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Old 03-22-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
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Boy, this guy'* luck must suck:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1702437&page=1

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

It'* a long read, but I read it all and couldn't help but going "DAMN!" after
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LOL. That'* 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.
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that sucks
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Damn, that'* crazy...and he spent so much money!!! I doubt most 3100s have that kind of bad luck....at least I've never heard of anything bigger than the intake gasket problem, which that engine obviously had.
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He doesn't state the mileage in the thread.

It'* just another example of how DexCool and air don't mix....
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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'* what my wife would do.....
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Serves her right for buyin a car with the crappy 3400 in it
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It'* just another example of how DexCool and air don't mix....
as known in the GM world.....Mississippi Mud
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Dexcool isn't bad, and it'* 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.
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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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