So after experiencing "minor ecoboom" with my first engine (spun rod) at 85,000 miles, and then the same deal with a lightly used engine (bent rod this time), I'm looking to replace the engine and sell the vehicle to a private buyer. I'm currently on the fence trying to decide between replacing the engine with a new Ford Performance crate 2.3 engine or sending the original engine to Jessie of EMS and having him fully build it, with a new closed deck block. The cost is almost the same for the two options, the main difference being the Ford Performance engine comes with a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty. Granted a built engine always seems like a better idea, since I'll be selling the vehicle I'm trying to determine what will recoup the most money. I'll be in no rush to sell the car so I can wait on a decent offer to come along.