Spider 2.0 twin spark top end rebuild
Hi all, my Spider has thrown a cam belt and I have to decide whether to scrap it or repair the engine. My mechanic reckons it wouldn't be too much of a job, valves replaced, head skimmed, new belt and pump kit etc.. however an Alfa head that I spoke to reckons that the crank shells will need sorting as they are prone to damage and if they're not done the new rebuild will end up failing again. Can anyone tell me more about this and what is the recommended work to be done particular to these engines?.. I'm not a mechanic myself so I hope I've relayed what I have heard correctly and it makes sense.
Many thanks for any advice given in reply, it would be a shame to scrap her, Nick.
P.S. It is a 98 Spider 2.0 twin spark.