Head repair options
My spider has got head problems and is currently sorn. Wife has bought herself a TT roadster ( boooo! ) ,so no great urgency in repairing the spider,but i would like to have a go.
On the plus side its not let any water into the oil,but a block test shows there are hydrocarbons in the coolant ,so a leak to atmosphere. Main symptom is overheating rapidly when in standing traffic and then chucking water out through cap. Car was bought for £750 3 yrs ago and i've spent the same again getting her decent,but scruffy,so not worth going ott on getting her fixed ,it that makes sense.
I have a donor car with same p1 engine to hand,with no head problems.
My options appear to me as :-
1) Head off, skimmed,replaced - dependant on any other damage spotted due to the overheating
2) Head off,replaced with head from donor
3) Whole engine out,replaced with donor engine
Cambelt/pump etc will be done too as they are due anyway
Option 2 is the way i'm leaning atm,3 would be a lot of work but prob the 'safest' option
Any thoughts would be appreciated,i'm in no rush,as i wont be tackling it til winter