I have an E converted to SM. I have no idea howmany miles were on it when I bought it but since then I put about 3000 miles. Lately it's burning quite a bit of oil. I'm doing a rebuild, I know it's been covered before but im having a hard time finding info that is best for me. As with most people, I want the best bang for the buck. I don't know what condition the cylinder is in so I was leaning twards a new cylinder too. Big bore kits seem like the popular option, it wasn't I wanted to do originally but since I want a new cylinder then why not go a little bigger. While I'm in there I am thinking about replacing valves too, I want 1 piece just for piece of mind. Everyone (from what I have read) says to get the RSC (not sure that's the correct acronym) but they are really expensive and just Ferrea valves. Ferrea valves are hard to find, they are my first choice, second choice are the wiesco 1 pc (seen someone reciently say they were junk but only one person had that opinion). Which valves are the best bang for the buck? I know the best piston is going to be a forged piston so I'm looking at either wiesco or je, which is better? Are the piston coatings like skirts and face worth the extra? Do the je/wiesco piston BB kits come with coated pistons? Some pics show coated pistons and some don't but they all say pic is a generic pic. Does anybody use total seal piston rings? Is there a benefit for using the total seal ring? Is there a benefit to do some piston drilling (behind the ring seats)? Is there any mod that is known for deburring/opening oil return passages or areas that hold oil that should be draining back to the pump? Is there any deburring or gasket opening matching for the cooling passages? Should I replace timing chain while in there, I'm looking again twards wiesco? When should the oil pump be looked at/replaced/rebuilt? Thank you for any input.