Just dropped my 2000 166 into garage after weekend spin. Engine sounding off and mechanic confirmed that 2nd cylinder not firing. After doing compression test, he reported that valve is gone and will require replacing. This involves removing the cylinder head and I've been unable to get quote from dealer (holiday season gone mad). Plugs on this cylinder will also require replacing. Has anyone out there had similar problem. My independant not willing to do the job but suggests that cost my be up to €1000. QUestion as what I should have done. Should I get all valves replace at this time? Is the engine likly to give me further trouble? 87,000 mile on the clock and the plugs were replaced at 60,000. Timing belt replaced at 82,000.
Any responses welcome. Am toying with buying something else.