It fills me with a heavy heart to have to write this but if it has to be done then it has to be done. The long and short of it is that my engine block needs replacing as there is something wrong with it big time (overheating with just re-done heads and cooling system indicating half temperature). At this point, I just want it to work (happens to have a history with not working all the time) and I think a new block is a way to go. This isn't my call (parents calling the shots here) and they understand the costs available. The reason I have come here is to ask for my options, it's originally a 1275 1998 MPI and I am wondering what my options are for replacement, the cost is a slight consideration but the main factor here is reliability. I am 19 so severe modification is probably out of the question due to the issues of ensuring the thing. I have just got the news so am still a little flustered but If any of you could suggest any options that I could then work through to decide the best that would be much appreciated.