Sounding like a diesel!
Hi everyone, first post here! Was on my way to Warminster yesterday. Had done about 100 miles, at a steady 80mph. Just coming out of Cirencester, I noticed the engine sounded "different", Extremely tappety. Was still going ok though. Pulled over into a garage as soon as poss, after around 5 miles. The engine sounded like an old diesel on tickover (It is a 2.0 TS, by the way). An amateur mechanic took a look, and reckoned it sounded as if no oil was gettting to the top end of the engine. On moving the car, there was a small amount of oil under the engine. The bloke suggested that maybe some kind of pipe delivering oil to the top of engine had come off? There is still plenty of oil in the engine, by the way. I have left it at the garage to be investigated tomorrow, as I thought driving any further could possibly cause (more?) damage.
Anyone have any suggestions what might have gone wrong, and whether any damage is likely to have been caused? Thanks very much.