Originally Posted by Antiburn
You should take the head off and see it only a valve got bent. Then you will only need to buy a 300$ head, or maybe a 15$ valve. Becides these engines are cake to work on so you learn a bit and you save $
That sounds like a good idea. I do not know the extent of the damage to the engine, but if it isn't too bad, a top end rebuild would be in order. For those who have done this, how work intensive is a top-end rebuild? i am a college student, and i do not have a place to store this car where i live, i can only store it at my parent's house, and i can only do work to it on saturdays, so i am also taking that into consideration.