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Do I change the engine

Hi my wife's 1999 1.6 16 v megane cabriolet has thrown a Cam belt I haven't stripped it out yet but I have been told this engine doesn't fail safe so I'm guessing there's damage so do I repair the valves etc or do I change the engine if I change the engine would a mk2 or 3 megane engine fit straight in or with minimal conversion I'm looking at cost I guess I can get a used engine form£200 to £250 from a mk2 or the cost of gaskets and belts plus time can anyone offer any help please
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If your engine is a good engine, and only you can answer that, then repair.
It is easier than changing an engine,,,,,
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Re: Do I change the engine

Not only that, despite being a K4M in both. The throttle & injector setup is considerably different. Not to mention Dephaser.
Mend the old one, considerably easier IMHO.
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o.k the early k4m as said are solid cam pullys vs later vvt dephasher pully head and 'IF' I remember correctly unless i'm thinking of the F series engine the waterpumps are driven differently(1 cambelt 1 is fanbelt ) to engine swap for a later type would be time and economically not worth it... let alone all the wiring / ecu / exhaust / imobilizer issues. MY input would be replace head like for like as later k4m heads have a vvt solenoid and a cam sensor. You need a early K4m Head.

I just paid £100 for a late K4M cylinder head, but locally to me in my area, you can buy whole 1999 meganes cars for £100 easily.
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If your engine is a good engine, and only you can answer that, then repair.
It is easier than changing an engine,,,,,
at home I would agree due to limited access - but as a Ex-Mech if you have a four poster ramp engine hoist and engine support bar It would be just as quick to do engine (but reality is other bits break / rust / seize etc)
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