Re: 2.3 rebuild
should be like 8 or 10 at an idle. Check with a timing light, and make sure the plastic cover for your belt is tight for a proper read. As far as the rebuild goes, if you do it your self, you could do it for 300 to 400, and have an almost new engine again. This would be installing new rings, and bearings, and gaskets, and honing the engine. Do get it figured out, cause throwing a rod through the block makes it hard to rebuild.