Got an update from the shop today. They said all the parts arrived and the block/ heads are at the machine shop. I'm hoping if all goes well, we can get done sometime next week and get her running again by next weekend.
You guys have any other suggestions while the motor is out ?
ziptied the lines,
sandblasted every metal part/ repainted them,
new engine mounts,
re-greased sway bar,
inspect turbo/ painted housing,
added heat shielding inside heat shield,
re-greased the tob snout /cleaned gunk out of transmission mouth
wrinkled black fmic pipes
painted hi temo header/ up/ dp
cleaned & painted power steering pump/ alt/ ac comp./ & their mounts
replaced cracked hoses/ got new clamps
added water shield to cone filter
new power steering fluids
tucked up the exhaust some using clamps
put in some new infinity speakers
'sound deadening' front door panels
cleaned carpet/ added plastic film over carpet
fixed driver window switch
sand and paint front door handles trim pieces
buffed/ polished/ and waxed the exterior
As you can see, I lost some sleep over this, but I figure I may as well. If i wasn't working or at school, I was on the car.
clutch was replaced about 500 miles ago. same with trans fluids