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Major engine issues.....

Well my engine went POP yesterday.
Big bang and a shower of bits trailing behind. Instant engine cut off.
At low rpm at about 50mph.
Also no fluids leaking anywhere
Quite sad to see it loaded on the back of a flatbed.
cam belt is still there and seems to turn over relatively smoothly, although the bloke at the garage seemed to think it was a terminal problem.

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Re: Major engine issues.....

And there was me complaining about my alarm. Sorry to hear about that hope there are no holes in the crank case? that will leave shrapnel in your wake. Hope its a cheap(ish?) fix?

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Re: Major engine issues.....

It does sound quite serious, my first thought was the cambelt but you said its still in tact so there goes that idea.

As Dan said check your crank case and have a good look in the engine bay and see if there is anything 'missing'

Best of luck and for your sake i hope its not terminal and not the cost of a lottery to fix

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Checked the crankcase this morning - nothing poking through and no visible cracks or oil leaks.
The only thing that seems out of place is oil leaking from the diff housing.
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Re: Major engine issues.....

Really realy sorry to hear that andyroo. Is this the famous 'dual-mass' flywheel letting go or just a good 'ol gearbox implosion? Either way it sounds like a pain in the wallet or back pain according to whose fixing.
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I thought it could have been the flywheel myself first - then thought the ring gear for the starter motor was on the flywheel itself?
Starter motor cranks the engine over ok.
It at Mangoletsi now anyway for diagnostics work
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