Need New or Rebuilt motor Valve broken Cyl #2
Hi guys! I'm traveling in Austin Tx back to Mexico when my truck start to run roughly after a stop when cranking I hear metal noises and turn off inmediately and towed to a very reputable truck shop.
The mechanics when they hear the noise the start to take off the spark plugs and they found Cyl # 2 with a broken spark plug. They show me with a video camera a broken valve adn they told me I have 2 alternatives:
1) Repair broken cylinder but they don't recommend that, go to complete rebuild it's preferible.
2) Buy a motor at a junkyard
They Charge $1600 for labor to install a rebuilded motor + about $150 for oil/filters/coolant/etc
A quick look at internet shows prices about $3,000 for a junkyard motor with about 6 months warranty and about 100,000 miles.
What do you suggest?