Well, I went to look at it. Hooooeeee! It was not just the front valve cover. That engine saw some heat. A lot of the sensors were broken. The coils looked like someone had put them in a furnace. The LIM gasket ends looked good-no evidence of melting. Alternator was cooked. UIM was covered with melted stuff (not the UIM itself). The motor turned readily and had excellent compression. The guy was willing to deal, but I thought of aluminum components under the timing cover, like the oil pump, possibly distorted, and the more I thought about it, I thought there may be internal damage to plastic components that we don't normally think about like the lifter guides. I'll talk to the guy tomorrow and maybe offer him $50. If the short block is good, that would be worth it. What a shame. 3800 miles.