2.4 Ti Engine PRoblem
Long time lurker, first time poster! I'm the proud owner of a 2.4 JTDm TI (sans DPF & EGR) and have had 2 years of relatively hassle free motoring.
That has somewhat changed today, ironically on the way home from the MOT centre with a pass and zero advisories...... All started well however a few miles and away from the dual carriageway, I noticed that the engine note had changed to resemble a clattering akin to the most coarse of tractor engines.
Pulled over to have a look under the bonnet, to see the engine vibrating far in excess of usual. Turned around to head back to the garage - power was way down, very sluggish at low revs with the turbo very slow to spool up. Normal driving speeds were achievable, the clattering almost dissipated once the revs had picked up.
Got to the garage for an initial look, although once the engine was stopped - it refused to start again and is now stranded on the forecourt.
The suspicion is that the timing belt has jumped, although the belt still appeared to be tight upon first look. The chaps at the garage now have it and will be carrying out investigations tomorrow.
The car has 90K on it, the timing belt (with water pump mod) was replaced at 73k about two years ago. Does anyone have any experience of something similar or thoughts as to what might be going on? Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
Fingers crossed that there isnt a huge bill coming my way.......although at least I've got a full MOT.......