Originally Posted by tmittelstaedt
since the seat dropped when the engine was at rest, I can see why he chose to do it - there was probably very minimal to no damage to cylinder walls, no fragmentation of the seat, etc. - basically just a head job and off you go. Not like some of these where the engine is running at 5K rpm and the seat drops - instant sandpaper to the cylinders....
Yes, absolutely correct. And if I hadn't bought the motor mounts and the pcv hose from the dealership, my costs would have been even lower. Either way, she's running great, and I'm hoping for another 100k!!