Well, after 134,000 miles and 14 years, my 2002 WRX gave up the ghost. After a hard pull to redline, I spun a rod bearing. I love this car, and I want to drive it until it rusts away to nothing under my feet. My local mechanic quoted my $4500 to install a remanufactured engine with a 3 year warranty. I thought that was high, but after calling a couple places around the country, it may be a reasonable price.
Enough of the sob story...what should I do at this point. As far as goals, I just want to get my car back. I have been Stage 2 since 20,000 miles, and I'm very happy with the power. I really just want my car fixed. My mechanic is not comfortable with rebuilding the engine, and I've been told that I'd be better off getting a remanufactured engine anyway. What is the best company for remanufactured Subaru engines? Is there another path that I'm not considering? What other mods should I accomplish while she's in pieces?
As always, thanks for the help!