This Mitzy has been a journey!!
Turns out to buy the bits to re-condition is nearly the same price as getting a new engine. Both VERY expensive
After a lot of looking around and even driving A4 Allroads, A6s of all types and even contemplating a Skoda Yeti
Newer engine being fitted next Monday. Came out of a 2012 with 12K miles. Hardly run in.
Should outlive the car!
After the expense there will be no change of jeep. I'll run her into the ground first (or it will run me!!)
Might change tack and upgrade the better-half's car so it can tow the boat on the flat... haven't broken that to her yet
Now to get the work done in time for lifting the boat from Donegal to get to Dun Laoghaire by the time the guys get over from Carnarvon.
Thanks for all the sound advice guys - - and thanks for the un-sound bits too