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repinS 03-22-2005 10:02 AM

Snowball effect much?
Boy, this guy's luck must suck:

Working on a 3100 Malibu. Yes, the pictured 3400 below is incorrect, but hey, they look the same.

It's a long read, but I read it all and couldn't help but going "DAMN!" after :shock:

vital49 03-22-2005 10:15 AM

LOL. That's great. His commentary is awesome!!

For some reason, that story parallels my thoughts on that Acheiva I was going to look at. I never did just because that engine has never settled well with me. :? 3100s and 3400s just don't amount to a 3800 no matter how you look at it. :roll:

Lowrider0308 03-22-2005 10:16 AM

that sucks

bonnie94ssei 03-22-2005 10:23 AM

Damn, that's crazy...and he spent so much money!!! I doubt most 3100s have that kind of bad least I've never heard of anything bigger than the intake gasket problem, which that engine obviously had.

vital49 03-22-2005 10:26 AM

He doesn't state the mileage in the thread.

It's just another example of how DexCool and air don't mix....

MOS95B 03-22-2005 10:36 AM

He did mention, though, that the clueless owner had been topping off the coolant herself. She probably just grabbed the cheapest stuff she could find and poured it in there. That's what my wife would do..... :?

Ms. Sixty 03-22-2005 10:44 AM

Serves her right for buyin a car with the crappy 3400 in it

1993 SLE 03-22-2005 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by vital49
It's just another example of how DexCool and air don't mix....

as known in the GM world.....Mississippi Mud

BonneMeMN 03-22-2005 02:00 PM

Dexcool isn't bad, and it's possible to mix it with green stuff if you have to, but you gotta get it out of the system quickly. Which was happening anyways.

big_news_1 03-22-2005 02:17 PM

Man, I can't believe that guy.... he must have really been enamored with that girl to dump $1000 into her car for a possible "happy ending." Sheesh.

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