Engine Transplant, fair price ??

Ive just had a replacement 1.8 8v engine fitted to a citroen xantia (which had no engine in). The jobs taken close to 7weeks and cost around 200quid
more than quoted. Just got the car back today, and looking at it there are various cable and pipe guides, covers, etc missing .. wires clearly incorrectly routed etc. Though it all works fine it looks like theyve done a very careless and sloppy job.
I was just wondering if you guys think I should take it back and get them to fix these problems. I have been advised to do so by a friend, baring in mind that the work has cost around 800quid in total, but Im not sure how easy it was for them seeing as they didnt take the first engine out and if this is a fair price for the work.
Either way, its definately the last time I buy from an auction ;-)
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Surely if they didn't have to remove the original engine, the labour charges would have been cheaper? BUT
When the original engine was removed, what else went with it that had to be replaced - lots of cable and pipe guides, covers, etc. by any chance? - Cost of these can be shockingly high (Crankcase breather pipe for '94 Polo for e.g. costs 41 with the VAT!). Plus the other bits attached to the engine - alternator, water pump, injection system or Carb, exhaust manifold - or even the whole exhaust! - engine mountings and goodness knows what else - were these missing as well?

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They werent missing, though they did replace the clutch, cambelt etc before fitting. It took so long cos its a car the garage had little experience of, and seeing as they didnt dismantle it they didnt know how it all went together! Its just I work in retail and hate bad customers, and wouldnt like to complain if what they have done is good considering the circumstances
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Then your friend is a pillock for not asking the garage if they had experience of the Xantia engine swap before giving them the job. Get it sorted asap, as a chafed wire or fuel pipe could soon start a fire, and then you'd have no car, nevermind no engine!
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