Thanks Punisher, Mechtech, StevieC and all the other guys who gave me such valuable info so far before I even received my Overhaul text book in the mail. Oh and I forgot Kruse...plus more. Engine: VG30E 2960cc V6CYL OK so i've made some progress, i'm almost done setting up the hoist tonight, I set up the engine stand on the weekend. Car is stripped bone and ready for tranny & engine to come out. I called the machine shops, and they gave me some pricing...I was shocked at how expensive some of this is - especially the valve job. Questions: 1. Can you guys explain to me something about the valve job - the following detail so I don't get ripped. One guy said $6.00/guide OR $15.00/guide&seat. If after the inspection, the tolerance is off, does this automatically mean the seat, guide, and valve should be tossed and replaced? So, if 1 part of the 3 needs to be replaced, is it wise to just do all 3? One guy said he can just grind the seats and grind the valves. Why is the other guy saying it needs to be replaced. 2. One shop said if I do any select valves, I should do ALL of them. This engine is 16yrs old, and high mileage city driving. Is this true? 3. Punisher, I don't see the moly based assembly lube on Lubriplate website, for the camshafts. There are 2 camshafts in this engine and they have hydraulic valve lifters....so I take it this automatically makes it the flat tappet cam type? What brands and models can you recommend for this specific lube. 4. After the hot tank, (the VG30E is a cast iron block) what do I coat the coolant section in so it doesn't rust in the meantime before I re-assemble, which will happen within AUG hopefully. I can keep the block indoors, and I do have a heat gun and air compressor blow gun. The remaining you instructed to coat with oil. 5. If my RH camshaft is broken and I suspect it's ruined, I think i'm going to try and replace it with a junk yard one. New cam shafts are 500 a pop for the VG30. Can I re-use my existing hydraulic valve lifters with a unknown JY camshaft? Also can I replace the RH camshaft with used one or new one, while the LH camshaft is the original OEM one? Or do they BOTH have to be replaced at the same time. Photos to come soon once it's on the stand.