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Old 06-05-2005, 12:18 PM   #11
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That was my feeling as well, plus I get a three year warrantee on the engine, and it should be good for another 100-200,000 miles.
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That was my feeling as well, plus I get a three year warrantee on the engine, and it should be good for another 100-200,000 miles.
If you are wanting to keep this car, and are willing to drop the $$$$ on the motor it will be worth it to have a 3 year warranty... But make totally sure that you have a very compentent mechanic... we have had a new engine or 2 screwed up because of bad mechanics...

Let us know what you decide

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The long block is being taken out and is being rebuild by an outside vendor. I think this guy is good, and I have a long history of managing technicians and technologists for a living. He'* done very good work for me so far - not like other mechanics where you keep having to bring in the car to have the same problem fixed over and over...
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The long block is being taken out and is being rebuild by an outside vendor. I think this guy is good, and I have a long history of managing technicians and technologists for a living. He'* done very good work for me so far - not like other mechanics where you keep having to bring in the car to have the same problem fixed over and over...
This is exactly what I like ot hear... He sounds like the type of person who likes to do it right the first time around... If so he is a rare mechanic...

I have said this so mant times... I am no mechanic, But I have been shocked at dealerships by what their mechanics don't know.... Sometimes its downright freaky..

I explained to one of the local dealerships customers... I asked him if he had a 3100 or a 2.3 Quad 4... He said 2.3 quad 4... His daughter had run the car around with a leak in the radiator.... He told me what it was doing, I told him the head gasket was gone... Cast iron block and alluminum head... Not good when you run them hot... The service writer( A$$hole) told me I had no idea what I was talking about... I laughed, the customer laughed, we both sat and talked about it for a while... I saw the guy later ans he told me I was dead on the money... He didn't get his car repaired there... Amazingly enough he took the car to my friend, I had no idea they knew eachother...LMAO... Quad 4'* can be an experience..

Whats my point here...

I like hearing that there are some good mechanics around

Good Luck, and let us know how it all goes..

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The car will be down for about two weeks, and my first Bonneville ('92 SE with 197,000 miles) is running fine, so I can wait.

I went through a Porsche phase a few years ago (when I had money...) and went to a local guy for repairs - I had to have some work done which necessitated dropping the engine, which is required for almost everything on those cars, and when I picked it up he told me that the thunk I was getting when shifting was from worn U-Joints (or whatever they are on Porsches) but to fix it he would have to drop the engine again. I asked hime why he didn't tell me this when he had the engine out? All I got was a sheepish look from him, and that was the last time I used him. $400 to drop an engine, and he couldn't bother to tell me what it needed, expecting me to just blindly drop the bucks again.

I used to use a Goodyear dealer near me for repairs, but anything difficult they would tell me "take it to the Pontiac dealer." What the heck do I need them for?!?

This guy has been pretty good - to the point that I can actually have tires drop shipped from TireRack.com and he will mount them for me. He'* also a straight shooter - a rarity.
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Those are the mechanics I like... And you are right... Its rare

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Well, I bit the bullet and got my engine overhauled....runs like a champ now. Good for another 200,000 miles!

A couple of questions:

- before I brought it in for the overhaul, the electronic compass went dark. Fuses are all OK; any idea where I should look? I suspect something may have a bad connection, although I suppose it might have failed.

- One of my tailpipe horns is missing. Any idea where I can buy a replacement?

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Way to go! Hope you get a lot out of miles out of the rebuild! My 97 SE has 125,000 miles on it...still runs strong! Good luck!
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