Re: Recon engine or repair? - Italautos?
I read a review on another forum that said they were slightly unreliable for a few people, with one report that the engine was knocking from the word go.
£1550 seems quite cheap for the supply and fitment of a recon engine - I was told it would cost about £900 in parts to recon my 2.5 v6 so if you factor in the cost of the engine to start with and then the 20+ hours labour it does seem a bit on the cheap side.
If they are local why not take a trip down to see them before making a decision, because they are probably fairly genuine - after all everyone complains when it goes wrong but no one sings from the roof tops when its right.