1996 buick lesabre egr


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Old 10-29-11, 08:15 AM
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1996 buick lesabre egr

My daughters college car 96 buick lesabre blew up!
The shop says the the egr melted and it caused water to get into the cylinders. They say they have to pull the intake manifold and it will be $1200. I hauled it back and am going to do it myself. I heard i can pull the plugs and turn it over to get the water out. Has anyone done this? What else will i encounter?
 
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Old 10-29-11, 10:12 AM
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depends.
depends how much damage was done. if engine hydrolocked, you can have damaged pushrods and pushrod bearings. Or connecting rods, folks use this interchangeably. Bent valves.
watch this:
HYDROLOCKED!!!, HOW TO REPAIR FLOOD DAMAGE 2002 SAAB 93 TURBO !! - YouTube
How to clear a hydrolocked engine - YouTube
 
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Old 10-29-11, 10:26 AM
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I'm trying to figure out how the heck a melted egr would allow water into the cylinders? The only connections are from the exhaust to the intake and an electrical connector. And the valve is made of metal...
 
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Old 10-29-11, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45 View Post
I'm trying to figure out how the heck a melted egr would allow water into the cylinders? The only connections are from the exhaust to the intake and an electrical connector. And the valve is made of metal...
oh, c'mon, man. it melted. melted and created a 3 dementional warp that sucked coolant into cylinders.
I did not even dare to ask that question. I doubt for GM engines, but say Japanese ones have some real weird coolant lines all over. Maybe it's coolant cooled or something. maybe it's just regular bs. maybe it's not EGR valve and member simply confused terms.
 
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And maybe someone made a wrong diagnosis.
 
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Originally Posted by retired wrench View Post
And maybe someone made a wrong diagnosis.
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