spoke to Giles at abbotts last week, about timing chains,head gaskets etc, asnd he gave me some ideas of costs.
A timing chain complete replacement, chain, sprockets, shafts, guides etc would be aroung gbp.695.00 plus vat, but time chain only, replace in "siteu" would be around gbp.100 plus vat.
Also, head gasket, including studs, bolts, skimming head, welding and head set is around gbp.500 plus vat.
a price for whole lot with engine completely out in one go he says would be around gbp.1000 for everything, bearing in mind other incidentals, mounts, clutch etc..
Any advice on the above, re; prices, alternatives, other places to go etc, because although I have been happy to use Abbotts past, and will use in the future, costs needs taking into consideration.