Before anyone asks, it stopped with what I can only describe as a death rattle. Now will not turn over on the starter. Two cam belts appear intact. Fearing the worst i.e. snapped crankshaft ond or thrown con rod. Will hold post-mortem when motor out and car back on the road again.
So in desperate need of help in:
(i) tracking down a replacement engine.
(ii) finding a garage up to the task of an engine swap after first changing the cam belts and water pump. (I'll do the thermostat housing and other associated nasty plastic bits).
I should mention I am in Stroud, Gloucester. Well someone has to be.
Anyone out there (or should that be on here ????) know of a secret stash of good condition, used, low milage 2.5 kv6's ?
If a single word could sum up this unhappy event it would be..... BUGGER !
What would your word be?