I’m beginning to think keep a look out for a low ish mileage BHC engine to stick in the garage and just run it, we only do about 6k miles a year, could last another few years, could last another few days!, £924 is a big spend on a car thats only worth about £1500, I really like my A2 and it’s in great condition but you have to be realistic.
Interesting thoughts; I carried out some research over a few years as to whether or not to get this job done.
The reason why I did not go down the 2nd hand Engine route is down to the unknown history and mileage of the unit as well as low mileage not always being a guarantee the Chain and Tensioners are going to last...
Seems an awfully big gamble on what is quite an expensive job!
Just my thoughts of course!