I went out earlier on, and luckily was close to where i was going, when after acceleration away from some traffic lights my car started making a violent rev related ticking noise. I carried on for about 100m it was getting worse. loss of power. and practically no throttle respone. Got out and it sounded like a diesel. and was running extremely rough but im fairly sure all 4 cylinders were running, but the timing was maybe a bit dodgy? i tried to pull off, but it almost didnt have enough power. revs were very fluctuating and low so i switched her off.
I pushed it into a parking space and it wouldnt start. Still wont start now.
- It turns over enthusiastically but doesnt fire. giving it some throttle doesnt help.
- I thought the cam belt snapped, but i took off the oil filler cap and the cam shaft is turning so thats kind of good.
im a bit lost and the recovery guy didnt have a clue to be honest. most things are fine. e.g battery, its getting fuel ok, no warning lights at all. Im stumped. Any ideas? Ive got a feeling this is gonna be expensive