You guys are just going to town while I am in the big apple on vacation.
Well, lets just say this...
Short block, CP pistons side and top coated by swaintech, carrillo rods, the 09 short block came with a nitrided crank, ACL bearings, had to pay for the heads to be tanked and inspected, ported/reshaped the heads, valves with iconel exhaust valves from SuperTech, the builder charged extra to set the valve lash with the cams, GSC Stage 1 Cams, new buckets/shims (whatever my heads needed), valve seals, new timing belt with pulleys, new water pump, new oil pump, new oil assembly, new oil pan, 20 hours of labor for removal and installation of engine, inspection of the turbo by Blouch, half off on a new Dom 3 turbo because of salvageable parts, two oil changes, two oil filters, master gasket set, and a protune.
Does that sound like 5-6k? I don't have a exact amount on hand...but, do I need to say what the damage was? I'll just call it basically 13k. I'm also paying for someone else's experience and knowledge that has done this sort of thing more than a few times before. I don't have the time to piss around and try to get all of this stuff done myself. It took a long enough wait for it to be done by someone else. It'd take twice as long if I had to do it...the way my job is working me lately. Plus, the bearing shavings were in my oil which is why everything oil related was changed out.
378awhp/373wtq Custom Dom 3 & CBRD tuned 2006 STI.
"When in doubt...flat out" - Colin McRae