hi, well just got a quote for repair of my engine. it died on me a couple of weeks back. lost all power, lights up on dash etc, and unfortunately went out with a real crack so i knew it was serious. immediately thought timing belt, but it was still whole and in place. lifted off covers and found the securing bolt for the cam pulley had sheared off and there were some shavings lying nearby. closer inspection revealed that also the key had sheared so the pulley was no longer being driven along with the rest of timing stuff. oh dear. towed it to my usual garage (local independant) and they have got the head off. turns out theres a good few bent valves, camshaft is pretty much wrecked, also something about a chain between the shafts which has gone so its worse than they first thought. thats the jist of it anyway, gonna go in and see it after easter weekend. been quoted £900 all-in, thats assuming they need 12 hours labour, the guy reckons he'l only need 10 hours but is kinda preparing me for the worst case scenario. the price was a bit of a shock to the system, but i'm coming round to it as being the best option. at least then i know what i've got. what do you guys think? thought so much about it and changed my mind loads of times but i really have to get my car fixed. i have contemplated that because of its age and resale value it may not be worth it but the rest of the car is so tidy that there's no way i'm offloading it. its actually quite scary just how attached i am to it.