60 mph burst hose then loss of power?
I was driving down the M3 yesterday going around 60mph due to a down pour of rain, then i noticed a light rattling noise for a couple of seconds then all of a sudden i lost all power? I pulled over on the hard shoulder popped the bonnet and noticed a small pipe coming from the thermostat had totally ripped of maybe due to high pressure in the system? I did notice the temp needle did go abit higher then half way just before the rattling noise but went back to half way after a couple seconds.
After looking under the bonnet i tried to start it ,the temp needle shot upto almost max and it was turning over but did'nt start.
I really hope its only the head gasket but my worst fears are pointing at a engine replacement?
What do you lot reccon?