Re: 156 engine
Not that common on the 156. Normally just runs the big-ends, etc. What sort of mileage had it done and how long have you owned it? Was there any sort of warning noise before the bang?
There are a number of places that sell secondhand engines, but with these you have not idea of their history. If I was to buy one, I'd have it rebuilt first buy a specialist, etc. Depending up on the damage on yours, you might be able to get it rebuilt but only if it hasn't damaged the block or crank too much.
Let us know where you are located and we may be able to point you in the direction of a supplier, etc.
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