Well, it's been about a year and a half since my emissions woes and leaky valves and the time is nearing for another test. So I decided to bite the bullet and put the 126 in the shop. Since I plan on keeping it for a while and the emissions test is coming up, I decided to have the top end repaired. While I'm at it I'm having the flex disk, motor mounts, and brakes worked. All toll $4500. Since many of the other major systems (cooling system, AC, Exhaust, suspension) have been done, I should be in good shape for a while. At least i should not have problems with the emissions this time. The good side is, no car note and a nice ride. I should have it back in about a week. I will provide a performance follow-up in a couple of Months; after I have had a chance to put it through its paces during the warm weather.