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New to this but my van is blowing blue smoke and I've been told that I need a new engine. Spent a lot of money on a conversion so have to get it done. I have seen Remanufactured engines on sale for 2k then would need to get it fitted. Have now found a guy who says that he could source an engine and fit for approx £1000-£1200. He said he would clean and check the new engine and replace parts not working. Does this sound reasonable? Any advise appreciated.
 

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What Year & mileage
Have you tried the basics like injector cleaner and the right engine oil?
don't want to be running anything too thin with higher mileage engines.

Has your guy stripped the engine or just guessing?
 

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Year is 2000 and mileage 150k. It smokes on start up and when stopping at traffic lights. Took it to a garage where they said 4 mechanics looked at it. They said the piston rings had gone and tight in lower part of engine. The guy that has quoted us for the engine is in our area today and is going to have a look at it. Maybe he will be able to advise us. Still not sure if we need a new engine if we should be looking at Remanufactured, reconditioned or trust this mechanic that's looking at it today.
 

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If you have spent a lot on getting it converted and want to keep the van. Instead of looking for a replacement 1.9TD lump for £1k. I would consider looking at buying a Mk3 golf with a TDI engine, Then getting many of the VW specialists who do TDI conversions to put it in your van. More power and more MPG. A Complete running Golf can be picked up for less than £500 quid, with it running you can check your getting a good engine with service history etc, rather than one that comes off a pallet from some scrapyard that you don't know the history of.

Just an idea
 

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Hi , Ive got a 1.9 td spare engine , done 190 odd , runs ok , still in p reg van waiting for a new owner, you can have it for 300 quid,regards daz.T:
 
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