouldn't start, so she came inside and got me. I popped the hood and noticed that the coolant over flow tank was empty. I then removed the oil filler tube/cap and saw foam. I knew what was wrong, blown upper intake. Later in the morning I got it in the garage, and drained the oil and coolant. This weekend I replaced the upper intake, but the car wont' start. I pulled all the plugs (they were all gunked up), cranked the starter a few times to clear the cylinders, cleaned up the plugs and re-installed. But it still won't start. Could it just be the plugs are shot from the coolant contamination? Or could something have happened when she kept hammering the starter when the engine was hydrolocked?