By the way these motors have solid lifters. I guess you checked the oil level & whether it is new oil. When its running can you hear where its ticking= above or under neath the car? I'd also check to see what kind of warranty there is. Like a 90 day or whatever & if they cover swapping out the motor cost's. I'd help if you were closer = Seattle area. Checkout the n/w section 4/22 I helped Bertst change out his motor= g2g motor swap day. What was wrong w/ the original motor? Low oil level perhaps?
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