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Old 10-08-2007, 07:42 PM   #11
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Mystery solved, put in another set of fresh plugs, fired right up. I suspect the intake is bad, lots of white smoke. It probably sucked in a bunch of water and died and that'* when the plugs became fouled.

The owner had taken it to a shop after it died and they told him it had a blown head gasket. He didn't want to pay what they quoted him to fix it......
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Mystery solved, put in another set of fresh plugs, fired right up. I suspect the intake is bad, lots of white smoke. It probably sucked in a bunch of water and died and that'* when the plugs became fouled.

The owner had taken it to a shop after it died and they told him it had a blown head gasket. He didn't want to pay what they quoted him to fix it......
commonly mistaken for a head gasket

heres the techinfo on it

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=38
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IMHO a shop should simply do a compression test to confirm a blown head gasket before quoting some outrageous repair cost. It took me about 15 minutes to rule out a blown head gasket.

Based on what this "Shop" told him, he sold the car for next to nothing.
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