I am impressed!!!
What a difference! I know my car is going to need a valve job sooner or later but, I am still unsure if I should have the satisfaction of doing it myself or let the pro's do it. Since the price is about the same ($1500 vs $1200, in your case). I do have some questions for you: how did you pick the machine shop? do they specialize in MB engines or are they a "general" machine shop? where did you get the tools?