Re: 2.4 Jtd Engine Destroyed
I think you would have stood a good chance with your insurance..but you do have to tell them first, so you may have codsed your chances by buying an engine....but presumably its not fitted yet..so lodge a claim pronto..that what you have insurance for. But beware of them wanting to write it off. My inlaw had someone bash into his Mazda Xedos 6 in VGC with 65,000 on the clock. It only needed a front bumper, headlight, a/c condenser and radiator and they wrote it off!!! He could have bought it off them for £350..in fact I nearly did..just didnt have the space/time to fix it..shame..it was a lovely motor..leather etc
You would have claimed if you had hit a lamp post and bent the wing...wouldn't you??? Well you hit an unforseen big hole. If you can identify the hole the insurance company may sue the people responsible for the road and get their money back.
Very sorry it happened, and yes it does seem to be the only achilles heel of the 2.4..but for the rest of you its not unknown with the V6s either..so go steady.
Mine is a Tourismo 2.4, so rides higher..but even so there are a few heart stopping moments on big potholes/bumps. I wouldn't want mine lowered thankyou.
Your turbo may have survived..don't just assume its knackered as long as you didn't hammer it home with no oil.
Hope you get it fixed OK