I had a loose liner, my engine is fine, *Touches wood*Ahh right... well if its the head leaking new head simple as if the rest of the block is ok surely?????? If the liners have sunk apparently thats the kiss of death (I'm not expert hell I don't know these things lol)
I think I'd rather have newer engine as mines on 7 years old as it is with only 48k on the clock. My main worry with garage I used was the number of HGF's they seem to be doing 3-5 a week. On various Rovers/MG's.Hey, im new here, and was just reading this... i dont know how interested you would be, but my brother has an old 414, its done 128k but has never had any problems, its had a new clutch and gearbox but engine always been good! i could probably get the engine for you for £100 or so with gearbox attached... you would obviously want to get it re-built before going to the hassle of getting it put in your car, but its perhaps a good base to work from as i can imagine the sooner your engine is out of sight the better?