Originally Posted by Max Capacity
You need a new OEM ej257, the heads need to be rebuilt, that way they will clean them and there will be no metal chips leftover. Hopefully your cams are ok.
You need new oil cooler, turbo, oil pump, gates timing belt kit, have the oil pan cleaned, remove both banjo filters or replace them. I have both removed.
Hopefully that is all you need.
See my thread, got some new stuff for engine R&R, if you want to see what I did.
^ This is what I did. Except my heads were good since I immediately stopped stopped trying to run the car when I heard noises in my engine. Rebuilding it would give a better piece of mine but it can easily cost 5K-6k or more depending on it you need another turbo then you add that cost.
Plus I would recommend you changing out every fluid in the car while your at it: diff oil, tranny oil, brake oil, etc.
WAIT?! Isn't there any way, guys that he can pin this on the dealer??