Frequent oil changes with good synthetic means a happy motor. I wouldn't be worried too much. Shop around and find a good price but it is not likely urgent. 1k sounds super high, there not really any parts involved. My guess this shop will pull the pan, find no issues and put it back together and still charge 1k. I'd get the latest Pcv kit on there though. That's a diy type of job, and honestly should give you some indication of how things are working.
I've attached a picture of the oil pickup in my 2000 aero with 250k on the clock. Very clean indeed.
Last edited by Tboy; 08-22-2014 at 06:14 PM.
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