After several frustrating weeks of orc mischief, the incompetent mechanics that we happened into finally agreed to a bench test of our engine. As expected, several leaks were discovered and repaired. The Lil' Swede then ran leak - free for a while and came up to temperature. Who knows how long it will hold up. At this point I'd just like to collect my toys and GTFO. Our transmission parts should return from the spa soon and we could be on the move again.