"Laren.... It sounds like you&
"Laren.... It sounds like you're saying that your mechanic quoted you a price of $1000 to rebuild the engine. I know $1000 is quite a bit of money, but rebuilding one of those engines properly has always cost approximately $1500, sometines more, depending on the internal damage and machine work required.
Regardless of whether a engine is completely rebuilt, top to bottom, and should it cost, say to pick a figure... $1800, or should it simply need a carburetor rebuilt, the warranty from any shop is going to be thirty (30) days. If you had the factory rebuild it, they might give a warranty of 90 days, but I doubt seriously they would exceed that time limit.
Bottom line is that the rebuild/repair job will only be as good as the person doing the work. The exception being a new faulty part that might fail which would have no bearing on the mechanics ability (it happens). The figures you state leave a difference of $6000 which indicates that you can gamble a $1000 and cross your fingers, or spend the additional amount, starting anew... a judgement call you'll need to make. I wish you luck.
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