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Replacement engine for 147 1.6 16v T-Spark

Hi all,

My cam-belt snapped absolutely destroying my engine, mechanics haven't even inspected the engine for damage as they say it is inevitable that the pistons and valves will be bent rendering the vehicle ready for the crusher. Against all advice I love I am prepared to spend a few quid getting the engine replaced (a new car will cost me more).

I have purchased a new engine and will need this fitting, can anyone please advise what the labour cost would be and what other parts I may need to consider having replaced?

thanks for any advise :-)

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Don't you love garages ... bet they were willing buy if off you for a pittance, then they would stick a new head on it and sell it for a big profit the first person to see it!

Yes, the valves are bent and probably a crushed big-end shell or two.

Get the new engine timing belt replaced along with water pump ...
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The 1,6 is unlikely to have damaged the shells but as they are only 44 its no big deal to replace them.Replace the head it far simpler and if you know your engine was previously ok why change the lot.In years gone by garages could have made a hefty profit mending a 147 and reselling but have you looked on ebay recently.A good 147 03 reg can be had for 500-700 quid. Ive been offered a mint 03 147 with a failing slave cylinder and short mot at 200 and its not worth doing!
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