January 12, 2012, 8:35 am
Ah right mate, so it looks like either repairing the current engine or replacing it with a new one is going to have to be done by a garage? Most sort of reasonably decent garages would undertake the change for you, but it would probably have to be sent away to a specialist company if it was going to be rebuilt. I'm not sure what the cost would be, but you would have to decide whether it's more cost effective replacing the engine with a new one (buying the engine and labour for fitting) or repairing the current engine (parts and labour costs for removing and refitting the engine and for repairing).
Your best bet for an engine? There's some specialist places about online that will deliver or help source you one from your local area if possible. You could try eBay, some of the people on there selling things are good and honest so if you're buying from someone who's genuine you're more likely to have some sort of assistance should things not go as expected.
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Fiesta-MK5-1-25-Zetec-S-Petrol-Engine-Airbox-Front-99-02-/270865752307?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f10db60f3"]Engine 3 (same engine as my car!)[/url]
If you click on those links above it will take you to eBay and it's only a few I have found on there. Some of them car be delivered via pallet for £60, I had a gearbox delivered in a similar way before. You may have more luck if you put your postcode in and then get eBay to find the closest to you.
Hope that helps