So, about the Dorman 4.6 SOHC Intake Manifold mentioned above. I showed it to my main mechanic, and he wasn't impressed. He agreed that the intake is metal, but the rest of it is plastic.
If I go with the Dorman part it'll run me $175 on Amazon. A cheaper mechanic wants about $500 for labor.
In any event, my main mechanic is offering me what he considers a reliable aftermarket part (not Dorman) that puts the whole repair at about $900, or a dealer part that makes the total $1100.
But, if I go with the Dorman part, and the cheaper mechanic, I can get it done for $700 or so.
My question is, should I be quibbling over $100-$200 on this? Or is this too important, and something where I should use the guy who's more expensive, but I know is high quality, and guarantees his work?
Like I said, I'm going to have to keep this d*mn car for a while...