I have recently discovered the wealth of knowledge in this venue, It is a great source of information... Thanks
With that being said, I had an overheat issue over the 4th of july, Upon my return I took truck to a friend and we quickly discovered that I have HC present in my cooling system. = Blown Head Gasket
I live in the Bay area and have looked around for replacement engines as I don't want to screw with redoing the top end only on a motor with 229K on it. I have found several suppliers that offer a long block Rebuilt in the 3.4L Prices range from $1,600.00 to $3,700.00 I found a company in Emeryville Cal. that imports engines from Japan and does the work on them here local. This company is Called Engine world and is on the low side of the price range. This post is to get info out to this forum and to also solicit some opinions. I've also got a Mechanic lined up to do the install at a price of about $1,100.00 I am anticipating another $500-$800 in Parts Water pump, Radiator, Hoses, Belts, And misc.
Any feed back or opinions on this would be great.