OK, latest. They think they are running out of options, so I kept pressing them about a hydraulic puller. Their response?
"We have never come across one of these before. However, we think it would put significant pressure on an area of the engine and risk breaking the rocker cover, which would cost around 450+vat to replace".
Their recommendation is to take top off injector and screw on another tool which would allow them to use a slide hammer. Would break injector and I'd need a replacement.
Not sure what to do now. I've mounted up costs with them, and got nowhere. I work very long hours so would need to take time off to find someone else, with no guarantee they could do it either.
I feel rather ripped off.