R.I.P Allan Simonsen
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United Kingdom
I'd second Autolusso. maybe a bit far, but you get a completely rebuilt engine with a warranty.
if you scrap the car and buy another vehicle, pretty much regardless of what the car is, you will need to have a cam belt change on the new car too, the cost of the new car + the cam belt change is going to at least equal or exceed the cost of the rebuild by autolusso, but by going the autolusso route, your car is going to have an engine that is extremely unlikely to give any further trouble, and good for 100,000's of miles
A guy at work just made the same mistake. his cam belt broke in his late model escort, and was quoted £1000 to fix. rather than do the work, he scrapped the car (because it was as much as the car was worth) and bought an astra that promptly blew the head gasket a couple of months later. Had the cam belt been fixed on the escort, the head gasket would have been replaced, and he would have had no further worries.
better the devil you know, if your car is otherwise sound, rebuild - you'll get a much more dependable car.
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