Formerly 166, GT,
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Hmm. This is a tough one. Autolusso quote £850 to repair a TS or JTD engine - don't seem to mention a V6 on their site.
I had a receipt for a TS rebuild on a 155 I used to own - was well north of IR£1,000 and I don't even think it was done right as the engine was subsequently replaced.
Getting a replacement engine is likely to cost as much as having the current engine rebuilt as you would more than likely have to buy the engine in the UK. Plus maybe all the ECUs etc. I think there was a 2.5V6 engine for sale on DoneDeal recently but I've not seen a 3.0 - and these only came in the 166 so very hard to find I'm sure.
As far as I can see, a 3.0 V6 Super is as rare as hens teeth over here, so the car is probably worth saving.
Getting a replacement engine is likely to cost as much as having the current engine rebuilt as you would more than likely have to buy the engine in the UK.
I am interested in a V6 166 at the moment, but if it was going to cost me €2,000 or so to have the engine rebuilt, I'd only be willing to offer €500 max for the car itself as it would need to be towed as well. If you're interested in selling, drop me a PM and we can discuss.
Would love to see this car saved no matter what.
As a matter of interest, when you had the timing belt done at 50,000 miles, did you replace the water pump with the recommended 'upgrade' with the metal impellers?
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