crewe engines any opinions?

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  1. cra_arc

    cra_arc New Member

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    hi as per title any opinions on crewe engines?

    2.3 16v w201 with big end failure by the sounds of it. 120k on clock am thinking bite the bullet and go for a full engine remanufacture from them.

    would like some opinions if poss.
     
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    Can't comment Crewe engines but they have rebuild 16V's before. What I would be concerned about is the failure. Sounds like a badly abused car.
     
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    By all accounts they are probably one of the best in the business. I know many here have used them.
    One member had an issue recently as they couldn't tell him exactly what they had done to his engine. I believe it was a good job though. He just would have liked to know exactly what they had to do.

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    driven hard but full service from mb and independent specialist. sometimes things just break.

    oh thx for the above link
     
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    I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

    There are plenty of engine re-builders around depending on your location obviously.

    Whoever you decide to use you have to nail them down on the difference between a re-manufactured and a re-conditioned engine.
     
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    In my years in the motor trade to re-conditioned an engine usually seems to involve finding a used one from a breakers yard, steam cleaning it and then painting it.

    You then sell the pretend re-conditioned engine with an extensive warranty with enough exclusions to ensure that you never need to pay out.

    There's a place near Heathrow who have been at it for years and seen unclosedownable despite the authorities best efforts.
     
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    They externally re-condition them then.

    :)
     
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    How much does Crewe quote?

    What do they do?
     
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    One of the indies mentioned this company (above forum thread)...might be worth getting an alternative quote..

    Anderson Racing Engines
     
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