Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Drives: Late-2007 Sorento Titan
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Need a new engine
2007 Kia Sorento Titan - 2.5 diesel / VGT / Auto / 94k miles
Something went wrong as I was driving down a country lane. Several dashboard lights came on (inc oil, engine & immobiliser), power steering went, and engine cut out. Restarted once but sounded awful, so called the tow truck.
The Kia garage says they tried to start it but the engine was seized. They began stripping it, saw "iron filings everywhere" and told me I need a new engine. They didn't get far enough to say what caused the failure - they said it was "starved of oil", although they confirmed it had the right level of oil in it.
The Kia garage has quoted me a exorbitant price to rebuild it with new parts.
So I'm looking instead at salvaged or recon/remanufactured engines.
Does anyone have any experience, advice or recommendations; other than "just get a new car"?
I'd rather invest in the existing car than buy another second-hander with all new problems. It's a nice Titan, in good condition generally.
Help appreciated -- cheers!