Failure of right passenger side timing guide
I posted previously about a loud rattling noise and had the car checked out. First tried replacing the tensioners and the issue persisted. then popped off the valve cover and the worst possible scenario had occurred. The right side timing guide has failed and now it will be necessary to replace the whole cassette. (4.0 l V6 2005)
Obviously this is going to be extremely labor intensive (thanks to the dumbass who designed this engine) and I'm wondering what the best options are.
Could the failure of the rear timing cassette caused other significant damage? (Car driven 2 miles since noise started).
What should I be looking to pay? I'm going in for the estimate today.
If I have my mechanic do this, what else should I have him do while the engine is out?
Should I consider replacing the engine?
Thanks for any advice,