Originally Posted by Fast enough
How can I tell if they didnt catch it in time? The oil was just changed on it 500 miles ago. It still ran and it ran pretty well, but it was a bit slugish. If I go back tomorrow what should I look at? Thanks
You can tell if they didn't catch it in time by buying this car, replacing the intake manifold and the upper and lower intake gaskets, driving the car, and then having a bearing crap out on you a month later, then finding a used engine without this problem, buying the used engine and performing an engine swap so that you ultimately have a car you can drive.
If that doesn't sound very appetizing to you, you could alternatively pass on this car and buy any other Bonneville that hasn't had its crankcase sitting in coolant.
In short, you can't tell unless you were to disassemble the engine to see if the bearings are corroding. We're trying to save you the trouble I just described, by telling you to skip this car unless you're okay with performing an engine swap if this one fails, which it very well might do if you buy it and address the current intake problem. Because that'* what you'll be looking at.
To me, I can't justify it. It is far easier to buy a car that doesn't have a failed intake to begin with.
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