My car is a 98(s-reg) newer shape astra 1.7TD. Im not sure of the technical name for the engine. Its not a sport model, but I really hope you can give help or advice.
Anyway, the cambelt has snapped...it was at tickover speed. Apparantly 'everything in there is smashed' Quote from the mechanic!
1).. Is this possible at tickover speed????
Im not sure if I believe what they are telling me
2).. What cost would you allow for a second-hand / or recon engine, fitted??
Not at a VX garage, just a manchester one man band so to speak
3).. Is a repair cost of £1000.00 realistic????
This is what ive been quoted.
The car is trapped at the garage that collected it. I have not got a clue which way to turn. Please help, and give your opinons. All comments will be appreciated.
Thanks very much