My dad says I should just replace the rocker arm. Well, that's obvious. But the thing is, my engine has well over 200k on it. I like to drive spiritedly, and I know something else is bound to happen with some of the other cylinders. I'm thinking I'm just going to replace the rocker arm, and then buy a new/rebuilt engine. That seems like the best idea at the moment. Because, I really don't want to keep dumping money in the engine if its going to break down again and again. I'd rather spend 700 for a used one with 88k on the clock, rather than spend 1.20 each week for a quart of oil, and a periodic 70 or 80 dollars a month on fixing some random thing that broke. My car-as a body-already has enough problems as it is. I'd almost like to get a whole new E30, but that would require a bit too much work. I know of a place that can get me a cheap engine. My dad won't like it, and nor will my mom. I, however, feel its the best decision, considering as how I've paid for the entire car, and every problem... including the fuse my dad blew.
Three rocker arms later and I still haven't learned my lesson!