Well guys my mechanic confirmed it my engine is DEAD!
I've been calling round scrappys today and i've come up with this:
X16XEL (1.6 16V from MK4)
engine only, no alternator, starter, gearbox e.c.t.
Is that anygood?
Also i'm going ahead with it i REALLY need to know that the engine will fit in place of my 1.4 16V engine, i've looked at the haynes manual and the wiring diagrams, but i just NEED to be sure because once i've got the engine from the scrap yard i'll need to get the ECU from assassin. Which brings me to my next question . . .
will the ECU that assasin is offering work in my car? its the ECU, transponder from the key, and the pickup from the ignition barrel off a Corsa GSi
And the loom is the same? certainly looks that way from my haynes manual and from looking at my mates SXi
Finally i'm using my mechanic to do the swap and i'll probably drop in an help out with things.
So far i'm looking at £470 before fitting, for an engine, ECU e.c.t.
As ever i appreciate any help, if you have something worth saying please do, this is a total kick in the face for me after the money i've spend on my car! and i really need to know everything i can before i totally skin myself on this engine.