The big ends have gone on my XE which is gonna cost me around £700 to get fixed. I'm having my car stripped, kitted and resprayed, so I was wondering why not go the whole hog and drop a LET in there. How easy are these to get hold of? What sort of price should I be paying for one? Ideally a complete recon engine and ancils would be ideal, but I suppose this is rarer than rocking horse poop. Also where's the best place to get one from?
Also, anyone got any ideas on what I could get for my engine? It's done 124k with a complete head rebuild (inc lifters) about 5k miles ago, new water pump, belts, thermostat etc. The big ends are not competley shot (yet), but are on their way. The engine runs fine, nice and quiet, until you boot it, then it's really noisy. After a mile or two of careful driving it goes quiet again. I suppose as the oil finds its way around the bearings again.
Anyway, any help would be appreciated. Cheers