Originally Posted by 04ScoobyWtf
If the belt breaks you'll belt a valve and have to spend more on new heads. Install the shortblock with the new timing belt have the heads refreshed and call it a done deal. And you won't have to worry.
Just my .02
Thats exactly how I felt, now how much do I put into the new block?
Also does anyone know what an 100k mile ej257 shortblock with the internals would go for? I imagine I can probably cut a lot of the costs if I do a compression test and sell the old built shortblock.