Ok, i own an x reg 2.2sri with about 60'000 on the clock.
Driving to work last Thursday engine started making a really loud tapping noise that gradually got worse and the car became sluggish pulling away in low revs.
So left the car at work unused over new year and this morning took it to garage.
Received a phone call this afternoon saying they believed i had a slipped timing chain and bent valves. This is only going by the symtoms, they have yet to get in about to confirm it (they will be doing this tomorrow).
Been told that if thats the problem i'll be looking at a bill of around £1000-£1200 roughly to fix it.
My problem now is would i be as well sourcing myself a new engine and getting them to fit that? How much hours labour would i be looking at on top of the engine costs?
I dont really want to start stressing about it until i know for sure what the problem is but just want an idea of some options should it come to the worst case scenario.