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Re: can anybody help?
Doesn't sound good....but then you knew that...
I'd guess that it has overheated and semi-seized - the blue smoke can be from burning oil. If the crank has gone you'd also get a knocking from the bottom end....though there is a good chance of crank damage if its heat-seized.
Difficult to say remotely, but I would have to say that given the cost of rebuilding the twin-sparks, you might be better off getting a second-hand engine - although the 166 engine is harder to find, as it has significant differences from the other 16v engines...
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