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Dealer dropped bolt into engine during warranty repair, then went out of business. Ford says too bad, dealer work is not their problem. They can install new engine for $15,000, I can install rebuilt long block for $5,000, or stock used about $3,000, or I can repair what I have.
Bolt split one piston in scored cylinder, other piston damaged, one head ruined. Consdering cleaning up cylinder past score (<10 / 1,000 should do), replacing two pistons and head. Engine on shop floor now and looks like re-work might be practical.
Found head for $350, head gaskets $300, 2 pistons & rings $300, other gaskets $200; minimum parts cost $1,200-$1,500.
This does provide opportunity for some performance upgrades, i.e., head studs and a bit more then we are at $2,000 or so.
Am I underestimating the cost of this task? Has anyone else done this? What am I forgetting? Other ideas?
Any input appreciated.