HAD A BIT OF AN INCIDENT LAST NITE !
M8 just got a 1.4 16v corsa sri and wasnt insured so i drove as im insured on any car was racing a little saxo and well i accidently shifted from redline in second back into 1st and well there was a large bang engine stopped and cant get gears! ****!
*engine still runs but timing sounded well out like running on few cylinders or something and there is a light metallic tapping sound (almost like one tappit at top).?
*clutch pedal is stuck to floor and wont return back up cant understand whats wrong really possibly a bent release arm or somethin.?
We striped the cambelt cover off to find cambelt had various small rips in it (due to slippind round i suspect) and timing had jumped number of teeth. So we retimed it back to tdc restarted it it now ticked over much better but the metallic tapping noise is still there and when you rev it it sound like on few cyliders still??
i suspect we have bent valves or something so next job is head off but some one suggested conrod might be bent any ideas on diagnosis are appreciated!
*p.s if any 1 has a good head lying around could they let me know cheers!