Join Date: Nov 2012
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
PCV checks out good. Valve seals have been bad for the past 2 years and 40k miles so this engine failure doesn't come as a surprise. It has 160k on it now.
I'm debating whether or not to just throw a JDM engine in it. Aside from the hours and hours of cleaning, these timing covers are ridiculous and must have over 20 o-rings and 100 bolts. There are a lot of potential leak points.
I'm going to call some engine machine shops tomorrow for a few quotes on a valve job. Do I leave the cams on so they can do the valve adjustment too? What should I expect to pay?
Head gasket set seems to run about $250, plus water pump $60, valve seals $35. Don't think I would touch much else. I know people have problems with the chain guides but these are in perfect shape.