My Engine is dead - Help needed
Hi all, I have a problem.
My 2000 1.8 156 has lunched the big end and is officially dead.
I have pretty much decided to do a transplant and drop in a 2L. After a lot of looking I finally found an engine and, as luck would have it, it's in Autodelta in London.
Now, do I just buy the engine from Jano and fit it, or do I take advantage of the fact that the engine is in Autodelta and get the mods that I had planned for my now dead 1.8 done now? Bear in mind that I'm in Dublin so I can't just pop over to Jano.
Big question, I know. Here are my thoughts.
I don't mind spending the money (even though it will probably cost twice what my car is worth by the time she's rolling again) if the mods will not compromise the reliability of the engine.
Specifically, Will this potentially be a very fragile 2L TS? I don't want to have a dead, expensive engine in 6 months!
I would like to find some way to guard against big end failure if possible. Are there such things as forged race bearings or similar that I could use to toughen up the big end?
I know that there is no way to guarantee that the engine won't go but I just want to know percentage risks before I go ahead..
Thanks to anyone who can help..