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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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2004 1.6vauxhall Astra needs new engine

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Mechanic at my local garage has told me my2004
1.6 vauxhall Astra needs a new engine,bodywork on my car is great. How much would a new engine cost?our mechanic doesn't fit used engines as he cannot guarantee them. Help, have child with autism and car is v.important.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

a brand new engine from Vauxhall will be about £2300 for a 'long' engine so thats a full engine assemlbed with a cylinder head but no ancillaries so you have to reuse the alternator, power steering pump etc from your old engine

to be honest I'd go for a reconditioned engine

this are rebuilt with new pistons, timing chain and bearings and come with 6 months gaurentee and typically cost about £1200

as before these are a long engine so you'll need to reuse the ancillaries

and you can get used engines again with a gaurentee for less than this
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for help.

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
No problem Ellen

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