Originally Posted by compyelc4
Do that often? These engines are tough but aren't really designed to run often that hard, unless you've had the bottom end and top end beefed up.
Well damn, why does Pontiac advertise these engines as high performance then? I have had nothing but trouble with this car since I bought it. Things replaced since February:
Covered by Dealer Warranty
Upper and lower intake manifold gaskets
Idler arm pulley
Both valve cover gaskets
Repaired by me
Gas gauge not working lower than1/4 tank
Noise at high RPM'*
Oil in PCV
Broken seat heater
rear window that doesn't go down half of the time.
My last car was an '05 G6 which I ditched due to "fly by wire" steering issues. The best vehicle I ever had was a 97 Explorer with the OHV 4.0. I use to beat on that thing 24-7 for three years, went offroading every weekend, and never had any problems at all with it, except for tie rod ends. I'm know seriously thinking about ditching the Bonne for a Dodge Caliber, or another X.