A few weeks ago while driving at about 30mph and with the turbo about to come on boost this happened!
If this happened while the engine was under pressure I'd be able to accept it but it was only a very gentle drive down a country road. The piston has not yet been taken out so don't know how much damage has been done, but it looks like I'll need a new block along with piston, valves etc. Before this had happened I only just checked the oil level and noticed it to be a little lower than normal, 2 minutes later it died! I suppose I'm lucky that I was only traveling slowly at the time and I shut the engine off and clutched immediately when it happened.
Has anyone ever come across this problem before and know what might have caused it?
Any advice with regard to what may have caused it and what to do now would be greatly appreciated