Final update, The Kia is back in service and the engine is running great. I had a CEL right off the bat, it turned out to be the O2 sensor plug come unpluged and I had a slight oil leak that I traced to the valve cover gasket. It has good power but should get better as the engine brakes in and the gas milage is down a bit but again sould get better. It stays cool and runs smooth, so far I am very happy with the engine. Thanks for everyones input and I hope this thread will help some of you out when you have to decide, should I buy or rebuild?
-------------------- 95 Sportage, gone, will be missed.
98 TJ Sport, 2" lift 31" Km2s. The start of a new project.
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