Ed Lowney builds a serious engine for these old air cooled buses and bugs. Mine now has 3 trips across the country and lot more. On road trips I drive at a constant 4500 (+) RPM all day long and she never skips a beat. The engine is so well balanced it sounds more like sports car than an old V-Dub. They also added an aux oil cooler and oil temp gauge. I hung around there for a few months waiting my turn and got to know him and Phil. Both know their stuff. Ed has built 5 ~ 6 thousand VW engines over the last 30 years. Last of the breed... an honest old school mechanic with tons of experience and knowledge. The shop is always busy .... well worth the wait, whether for a carb tinker or an engine rebuild This messy, seemingly dis-organized shop is legendary. So is Ed, a genuine nice guy. Ask him "what would you do" about your problem and you will always get the most cost effective way out.