Oh man, thats a great ending to this story! thanks for the follow up.I ended up finding a 60k mile engine with warranty through www.car-part.com. I had a dealer (Fred Beans VW) install it for me for about $2500. They came recommended to me and surprisingly were cheaper than most independent shops. I ended up having some other work done like DSG service and carbon cleaning. All in it was about $6k. They did a great job and no issues so far with more than 10k miles added since.