Okay, the weekend of changing my engine has been somewhat a success, and not such a success.
There was no aircon gas as when PEUGEOT took my sump off, they somehow twisted my aircon compressor pump which bent the pipes and snapped it. Waste of bloody space. To top it off, they forgot to give me an inlet manifold gasket within the parts, which we had to stop because of.
New engine is in my car though, ableit only on its mounts. Took one day to swap over the engine. It was a P1 engine, so there were some subtle differences like oil temp, aircon, air filters, water pump etc. The oil sensor is sooooooo hard to get off, and we still haven't done it.
Gearbox nearly broke my back, and it was just like everone said it was going to be, a pain in the ar5e as it was back to front and had to fit in exactly whilst hoisting a 60kg gearbox into the air attaching it the side of the clutch and engine. That just about done it for me.
We found that Peugeot had used non-authentic bolts, had stole a hook eye!, used cable ties to attach loads of parts, broke my air con, found spanners in the engine bay and then also founf part of an inlet manifold gasket under another part!
I'm sorry, but Peugeot, whether they are guilty or not of my big-end bearing failure are unquestionably amateur. Their report was shoddy (my timing out by 3-notches - well er no, it's impossible), with a host of other fook ups.
The vaccum hoses were also a nightmare to get off as were those blasted ball joints which had to be knocked through to get the driveshafts out. What I realise now is, I don't ever want to attempt anything like this again!
I'll get pictures up of the engine change hopefully tomorrow or the following day, as I'm quite busy now