After having had a recent oil leak fixed by a local firm i discovered on a long journey over the Christmas break that the oil leak wasn't as fixed as was thought. Despite nursing the car home with frequent oil top ups the engine was in a rather noisy state upon reaching home.
A different mechanic(who came recommended) has had a good look and advised that whilst there may well be an oil leak on the rear cam seals(gearbox end) that its very likely there is bottom end damage(going by sound).
So i'm left in that unenviable position that so many V6 owners seem to find themselves in, find a replacement engine or scrap an otherwise mint condition car.
So can i ask for some general advice, what sort of money would i be looking at for a replacement engine? are there any reliable sources for 2.5 V6s ? Or if i go the route of scrapping the car would any members be interested in it for a rebuild or for parts?
Ho hum, lets hope 2013 improves