I've had great results out of my Jasper, and it's been in for just over 3 years now.

personally though, I'd steer clear of DOA. let's just say I had a less than stellar experience with Mr. Tim Jenkins.

my first choice would be EB if they can build you a longblock; they weren't doing them at the time I needed an engine, so I got the Jasper instead.

block geometry is very important. I think the comment above about a block being good until there's a hole in it was a joke, but you never know. I happen to know first hand that this is not the case. do a search on this board for quench and you'll pull up an old EB post.

msg - '87 xtracab