I guess with all the extra stuff your buying, that's not bad.
I paid 2100 for the EJ257 and gasket set, 1200 for the shop to diss-assy the long block, rebuild the heads and port them, and re-assy the long block with timing belt and oil pan.
I think it's in my thread.
199,000 May 12 new ej257 short block, Aug 11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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