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Originally Posted by woywitka View Post
I'm expecting to have to rebuild the engine anyways because of what they said about the oil leaks. SO does it really matter?

There is no piston coming out of the case, there is no banging or knocking sound, so I would expect I can salvage some parts.
A leakdown could give you an indication of whether pistons and cylinders can be reused. No guarantee, of course. Pistons and cylinders are 4k. This becomes a matter of how much you expect to spend on said rebuild. Reseal to fix oil leaks doesn't equal rebuild. The best case scenario a reseal is just that, and the cost is minimal. If you're prepared for the cost of full monty rebuild and your eyes are wide open, then of course you can skip the leakdown. I'm just sensitive to your starting point, where you seemed incredulous at the possibility of 15k cost to right this car.
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