Is it fate, or just bad luck?
On Sunday afternoon I decided to take a test drive in a Guilietta, a very nice experience. However I didn't come to decision on weather to buy or not. Getting back into my Sportwagon and starting up I knew somthing was wrong straight away.
The engine turned over slower than normal, then fired, tired battery?
Moving away from the dealer every thing ok until the revs rose, then a knocking came and went. Stopping at some lights all ok, then moving off, same again. Moving through the town and I had to keep the revs up until I got to another set of lights and then the engine siezed.
Clutch in, coast to a stop, and pull up on the footpath.
Quick check under the bonnet, oil and water ok, but the engine would not turn over.
So, phone home, then the AA. Half an hour later the AA man arrives, and confirms my thoughts, possible big ends.
When I got home the car started after it cooled, but the knocking was still there (I was hoping it was just a bit tired and wanted carrying home).
So did my car know I'm thinking of trading up, or just bad luck?