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post #1 of 128 Old 06-30-2009, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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I think I screwed up my motor

I was doing some maintenance on the car yesterday. It was pretty hot outside. I think I dumped in a little windshield washer fluid into the oil spout. I figured I would just turn it over it would crank, and no one would ever tell the difference. Well, I was wrong. I turned it over, it hesitated, and I heard a loud cracking noise. The engine would not turn over. I think I cracked my camshaft in half.

I called GM on the phone, and (I think I heard laughing in the back ground) while I was describing my problem to the local service shop.

I was thinking maybe I could rebuild the motor, but it looks like the only rebuild kits for the motor are performance orientated. I want to keep my car stock. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 128 Old 06-30-2009, 10:42 AM
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not that it really matters at this point but how much washer fluid got in?

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LOL Yeah, I'm curious...What's "A little washer fluid?"
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um hmhh. well i guess it happens to most sooner or later. should have drained the oil and replaced. gm wont cover that, so your probably looking at an expensive replacement. time for a rebuild i say...just dont tell gm and it will never void your warrenty
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i really don't think soap and water could have done that

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post #8 of 128 Old 06-30-2009, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah this was a slight blunder. It was hot, I was drinkin, and I started dumping it in. Anyways, I thought cranking her would burn it out. I have never cracked a camshaft before. I am just amazed at how bad of luck I have had with my new car.

Well looking on the bright side, I am going to try and sneak this threw the cracks at GM. The car is less than two weeks old, so it may look legitimate. They said I am probably the first person to blow a 5th Gen engine, V8 or V6. So I guess I have made some 5th Gen history...
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how do you know it was a cam?

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post #10 of 128 Old 06-30-2009, 11:36 AM
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to be honest, from your first post, it sounds like the starter :/

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