Just dropped the short block parts off with Bertune today. Very impressed with the shop. Very neat and clean. Not something I have come to expect at a mechanics shop. My daughter even got to watch some backyardigans while we talked shop. Bertune is a really great guy and showed me around his shop and all his different projects. Very excited about this build.
My car is being torn down by the dealership right now. The manager says that there is no fee since they are treating it as a warranty issue. They need to get into the motor to find out what is wrong. If they don't warranty it then I'll just have a tow truck pick it up and bring it down to Bertune. Bertune will be doing the whole build now. Might as well since he will be intimate with the block. I think the car will be in good hands.
Too bad it is so freaking far from my house. But, the shop isn't in the middle of a war zone so it is cool.