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My big end has gone (no laughing please!) so as a follow up to my thread asking for good garages in Northants...

...has anyone had any good or bad experiences when having reconditioned engines fitted? I'm really looking out for obvious pitfalls.

Just noticed a guys thread (link below) in the part 4 sale forum and I'm tempted to upgrade to a 2.0 JTS engine from my 2.0 TS. Is a 6 month warranty the standard for recon's?

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/parts...available.html
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Sorry to here about your big end

There are are a few Alfa specialists in the northants area - You could try Autolusso, they do recon engines and are not too far from you.

Also see the attached link;

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...ht=northampton

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the problem with a "recon" engine is that recon doesnt really mean anything. ask them how they recon the engine, what do they do exactly. 9 times out of 10 a recon engine is just a working engine that they have done nothing to, or a faulty engine that they have fixed. you might as well get one from a scrapyard and save money.
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Have you used them yourself Chill?
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Dave French (Engine Services) works at the same unit Intaservices occupy in Leicester. Try giving him a call regarding reparing and reconditioning your existing engine. He's another top bloke and a megga Italian car nut

Otherwise, folk like Autolusso will do you a complete swap for £1500 all in
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Dave French (Engine Services) works at the same unit Intaservices occupy in Leicester. Try giving him a call regarding reparing and reconditioning your existing engine. He's another top bloke and a megga Italian car nut

Otherwise, folk like Autolusso will do you a complete swap for £1500 all in
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the problem with a "recon" engine is that recon doesnt really mean anything. ask them how they recon the engine, what do they do exactly. 9 times out of 10 a recon engine is just a working engine that they have done nothing to, or a faulty engine that they have fixed. you might as well get one from a scrapyard and save money.
Didn't realise that, thanks Jug.
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the problem with a "recon" engine is that recon doesnt really mean anything. ask them how they recon the engine, what do they do exactly. 9 times out of 10 a recon engine is just a working engine that they have done nothing to, or a faulty engine that they have fixed. you might as well get one from a scrapyard and save money.

I agree entirely.

I'm currently in the middle of replaceing an engine for a friend of mine. He has a silly jap import mitsusushi MPV..... Its an odd piece of kit: 2.2 turbo diesel with 4wd and a slush box. He spent weeks looking for a decent engine for it (cam belt) and eventually found a "fully reconditioned engine with 36k on it" down south.

When it turned up we found that none of the belts had been replaced and it had literally been ripped out of the car. The cam covers where cracked and holed, there was broken pipes everywhere, the loom had been chpped in half etc etc. It was(is) a mess.

Recon = a scrapyard with someone who can work the interweb.

Waste of time and money.
 
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Don;t think you'll easily put a 2.0 JTS into a 2.0 TS engined car. Not even worth the hassle..
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Re: Reconditioned engine

Hi

I have seen your post regarding your big end, a couple of people on AlfaOwner have recommended us to you and you did asking in your original post about us.

We are quite local to you and we able to offer a good quality of work and a sensible price, we will also include collecting your car within the price.

I am an active Alfa Owner forum user so when we do work for other forum users it is like having big brother watching you so you know we will have to get the job done right, we know it does not end when you have paid the bill.

You are welcome to come down and see what we do before committing to getting us to do the work.

BTW, defiantly not worth converting a TS to a JTS.

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