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My van has got way too much invested, spent around £10k on body interior and camper conversion, and with 212k I always worry about the engine letting go. It smokes a little on start up but other wise ok at the moment.

So talking to my garage I asked him to enquire about the cost of a factory new engine. With his discount it comes to £5200 + VAT. (Im vat registered)

I would probably get £800-1000 for the old one to be refurbed.

Inclusive in the price is new oil pump oil, oil cooler new injectors fuel rail fuel and vacuum pump. He reckons on £400 to fit.

lots of money I know but if you added up the cost of a new head with cam gaskets and injector seals etc. I think this is the only way to go.

Whats the thoughts?
 

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Im not worried about the bottom end, the head and cam are more likely to fail.

from what I read cam jobs cost £2k when all the ancillary jobs are done. or best of £3k if I get a new head from AW engineering.
 

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Stop worrying if it's been looked after properly it'll last forever.

Yours is 171k miles behind mine...
 
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