Just finished replacing the starter, vcg’s, and did a full timing case refresh (minus cam seals - they were nice and dry). Also the drive belt, along w new tensioner, fan bracket, and pulley.
Runs like a top!
Im considering the harrop in my 98 w rdl. That way Im rid of the 2 pinion before I run into trouble. I like the elocker route bc then if I ever want to run a 2 battery setup I dont have a compressor to re-locate.
sorry that happened to you op