I am not sure which one it was. I just got it from the shop when it was changed last time. I do remember it was the "mota wala" because thats what the mechanic ordered.
Yes, he does repair engines, which is why I went to him for overhauling after few people referred me to him including my dad. However, for my car he didnt recommend the overhauling. And no I am sure he doesnt advise that to all customers
Maybe the engine is not that bad and repairable, but he is advising not to have it overhauled to avoid problems again. Maybe his years of experience is suggesting that; different mechanics, different experiences! Being a layman, we sometimes have to trust on the mechanic's judgements.
No idea if the gasket was genuine or not. Costed around 400 if i remember correctly. The price could be the judge of it. No idea about bolts since I left the car with the mechanic and had to go to work. Had it been a Sunday, I would have been there for hours because i have the habit to get into details of what work is being done, why, and outcomes. Again, no idea whether warpage was checked.
What im thinking, is to take the car on Monday to him (he is not free any time earlier; already had 5 cars inside his workshop), and ask him to first to check out the engine by opening/testing. Then I may have a better picture.
Also, lets say the engine does have to be changed after all, what happens to my current engine? How much do you reckon it will go for?