20VT Clio & 9-5 HOT
My cam belt went snap a few weeks ago. Im having a few other bits and bobs done to the engine whilst its going to be in bits. I spoke to the guy who is going to be doing most of the work and fitting today for a price. He said he would do the following. Some for extra power etc, and other bits due to possible damaged parts:
- engine out
- strip down
- balanced rods and pistons
- crank crind and balance
- big end bearings
- lightened and balanced flywheel
- Piston rings
- oil pump
- oil and filter
- sump seal
- clutch fitted
- cams and verniers fitted and timed
- cam belt fitted
- modified head on and fully setup
and a couple of other things including the engine put back in!
All this lot came to over a grand on top of the head, cams, verniers, etc that i already now have. My question is what should I be expecting from all this. The guy knows his stuff. He builds race engines all day long and claims he can get the car pushing out a lot more bhp than before.
Should I get this done or should I try to source a 2.0 megane and use the bottom end instead. Only problem being I wont know much about the engine. At least with the rebuild and modified parts ill know exactly whats under the bonnet and that it should be reliable. Only problem is this takes me over budget and iv got to think about getting it to HP to be chipped.
Any thoughts?? Cheers