Looking to get a 998 block machined, ie rebore, skim, new pistons, crank ground and bearings. Also verto flywheel lightened, head refurbed with new guides and unleaded, skim.
This does not include cam, timing chain, oil pump or refit block to head etc.
We have a quote of £800+vat + parts = around £1300. In the region of £400 on the head and £900 on the block. Does that sound reasonable?
Comparing this to Minispares fully build short blocks, 1293cc at £1300 and a head at £500. But we wold also either need to source a donor 1275 or £500 surcharge. Although they do not have any in stock.
The other thing is, not having used this company before quality and skill is unknown. We thought as it was a standard rebuild a local company would suffice rather than using a mini specialist. They are able to turn it around in a few weeks.