There is a guy local that says he builds ej20,ej25 for 1500 is that a good price? I called him to see what he would say about the oil filler smoke and he said i would have to replace the rod knock or something. I asked him what he would charge to do that and he said that he rebuilds for 1500, so im not sure if he was dodging doing that or if its just better to replace the whole motor. Here is a link to his CL post he has pics and what not.
Am i just over reacting or is this something that should be done (engine rebuild) Or is there a cheaper, yet still fixing the problem correctly, route to doing this? I do appreciate all your guys' quick and knowledgeable replies.