hey guys, first of all soz if this is already ansswered or the wrong section i have been searching the forums for an answer!
bascally(if only) ive got a 1.4 w reg 16v astra ls petrol. back in feb my head gasket blew due to a broken heat valve thingy(sorry im only half clued up on things) me and my dad tried fixing it with a haynes manual a few months later but only got so far before we got stuck(got as far as the manifold removal/detach) and well the exposed engine has been left for 4 months over winter!
so im thinking it would be much simpler to just switch the whole engine over as a) the current broken engine has done nearly 140,000 miles and b) the engine has been left for so long i rekon theres more problems than just a head gasket now.
anywho ive found a few engines on the net and most are 16v 1.6cc's so i was wondering if these would be suitable for my 1.4 and what i would need to change/ look out for? ie do i need a certain year engine, does anything need changing etc
any help greatly appreciated, i really dont wanna have to sell it for scrap as i really like my astra.
oh and if any1 know of a decent place i can get used/recond engines would be extra appreciated.