Wondering what to do:
I have a 94 legacy with a body that has 277k. One owner prior to myself, regularly maintained, etc.
Woodruff keyhole is shot, and everyone is saying that I need to put in a different engine--low mileage or rebuilt.
1) Go to All Wheel Drive Auto: shop in Kirkland seems very thorough and to do excellent work, but itll cost me an arm and a leg --well, just $4,700. But does it make sense to put in this much money to an older car (if I could pop the engine in myself I would, but I have limited ie no mechanical skills).
2) Go to Engine Haus: Shop over in Gig Harbor that claims to use OEM seals and gaskets, etc, and put in a rebuilt engine. I haven't been able to find out that much about this place and it seems their facebook is mia. Estimated cost is $3,000.
3) Sell of the car as is, other than the engine, the car's in great shape body etc etc immaculate.