Update on 2001 Bonneville headache.
Well, we finally have gotten around to trying to tear the car apart. What we have found so far, by taking the oil pan off, is one rod cap is totally destroyed, the crank is bent, gouged and mangled. We are still trying to take the motor out of the car. We had to take off the rod caps just to get the motor to turn over so we could undo the torque plate bolts. Now we are fighting the one transaxle bolt to the motor that is the opposite way of the rest. We may end up just pulling the transaxle with the motor.
I will try to keep you posted as things go on.