Just had my car diognosed by the garage and they have said that the car seems to have been run low on oil and as a result the Big ends are badly worn and the Crank shaft has sheered a couple of teeth and have been advised to have a reconditioned engine rather than a re-build.
Seems fair enough but have a few questions i would really appreciate you all answering for me as something doesnt seem right to me and would like the above confirmed or not if possible.
The car is a 147 2.0 TS and has only done 12000 miles since it had the belts,variator and tensioners,etc replaced at the same garage, Recently broke down on the motorway and just prior to that (couple of minutes) the engine warning light illuminated and stayed on but no effect to engine/performance or anything else until about maybe five miles later and at that point the car just cut out, no strange noises or anything.
l Have used Alfadiag and the only code shown is for "Cam sensor failure", so assumed the AA man was probbaly spot on.
So heres a few questions i need answering if you would......
1, The garage said the big ends were badly worn, but said he's not yet revoved the sump for further inspection...Can you tell if big ends are worn without removing the sump?
2, Would just the one error code be stored for "cam sensor failure" if the crank shaft had sheered teeth ?
3, How did the car know it was going to sheer teeth on the crankshaft by displaying engine light before it actualy happend?
4, Could all of this really be the result of cam belt failure(slipped teeth)?