Originally Posted by ReiKo
Did you sign any paperwork and if you did what exactly did you sign? State law requires anything over $20 to be written down in a estimate form and signed by you.
If you did not then you have a good case for the state if they are taking advantage of you.
The next thing is to find out if they are in fact being straight with you. Go get your head with the cracks, clearly marked, and this bad lifter, which should also be relatively easy to tell if it is bad.
If they are both bad, get it fixed. I would just get a the new cyl head. Looks like the heads run in the $500-650 range.
BTW, they are so hard to find we have 2 sitting in our warehouse system right now! You could have them over night no problem.