3.0 Cambelt Failure....Now Fixed!
Long time lurker on here but never registered, have had to due to unfortunate circumstances.
Bought a V6 GTV yesterday, tidy condition, unbelievable history file, test drive running as sweet as a nut. Cambelt was last done 42k ago but more importantly 5 years almost to the day (11/04/2006). Made a low offer and thought I'd book it in straight away to have the cambelt replaced and, long story short, it snapped on the M4 10 miles from home
The cars just had a brand new clutch and various other things (bushes, arms, discs, pads, etc.) so I think it's just about a viable repair, particularly if I get it done properly with a guarantee but I guess there's always a limit to when this becomes a non-sensible way forward.
So, I guess my question is, what am I looking at (cost and damage)? Will it be f**ked? (I was doing about 60 in top at the time, it ran on overrrun for a good 200 yards or so but haven't turned it over since). I'd prefer a rebuild if it's possible as you never know with second hand engines but I guess that's an option as well and then the third is scrap/break it.
I live in West London, can anyone recommend a garage who'll do the rebuild properly and not rip me off. I see AutoLusso is highly recommended on here. My breakdown insurance covers me for recovery to a garage so won't need to pay for recovery and distance isn't a massive issue as long as it's not miles away. Any others?
Was so upset, had a great big smile on my face at the time as I've lusted after one of these for ages.
(Also posted on engine forum, hope it's ok to post here too, apologies if not, new to all this!)
Last edited by amajor; 06-05-11 at 11:26.