Thats a lot of dough!
Unless "The Shop" sells rebuilts, I would think about checking into Adsit Co's rebuilts...they are 4995.00 and I spied a 10% off form on the flyer that I got in the mail recently...bringing it down to "a mere 4500.00" ..."only" 500 bucks more than the figure quoted for the repair, and you end up with a rebuilt engine, rather than a repaired one. Of course you'll have to dig out your money tree from under that foot of Snow that you got today, first!
Before going with Adsit or any other vendor of rebuilts, I would ask around for references first.
Oh yeah! Stop crying in your beer, it's probably domestic and watered down enough already!
[Edited by Larry Delor on 12-11-2000 at 11:21 PM]