My Sister has just blown the head gasket on her 2005 Fiesta....basically had a water leak and it ran dry and then the head gasket blew! The garage its at now reckons its a new engine job as water has got into the engine. They are quoting £2.5K to fix. The car is only worth £3K!
Can anyone offer any advice? What are the chances that it needs a new engine?
Is £2.5K a realistic price for new engine?
Does anyone know of anyone in the bristol area they can supply / fit 2nd hand engines and if so what would be the rough cost estimate?
Would it be a better idea just to sell the car as scrap / spares? if so how much would you get for it?
Thanks, any help would be most apprechiated.