First thing i did was check the oil level. Didn't have a low level warning on the HUD so I was fairly certain that wasn't the problem. Was a little low, maybe half a quart which about normal because I burn a quart every 2000 miles or so. With the problems I've had I am seriously considering lodging a formal complaint with GM. Although I doubt it will get me anywhere but at least I will not be passively submitting to this bullshit. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_flaming.gif
Dealer found a large amount of metal in the oil. Stated something defenitely failed internally, possibly a disinegrated bearing. Just my luck, couldn't be as simple as the sender or something. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif
That sucks, I would ask your dealer to see the area rep, you may want to explain that you were going to keep the car forever and now the numbers do not match, see if they will do anything for you. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
Got the car back today (almost two weeks). Entire engine was replaced including the heads, headers, clutch, water pump, etc. Basically the only things that were re-used were on the top of the motor (fuel rail, throttle body, etc.) Total cost of repair (under warranty of course): $11,197.67
All in all, the car runs awesome. New clutch is silky smooth. I also requested an extended warranty through the GM customer service center. I'll have an answer on that by 9/04/01. Thanks to all for your concerns.
Glad to hear shes back on the road. Hopefully, its all right now. Stick by your guns on getting something for your troubles with this issue. Tell GM that you want the full extended warranty for free since half the car has been worked on -- they should go for it .