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Old 12-14-2002, 11:31 PM
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I'd say spend the bucks. I highly doubt you'd be able to wear out the bottom end, unless you absolutely neglect the engine. Bottom end is likely good for 400K+ miles.

Replace the drip tube connectors while you're in there, and make sure the drip tube passages are clear.
Mike Tangas
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