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Serious important question, guidance requested

I will make this as quick and succinct as possible. My Pontiac G8 GT, 114k on the odometer, is in the process of eating its camshaft as a result of a faulty lifter on cylinder 7. As a result of the engine’s active fuel management the valve on cylinder 7 is sticking and possibly causing damage to the camshaft. The dealer is quoting a minimum cost of $3,400 is the cost for fixing the lifters, possibly this could balloon up to $4,700 if the camshaft is damaged in any way, which it probably is. I am not nearly skilled enough to attempt the fix myself, nor do I have a third car for this to be out of commission. The question becomes, do I pony up for an engine swap at a speed shop?


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