Yesterday the timing belt snapped on our 1.6 16V Ecotec Mk3. :-(
Most people tell me that this is (a) very bad news and that realistically (b) I should be shopping around for a recon cylinder head, as getting this fitted will most likely work out cheaper than having whatever damage has been done to our current head repaired.
Would I be right in thinking that our P-reg (1996/7) Mk3 has an X16XE type engine? Research leads me to believe that an X16XEL also exists. I've tried hunting around the engine bay for a label or badge without success.
Oh and my final question - is there anyone in Suffolk interested in doing the work?